The B. 1802 Rural Artisan Collective is the backbone of everything we do.  Even as our company has grown to produce products here, there, and everywhere, one of the driving missions of our expansion has always been and always will be raising the visibility of the many talented people we happily call our neighbors and who make the limited edition items that makes Beekman 1802 Mercantile one of the most famous retail destinations in upstate NY. It’s our way of trying to help as many people make a living doing what they love to do.

Hyde Hall is a historic manse inside Glimmerglass State Park, about a 15 minute drive from Beekman 1802.

Architectural Digest editor and Sharon Springs neighbor, Mitchell Owens, previously gave you a history and photo tour of Hyde Hall (click here)

For a fundraising event for the Hall, designers and merchants from upstate NY were asked to decorate a table.  Such a visible and prestigious event was a great opportunity to highlight the works of some of the members of the Collective.

Our original inspiration for the Beekman table was the documentary Grey Gardens, but after it all came together, it reminded us of a dinner with Ms. Havisham—a feast of great expectations and tarnished dreams.

Take a look at how it came together:



To learn more about Hyde Hall, click here

To see the work of our artisans visit our online Mercantile, click here

by Josh and Brent

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Not to knock the craftsmen or anything….. But it’s all about the peonies, seriously, they are the most amazingly beautiful flowers! Abundance indeed!!!