• Goods

    Winslow AZ Christmas kick-off!

    We love Winslow’s Christmas Parade—the energy, the people, the sights, the sounds, the smells–the kick-off to Winslow’s Christmas season. Once again, the annual event brought thousands to town, and although we’d planned to have the Mercantile open, we decided instead to enjoy the day—and enjoy it we did! Parade History Seventy-three years ago, the parade first made its way through the streets of downtown Winslow. From the Images of America: WINSLOW book by Old Trails Museum director Ann-Mary Lutzick: After World War II, Winslow’s Retail Trade Committee hoped to stimulate economic prosperity by encouraging citizens to do their Christmas shopping locally. They started a new tradition in 1946, the annual…

  • 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…