See our curated selection of local handmade artisan and apothecary goods, including handmade soap, candles and pottery.
We love local makers, and that’s why we carry a carefully selected range of handmade soap, candles, and pottery in our store. We love the creativity and inspiration that go into creating artisan products, and we know they make excellent gifts for yourself or others.
- Local Handmade Soap – Whether you enjoy using artisan soap as a bathroom décor item or actually use it every day for its lushness and amazing scent, you are going to love what you’ll find here at Blue Moon Vintage Mercantile. We take pride in working with local artisans who are passionate about the soaps they produce. What they create is artistic, beautiful, and perfect for pampering.
- Local Handmade Soy Candles – Soy wax has become increasingly popular due to its versatility, burn time, and low temperature. Our range of scents of local handmade soy candles may mean that it’s difficult to choose the one you love most, but these also make excellent gifts and useful home accents.
- Local Pottery – We delight in carrying hand-thrown, fired and glazed local pottery. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite mug for your morning coffee, a gorgeous accent planter pot, or a complete set of dishes, have a look at our selection.
There has been an increase in popularity for local artisan goods in recent years for a variety of reasons. More people today are learning that the products you choose for your home and selfcare are every bit as important as what you eat and drink. Eco-friendly skin care products and household products are ideal if you want to support local makers in our Salem, Virginia region and understand the ingredient list. There is something fulfilling about choosing handmade soap, candles, and pottery versus finding something in the mass-production marketplace. Another reason to purchase local handmade soap, candles, and pottery from us is to support the local economy.
Our 2,000-square-foot store has a variety of products from local artisans, as well as fair trade items from countries such as Guatemala and India. You’ll find antique and upcycled décor, handmade jewelry, vintage & retro clothing, furniture paint and supplies, and so much more. Our inventory is constantly changing, so every visit will be fun, exciting, and full of surprises.