Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It........First Party Of The New Year!

Out With The Old, In With the New

Almost. It's a New Year....and the button above reminds me that it is way past time to update that graphic. Alas, time is all I need to accomplish that task. However, none of that changes the fact that it's PARTY TIME! I know, this news just wiped away all the worry your were having over when I would be able to squeeze in a new button design. Thank goodness.

If you're new to Mercantile Muse and the Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Party here's the digitty dig details.

You probably already know about etsy (where we have a shop) and the handmade  movement, resurgence of everything vintage and the explosion of blogs by little peeps like me. Behind that movement are a gazillion creators, pickers, photographers and bloggers who run their own shops and blogs, competing against all the big guys who have gigantic marketing budgets. These little people don't and it's important to me, for a variety of reasons, to give these hardworking people a leg up on the big competition anyway I can.

That brings us to the link party.

The Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link party is a place for these shop owners and bloggers to share links and introduce new people (like you) to their wares and their blogs.

It's not just for them though. It's for you. It's an all-in-one free for all where you'll find a great variety of products and blogs, just waiting to be discovered by you.

Plus, it's a party. What more can I say?

Shall we?

1. black shrug by MIRIMIRIFASHION  2. ‘masquerade mask by monkey thumbs
3. new year banner by mulberry creek  4. treble clef stencil by Cosmic Emotions
5. champagne glasses by amys vintage decorium  6. customized champagne bucket by Susabellas
7. white chocolate and raspberry fudge by SadiSweetShop  8. friendship sister painting by Sascalia

Remember, even if you don't own an etsy shop or online business and you don't blog, you are still invited to this party. It's a fun place to window shop and see what you might have been missing until now.

******If you're linking up your shop or blog, please read these guidelines before linking up.******

*If you like Mercantile Muse enough to link up, please follow too. There are plenty of ways in the sidebar.You'll also find me on Hellocotton.
*Don't link and run. Be kind and follow links others have left behind.
*Link once for your shop, once for you blog to save space for others.
*You'll also find Bates Mercantile Co. here: facebook, pinterest, twitter, tumblr. It's be great to connect with you as many ways as I can.
*I've said it before, but I can not stress enough that I can't make these parties and success without your help. Can you share a link to the party? Blog, tweet, facebook, pin, share on any etsy teams? If you blog and are so inclined to grab a button (from Mercantile Muse button page) and feature it on your blog, that would be wicked awesome. Everyone is welcome here, so be sure to tell your friends.
*When you take part in the link up, you'll go on the Mercantile Muse mail list. {Correspondence will come from the address pbates at speakeasyinfo dot net.} I'll let you know when the next link up party is underway so you join in again, and about other happenings at the Muse.
*BY ALL MEANS, let us get to know you better. Leave a comment that tells a little more about you, your shop or blog. Need help to get started? 'What did you do to ring in the New Year'
Time to get down! (If you're reading by email, click here to go to the party). 

Have a great day. The wind is wild here. Balmy though, so this is good.

Ciao for now,


  1. Happy first party of the year! I could really go for that cappuccino up there. I can't believe I'm the first link today! I'll be back in a bit to hop around. :)

  2. Hey Pam! Thanks for yet another party opportunity. I'll be swinging back by to check out the other shops in a bit! Glad to hear it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday time! :)


    1. You are more than welcome Shirley! We did have wonderful holidays.....and we're still eeking out some fun holiday times!

  3. Hi Pam :D I'm Kristin. I found you through twitter. Thank you so much for a place to link up and share our handmade creations. Getting noticed is the hardest part, so this is a real treat. I look forward to check out some of the goodies from other shops and making new friends too. Have a wonderful day! Xo

    1. Hi Kristin, welcome to the Muse! Glad you found this little soire!

  4. Great collection! I could have used that New Years sign for my New Years party. That white chocolate and raspberry fudge looks like a tasty treat!
    Everyday Inspired

    1. Doesn't that sound and look heavenly Valerie? I have a thing for fudge. Good homemade fudge.

  5. Hi Pam, Thanks for the invite! Happy 2013 :)

    1. Hi Laura, hope you enjoyed your holidays. Wishing you much success in 2013!

  6. Happy New Year, Pam - and to all the rest of the party-goers too! Thanks for the invite: have joined in as requested and invite any or all over to my place sometime soon!


  7. Happy 2013, everyone!

    Thanks for hosting such a lovely party, Pam. :)

    1. Hi Jonnie, thanks for swinging in. Hey, you need to upload the cat avatar pic for your google picture. It truly makes me chuckle.

  8. Thanks for this opportunity from a fellow New Hampshirite!

    1. Hi Rachel,

      gray foggy day in the Seacoast today.

      so glad you found your way here

  9. Great party! The time of the year to explore somethings NEW! Thanks!

    1. I'm telling you, you people are rocking the house at this party! What a great way to start the year.

  10. Replies
    1. Hey Marci..........right backatcha! Happy New Year wishes to you :)


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