The Mercantile

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It took us about 6 or 7 U-turns, but we finally found our way to the The Mercantile on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth.

As stated on their site, they carry “Home Décor, Antiques, Fashion, Gifts, Collectibles and so much more!” In other words, a typical antique mall. They also have a pretty large tea room, but unfortunately that was closed when we got there (around 3:30).

The exterior is painted with some pretty impressive historical Texas related murals. The interior was clean and had sufficiently wide aisles (necessary with a stroller), but they really need to turn up the AC! They had some snack trays out with cheese and grapes and the cheese cubes were sweating like tiny yellow pigs.

One unusual thing was they have a vendor that sells geodes and fossils! He even had several amber pieces with bugs trapped inside- Jurassic Park?! Anyone? Anyone?

I noticed that their site also states,
“The Mercantile has a friendly staff to make you feel right at home while you are here.” While the vendors and another lady on staff that I spoke to were friendly and professional, the lady that rang me up on the register was just plain rude. When she mentioned an upcoming sale and (after being treated rudely) I responded that I wouldn’t be coming back she must have realized what she had done because she became very polite. ::side eye::
(。=`ω´=)ぇ?

But, I guess that’s not really fair to say they don’t have good customer service because of one crab apple.

So anyway…I walked away with a gift for my friend’s daughter and a cool bracelet for myself.

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Baby Bug was so good the whole time so I wanted to get him something special. Thankfully we happened to pass by Toy Works!…also on Camp Bowie. Nice place! A good selection of toys that I’ve never seen at Target.

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The Bug went crazy! He walked all around the store testing out all the toys he could get his baby paws on. One toy in particular seemed to hold his attention the longest- a car dashboard with tons of buttons and levers that makes all kind of car sounds. It even has wiper blades that move!

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Hopefully it’ll keep him entertained for a week or so. ヽ(・∀・)ノ

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Baby Bug’s Birthday Part 1

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It was Baby Bug’s birthday yesterday! We were able to have the party on his actual birth day and Daddy was there, despite working all night the night before!

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We had stickers and hats set out for the kids to decorate their hats if they wanted.

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Some of the snacks

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The hot air balloon cupcakes from Sugar Bee’s in Arlington! I got a mixture of chocolate with chocolate filling and strawberry with chocolate filling. Delicious!

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A quick shot of the backyard through the screen door. Can you see the hot air balloons on the left?

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Me and one of my besties.

Most of these were taken as I hurriedly set up, before our guests arrived. My husband took a lot more pictures during the party so I’ll be uploading them next. I haven’t even seen them yet, so I’m really excited!

A Tearoom Worth Visiting

A couple of weeks ago I was searching my area for any cool cafes and I found one in Golightly’s Antiques and Tea Room. Not a regular cafe, but a tea room with in an antique store. I’ve seen tea rooms within antique stores before and they are usually not impressive. Some dimly lit little hole in the wall with dust gathering on the fake decorative ivy, and few choices on the menu. Not so fun. But, this place was actually really nice.

I had Baby Bug with me and we rolled on back to the tea room. There were about 5 other customers so it was not totally empty, but not too loud either. I ordered the pick 3 sampler with quiche, half a panini, and fruit to share with Bug.

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It was a little more expensive than, say, Jason’s Deli, but the food was good. The portion would have been about right had I not been sharing my food, but I tend to eat more than other people (gimme a break, I’m nursing!).

After lunch we took a look around the shop.

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I didn’t take that many pictures when we were there, but I got these from their blog.

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I love it! I can’t wait to come back and bring some one. 🌷Oh, and it looks like they’re having a sale next weekend! Check it out!

Anyway, yesterday we were at the mall and saw this.

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Purikura! Haha
I guess now I don’t have to go to Ktown to do purikura now.
We didn’t have time to do it so I’ll have to test it out next time.

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