We would like to honor all who served this Veteran’s Day at 540 Mercantile

Honoring Veterans at 540 Mercantile

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Learn to Hand Sculpt Santa for your Christmas Decor 540 Mercantile

540 Mercantile’s Christie Elliott will be leading a workshop for you to learn how to hand sculpt your very own Santa for your Christmas decor.  Held November 18 through 20th our classes will be 10 to 5 each day.

hand sculpt you own Santa at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Each 18 inch tall Santa  will be a one of a kind work of art for your family to enjoy each year.  The first class will have you will be hand sculpting Santa’s face. All supplies will be furnished clay eyes and wool for the hair and beard.

Hand sculpted Santa class at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

The second and third classes will be how to  hand sculpt Santa’s hands and boots. The tools needed  for the class will be provided in the workshop, and  will be available to purchase if you like.

Santa hand to be scupted in workshop at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

A pattern will be included for the body and costume. If you do not sew and would like, you can order a finished costume please let us know in advance. You will be sculpting the head and hand and boots.

The class fee is $225.00.A deposit of $75.00 is required to hold your space . A light lunch snacks and drinks will be furnished.

Contact us today to reserve your spot since space is limited.  Or sign up online by clicking here: http://www.shop540mercantile.com/hand-sculpted-18-inch-santa-workshop-nov-11-13/

540 Mercantile is located in the Historic McKinney Square at 221 E Louisiana St.  You may contact us at 214-491-4118

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Dining Room in Shades of Gray at 540 Mercantile

Gray is the “it” color in home decor trending now and at 540 Mercantile we have the makings for a perfect dining room ready for your home!

Shades of gray dining room 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Every home decor magazine is showing beautiful rooms painted in gray…but if your home isn’t painted in the latest color trend, select this beautiful color for your furniture.  Starting with this set of four Duncan Phyfe chairs covered in fun seats in graphite grey with black numbers.  Each chair is finished in black wax to deepen the gray color.

The round table pedestal base was painted in Pure Earth Paint Onyx paint, lightly distressed to show the golden oak.  Then the top was stained and sealed to bring out the beautiful oak color.

Shades of gray dining room 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Fnally this beautiful vintage China Hutch was painted with Pure Earth Paint in Meteorite Gray then aged with black wax.  Each piece in a bit different shade of gray to give your dining room a relaxed feel.

So as you make your plans for the holidays, invest in furnishing that will be fashionable but neutral lasting for years to come.  Stop by 540 Mercantile today to see all our beautiful pieces to make your house a home.  We are located at 221 E Louisiana Street, McKinney Texas.

Want to change out your family pieces…purchase Pure Earth Paint at our online Shop 540 Mercantile.

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Pinterest Inspired Sewing Machine Table at 540 Mercantile

I love Pinterest…I can sit for hours looking at the beautiful pictures and find more ideas than I could ever recreate in my home.  Today this vintage sewing machine table caught my eye.  Painted in white, this sweet small table with tray would fit beautifully as a bedside table.  Or add a mirror in your foyer to create a perfect spot to check your lip-gloss before you head out the door.

Pinterest inspired at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Most of us just aren’t lucky enough to have a sewing machine base to make a table with sitting around.  But wait! We at 540 Mercantile have two vintage sewing machine bases turned into tables just waiting to be discovered and used in your home.

vintage sewing machine base table at 540 MercantileThe first one is this beautiful sewing machine base with a natural cast iron base and galvanized metal top.  The top  allows this table to be used inside or out. Place it between rocking chairs on your Pinterest inspired porch or place it in your child’s room as an unusual desk.

pinterest inspired sewing machine base table at 540 Mercantile

I love the green painted base on this table.  It has a vintage enameled table top with all its rustic charm and character.  The top is a bit wider so you could use it as a dining table for your breakfast nook or patio. Wouldn’t this be adorable as a sewing table in your craft room?

Want to see more our 540 Mercantile inventory?  We add our new inventory daily to our Instagram page.  Check it here and follow us: https://instagram.com/540mercantile/

If you are like me…there are so many ideas you want to recreate…so next time you find a fun Pinterest idea make it your home’s reality by shopping 540 Mercantile.  We are located in the Historic McKinney TX square at 221 E Louisiana Street.

 

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Sharing in Happy Events in McKinney TX!

So often I see happy moments being photographed on our wonderfully picturesque McKinney, Texas streets.  These great moments are captured by any number of our McKinney photographers.  I usually smile and try to weave my way around the happy moments without being intrusive.  I’m not the photographer…I’m a store keep…happy to see the joy around me.  Like this moment captured by Aimee Louise Photography

540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Our home town is filled with wonderful snap shot potential!  Rustic signage to pose near, stone steps in the alley ways, metal fire escape steps….or our horses that make our Mounted Police a McKinney favorite….

Support our mounted police 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

SO…When….I get to take part of our McKinney moments captured, I am all but giddy! One beautiful evening this sweet couple comes in and spies a box sign…”Find the one who makes your heart smile!”  and just like that I am taking their picture for their engagement picture….

540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Congratulations Steven…Best Wishes Jordan…Thank you for sharing your joy with us!  Oh and please share a wedding picture with us!  Aren’t they the cutest couple ever?

 

540 Mercantile is located at 221 E Louisiana Street in the beautiful town of McKinney TX. Stop in and share a moment with us!

 

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Side Tables in varied styles at 540 Mercantile

These great French side tables sold at 540 Mercantile, but with our wonderful selection of side tables we are sure you will find the perfect piece for your home.

Shabby chic at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118If you are looking for a wicker piece for your girl’s room or your sun room this white wicker side table will be perfect for you. This piece would also be at home on your front porch just waiting for a glass of sweet tea and summer evenings.

Vintage furniture at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Do you need a hall or foyer table…perhaps a lamp table for your living room…this demi lune half round in natural wood and shabby chic blue could go nicely for any of those needs. Place a mirror over it and you have a perfect place for your last-minute check before heading out the door.

half round shabby chic table at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Grey is such a popular color this season in home decor, this grey and black end table could be in a young man’s bedroom…used as a coffee table or perhaps even a TV stand. With the graceful turned legs and carved details this piece can be useful in any room.

Black Grey side table at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Perhaps your style is more modern…glass and chrome..We at 540 Mercantile have two of these great side tables.  I can see these in an office space…crisp and striking and easy to clean.

mid century modern at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

A popular shabby chic style of ivory and  script is created in this beautiful side table at 540 Mercantile.  This would be so sweet in a ladies dressing area or perhaps a dim corner with a vintage styled lamp to light up the space and the vintage styled advertisement for a St Louis Grocer feature on the top of the stand.

Type st table at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Black and gold can be formal in a traditional setting but this sweet side table could make a great showing in a man cave or a study or perhaps that college student heading to school.

Shabby chick black table at 540 Mercantile McKinney tX 214-491-4118

Painted in our Onyx Pure Earth Paint sealed with ourBlack Wax Pure Earth Paint 8 ounce accented with Antique Gold Opaque Luminescence Pure Earth Paint, all produces are available at www.shop540mercantile.com

We would love for you to stop by our McKinney Texas location today.  We are at 221 E Louisiana Street.

 

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Fresh Supply of Dressers Available at 540 Mercantile

Since so many shabby chic and vintage dressers are available at 540 Mercantile, McKinney TX I thought I would show them off!

shabby chic dresser at 540 Mercantile McKinney TXThis beautiful Serpentine dresser painted in a country green with copper pulls would be lovely used in the foyer or as a TV console with storage.

Pure earth paint emerald painted dresser at 540 Mercantile
This petit dresser is painted with our own Pure Earth Paint in Emerald.  It is tall enough to be used as a side table beside taller beds and who doesn’t need the extra space for storage?

Painted double dresser at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118Our vintage Dixie dresser with the original finish and pulls is available for those who enjoy their furniture with its patina intact.

French dresser in ivory available at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118French dressers are always popular with their sweet curves and original hardware.  This on in ivory would fit nicely in any color palette.

havelrty small side table at 540 MercantileWhere couldn’t you fit this sweet shabby chic side table dresser?  It could fit nicely beside a bed…beside a couch…in a hall or foyer for last-minute storage…just place a mirror above to make a perfect last check spot for leaving the house.

vintage dresser at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118The drama with the front of these dresser drawers add texture to the calm neutral pallet of ivory and wood tone.

ivory buffet dresser at 540 MercantileIvory dressers can fit so many needs in our homes.  This would be perfect from Master Bedroom to Dining Room to Home Office to Media room.  With all the drawer space it earns its place in your home!

We would love to see you, stop by today : 540 Mercantile, 221 E Louisiana St, McKinney TX 75069 214-491-4118

 

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Happy Mother’s Day Gifts at 540 Mercantile

Did you know that Mother’s Day is the third biggest gift day of the year?  With so many wonderful Mothers it only makes sense to honor her with a special gift! We at 540 Mercantile are happy to show you so many great ideas to make your Mother feel as special as she! Jewelry is usually a big hit…from dainty necklaces to statement bib’s… 540 Mercantile has a huge variety! Delicate stud earrings to sparkling dangles, we are currently stocked with those as well!

bib necklace infinity necklace turquoise necklace at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

540 Mercantile also has a wide variety of Ladies tops…fringed tops…geometric tops…lace tops…Women's blouses at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118We are sure you will have no problem finding just the right top to make her smile!

Geometric and Written Ladies Tops at 540 Mercantile

After you find the perfect top…perhaps your Mom would love a new summer weight scarf. Our selection of scarves might sound like a children’s book..red scarf…blue scarf..one or two scarf!

Summer weight scarves at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Does Mom love to surround her home with beautiful furnishings? 540 Mercantile has an eclectic inventory from Rooster and Hen prints for your French Country Kitchen

French country to industrial home decor at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

to Vintage Hummel plates and Vintage China patterns.

Vintage China at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

 

Our pillow selection is wide and varied…From the popular “Love You More”

Love you more pillow at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118 and Love You To the Moon and Back.  Both of these are available on line at http://www.shop540mercantile.com/love-you-more-pillow

Love you to the moon and back pillow 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

to pillows with elaborate embroidery.  

Embroidered Pillow at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118No matter what your Mother’s Day gift requirements, 540 Mercantile has so many options to make her happy.  Why not stop in today to see for yourself!

We are located at, 221 E Louisiana Street, McKinney, TX 75069 in the Historic McKinney Square! 214-491-4118

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Vintage Fashion at 540 Mercantile

Vintage fashion has become very popular at 540 Mercantile in McKinney TX. With industry names like Lillie Ruben, Nolan Miller, Chanel and selection including apparel, jewelry and footwear, we are sure you will find something vintage or pre-loved you will fall in love with and add to your wardrobe.

Take a statement Nolan Miller jacket from the past found in our Vintage Vielka Boutique.  Mix it with a bit of new lace found in Goodness Gracious Boutique for a fun look.

vintage pre-loved clothing at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Fear you will look dated? Mix one great piece with items you already have. Like this military inspired Chanel jacket.  It’s another treasure brought to us by Vintage Vielka.  Make it new with a chiffon plaid boyfriend inspired top found in our Under the Eiffel Boutique. Do you have a bracelet with lots of flash and bling? Sport that instead of a handkerchief to add flair!

Vintage fashion at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Are you thinking about prom? Don’t wear something you’ll see everywhere on the dance floor. Show your individuality by wearing a dress with flowing lines as seen in this Lillie Ruben formal. This beautiful dress is shown with several Vintage Vielka Crystal necklaces.

Formal Prom gowns at 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Make your style as unique and special as you are by incorporating great fabric and cut of vintage pieces. You are guaranteed a modern look that will not be duplicated at the surrounding shopping malls. Our 540 Mercantile prices make it easy, stop in today to see what we have for you!

540 Mercantile
221 E Louisiana Street
McKinney TX 75069
214-491-4118
www.540 Mercantile.com

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Wedding and Anniversary Gifts at 540 Mercantile

Wherever the love story is at this moment in time; be it a wedding or an anniversary, you can be sure to find the perfect gift at 540 Mercantile in McKinney TX to commemorate the occasion! 540 Mercantile boasts a huge collection of thoughtful, oftentimes handmade, and thoroughly delightful gifts sure to provide fond memories celebrating the love two people create while sharing their life together.

Wedding gifts 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

A great tip in finding the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary is to spark a shared memory with the recipient.  Did you share a favorite song, book or movie?
Best anniversary gifts 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118We all remember gifts a special someone gave us… the one that makes us smile when we see it.  By finding a personal memory shared you create the same sense of fond nostalgia. Each one of us want to be remembered for the gifts we give. We also want them to be appreciated, so getting the perfect anniversary or wedding gift for the special couple is important.

Unique handmade anniversary gifts 540 Mercantile McKinney TX 214-491-4118

Not finding the perfect something?  Stop in today to see our Divinely Inspired line, where our own Lisa Jones can create a one of a kind wedding or anniversary keepsake meant just for your gift needs!

Be thoughtful…Be remembered….

540 Mercantile

221 E Louisiana St

McKinney TX 75069

214-491-4118

 

 

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