Thursday, July 26, 2012

Did someone say party? Get your cameras out!


Poof. It's gone.

One wrong key, and the post I was about to post is gone. it is long as I don't hit the wrong key again. Don't you just hate that? That's certainly not going to stand in the way of our celebration! Time for another Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link up party....where we celebrate the independent business and blogging movement. If you have an online shop or blog, this is the place to link them up, reach new people, meet other independent shop owners and bloggers and have some fun. Not a shop owner or blogger? No worries. This is where you get to find some really neat shops and blogs, all collected in one place. A ton of fun, all right here.

So, take time to smell the flowers....

......grab a drink

......get a bite to eat......

.....and party on.

One more thing before we get started. Tomorrow the Innaugural Mercantile Muse Photo Challenge begins.

This is a no-pressure challenge. It's about challenging yourself. The winners? Everyone who participates.  So why not join in the fun?  If you'd like to join the rest of us, get me your first submission today as soon as possible. You can learn more about it here.

Now, onto the party.

Please read the Rules of the House, before linking:

*If you take part in the link up, you will go on a list of particpants and receive an e-mail from me (from the address pbates at speakeasyinfo dot net) when the next Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link up party is underway.
*If you like Mercantile Muse enough to link up at the party, shouldn't you follow too? I'd love it if you did. There are several different ways to follow in the sidebar to you're right, if you're not following already. 
*You'll also find Bates Mercantile Co. here: facebook, pinterest, twitter. It'd be great to connect with you there too!
*Don't link and run, be kind and check out each other's links. Sure, this is all about celebrating your shop or blog, but it's also about paying it forward and making new connections. You won't believe the wonderful people you meet here on Mercantile Muse. Seriously. They rock. So please have a look around at other links. 
*Share a link to the party, 'you two tell friends, and they tell two friends, and so on and so on'. It benefits us all--- blog, tweet, facebook, share on your etsy team if you're on one, etc. If you blog and are so inclined to grab a button (from Mercantile Muse's button page) and feature it on your blog, that would be, as we say 'round these parts, wicked awesome.  I know we can make this the best one yet, with your help!
*Check back next Tuesday when I feature some things I've found through the link up. It could be you!
And away we go (if you're reading by email click here it will bring you to the party). 
Thanks for being here,


  1. Replies
    1. you are more than welcome Lilach! I love seeing what you link up and that pillow is fab!

  2. Hi Pamela,

    Here's a treasury of the party!


    1. You rock Lis!!! ya beat me to it this time! dang girl, you're fast.

  3. That table setting is summer time perfect! love the inspirations in the use of a wire basket and using bottles for floral center pieces. Sounds like you are going to have an absolute grand time in the days to come!! Wishing you a fabulous week-end xo C. (HHL)

    1. Hi Celia, isn't that little touch of bottles with one stem each fantastic? talk about simple with lots of impact. and that paper chandelier? So sweet.

      You have a great weekend too my dear. Enjoy the summertime days. A picnic with iced tea perhaps?

  4. The best virtual party in town....thx dear Pam :)

  5. Hi Pamela! Oh those inspiration photos from BHG are just LOVELY!!! ;) Wishing you a most lovely summer day!

    Take care,

    1. Hi Jessie, can you even take how gorgeous those shots from better homes and gardens are? oh, i'd love to host a 3d party that looked so fabulous!

      have to say, it's raining today. BUT it's welcome. have had rain in ages and the gardens and grass are eating it up. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. What a beautifully inviting garden party :)Hope you're having a great summer!

    1. if only it was 'my' garden marci....a girl can dream, right?

  7. I haven't been able to make it to the last few parties. It was nice being able to get here this weel, such a lovely party!

    1. I'm so glad you were able to make it this time! I didn't know you had another shop!!!


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