If you're local (ish) I want to invite you to come out tomorrow night September 6th, 2014 to Mercantile Home for the opening reception of their newest collection Gypsy Caravan. I'm giddy with excitement to collaborate with Ron and Ken, partners and owners of this eclectic open space studio/gallery. Mercantile Home is located downtown Easton, PA at 140 St. Northampton in the Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel, and that is where they design and produce artful personal and home accessories utilizing new, organic, and recycled materials.
Photo Credit: The Morning Call
|So often we talk about cultivating community and making genuine connections with those around us- and I want to tell you that is exactly what these guys are doing! I'm totally smitten. In addition to running a successful business of their own, Ron and Ken celebrate and support local shops and commerce. Mercantile hosts a Distinctive Music Series (Live at the Gold Room)
featuring nationally touring musical acts, manages a Community Garden
in collaboration with the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership, teaches
Sunday afternoon “Home Ec” classes in their studio, participates as
weekly vendors at the Easton Farmers’ Market, and has spearheaded a
number of Easton community art projects. A vibrant pulse flows from their 400 square foot store front and is the heart of a growing art movement downtown in Historic Easton. If you're not lucky enough to drop in you can still catch up with their inspiring works and connect on Facebook or Instagram. |
Watch the video below for a look inside!