Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Things I Found & Overheard at the Party


Oh My, What A Party

You guys have outdone yourselves this time around. As if it's not hard enough to make picks from the Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Party, I really could have kept wandering the world wide web from all the great links you left behind.  Have you ever heard it's the people that make the party? It's true. It was so fun sitting in the 'ball pit' with you guys. Thanks for humoring me, but it is kind of nice getting to know each other a little better just like at a real party? Right?

If you receive Mercantile Muse by email, you might have missed my reason for this delayed post (scroll to the bottom of today's email and you'll find it down there). Basically, the power went out. I was just finishing up some stuff in Illustrator before I began posting and bing, bang, boom. That was it. Computer down. Lights off. No power.

It's fixed now. Thanks to the workmen. Two thumbs up for them. However, a good part of my post hadn't been saved and I had to do a little recreating. Good to go now. 

Drum roll please..........here's my picks from the current party (still time to link up if you have a shop or blog!).

1. loving this purse fabric. gorgeous.
[via lucky cat handmade]
2. upcycled and reinvented tape measure bracelet.
3. pretty pink solid shampoo.
4. farm visit story & laugh of the day.
(would have loved seeing Kristin push her out of the wagon!)
so glad she didn't push her out of the wagon)
5. Shirley, aka America's next top model (because she's all she's got...ha!).
6. candles in classic toile.
7. lovely foliage and flowers acrylic painting.
8. wonderful watercolor of Italy. we dream of going back.
9. the sweetest little tiger lily.

Thanks to all the shop owners and bloggers who have linked up and to all of you for checking out the party. You're the best.

New Giveaway Coming

Can't rest on my laurels, can I?  Actually, I'm don't think I even have laurels. Sure, there's a holly bush under the kitchen window, but no laurels that I can recall. Despite this sad shrub story, the last Mercantile Muse giveaway was happy. Well, the winner sure was. It ended just over a week ago and it was pretty spectacular. The October Giveaway won't be any different.

Not to taunt you or anything, but here's a teeny-tiny, eency-weency tease. Just a taste of some of the things you'll have a chance to win.

What? You want to know more? You'll just have to wait with bated breath until the giveaway is launched tomorrow. That's all there is to it.

See you on the flip side (with bells on),


  1. Thanks for picking out my post, Pam! She really ticked me off, especially going on and on about MY candidate and how awful he is. Sad thing is, she had a totally wrong perspective on him. A nice splat in a mud puddle would have made up for it. :) I can't wait to see the next giveaway! It looks FAB.

    1. i'm quite 'political' but i save it for the right places. kids hayride isn't one. neither is my friend ralph's. we're opposite ends of the spectrum, but we've remained friends for so long (since 1st grade) because we just don't get into it.

      i thought rob lowe had a great point on good morning america, it doesn't matter what side we're on. all we hear the other side 'isn't. what we need to do is start finding the things we DO have in common.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my toile candles. Love all the fun goodies you chose, I'm off to check out some shopping now ;)
    Have a great week!

    1. you are more than welcome shannon. i have a soft spot for anything toile. pluse i just like saying it. :)

  3. Eep! What a nice surprise! Thank you so much for featuring my Italy watercolors!!! I love them so much! And will be making some more in a matter of days when I get back over there! Double eep! Have a nice day Pamela!!

    1. You too Chelsea. Gar and I visited Rome 5 years ago and we dream of going again and having a LOT more time to explore many, many places including puglia where my gramps came from (well sort of, my great gram was pregnant with him when they emigrated). some day we'll get there. your work is wonderful. Keep creating!

  4. Thank you so much! The collection looks very nice and flows so well. My niece Ruby (modeling the Tiger Lily Princess costume) will love to see herself featured on your beautiful blog! :) I'm sharing this with our facebook fans.

    1. you're so welcome Erin. Oh, tiger lily is so sweet! I'll look for you on facebook....or you can find me easy...there's a link right under my profile in righthand sidebar.

    2. what a neat & beautiful blog you have!
      also, I liked you on fb :)

  5. Thank you so much for including me! What a lovely collection. Glad to be a part of it. Lisa Salazar

    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa. You all left such wonderful things at the link party, I'm happy you were part of that!

  6. Great collection Pam, as always. Stop by my corner today if you get a moment, there is something there for you, my own little 'collection' :)

  7. Hi, Pam! Thanks so much for featuring my shabby chic roses bag in your beautiful collection!
    Can't wait for the giveaway... :D

    1. Hi Mafalda, i've said it before....i LOVE that bag. the fabric is so so pretty.

      next link up is next thursday and of course, as one of my fab sponsors, you know the giveaway started today. woohoo!

  8. Hi Pam!
    Thanks for featuring my shampoo bar! I love the collection!

    1. Hi Taryn, you're welcome. they sound wonderful....what a great combo!

      Glad you found the link up. There will be another next thursday.

      In the meantime, don't miss the october giveaway that just launched today. there's a button in the sidebar that will take you there!
      thanks for stopping by.


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