hey there friend!

Welcome to Nickels Creek Mercantile + Krystle Marie Blog!

I'm so excited to begin this new journey and share my love for all things cozy and home decor with you! And share some of my favorite home decor tips, secrets, & DIYs.

I've carefully selected each item I've added to my store. Each item has stood out to me as a unique and beautiful piece of decor to add to your home for the ultimate cozy vibes. Along with some other cozy favorites of mine.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and I am so so grateful for you!

Cheers!

Krystle Marie Nickels | Shop + Blog Owner

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  • 15 Minute Spring Wreath DIY

    I'm always looking for easy ways to bring a little bit of new décor to our home for spring. I enjoy crafting- so I also like getting a little creative with my spring décor. I put together this spring wreath in 15 minutes- using NO hot glue! YAY! 

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  • My Favorite Home Décor Photo Presets

    I've been wanting to write this blog post to answer a few questions I get about what presets I use to edit my photos. Believe it or not, I use my iPhone for 99% of the photos I share here & on my Instagram (@krystlemarienickels) - I also edit them on my phone as well using the free Lightroom app.

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  • Ways to Style Your Vintage Christmas Tree

    If you follow me on Instagram (@krystlemarienickels) then you were able to see my two day series on our Christmas tree & how to style your own vintage Christmas tree this holiday season. But, if you missed out... no worries! I decided to write this quick blog post to share with you all of my favorite ways to bring a little vintage style to your tree this Christmas. 

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  • Simple Christmas Farmhouse Cottage Wreath

    Since it is one of my most frequently asked questions this holiday season- I wanted to write a quick blog post this holiday season on my wreath I have above our mantel. I also have it in our dining room but that will be a blog post for next week.

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  • Cottage Farmhouse Christmas at Nickels Creek

    Decorating the Christmas tree is always one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season- I usually spread it out over a few days so I can fully soak it all in & enjoy each ornament as I place it on the tree. I have a lot of vintage ornaments that I've collected over the years & each one holds a special place in my heart with lots of memories of how I found them & came across them. 

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  • DIY Dried Orange Christmas Garland

    If you're looking for an inexpensive DIY project for this week or this weekend- I have the perfect crafting project for you... dried orange garland. It is super simple to make, using only a few things. It looks absolutely gorgeous when paired with greenery & it also looks great to accent table settings, centerpieces, wreaths & more. Not to mention, it makes your house smell amazing as you are drying them out in the oven too!

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  • Simple Scandinavian Cottage Pomegranate Christmas Centerpiece

    I'm all about quick & easy décor, especially centerpieces. Centerpieces are often the focal point of your dining table, coffee table, or any space it is placed in.

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  • Using Greenery Throughout Your Cottage Home During the Holidays

    If you've been following my blog posts & Instagram so far this holiday decorating season- you know I'm doing a Scandinavian style Christmas throughout our home this year. In my last blog post, I talked about ways to bring the Scandinavian style to your home & what it's truly about... bringing the outdoors in.

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  • Scandinavian Inspired Cottage Christmas Mantel

    This year I decided to go with a more Scandinavian feel for our Christmas décor. Scandinavian Christmas décor is best known for it's natural & neutral decorating features like: 

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  • Vintage Cottage Kitchen Lighting & Mixing Metals Throughout Your Home

    One of my favorite ways to bring character & contrast to our home is by mixing metals. Mixing metals is such a fun & easy way to bring a vintage look to your home- like you've been collecting things for years & years. And, you don't have to shy away from it. I love mixing dark brass with oiled brushed bronze & black. These colors all three together make a bold statement. Be sure to mix your metals evenly

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  • Simple Pumpkin Dining Table Centerpiece

    For this super simple fall dining table centerpiece- all you need are some pumpkins, candles & your favorite fall florals. Of course, placemats accent the table wonderfully & tablecloths can bring an extra contrast of color & texture to your dining table.

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  • New Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color: Two Toned Cottage Kitchen Cabinets

    A few months ago, I decided I wanted two-toned cabinets. I feel like they bring such a classic look to any space- in such an easy way. And the best part? It's easily changeable. The original color I wasn't 100% feeling but I lived with it for a few months to see if I may change my mind. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beautiful color just wasn't the exact color & vibe I was going for.

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  • Cottage Kitchens: Smeg Toaster Dupe from Amazon

    This was such a GREAT find on Amazon. I was super excited when it came & I'm impressed with the retro antique look & the beautiful cream color. It truly is a great Smeg dupe. 

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  • Fall Cottage Antique Crystal Cabinet: Functional & Decorative

    Pine cabinets are my favorite! They bring such character & charm to any home & any decorating aesthetic. I found ours at a local antique shop- I was so happy when I came across it. I was looking for something tall but narrow to fit our smaller sized living room. I also wanted it to have shelving- since our home is on the smaller side, I wanted a space to store some of my extra kitchen pieces & this was perfect for that. I love collecting crystal pieces & recently on my last yard sale haul- I found some amazing vintage crystal pieces... some even from France.

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  • A Pumpkin on a Stool- Simple Cottage Fall Décor

    A simple blog post for a simple fall decorating idea. There's nothing I love more than decorating that takes only minutes to complete. Not everyone has hours & hours to dedicate to decorating... & that's okay... that's what I'm here for. To help bring a little inspo to your heart for your home, no matter where you are at in your decorating season. For this simple idea... all you need is a stool & your favorite pumpkin- that's it!

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  • Fall Cottage Pumpkin Cabinet

    I was so excited to see my local farmer's market finally had pumpkins out! I knew I had to make a trip ASAP & it didn't disappoint. It was such a beautiful morning & even though it's not quite fall weather here in NC- it was so nice to stroll through the pumpkins & enjoy a touch of fall- a sweet reminder that fall is almost here.

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  • Brynn Swivel Chair from World Market: Cozy Cottage Living Room

    I've been searching for a few months for the perfect new chair for our living room. After much searching I finally fell in love with one & thankfully it was in stock at our local World Market- WIN!

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  • Using Antique/Vintage Framed Art in Your Home: Fall & Halloween

    I absolutely adore antique/vintage framed art. You can find these at your local flea market, Goodwill, antique shops, Etsy & more. What's best though is when you have a piece of vintage art work in your home that is a family heirloom- that's just what this piece of art is in our home.

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  • Simple Neutral Fall Cottage Mantel & Fireplace Décor

    I know I said that I wasn't going to start decorating & sharing fall inspo with you until after Labor Day weekend this year BUT... I did a little fall décor shopping this week & couldn't help myself & I couldn't wait to share a few of my finds a little early with you.

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  • Adding Wall Cabinets to Your Small Cottage Living Room

    If you've been following my Instagram (krystlemarienickels) & my blog for a little while then you've heard me talk quite a bit about our smaller home. The inside space is slightly under 1,500 sq ft so, it's cute & humble but making extra space & decorating can be a bit of a challenge. Due to the size of most of our rooms, I have to be careful to make sure the rooms aren't decorated in a way that looks cluttery.

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  • Peg Rail Shelving & Accordion Peg Racks in Your Small Cottage Kitchen

    This is the second post in my "small cottage decorating" series. Each blog post highlights a way to make the most of your small cottage spaces- using tips & decorating ideas that I use in our home. Sunday I talked about open shelving (read that here) & today- it's all about peg rail shelfs!

    As you can see from the photos, our kitchen doesn't have the most cabinet space so I'm always finding budget friendly ways to bring a little extra storage. As I always say- what is décor if it isn't functional... especially in a small kitchen.

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  • Cottage Garden Fountain & Barn Light: Upgrade Your Backyard Oasis

    I have always loved garden fountains. They look absolutely beautiful & the waterfall sounds are so relaxing. There's nothing I love more than reading beside a fountain or enjoying a family dinner beside the waterfall sounds. I've been looking for the perfect fountain for our backyard & when I saw this one... I knew it was perfect! And that black color is just amazing- it contrasts so beautifully up against our vinyl siding & black gutters.

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  • Small Cottage Kitchen Styling: Open Shelving

    Hey friend... Krystle Marie here! It's been a while since I've made a new blog post & I promised I would be creating a series of blog posts talking all about how I style our small, cottage-style home.

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  • Quick & Easy Chandelier Upgrade

    I am so so excited to share how this easy upgrade turned out. I want to spruce up our dining area but wanted to keep the neutral cottage vibes. I absolutely love our black chandelier with our black antique dining table- so getting a new chandelier wasn't an option.

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  • Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

    This is one of my nephew's favorite dishes I make- it's super simple & an easy weekday recipe to make before you head out to work or if you have a busy day running errands. I hope you enjoy one of our favorite comfort food dishes. Happy cooking friend! 

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  • Snickerdoodle Toffee Cake Mix

    This recipe is another favorite here in our house this holiday season! It's another super easy baking recipe- which if you know me... you know I'm not the world's best baker so I try to keep it all as simple as possible. ;) Happy baking friends!

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  • 2 Ingredient Christmas Cookies

    Simple Christmas cookies are my favorite- & can you seriously get any easier than 2 ingredients? Well, technically- three but the third one is optional. ;)

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  • Flavored Whipped Butter: Charcuterie & Hostess Gift Ideas

    For Thanksgiving, I wanted to do something a little fun with our charcuterie board. I decided to bake some homemade bread & several different flavored homemade whipped butters. This was a super easy "homemade DIY" - it only took me about 30 minutes total from start to finish. I made: garlic parmesan whipped butter, cranberry honey whipped butter & cinnamon honey whipped butter.

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  • Krystle's Cozy Chili Recipe

     I have always been a chili lover, especially during the cold months. I actually entered a chili contest a looong time ago when we were stationed at MCAS Cherry Point... unfortunately, my chili didn't win but I got so so so many compliments on it. I've slowly changed things up over the years & I'm at a point, right now, where I'm LOVING all of the little tweaks I did here & there to my recipe. It does have a slight kick to it- but it's not too overpowering. You can cook this in 30-45 minutes on the stove. Happy cooking friend!

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  • Crockpot Balsamic Chicken w/ Potatoes & Green Beans

    Crockpot recipes are my go to recipes! They are typically pretty simple & make dinner time such a breeze, especially during the busy weekdays. Not to mention, crockpot meals are such cozy meals to serve during the fall & winter months. My balsamic chicken recipe is such an easy one & it's a pretty healthy dinner as well. I love using fresh veggies as much as possible with my cooking. Now... the moment you've been waiting so patiently for...

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  • 3 Bean Salad

    I'm so excited to finally be typing out some of my favorite recipes to share with you! I absolutely love cooking for those that I love & since I can't actually cook for you- the next best thing is sharing my recipes with you! I am not a professional cook, by any means! I'm just sharing a little of what I love to help bring a little extra cozy to your family time dinner meals.

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  • Crockpot Honey & Brown Sugar Carrots

    This is such a simple & cozy fall side dish recipe. The family loved it! And it was ready in no time at all. We paired it with BBQ grilled porkchops & collards but it makes the great side dish to chicken & rice, steak & potatoes & so much more! 

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