They say that mandarins bring good luck in the new year. Well, then bring on the mandarins in plenty! They are not only the sweetest tasting of the fruits in the 'orange' family, but also the most vibrant in their color, making them beautiful to display. While it seemed symbolic to place a bowl of these citric fruits on the countertop for the new year, that was not the reason I had purchased them. It was during a trip to Whole Foods that I stopped dead in my tracks. Habituall
Our love for melding vintage treasures with new, carefully curated, and sought after ones was our purpose for launching Backcountry Mercantile last November. We believe that setting a table that not only looks elegant, but one that also tells a story, is what becomes the foundation of a memorable celebration. It is what we call "a true mélange of passé et présent." The idea that we should wait all year to break out the holiday tableware for just one specific day was also a pr
As I considered two possible themes for our summer ceramics collection back in March, family celebrations were on my mind. Our family kicks off the month with our wedding anniversary on the first, then our older daughter celebrates her Independence Day birthday during the same week. Next, the coronavirus had just begun to affect our nation and the world. Citizens struggled to come to terms with the fact that we were experiencing the beginning stages of a devastating pandemic.