Holiday kick-off at Mercantile Antiques & Trading this weekend

Mercantile Antiques & Trading Co. and Debbie Calvo will host a Holiday Kick-off this Friday and Saturday at 302 Northgate Dr. in St. Joseph to give area shoppers a "jumpstart" on their holiday shopping.

"The shop will be bursting with holiday cheer and needful things," says the announcement on Facebook. "We will have pop up shops, live music, slushie tastings and fresh baked goods in addition to our already fabulous in house booth dealers."

There will be live music Friday evening from 5-7p and again on mid-afternoon on Saturday for visitors while they browse various booths filled with collectables and antiques.

Shoppers can pre-order baked goods the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday from the Central Illinois Bakehouse at the store. The Holiday Kick-off will have Harvest Bread, Cranberry Walnut Bread, Brownies, Scones and Almond Croissants on-hand to take home.

For those with a holiday sweet tooth, locally made peanut brittle and carmels from Miss Ellie’s Caramels will also be on sale.

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