February 25, 2016

Bittersweet Springs • Rescued barn metal given new life

Repurpose with Purpose

Chuck, Heather and their daughter Mimi, run this little handmade company from their big blue barn in Oregon. They start by finding barns to be rescue, collecting the metal roofing, cleaning each sheet and hand-tracing every item you order. They hand cut each piece and put the finishing touches on with care, whether it be wiring, packing their little red hearts or attaching burlap.

They love the hunt of finding metal to be rescued and try to spend their free time thinking of new products for customers. 

Come and have a look at Stars, Hearts, Heart Garlands, small metal roses and heart magnets, "Eat", "Blessed" signs, "Love" signs. 

January 31, 2016

The Lettermate • Envelope Addressing Stencil

We just received these the other day, in the nick of time for addressing your Valentine cards with precision accuracy. The Lettermate is an address stencil that keeps your writing straight and aligned, as well as letting you decorate your envelopes with hand-drawn designs.

Getting a handwritten letter in the mail is pretty significant in this digital age, and now there’s a clever way to beautify your envelopes.

The Lettermate makes it easy to hand address envelopes flawlessly and even add a decorative flair. Kimberly Wilson is a stationery designer in California; people came to her regularly needing a way to address invitations (and make them look pretty, too). So she came up with The Lettermate, a stencil that keeps writing straight and helps you get creative with your presentation.

Made in the USA, The Lettermate is constructed from durable, translucent plastic so you can see exactly where to place it. It also has guide markers to help space lettering and align it to the left or center. The markers and edges can even be used for creative designs and decorations.

Come check them out, they are really useful and cool!

January 31, 2016

New "Flying Bird Botanicals" Tea Gift Pack

Just in, a fabulous Flying Bird Botanicals Gift Pack with four tins filled with six perfectly-portioned silken pyramidal teabags. A perfect gift for the tea lover in your life or your Valentine! 

Flying Bird Botanicals is passionate about crafting beautifully delicious artisan tea. Their original herbal blends are filled with wholesome local organic ingredients by farmers in the Pacific Northwest. Their exotic blends bring you the finest tastes from around the world, crafted with tea and spices grown on family farms using organic heirloom traditions. Inspired by ancient herbal wisdom, we strive to be a source of beauty in the world, offering efficacy and comfort in each cup. "Drink in the goodness."

November 08, 2015

2015 Holiday Events At Carmel Valley Mercantile

Carmel Valley Mercantile Holiday 2015 
Open Houses and Special Events


 Thank you for shopping local, we appreciate your business! 

Carmel Valley Mercantile Holiday Reveal
Friday, November 13, 2015  5pm - 8pm
Join us for local wines & small bites as we reveal our holiday gifts and decor.  
Be the first to see what we have selected and created for this season! 
A community evening to kick off weeks of merriment!

Annual Holiday Open House at
Carmel Valley Mercantile

Friday December 4th, 2015  5pm - 8pm
Join us for our version of Merry and Bright!  
Shop local and find unique, wonderful gifts!  
Stop in just to say hello and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Holiday Create-a-Craft Open House
Sunday, December 13, 2015  12pm - 4pm
Create a treasure for yourself or an item to gift this holiday season.  
Make it a family event, all ages welcome.
A break from the hustle and bustle, a little community creativity!
Drop in at your convenience and enjoy a holiday treat and some hot cider!
December 19, 2013

Lets Do It Again!

Second Holiday Marketplace and Preview  



Thank you all for such a great response and support for my new venture!  I have had several requests to add one more shopping opportunity before Christmas so here it is!   I also just received some fabulous new items that were supposed to arrive last week!


Saturday December 21st    11am - 3pm

Carmel Valley Mercantile at The Farm Center
24000 Robinson Canyon Rd, Carmel, CA 93923
831-250-7303 | www.carmelvalleymercantile.com

I look forward to seeing you all when the Carmel Valley Mercantile officially opens in February!
December 07, 2013

Holiday Marketplace and Preview

Please join us for this limited holiday preview as we look forward to our Grand Opening in February 2014!



Carmel Valley Mercantile at The Farm Center

24000 Robinson Canyon Rd, Carmel, CA 93923



Friday December 13         4pm - 8pm

Saturday December 14   11am - 4pm

Sunday December 15     11am - 4pm


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