Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

We have tickets available for the Heirloom Productions Greenville Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival scheduled for September 6 and 7, 2008 at the Carolina First Center.
Advance tickets are $6 for 2 days, tickets at the door will be $8 on Saturday and $6 on Sunday.Come now and pick up your ticket, first come first served.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bead Trunk Show

We are having another Bead Trunk Show starting Monday, June 2 at 10:00 AM and running through Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 PM. We spent another full day hand-picking the beads from one of our favorite suppliers. The selection contains several types and colors of Jasper, Agates, Onyx, Blue Opals, Turquoise, Coral and others as well as a wide selection of fresh water pearls. This photo shows just a portion of the 6' table FULL of beads...
All of the beads will be sold at 25% off the marked prices.
Come and see what we've got!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


In our toy area, we have a wonderful selection of toys without batteries. The photo shows a small portion of our Melissa and Doug collection.
Melissa and Doug have the most wonderful, fun, colorful (and educational) toys. They are very well made and go through rigorous testing before being shipped to stores.
We believe that a child's imagination is an important part of growing up.
In addition to the Melissa and Doug toys, we have an ever-changing herd of Folkmanis puppets, some art supplies and other toys mixed in.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Beaded Jewelry Classes

This is a photo of the Lattice Necklace. Terri designed this necklace with Spring in mind. With the Czech pressed glass flowers and the dagger beads as leaves, you can almost smell the sweet fragrances...
The Lattice Necklace is one of several dozen beading classes we offer here at The Mercantile. We are always trying to create new projects for our students, as well as teaching the older classes to the newer students. We have Crafting A-La-Carte for those students who see something they'd like to learn but it isn't on the schedule. The first person to reserve that date and time gets to choose the class. We also will do custom classes. I will try to get some other jewelry photos up in the next week so you can see samples of our other creations.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy's Pick

Happy our crafty crab has found some things in the store she'd like to share with you. Periodically we will feature a new 'Happy's Pick'.
Our premier pick is WebWilds (TM) by Folkmanis. Following is a press release telling a little about these beautiful and educational puppets.
FOLKMANIS - the most innovative, creative puppet maker in the world - has joined forces with the educational non-profit, GLOBIO (r) - Where Kids Discover the World (TM) - to create WebWilds (TM) - hands-on fun with minds-on learning in a wild web world. WebWilds are the first-ever puppets with their own online habitats created around real-life environments. WebWilds provides infinite hours of open-ended play when kids log on to http://www.webwilds.com/ . The WebWilds line launches with six wildlife puppets: Panda, Baby Orangutan, African Elephant, Small Lion, Koala, and Rock Hopper Penguin. Retailing for $21.50, each WebWilds comes with a "secret code" that gives kids unlimited access to a fun, educational, online real-world environment. WebWilds is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring kids to take an active role in protecting wildlife diversity and preserving habitats. A portion of the proceeds will support GLOBIO's creation of additional free web content to help kids learn about animals and the environment.
At the moment we have received all six of the WebWilds puppets mentioned in the article. If you find that some of them have been adopted before you get here, we will be happy to add them to our next order and give you a call when they arrive.