About Us

neva reardon

artist & new business owner

my name is neva reardon and have completely lost my mind!  i decided at 63 to open a retail space.  yikes!

with experience in retail and none in start up business, i put on my boots and headed into the murky grounds of starting a business from the ground up.

first, i borrowed $$ and bought a building.  borrowed more $$ and am in the process of making a dream come true or to cross off something on my bucket list.

the name of our business, as i have 2 unpaid employees - my daughters, marin and erin, is mum & me mercantile, based on the fact, i am the mum and we also sell flowers.

local & southern artists

our mission is to find local and southern artists, who are talented, fun and make a difference in the world.

we have talked to so many nice and wonderful people who are living, doing exactly what they want, and are happy.  do you realize how nice it is to talk to people who are happy and content?   and this is why I love artists.


the second group of artists are the entrepreneurs who have many products that give life a special touch such as teas, soaps, lotions, personal items and seasonal products.  these folks have a product and some are produced at home or with the help of family members and produced in small batches.

it is so exciting to create an environment for local & artist small business owners.  i believe in supporting local talent.  what i love about americans is the fact that we are inventive, survivalists, creative, honest, and human beings who care about each other.

shop local & support local makers

we believe in shopping local and supporting local makers, so i will be sharing stories of my artists and posting photos occasionally.  stay tuned as life is about to get exciting!!