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Texas Hill Country Shopping: Exploring San Saba’s Mercantile

Happy 2018! We hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. If you’re setting your sights on exploring our great state more in 2018…allow us to offer our hidden gems. J.C. Campbell & Company Mercantile brings together over 20 vendors in its beautifully restored 1910 landmark Campbell-Hagan building. It’s a veritable Hill Country shopping mecca of Texas-sized proportions! 

The mercantile ladies sell everything from furniture to vintage glassware to clothing to local honey and their treasures are always changing. Browse the two-story treasureland, join them for a tea party or a painting class, and find unique pieces perfect for your collection. Meet the vendors and get to know their wares in our Mercantile feature! 

Found Around — Susan Broyles

Found Around is the Mercantile’s “Junk with Spunk” booth. I’m in love with crusty rusty metal and chippy paint. I pick items from architectural pieces to rustic, to lace. Farmhouse and cast iron décor are a big part of my space.

The Spotted Donkey — Cathy Gibson

I specialize in new inventory and antiques. The booth, decorated roughly every three months, follows a theme and color scheme. Christmas time brings a decked out holiday theme with gifts for everyone. And, of course, I usually sell donkeys.

Cherokee Charm — Cristy Austermann

Cherokee Charm offers antiques and clothing with timeless style for today’s woman. Current trends range from small to extra large, and we have a growing selection of plus-size clothing.

River Cross Designs — Cathy Amthor

River Cross is a dual boutique for mom and kiddos. The children’s boutique carries children’s duds from infant to size 16. The River Cross ladies boutique carries a variety of different styles of clothing, jewelry and handbags.

Bob’s Fuels — Vann Stewart

Bob’s Fuels is an eclectic mix of metal art. The boutique features unique artwork for home decor for aesthetics ranging from elegant to rustic. In addition to metal art, we offer a full line of Duke Cannon’s grooming products for men and our popular freezer gel glasses and wine cups.  

Southern Sweety — Mindy Sebastian

Southern Sweety offers a wide selection of fashionable clothing, accessories, and gifts. Throughout the year, the boutique offers a changing variety of seasonal and trending retail. All retail is purchased with the purpose of making every woman feel beautiful inside and out.

Spiral Horn Apiary — Mark & Michelle Hedley

Spiral Horn Apiary is a family operated business focused on bringing the purest honey, beeswax, and natural skin care products to a discerning population.

Aunt M’s Attic — Mae Gonzales

Original artwork, antiques and adorable collectibles await you at Aunt M’s Attic. The attic also offers hand creams, soaps, handbags, jewelry, and a variety of other great items.

Second Go Round — Patti Owen 

The Second Go Round boutique creatively recycles the tops of cowboy boots into beautiful clothes and handbag. We also have a fantastic selection of handmade jewelry and leather cuffs.

Rebecca’s Antiques & More — Rebecca Burgess

I am a collector of fabulous antiques with an eye for pieces of European flair. As thrilling as it is to travel and source antiques, the most special moments are seeing my customers reactions when they find their perfect treasure. 

Anna Leigh’s — Anna Wilson

Anna Leigh’s is a boutique dedicated to vintage and primitive antiques and collectibles. The shop is a classy space showcasing my passion projects; it’s filled with original artwork and refinished furnishings.

C&M Studios — Mindy Sebastian & Cristy Austrerman 

C&M Studios is the official Merle Norman retailer of San Saba. From powder to primer, mascara to moisturizer, Merle Norman continues to create technologically advanced skin care and cosmetics that meet the ongoing needs of diverse customers. We also offer free facials or makeovers.

Amy Howard Chalk Paint — Amy Howard

Chalk Paint is a fun space filled with paint, supplies and ideas for new techniques for veteran and beginners furniture refinishers. We also offer paint classes to demonstrate how the best use and methods for chalk paint and other products. 

So next time you’re passing through, stop by for a meal, a glass of wine and a Hill Country shopping spree with the wonderful ladies of the Mercantile.

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