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Each year at the Beekman 1802 Mercantile in tiny Sharon Springs, NY, we try to bring the holiday theatrics that you typically see in big city department stores to our one-stop-light Main Street.


This year, our holiday theme is The Alchemy of Christmas.


Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition dating back to the 15th century whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied, but historically have typically included one or more of the following goals: the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone; the ability to transform base metals into the noble metals (gold or silver); and development of an elixir of life, which would confer youth and longevity. Alchemy is recognized as a proto-science that contributed to the development of modern chemistry and medicine.


There’s a certain resourceful to everything we do and every product we design at Beekman 1802. Instead of waiting for a commercial or jingle to bring us the Spirit of Christmas, we take matters into our own hands.  We create our own holiday “majick”.  We’re holiday alchemists.




The holiday majick only works until Jan 1, then it all disappears.

To shop from the Beekman 1802 Holiday Mercantile online, click here

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by Josh and Brent

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Dr. Brent

Thanks, Liz. We’ll have those for sale in the online Mercantile next week. Only $22! They make beautiful bud vases or accent pieces