Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Mercantile themed Dining Room Summer Cabinet

While out shopping recently,   a Mercantile print caught my eye.      I  immediately envisioned how great it would look as the star of my dining room summer cabinet

I've often wondered how an old Mercantile looked so I Googled it,    Boy was I surprised at the variety of goods carried.      

My cabinet is pretty big and I had lots of idea's of how to fill it,    I was really surprised how quickly I ran out of room in the cabinet before I ran out of ideas.

One of the shelves in my cabinet has a cute vignette that has my small collection of vintage canned goods in it....

An old potato masher  shows off a label that might have been on a can of evaporated milk....

A twine holder is on a nearby shelf.....

I normally would hang my picture on the cabinet,   but I was in the mood for something a little different.     I placed a large easel on the cabinet ledge and sat my picture in it......

My mercantile has an open and closed sign,   and both sides have a display of kitchen towels hanging on one of the cabinet doors.

A delivery truck is a must for any mercantile.....

Goat soap and a goat milk candle....

You may  have noticed a few changes I made while I was photographing my post.     I moved the Welcome sign.   the greenery plant.   and the floral design from each side of the picture to each end of the ledge.    

I like it both ways,   which way do you like the best?



  1. Hi, Penny---that is quite the transformation from your usual...what on earth did you do with everything in there??? Grins...simply fun and lovely!

  2. Hi Sandi, My cupboard had spring stuff in it, so all of that got moved out to the studio and put in my spring area.....hugs!

  3. Oh my goodness! I love the mercantile sign! It looks perfect, and the small delivery truck is like the icing on the cake! We have a small milk delivery truck used in advertising for a local dairy. I love it and always have it displayed somewhere in our dining room. Thanks for sharing Penny.


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