This past week, we’ve re-worked our space at The Hudson Mercantile
store at 318 Warren Street and we love the new look. I started with my
little display window that hangs on the wall outside the store…..
And moved on to the inside…..
I love my cowboy, the Ford truck “wings”, the cupboard front, the ship’s hatch
in the perfect shade of blue….oh, I guess I just love it all…..
The cabinet (below) is from the attic of the Lunt Silver Company and was used to
store samples. The wonderful primitive chaise is still strung with old rope and its
cozy cushion is rustic vintage hand woven linen.
The pink baker’s cabinet, old general store screen door and the bear
really make my heart sing. I always keep the stores stocked with a
customer favorite, chunky French lavender bags.
This large wood and metal flower-shaped piece (below) is a factory mold.
The tin foot bath, in old green paint, makes another intriguing wall
Cupboards, rail road carts, work tables….they sure are wonderful, not
just for their good looks but because you can show off so much stuff:
collections of English jam jars, 1940s lunch boxes, hand made wine
Another customer favorite is my custom down bed pillows with zippered
ticking covers, specially made for me by my upholsterer. Since ticking is a
neutral, many people buy them for their sofas, as well. I’m crazy about the
color and graphics on the 1930s French sign, advertising Normandie Biscuits.
It’s a lot of work to keep things fresh but, at the end of the day, the satisfaction
and pleasure I get when I look at what I’ve done, is worth every minute of lifting
and climbing up and down the ladder and running outside to check how things
look through the window. They say that it is all in the details and I know that is
so. But, for me, I don’t want those details sitting around too long in one place!
Please visit both of our stores…
The Hudson Mercantile:
318 Warren Street and 202 Allen Street (corner of 2nd Street) in
Hudson, New york.
We’re open every day and we promise fresh, exciting details every day, too!