The new year is always an exciting time and, for me, 2014 will bring a new name, two new
stores and so much fun that I can hardly keep still. After four very happy years at the Hudson
Supermarket, I will be moving on to a new adventure in Hudson: The Hudson Mercantile. We
will have two fantastic stores, one located in a huge old warehouse, seen below in a “before”
picture. The warehouse will be ready to open in April-May, 2014.
The other, a traditional shopfront at 318 Warren Street, opened January 1, 2014.
Both Hudson Mercantile locations will be home to a wonderful mix of dealers, all
dedicated to offering the coolest furnishings around. We all hope that you will love
the new stores as much as we do.
Nothing makes a French daybed as pretty as a cushy French-hand-rolled mattress.
The addition of some grain sack pillows makes it just perfect.
The daybed below is newly dressed in a vintage French sheet of fabulous
heavy linen with embroidered initials.
Both daybeds are in the Hudson Supermarket, Hudson, NY if a catnap
Last year at Christmas time I filled big bowls with candy. The good
kind. None of that awful hard candy that no one wants! I had them
all around my space in the Bournebrook Antique Center. Believe it
or not, 40 pounds of candy disappeared in three days. Now I know
why people put out the hard candy. It lasts forever!
My friend, Denis, and me… before we knew the candy wouldn’t last till
Above, a late 1700’s French boot scraper. Prongs at the back were
imbedded in the wall. The decorative points faced down and the boots
were scraped across the top.
And a late 1700’s English version.
Look how a few hundred years of boot cleaning has worn down the iron.
See them up close at Hudson Supermarket in Hudson, NY.
A matching pair of vintage chairs. Some beautiful linen and down. Two fabulous old
grain sacks……not from the same farm, but so what? They work so well together. I
can see them on either side of a fireplace….or a Plymouth truck grill.