One of the most magical times to be in NYC is during the holidays when all of the stores unveil their holiday windows.

Since we opened the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs three years ago, we’ve tried to bring a little bit of that big city magic to our Main Street.

This year’s holiday theme is “A Horn of Plenty”.

The cornucopia (or, horn of plenty) is a symbol of abundance and nourishment and is often presented over-flowing with produce, flowers, nuts or some other form of wealth.

The idea comes from Greek mythology.  Baby Zeus broke off the horn of his nursemaid, the goat Almathea, which gave him the divine power of providing neverending nourishment.

If you can’t make it to our Main Street this year, here’s a peek at holiday at the Beekman 1802 Mercantile

 

 

Click here to see our 2010 window display, Black Christmas

Click here to see our 2011 window display, Merry LITTLE Christmas

by Josh and Brent

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Marianne G.

The Horn of Plenty entrance is amazing! How was it attached to the floor of the porch? Approximately how many grapevines were used?

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Matt Kovach

you guys couldn’t have an ordinary christmas wreath could you? lol …good job, oh wait its a horn?

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Alan Bennett Ilagan

Okay, based on this alone I may have to make a trip for some holiday gifts. I love the cornucopia entrance-way – very impressed with the kind of grapevine-wrangling that was required…

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Ken Newman

Wow! You guys really went over the top this year. The grapevine arbor at the Mercantile entrance is so sculptural. And that hanging arrangement of the Victorian paper horns is very Calder-esque.

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