How? Come in a carpool of three ticket buyers. Pay to park. Receive a cash parking refund at the show entrance after you buy your tickets.
Look for the big red M. Pretty sweet! Pretty easy!
Why? Because The Mercantile wants to support the larger North Texas Antiques & Art community --and because they hope that you will get to know The Mercantile. And come visit and eat and shop. They are open 7 days a week on the Weatherford Traffic Circle, just off of Camp Bowie.
Plus, all parking fee refunds at the Fort Worth Show will come with a beautiful gift for you ---and with a discount coupon inside for your next visit.
What's at The Mercantile? Founded by the late Fort Worth businessman Holt Hickman, The Mercantile offers 40,000 square feet with 200 dealer booths of antiques, fashion, decor, art, gifts, books and a tearoom. "We are open 361 days a years," says Mercantile manager Kylie Ross. "But we're not a traditional antiques mall. We're a business. Our dealers work hard. They keep their booths updated and fresh. I think of us as a carefully curated marketplace."
There are lots of gift ideas, both new and old, a book nook, furniture, lighting, art, jewelry, rugs and styles from rustic to glam.
Several dealers at The Mercantile are artists, such as cowgirl artist TK Riddle. I knew when I walked in to TK's booth that it was hers-- not just because of her paintings of cowgirls like Mitzi Riley, but because of the vintage dishes and art with delicate images of birds. TK loves birds almost as much as she loves cowgirls.
Some of my favorite booths include Tom Duke's collection of Staffordshire dogs and Susan Davis, with Victorian to early 20th C. smalls, jewelry and furniture.
The Mercantile also offers regular classes in DIY projects--crafting, home decor, seasonal projects.
The 5 women's fashion stores there are fabulous. The staff are there every day to help you, they have dressing rooms and regular sales. And each of the 5 carries a different look and different lines of clothing and accessories. Look for these 5 clothing stores inside The Mercantile: FLAX, Hip Chic, Cashmere Bouquet, Swice and Chimps. Good range of styles, sizes and prices.
And here are a pair of huge wrought iron panels that I bought at The Mercantile and displayed, right, in my booth at the Marburger Farm Antique Show. Sold!
By the way, The Mercantile has a great staff, willing to help you load the big buys like these. The mall is clean, well-lit and full, full, full of finds.
Of course there are keepers too, such as this folk art inlaid wood table that I found folded against a wall in a Mercantile booth. "Anything," said Cadillac Jack, "can be anywhere." (Right now it's in my living room!)
Kylie Ross and her cadre of energetic staff and dealers are trying to show shoppers how to mix different styles and eras. English, American, estate sale finds, Victorian, Contemporary, and more.
And that's not to mention the award-winning Rose Garden Tearoom. Try the Chicken Salad and Peach Tea!
Thank you to The Mercantile, Parking Sponsor for the
March 3,4,5, 2017 Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art.
7200 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX
Open Mon - Sat 10-6 Sun 12-6
Rose Garden Tearoom Open
Mon-Sat 11:30-3:30 Sun 12-3:30
Watch The Mercantile on Facebook for special events such as weekly classes and the Spring mall-wide sale, March 31, April 1 & April 2, 2017. The Mercantile is also available for private parties, fashion shows and other community or business gatherings. Contact Kylie Ross for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org