the mercantile

{history} The State of New York Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission Wildlife Prints

If you've been in either of our locations (Staunton or Greenwood) you may have noticed some lovely chromolithographs of fish and birds. Here's the story. From 1895 to 1909 The State of New York Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission produced a yearly report that...
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{how-to} Signmaking… from laptop to stencil to paintbrush.

We recently came across a haul of old door panels - absolutely perfect for making signs. We've got most of them sitting on our porch at home, waiting to get cleaned up a bit (so watch for them in the shop!) In the meantime, we needed a sign for our new space at...
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New Digs! The Snugbug Mercantile now at Greenwood Antiques & Uniques

We're so excited about this, guys! We've 'expanded' over the mountains! You might remember last Christmas, I posted about our fun trip to Greenwood Antiques & Uniques. If you haven't been there yet, GO! Well, I mean... if you like the stuff in our shop, you will...
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about patty

Patty Brower

Patty Brower

Owner

  Hi there! I'm Patty. I'm a writer, innkeeper and maker. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop and check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Or plan a visit to Northern Comfort, the bed and breakfast and antique shop in northern Minnesota that I run with my husband, Jeff, and our basset hound, Peppermint. Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.

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Meet the Team ~Malorie~

We've been SUPER fortunate to have help at the shop with our weekends away recently! Some of you may have already met Malorie and if you haven't, she'll be back in the shop this Sunday. Here's a little 'bit about her.... Malorie is a busy lady! In addition to working...

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Cinnamon Spice Apple Cider

Last week we served a very, very tasty spiced apple cider for our 'sweet' at Sparkles and Sweets. Since so many of our visitors like it, we thought we'd share our tips to recreate the drink at home. This is a drink based on a popular Starbucks drink which we hadn't...

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{Meet the Maker} Lindsay Curren

Hey folks! This week I'm super-excited to introduce local artist, Lindsay Curren. Lindsay is the set of hands behind a lovely selection of Christmas stockings that we have here at the shop. When I saw her samples, I fell in love with her great eye for mixing patterns...

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