• Events

    Best of Show! Sponsored by Motor Palace Mercantile

    Before we moved to Winslow, we always made a point of planning our vacations around the Just Cruis’n Car Show. Over the last nine years, we’ve attended nearly every show, but this year was different. We live here now, even joined the car club to take a deeper role in our favorite Winslow event. Bondorella–my 1948 Ford F1 (and Mercantile mascot)–finally got to attend, although she remained parked just outside the show to greet customers at the Mercantile. Speaking of the Mercantile, we were far enough along in the renovation to open our doors for business for the first time–and boy-oh-boy was it busy! We thank everyone for their enthusiam,…

  • Renovation

    It’s all about the Tin Ceilings

    I’m not sure when my obsession with ceilings began. For as long as I can remember, I’ve noticed them. Brian says I got it from my mom. It even became a joke, how predictable our reactions would be when entering…

  • Renovation

    Spring 2019 Update

    Guess what?? We finally have a real update… but more on that a minute. First let’s talk about this crazy winter. We’ve never lived in a cold climate and learned something new: Not much work can be done when it…

  • Renovation

    Thanks Winslow

    Happy Thanksgiving! In case we haven’t said it, we are thankful for the people of Winslow who make the town feel more and more like home. We’re looking forward to the day we can lay a big table of food…

  • Events

    Parking Lot Sale

    On August 12th, 2017 the Winslow Chamber of Commerce will put on their 2nd Annual MID-SUMMER’S DAY IN WINSLOW, A cultural day of music, art, dance, and culinary delight! We missed last year’s event, but will be there this year, participating with…

  • Renovation

    Spring 2018 Update

    Hello friends! It’s been entirely too long since we’ve chatted, and certainly too long since Brian and I have been to Winslow—the longest we’ve been away since buying property in 2010. The Work While our work may not be obvious…

  • Stories

    Support Route 66

    The National Trust, the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, and dozens of other state and local partners need your help to support Route 66! Their petition to designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail is short signatures. To reach their…

  • Renovation

    Fall 2018 Update

    Over the past few months, there hasn’t been much to report on our Kinsley Ave renovation project in Winslow AZ, other than the continued task of clearing out unwanted things, organizing what remains, and fixing what’s broken. Not very exciting…

  • Renovation

    Video Peek Inside

    The MidSummer’s Event (including our parking lot sale) is only six days away, so I thought I’d give you a peek inside the building, to get a better idea of the type of goods we’ll be selling on Saturday. By…

  • History

    History of 213 Kinsley

    A love of history led me down the rabbit hole of newspaper archives. In my last two historic novels (now in the hands of my agent), I used era-correct newspapers to add historically accurate details. I figured why not use…

  • A Renovation Project

    Home of Quality Goods & Curiosities

    In Winslow Arizona’s Historic Route 66 Entertainment District next to the Standin’ on the Corner Park… Welcome! Step back in time at the Motor Palace Mercantile, an old-style corner shop heavily influenced by our love of motorcycles and classic cars.…