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Natural History Mercantile is a design-driven concept store inspired by utility and style, selling authentic and small-batch homewares, skincare, provisions, accessories and paper goods. We value warmth, friends and travel.

From Our Blog

  • New Product - Luxurious Reindeer Hides

    I'm thrilled to be able to tell you about our latest fabulous addition to our collection - these soft, thick and warm reindeer hides.  Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, they look wonderful on the sofa, the floor or outside for staying cosy while having your coffee on a crisp winter morning.

    Take a look at these beautiful ways to style these versatile rugs, which make perfect Christmas gifts, and if you get one for yourself, be sure to send me a photo of how you use it!

    1) Tough and versatile, these rugs look stunning on the floor, especially against painted wood or better yet - polished concrete.  We'll definitely be having them in our house in Crete on our industrial-minimalist concrete floors.

    2) Tough they may be, but they're also soft and warm - drape it over your sofa, maybe layered up with our chunky knit aran throw for decadent cosiness. 

    3) Our Norwegian friends, Stefan and Linda, have a snug verandah at the front of their seaside "hytte" or hut, a couple of hours away from Oslo.  Freezing cold, but sunny and sheltered, I'd love to snuggle up there with one of these furs while drinking my coffee on a bright winter day.


    Images with thanks to Nordic Bliss and Still Inspiration.

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