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


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  • By: 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?

    • By: Dr. Brent

      Marianne. We made a frame out of thin plywood and 2 X 4 and nailed the frame to the porch. We used two truck beds full of vines

  • By: Karen Erdman

    That entryway is amazing!!!!! How long did it take you to make that? Are you going to add any lights or decorations? HUGS!!!!

  • By: Matt Kovach

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

  • By: Teri Tighe

    Amazing! you come up with amazing ideas, each and every year and the decorations are always beautiful.

  • By: 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…

  • By: Kenn

    Beautiful windows and display.. Brilliant!

  • By: 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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