We believe in a simple life. We believe that how we all spend our time and money matters. That’s why our energy at Mercantile 37 is focused on connecting and interweaving stories, relationships, and dreams. We believe that by shopping local you are curating and sustaining community.
EM Meld Co.
Nick is a maker. Well-versed in a variety of materials and processes, he has a unique ability to find beauty in everything- relying on a keen attention to detail. With a Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame, Nick melds a professional background in Studio Art with innovative product design. Nick is represented in our showroom as co-owner of Mercantile 37, Farmstead Ironworks, and EM Meld Co.
JR is a picker, re-purposer, vintage-connoisseur. He has a knack for finding showroom quality vintage wares. With 30 years of experience in Consumer Product sales, JR understands and upholds the values of customer service and quality products. JR is represented in our showroom as co-owner of Mercantile 37 and Upscale Industrial.
Stephen began creating paper flowers in early 2017. After desperately trying to find real and artificial Juliet Roses for the celebration of the birth of his second daughter, he stumbled upon a paper flower version of the rose. After making a small bouquet of roses, he began to realize the joy that came from making these intricate flowers.
Simple Goodness Soaps
At Simple Goodness Soaps we focus on homegrown and natural ingredients, such as our own farm fresh goat’s milk, which has many God-given nutrients, beneficial to your skin. By handcrafting our products with simple, all natural ingredients we know what goes into each sud of soap ensuring that you get the best product for your skin.
I specialize in Machine Age/Modernist style lighting upcycled from industrial components. It seems our world is filled with flimsy poorly designed things destined for the landfill... I say we all can change that by what we buy, what we build and how we live our lives.
My name is Alli Comoglio and I'm the maker behind Handmade Hoosier. Handmade Hoosier is a lettering business that uses bouncy, curly calligraphy to encourage, inspire, and bring smiles to the faces of women. I find so much joy in sharing my creations with you and I hope you get just as much joy out of using them in your home and everyday life. Thank you for supporting me on my small business journey!
Goldendrop Garlands is owned and operated by Kristine Day. She is married and has three small children. She creates felt ball garlands in various color recipes that come in different lengths and styles. She offers custom orders and proudly outsources her felt balls from a ministry in Nepal where they are handmade providing employment and fair wages to women. Her hope is that her garlands bring sweet whimsy to your space and most importantly that her little shop brings glory to God from whom all blessings flow.
Melissa Eyers is a local artist, mother, wife, sister, aunt and Jesus lover from Arcadia, IN. She is also a lover of nature and thrives on painting animals of all shapes, colors and sizes. She supports local rescue shelters and has two rescued fur balls at home. Her painting business allows her to homeschool her two young children and help develop the budding, young artists that they are becoming.
Knot & Thread
Knot & Thread was started after my son and I continued our tradition of creating handmade Christmas gifts for our family. A few years ago, we made rope baskets and I fell in love with them; simple, fresh, beautiful and functional. So, I created Knot & Thread because the more I made, the more I adored them and wanted to share them with others!
Soap & Sunshine
Soap & Sunshine Apothecary is a handcrafted beauty boutique located in downtown Alexandria Indiana.We make handmade soaps, bath bombs and other natural beauty products that are not only amazing for your skin but look beautiful and are fun to use!
Henrik Søderstrøm is an artist, designer, and idea enthusiast based in Marion, Indiana, where he teaches at IWU and collaborates on community-centered ideas at Marion Design Co, a socially driven design studio that applies design focused research into action. Henrik loves the potential that art and design have to unfurl and vivify the way people perceive the world around them and their relationship to it.
About 5 years ago I became interested in salvaging unwanted furniture pieces. I very quickly discovered that I actually had a passion for this crazy hobby that magically appeared into my life. It is an incredible blessing to spend my time re creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. I guarantee each and every piece I restyle is created with 110% pure love.
Shelly Tenbusch & Kaitlyn Jones
Shelly and Kaitlyn are a fun-loving mother-daughter design duo from Marion, Indiana. Kaitlyn had gone to school for architecture and fell in love with using the laser cutters to build models and always joked about owning one of her own one day. Shelly suggested they buy one and make a business out of it and with that Inscribed Moments was born. Now they strive to create laser cut and engraved home décor, event décor, and gifts that match their customers’ unique personality and style.
Cream & Concrete
Cream & Concrete is the passion project of Kaitlan Vosler. She has always made products for friends and family and is finally ready to share them with the world. Kaitlan and her husband Brook are graduates of Grace College and now live in Northern Indianapolis with a studio space set up in their garage. Cream & Concrete seeks to make functional home decor items that make your space beautiful, simple, and clean. Concrete, yarn, and wood are a few of the mediums Kaitlan works with while maintaining a light and neutral color pallet that is easy on the eyes.
Bundy Duck Decoys
John Bundy is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County, Indiana. The Bundy’s have been here since 1847 and in America since 1662, a dozen generations of craftsman working in leather, metal, and, wood. He and his wife started Bundy Duck Decoys 40 years ago, creating unique wooden carvings, now the last wooden decoy carving factory left. While decoys carved in the last century were made to hunt ducks, Bundy Ducks are Folk Art for the 2lst Century and are created with the collector in mind. In a world of imports, consider a gift of an original piece of handmade art. Several of the decoys displayed at Mercantile 37 are carved from rare woods from Hamilton County.
Doug & Laura
Split Cedar Studios
Split Cedar Studios is a venture and family partnership celebrating creativity, fine craftsmanship, art, design, and business. Split Cedar Studios has designed and realized numerous projects, including sculpture, quilts, costumes, furniture, signage, graphic images, photography, stage sets and props, logos, and home accessories. The principals in this venture (husband Doug and wife Laura) are both professional artists and educators. The two were "makers, designers, and builders" before there was a DIY movement.
A native of Tipton, Ashley has a passion for helping women feel even more beautiful with her fashion jewelry. Ashley's Elements are handmade and nickel free, and come in an array of styles, colors and sizes. With new designs nearly every week, be sure to stop by often for the latest style for your collection!
Woven and Wool
Woven and Wool is owned and operated by Megan Campbell out of Lafayette, Indiana. She’s been creating hand embroidery pieces for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the South this was a tradition passed on to her by her grandmothers. Now she creates do-it-yourself embroidery kits that are great for both the beginner and the seasoned artist. This business allows her to work from home with her young daughter and a portion of each sale helps provide resources for low income women in her community.
Art has always been an integral part of my life. My father instilled a love of nature in me with his beautiful landscape drawings and paintings. He taught me how to paint by being observant and embracing the beauty of nature around me. Learning to observe the world around me, with the attention to detail that was required in painting, guided my interest in collecting semi-precious gemstones. Living in Michigan, Seattle, Arizona, Indiana and traveling extensively has exposed me to a variety of inspirational natural resources and semi-precious stones such as jasper, agate, quartz, turquoise and many more.
My name is Meagan Gilner and I am the creator and designer for The Brocade Blackbird, greeting cards and paper goods. My designs are sweet and simple, lighthearted, humorous, and something I hope most can relate to. My favorite thing about creating and sharing greeting cards is being able to produce a reaction. A smile, a laugh or a nudge to an accompanied browser, and knowing that something I created helped foster it, is beyond fulfilling. And remember, a little “snail mail” can go a long way!
Hello! My name is Bekah Kaluf and I am the maker behind The Purple Gerber. The idea for my business started after my husband Kevin and I got married in June 2015, when I realized I no longer had a reason to craft and create. What started with chalk painted mason jars and refinished furniture has now evolved into custom built farmhouse furniture, shelves, and other home décor (thanks to the carpentry skills of my husband Kevin). We are thrilled to be a part of Mercantile 37 and be in the company of so many talented Hoosier makers.
Joe & Becky
Hartley Handmade is the creative outlet for Joe and Becky Hartley, rural Marion residents.
Joe is keeping tradition alive as a 3rd generation broom maker, using equipment that has been in his family for over 100 years.
Becky inherited her love of fabric crafting from her mother. She enjoys the process of creating quality quilts and table runners using new and upcycled fabrics. Her quilts are meant to be beautiful and functional.
Reclaimed and Recovered
Beth and Jeff Roberts and their daughter Grace have lived east of Atlanta for 19 years and have been residents of Hamilton County practically their entire lives. She considers herself to be two-thirds through a self-taught apprenticeship in upholstery, learning many new things with every project, and seldom refuses the offer of old cushions, pillows, or upholstery fabric. Most of her work comes by word of mouth and she focuses on renewing well-made and well-loved pieces, preferring those which can be carried upstairs to her workspace. The opportunity to find pieces and select fabric to renew and refresh furniture to sell at the Mercantile is an honor, both exciting and terrifying!
Contemplative Arts by Christine
My name is Christine Erny and I am a contemplative artist who believes that, in all of life, presence and process are what is most important. Recycled book journals are one of
my favorite things to make! I love taking discarded books and recreating them into something that is not only beautiful, but invites others to the process of creativity through writing, drawing or journaling. No matter what I am creating or calling others to, the invitation is: be present and beauty will follow! Thank you for joining me in supporting small businesses and for re-imagining beauty in our world.