Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Bluebell Mercantile & Co.

Welcome to The Bluebell Mercantile & Co.!

A dream come true.

My love, Nick, & I just opened our little country store just north of Marine on St. Croix, Mn.  I'm selling a collection of my favorite brands, along with some of my hand-picked antiques - you can find all kinds of country collectables, gifts, housewares, kitchenwares, etc.  We're rurally located on MN 95 (a popular, scenic drive along the St. Croix River Valley) just 14 miles north of downtown Stillwater, MN, a great starting point for a beautiful drive up the river! It's worth every mile, especially during the fall season for the unbelievable fall color along the river valley.

Once you drive by historic downtown Marine on St. Croix, heading north, you'll pass through the forest & prairies of William O'Brien State Park.  From the prairie you'll see your destination up on the right.  Our little white schoolhouse (with a light blue metal roof) & bell tower is a sweet sight to see, coming from both directions!

We hope you'll visit us soon.  

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Also, the website (our online store is coming soon)

Here's a little peek at what we've got going on inside:


Rose bowls & other home decor classics..




Nick built this beautiful checkout counter.. He's amazing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Insta-post | New Beginnings

@hayseedhomemakin "Aged to perfection. #farmhouse #renovation"

We've got a couple of big things in the works here at Hayseed Homemakin'.  First things first: I'm coming back with a farm fresh start! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mismatched China : Plates & Saucers

I love the look of mismatched china. You can create a beautiful place setting, effortlessly, by stacking plates & saucers of different patterns. Vintage china is easy to find, and depending on where you're looking, it can also be very inexpensive.  I find all of mine at local thrift stores.

As I collect plates & teacups, I don't think about coordinating patterns & colors. I simply buy the individual pieces I love and pair them together later. Depending on the size of your collection, the layering options can be endless & changed to suit a wide range of occasions.