Thursday, September 29, 2005

First Blog

Well, I guess I have moved into a new world, the world of blogging. Sounds kinda fun. So we'll see how it goes. The reason for the name I have chosen is that I enjoy creating a variety of things for home, for others and for sale...therefore the name Mercantile. Just like in the old days...The Mercantile was a place where a person could go to purchase a variety of goods. The Homestead part comes from the fact that I do my creating at homestead. Currently I am creating using vintage photos with bits and pieces of old. I glue them onto old bottles, tins, or whatever I come across. I have used some of my own old family photos or some I have found at yard sales or estate sales. I sell at small town craft shows or from time to time I sell in rented spaces in other stores. It works for the time being. Someday, though, I'd like to have a small Merantile area as part of my home to sell goods out of. This way I can still be at home and yet help customers. Isn't fall just a beautiful time of year? We awoke to rain this morning. I am not sure how often I will post here. My friend's 50th birthday is coming and I am making her a "Friends" scrapbook as a gift. I have been saving photos of her and us going to football games, out to lunch, playing bunco, etc. for the 13 years I have known her. So I'd better get at it, huh?