Missouri Star Shop Feature: Mercantile

As a woman in the modern world, my femininity sometimes craves the more elegant, lady-like ways of the past. I would love to enjoy a Friday night dinner in a nice evening gown or stroll into my local grocery store in a long Victorian dress without being given strange looks.

However, there are things I wouldn’t want to endure from those times like wearing cages to keep my dress looking fluffed and tight corsets that crush my ribs. No, thank you.

So I don’t want to live in the past ALL the time, but when I do, I go to the Missouri Star Mercantile.

Missouri Star Mercantile

Missouri Star’s Mercantile shop is filled with 1800’s reproduction and 1930’s textiles. Reproduction fabrics represent the colors and prints popular during the Civil War and end of the fur trade eras. Our 1930’s fabric recreates the sacks in which flour and potatoes were sold during the Great Depression. These food sacks became decorative with playful images of flowers, sunshine, and polka dots once companies realized that women had started recycling the gunny sacks to use as dresses, undergarments, and towels.

Place these antique designs into the quilts of today and keep history alive.

As you wander the walls of Mercantile, you can expect to find fabric by the yard, precuts, tea towels, and vintage-inspired patterns and panels!

Not only will the fabrics of this shop take you on a time traveling adventure, but the designs and decor will have you considering a home remodel inspired by a vintage farmhouse from the past!

Go to VisitMSQC to start planning your trip to Missouri Star and make your way into our Mercantile shop!

To learn more about local antique quilts check out this blog post on Edie McGinnis, The Keeper of Kansas City Star Quilts.

Do you have a favorite designer of 1800’s or 30’s reproductions fabrics? Let us know in the comments!

Hamilton Visitor’s Guide: Missouri Star Mercantile

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Did you hear the news!? We have a brand new shop! Missouri Star Mercantile is at 104 N Davis, just a few doors down from our main shop.

The collection here includes our reproduction fabric lines! Want to look around?

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You’ll find our Kansas Troubles fabrics, including that super popular Five & Dime quilt from Loose Change, designed by Lynn from Kansas Troubles!

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Downton Abbey, Jo Morton, Barbara Brackman fabrics (among so many others!)…

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And a big selection of of colorful 1930s reproduction bolts!

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We had an absolute blast decorating this store! From the light fixtures and the furnishings…

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…. to the big window displays!

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Missouri Star Mercantile hours match our other shop hours… Monday thru Saturday, 9am-5pm! We can’t wait to see you here! If you have a visit to Hamilton planned, be sure to check out the rest of our Visitor’s Guide series!