Thursday, October 30, 2014

Local Love: Chalk Mercantile.

Meet Jayne of Chalk Mercantile House and Home in Old Saybrook.

We asked Jayne to tell us a little more about her shop:

"I scour the Earth for the perfect pieces for my shop. You'll often see me at auctions and estates sales, and I love Craigslist. Etsy is another place I find local artisans for handmade items. I also carry nationally known lines- I like to have a curated mix.  Right now my Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint has been flying out the door. I think during the warmer weather folks are looking to freshen up their homes."

And the challenges of owning her own business: "Having enough time to get everything done! I have to become better at time management."

But it's a worthwhile experience: "I have many "regulars" that visit me at my shop and every day is an interesting experience interacting with them. I truly love my job and it's my customers that make it so wonderful.  I couldn't pick just one story to share with you- there are so many!"

With all those bright bursts of color, don't you just want to wander around for hours?  And locals, Chalk Mercantile holds various workshops throughout the year, including how to use Amy Howard One Step paint.  Make sure to check them out!

Chalk Mercantile House and Home
891 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Open Wednesday through Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays


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