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Spring has Sprung!

It's been a while since we last connected. While there has been no shortage of 'languishing' over the past year, now that Spring has sprung, and vaccines are becoming more widely available, there is a desire to step outside of our comfort zones again (aka our stretchy pants) and to actually leave the house! And boy, does it feel liberating. I've enjoyed meeting friends for an alfresco lunch or a coffee in the park to catch up. I'm taking long(er) walks and, dare I say, I've been pondering upon booking some travel. I hope that you, too, have found your groove again.

The budding trees and flowers throughout town are a resilient reminder that, with each new day, there is hope. With so many things in bloom, I am finding myself snipping branches and floral sprigs everywhere I turn. The cherry blossoms have such a short window, the ones in my yard are already obsolete and have turned from their soft pink palette to a new shade of chartreuse. The forsythia is still in full bloom and I've been enjoying clippings of both it and freshly cut daffodils on my countertop, daily. It is amazing what a little color can do.

We have a variety of pitchers in our online shop that are versatile enough to dual as vases for all of your backyard and store-bought blooms. I quite like the wider Addison pitcher for potting small plants in soil. Additionally, there is a variety of both square and oblong milk glass planters that can be used as centerpieces for your tabletops. These even look charming perched on a windowsill.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th. We couldn't think of a better way for you to show your love and appreciation for Mom than by sending her a customized gift box picked out by Yours Truly. We have a large collection of vintage Shelley teacups in stock, as well as a vast selection of curated and colorful vintage glassware. If you need assistance with creating your personalized offerings, we are here to help. Simply let us know Mom's favorite colors, and we will take it from there!

We'd love for you to share all the ways you are displaying your spring blooms with us! (Tag us #BackcountryMercantile). Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for new arrivals, and look out for an upcoming spring giveaway.

With love,


Visit us at to browse our vintage milk glass collection, as well as to explore all of our vintage Shelley teacups and for our curated vintage glassware.

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