Friday, December 9, 2011

Hoity-Toity Hunting in the Lone Star State !

We just return from a little huntin' trip in Dallas, Tx... the Lone Star State. There is something to be said about hunting for treasures in the state that everything is bigger !

Vintage FireHoses with brass nozzle & fittings..
                                               (lucky for us these were not sold by the lbs...)

During our Holiday Hunting trip we found some pretty wild goodies. For instance  casket plates, yes caskets as in RIP (  we are thinking of upcycling these into mini writing boards ), bait Buckets, a very vintage canteen ( this canteen has some miles on it ),medical instruments ( scarey & large ones ),  burlap bags from England dated 1963, several vintage lucite handbags...... and oh so so so many more wild& unique finds.. As we unpack the 3 large boxes ( I think the UPS man may have gotten a hernia from this delivery, sorry ! ) we will post pictures and share our treasures.... Enjoy the "Hoity-Toity" Holidays we are  !

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Business after Hours.....

The Mt.Dora Chamber of Commerce held it's Business After Hours on November 17th  at Hoity-Toity Mercantile.... and what a turn out we had !  We met several City Officials and many wonderful folks from the Mt.Dora Chamber and neighboring businesses..... Many special friends from the City of Tavares also joined us... a great time was had by all... Such a great time we were too busy to take pictures... ( I think the chamber did snap few shots).....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Events happening in the next week .......

We love being busy and having lots going on...."That's how we roll " .. The week ahead is no exception . We are welcoming many new friends & old customers to the shop as folks are starting to arrive for the Renningers Antique Extrav... in Mt. Dora...11/18,11/19 & 11/20th.....

Orchid class is this Wednesday.. ( as always the 3rd Wednesday of each month)... 11/16th at 10:30 the class is full we have had to start scheduling for the December class...

Thursday 11/17th... Our Ribbon Cutting... " Business After Hours" means for get to have wine and cheese. (Not that we need a reason for wine, as we keep the wine cellar well stocked ) Several folks from the media & the community will be at the shop to toast the shop etc..etc.. This event is coordinated via the Mt.Dora Chamber of Commerce...

Oh and of course a full weekend of shoppers & shopping with the Renningers Extravagance in full swing all weekend Mt.Dora

As the events progress we shall be updating & posting pictures of our Hoity-Toity events.
Remember do not settle for anything less than  Hoity-Toity !

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spectacular 1st Month !!!!

They say "time flies when you are having fun" and well that has  certainly been the case at the Hoity-Toity Mercantile !  October has flown by and here we are in November the holiday decorating has begun,  we will post pictures soon on our none traditional decorating.

A quick recap of our 1st month on Highland Street  in Mt.Dora we have had an outstanding 1st month at the cutest little shop that sits on the corner of Highland & 1st Street  at the entry into Downtown Mt.Dora. We are now members of the Mt.Dora Chamber of Commerce as well as the Tavares Chamber of Commerce. We have met some wonderful folks in the past 30 days not to mention all the spectacular new likes on facebook...Oh and our  October Orchid Class 101 was just spectacular all the attendees blossomed in the class...
Stop by and check us out !!!!  Have a Hoity-Toity day !

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Flocking Mt.Dora for the Craft Fair........

.... we are loving all the folks that came from all areas of the state and flocked Mt.Dora for a fantabulous Craft Fair..Thank you all for stopping at Hoity-Toity Mercantile and taking home a special treasure. Some took home something rusty, others opted for orchids and there are the bling lovers. All walked out with a smile and a treasure !

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mt.Dora's Craft Fair this weekend 10/22 &10/23/11 .......

Its here the Mt.Dora Craft Fair.. its big, its huge & its the best Craft Fair in the area...... See you this weekend at the Hoity-Toity Mercantile  . Oh the weather  conditions are perfect cool & sunny  !

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Meet Ms. Hoity-Toity .....

This is Ms. Hoity-Toity she welcomes all that enter Mt.Dora on Highland Street ! She stands on the deck at the Hoity-Toity Mercantile in her fanciful chicken wire ball gown filled with hay . Her bling sparkles in the sunlight & glows in the harvest moon light , her long elegant hands are covered in white vintage gloves. While her eyes are planted on all that drive by and chuckle at her gracefulness. Stop by for a photo opt with Ms. Hoity-Toity she will be with us for only a limited time..........

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Goal.....

Our goal when folks walk into the  Hoity-Toity Mercantile is  that they are "wowed" with the  unique finds we have in the shop whether it is an orchid, an antique or just a great piece of art  , that perhaps may even be green ".

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hoity-Toity Mercantile: Country Store : Unique & Quirky......

Hoity-Toity Mercantile: Country Store : Unique & Quirky......: ... this is sampling of the area we refer to at Hoity-Toity Mercantile as the Country Store. On this wrought iron tower you find old tv tub...

Country Store : Unique & Quirky......

... this is  sampling of the area we refer to at Hoity-Toity Mercantile as the Country Store. On this wrought iron tower you find old tv tubes  in their original boxes...a tin full of  nails ( never been used)...tiny fuses in small metal cases.. These objects of the past were a vital part of each & everyday life then , today we put in a large clear jar and wonder what was that used for ?

Orchid Class 101.....

The potting bench is getting ready for the Orchid Class 101... teak baskets, specially prepared orchid  potting mix,clay pots, and breath taking orchids... all gathering for the class on October 19th at 10:30 am...Have you signed up for it yet ?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lights, Camera , Action !

...Everyday is exciting at the shop ! But, today it was lights , camera, & action with Lake ETV the shop is in the limelight (LOL) they taped several segments with Paradise Orchids, Inc. that will be airing very soon ! Thanks , Sue

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Amazing Grand Opening Day

‎"WOW" What a great day the weather was just perfect. We welcome many old & new friends at the shop all day long . During the day we sipped Mimosa and chatted with some awesome folks then sent home some wonderful treasures with our customers . Thank you all for being part of our special day in Mt.Dora, many more days like to come !  <3

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Fun...

Just a quick post to share some fun things.. 

Mount Dora Buzz mentioned us in their monthly newsletter:

Thank you, Mount Dora Buzz! Check out their Facebook page for up-to-date info on beautiful Mount Dora. 

And now, we will leave you with a few sneak peeks.. 

He's ready to Rock & Roll!

Yes, the orchids are all REAL. 

A view of the porch..

Come visit us tomorrow for our Grand Opening.. We will be there from 10-5:30. Hope to see you there!
Come out to the Grand Opening tomorrow, Saturday October 1st.. Meet artist/recyclist George Buigas. He is the creator of this beautiful work of art, and much more, which are on display at the Hoity-Toity Mercantile!

Grand Opening!

Tomorrow is October 1st! 
You know what that means.. The Grand Opening of the Hoity-Toity Mercantile. Come see us, we will be serving treats all day long, and of course there will be mimosas! 

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Our facebook page is now active! Check it out.. There is a link on the right sidebar.. Pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome to the Hoity-Toity Mercantile!

Thank you for visiting the Hoity-Toity Mercantile's blog! You can keep up to date with all of our events and shenanigans!

More to come soon...