Friday, December 4, 2009

more beautiful photos from Sunday's vintage wonderland!

Our next Mermaid Mercantile is going to be on Dec 12TH and 13TH
here are some more pics from last month!
Sandra Lee's booth... dreamy outdoor wonderland full of birds and vintage tresures!she makes her own garden bricks! I want one that says,  'Mermaid'Deb and Dyanna's magnificent scarves, pillows and bottles,
 all made by hand with crystals and wonderful embellishments.
What is better than a shimmering chandelier pillow?Linda Wattles finds tresures to repaint and repurpose she is the Queen of giving old relics a new life!
You will find some beautiful basic white pieces for your home in her booth BUT you will also find great color!
 Linda likes to say 'beige is not a color'
 and I have to agree with her.Darlah won't sell her tiny dress forms, (I can't blame her) they are perfect for diplaying her fantastic jewelry.
 I really would like to get my hands on one of those forms and doll it up though! wouldn't a tiny vintage prom dress on one of those be great!Linda Morrow's mosaics and vintage finds. I love the fish!Hand felted nativity by Marion Buzzbee.
 Marion and Nicky Glade share a booth and make all kinds of felted mermaids, seahorses and other seashell crown with butterflies and vintage jewels.
Be sure to come see us on the 12TH and 13TH we are making all kinds of new must have gifts and goodies to give and keep!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

last Sunday at the Mermaid's Mercantile was like stepping inside a snow globe!

havaianas hand embellished with rhinestones by Dyanna Cooley at $26 dollars a pair or three for $60 they flew out of the garden!Deb Hodge's super cute boyfriend jeans! I want to run home to my closet with all of her belts! I wore her 'Queen of the beach' belt all day until a customer took it off me and bought it!  DEB! please make more!
Lisa Loria's hair flowers are sooo pretty! Lots of great shopping!Rita Reade's soldered charms! She will be teaching classes at our shop next year!Rita and Christie's beautiful booth!                               .
Her prom dresses!  OMG!  I got the cutest pink print dress it's sooo I love lucy!
and petticaot pants that will be great peeking out under dresses and paired with cowboy boots!
 her prices are too good to be true...
 think if Anthro had decided to delete the last three digits from their price tags!
 oh yes girls! you better come early because her treasures are snapped up in a flash!Pam's darling pillows!Linda Wattle's great holiday sign!this beachy christmas house lights up!Brenda Griffin's surfboard murals!Erin Pettit's silver clay jewelry! Erin will be teaching classes on how to work with silver clay! Become a follower and get all the updates on upcoming events and more!cute cupcakes made with sea urchins...
 I gave up sugar (trying to!) and now I find myself creating all sorts of sugar related crafts!
At the next sale I plan to have a seashell wedding cake!
 (made by a single girl jonesing for sweets!)
be sure to come see us at our next Mermaid Mercantile Event Dec 12th and 13th!
 It's gonna be Beautiful!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Handmade and Vintage Holiday Wonderland Nov 28th and 29th!

our Next event is going to be so Beautiful!
we have some wonderful new vendors and all the girls are working on lots of dreamy new goodies that will be glorious to give and receive!
I had the honor of selling my work at La Maison Rustique last weekend. This is a beautiful event from Linda Carpenter in Temecula, Ca. It is a must attend event.
 visit for details.

Here are some photos of some of the goodies that I made for her show. The seahorse is made from thousands of tiny shells, coral and vintage jewels. She is now for sale at my shop.

This pink seashell wreath sold. Thank you Rita for getting a photo before it was gone. It was oh soo sparkley! Lots of vintage jewels and pink mercury balls.

A customer came in this morning and bought ALL of these seastar ornaments!
Yay! and ohhh ....I have to make more :(
I made them with pearls from a vintage handbag that was falling apart and rhinestones.
They were also dipped in pearl paint, I loved them, hope I have time to make more!

Hope to see you all soon! there are so many beautiful items that will be for sale at our next event! Jewelry that is soo beautiful you will want to cry!
 The best belts, purses and cowboy hats ever, Havaiana flip flops encrusted with vintage jewelry ( for only $26.00!) Soldered art, crown pendants, bird houses made with chandelier parts and more that you will love love love!
don't miss the next one! save the date!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

last Sunday.... was sweet and beautiful at The Mermaid's Mercantile!

Everything sparkled!

for the Mermaid's Mercantile!

20 beyond talented artist set up their booths in my garden and the items offered for sale was the kind of things that dreams are made of!

Everything was handmade, or vintage. My artist love to reuse , repaint or rework items that are overlooked and transform them into dreamy works of art!
In this blog you will meet the artist and see just a bit of what was for sale at our event.

If you see something you like and we have one in-stock we can ship it to you! Contact the store 858 755 7630 or send us an email and we can tell you more details!

this Dreamy Mermaid is an original work by Lisa Loria.

Lisa is one of the 50 artist selected to exhibit at Glitterfest on Oct 10th!

this beautiful quilt was handmade by Terri Yonemura. Each square is tiny... about and inch and a half. Terri creates beautiful childrens clothes recycled note books and many other wonderful things!

A rusty vintage bicycle pulling a cart full of vintage suitcases was displayed in front of the store on Sunday!

many posed for pictures on the rusty bicycle!

Jack Nash played guitar. Hear his wonderful music at

Jen Wiley wearing one of her vintage headbands! Jen will be selling these super fun goodies to doll up your Halloween costume and make the hit of any costume party! A Must Have for this Fall!

Pam's pumpkins! This sewing siren whips up the best pillows! crowns mermaids, vintage images from old books! Her work will put a smile on your face and so will she!

Corine, Mindy and Jessie share a booth full of vintage goods , hand painted treasures and fun jewelry!
These girls bring a young hip point of view to our Mermaid Market!

Carol and Johnny Wright make beautiful windchimes from salvaged silverware and seashells! Also beautiful book marks from vintage jewels and ribbon.

Terri in her booth with her quilts and fun bags!

Lisa ... in front of her mermaid painting. I would like to own all of her repurposed vintage jewelry, not to mention the dress forms... and a million other things!

Annie and Paul in their space with their wonderful art. Annie owns a darling store called annieoakleaves in Alpine.

You will find Suzanne Hughes in my shop on Wednesdays. Her beautiful garden statuary and antiques add so much charm to Out of the Blue!

Sandra Lee specializes in vintage garden accessories. Sandras blog is a ray of sunshine just like Sandra!

Becky Turner makes whimsical works of art from vintage fabric and salvaged finds. Becky also paints and makes greeting cards!

Linda Wattles is a garage sale Queen! she repaints furniture and tranforms the most unexpected items in to useful fun pieces for your home. Notice the coat rack made from molding and croquet mallots!

Erin Petit uses handmade metal clay that is recycled from silver, bronze and copper to make her to-die-for jewelry! Erin stamps her pieces with seashells vintage buttons and found objects, then she fires it in her kiln and adds semi- precious stones! My fave...a necklace made from the immpression of a sea urchin is hanging around my neck right now!

Linda Morrow uses broken pottery to make her dreamy mosaics. Her mosaic mermaids are heavenly and her mermaid stepping stones swim right out of my shop!

Sunny, Anji and Cristal in their booth with thier vintage modern designs. Fun handbags, pillows and home accents!

handmade tutus on a clothes line made by Corine and Mindy!

A cute sign for Kay Richards baby onesies.

hand made baby beanies from Mindy and Corine.

artwork and greeting cards by Jesse Keylon

Savannah Robinson's bakesale! all the proceeds go to her cheerleading exspenses!

great fall pillows by Pam!

Sandra Lee's sunny space in the garden

Linda Morrows Booth....

ohhhhh she won't part with the bark cloth screen!

Jennifer Wiley's fabulous display of vintage headbands and goodies.

I just finished this crown pink seashells, vintage jewelry and glass flower petals.

this seashelled seahorse graces the front of a vintage cabinet.

This dress used to belong to my great aunt Phyliss. It was tattered and ripped I reworked it and dolled it up with seashells!

I dressed up a wig head with a few seashells! Love Her!

This is a dressform and a vintage lamp married together to make a one of a kind light fixture If you love butterflies it's a must have!

Lisa's amazing jewelry and decopauged dress form!
too cool cowbow lamp shade from Cindy DeFatta!

Melody Baun makes fun and handbags computer bags and totes!

some hand made crowns by Melissa Robinson!

Darling hand stiched baby onesie by Kay Richards.

art work by Annie and Paul from annieoakleaves.

this painting says....'as he spoke, she grew wings'

has anyone ever taught you to fly? I am blessed to say that many have... I am in love with this piece!

hand painted vintage suit case by Sandra Lee!

inspiring stepping stones from Sandra Lee!

hand made jewelry by Corine Grant. Words to live by!

made from vintage fabric these little wallets from Mindy and Corine are darling!

city scapes by Jessie Keylon

Linda Wattles memo board made from recycled fabric and weathered wood and her garden flowers made from salvage! This one is made a fan blade, a broom stick and the lid from a crock! she sold out last Sunday and is busy making more!

this felted cutie from Kimberly Allison is one of her many creations! she also makes the coolest hand bags that are felted from thrift store sweaters!

Becky Turner makes this vintage wall hangings from scraps of vintage fabric, she has darling alegators, birds and whimsical characters.

Erin Petit wonderful jewelry! This piece says, 'I've got sunshine on a cloudy day'.

Linda Morrow's mermaid stepping stone.. Why would you want any other kind? The perfect garden accent for Mermaid lovers everywhere!

Linda's mosaic mermaid.... glorious to hang inside or inthe garden... the hair is tiny bugle beads and hundreds of tiny seashells make the tail! You can own her for 125.00 plus shipping.

windchimes from recycled silverware made by Johnny Wright

Lisa Loria's belt buckle and hand painted leather belt! A vintage seahorse, and mermaid from the 40's embellish this one-of-a-kind buckle!

Jen Wiley's super cool vintage headband! She has mermaids, birds, spiders, snowmen, and just about anything you can dream up! See picture of me at the top wearing the spider! Her scull wreath is the perfect thing to hang on your door this month!

Terri Yonomura's note books are made from recycled grocery boxes! Do you have a fave cereal or snack? bring the box to Terri and she will make you a cool note book or photo album!

Pearls of wisdom... that is what is hand painted on the front of this beautiful candy despenser. It is filled with pearls and sparkle some of the pearls have words decopauged on them! Designed by Lisa Loria.

Sandra Lee's beautiful booth. All kinds of vintage garden goodies.

earth friendly lunch boxes! by Kerrie Rose designs. They come with reusable baggies and silverware and gems to add a little bling! these are the hit of the playground, my nieces love them!

Kay Richard's darling hand stiched onesies, hats and baby booties. She is making some mermaid onesies for next month! Oct 25th don't miss out!

Lisa Loria's hand painted and decoupaged clock/dressform with wings.... time flies!

A feast for the eyes! hundreds of hand stamped ceramic medallions by kimberly Allison. Tiny pieces of art to wear around your neck.... so lovely. Come meet her next month she will tell you about the love and detail she puts into each one.

Pam's whimsical books made from paper lunch sacks, seashells words of wisdom buttons. so much detail, so much love!

Kimberly Allison's jewelry, she tranfers images from vintage books onto her ceramic shapes and embellished with beads. Kimberly's work has been publish in several magazines.

Annie Oak leaves! her dolls have been published in 'stuffed' They are the coolest happiest hand made dolls!
Annie and Paul's space below thier paintings displayed on shtter doors.

Pam's crown pillows!

Glittered pumpkins and hand painted signs by Melissa Robinson.

Lisa Loria's booth... oh soo many god things, the Marie Antionette painting... the jewels... the belt buckles... the dress forms and this is just the tip of the iceberg as to what this woman can do her blog has more details vintagebling4u

Thanks for stopping by! The Next Mermaid Mercantile takes place on Oct 25th from 10am-5pm at
Out of the Blue! 315 s. cedros ave solana beach , Ca 92075 858 755 7630 don't miss all the great fall shopping everyone is making new things it's gonna be beautiful!