Thursday, April 30, 2009

Passion Fruit Inspiration from Sweet Paul

I just wanted to share this new blog I found, these photos are effortlessly beautiful, so inspiring! for more images go to

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Adelaide & Portland 1938

Al from Sadie's just sent this amazing picture of our corner in 1938!!, I love the fact that there was an awning in our space, it looks so charming, now I'm curious to know what type of shop it was, I'll be serching the archives for more pics, Thanks Al!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inspiration from GOOP

I recently discovered GOOP by Gwenyth Paltrow,(I love all things Gwenyth!) which is a fun newsletter with isnpiration for all areas of your life, I love the icons and colors on the page, In the weekly newsletter she offers great restaurant recommendations, recipes & entertaining ideas as well as exercise & fashion tips, enjoy!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother's day cards just arrived!

we love our new letterpress cards from THAT SKY BLUE, a beautiful stationary line from Montreal, which we love them even more for being Canadian!, so don't forget to pick up your cards on time for Mother's day May 10th

Saturday, April 25, 2009


warm weather is finally here! I hope you get to relax & the enjoy the outdoors,  I will definitely be riding my new bike!,  well not really new, we found it at an antique market, and although it was suppose to be for the store, I found it very difficult to let it go, thanks to Augustino on Queen West bike repair for bring it back to life

have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

my daily pleasure!

my favorite part of the day is after rush hour when I get to enjoy one of our delicious macchiatos, Claire made mine today and as usual it is perfection in a cup! and paired with our yummy raspberry marshmallows, mmhh is a good day!!

handmade cards by Irina Schestakowich

one of my favorite artists Irina Schestakowich makes the most beautiful cards in soft pastel tecniques and water colors, we are so happy to have her at La Merceria, the cards are also great as art, so just put them in a frame and it will bring to life any blank wall!

mymommadethat, new line of dresses at La Merceria

is so refreshing to discover new lines, and we were specially excited when we discovered mymommadethat, a line of unique dresses consciously made from unused vintage fabric, available in two styles drayton (structured & a perfect party dress) and elora (a loose, short summer must have)

TuTTo Cosi - Rose Sachets

We are in love with this handcrafted rose sachets from Tutto-Cosi, a perfect treat for mother's day, they come a set of 2 for $19, and they are an easy way to bring a little luxury to any closet or linen drawer

La Merceria on Twitter

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beachwear from TOUCHE - Just In!

Friday, April 17, 2009

AMERICAN VINTAGE - Spring 2009 Collection has arrived

American vintage continues to surprise us by its versatile use of cotton fabrics. The label moves between knit and flamed cotton creating a summer feel with fluid, flowing feather weight and delicate feel.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

JUST IN FOR SPRING - Eiko egg boilers and spoons

EIKO is an ingenious solution for the perfect breakfast egg: Simply hang the egg cups containing the eggs over the edge of a pot of boiling water, remove the eggs by grasping the cool handle, run under cool water, and carry to the table where Eiko functions as an egg cup,  Also available are matching plastic egg spoons that will not taint the flavour of the egg like metalic spoons.

Perfect for brunch at home entertaining!