It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. The Mercantile Is Decorated and Ready For The Holidays, Inside and Out!
At the front door, our 2 gnomes are there to greet you.
Smitty and Tradious.
A little history on Smitty + Tradious they’ve traveled afar, all the way from Sweden. In Sweden they are known as a Nisse (Danish) a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. They are generally described as being short, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in red.
According to tradition, the nisse lives in the houses and barns of the farmstead, and secretly acts as their guardian. If treated well, they protect the family and animals from evil and misfortune, and may also aid the chores and farm work. However, they are known to be short tempered, especially when offended. Once insulted, they will usually play tricks and steal items.
So please be nice to Smitty + Tradious we don’t need any shenanigans!
A little Holiday magic on Mainstreet.
We do have a few gnome kits available on line, you can create your own Nisse.
Below are cousins of Smitty + Tradious! Made from one of the kits.
Grab one before we are sold out.
A birch bark wreath adorns the door at the Mercantile. Handcrafted by owner Kelli. We love creating unique spaces and pieces for our customers.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.