Springtime makes me restless. Mother nature teases us Iowans with a beautiful 60° day and follows it up with a balmy 30° snow shower. But with the restlessness there is promise that winter is behind us - almost.
This spring has made me more restless than most. I know it's the excitement of opening the Mercantile - but warmer weather solves so many of the logistical problems cold weather creates. Like when we can paint inside the truck! (Yes - we are almost ready for paint!)
A lot has been happening in the last few weeks. We installed a floor, insulated the walls, wired the truck for electrical and lighting and we will be putting up shiplap in the coming days. Then on to painting the walls and ceiling and creating the store displays. Right now we are planning on an April show as long as things continue to be smooth sailing. (Knock on some wood, would ya?)
To celebrate our progress, we are excited to share that we will be running a March Pre-Sale! Each week we will share a handful of products with you and you'll have the opportunity to purchase them before we open AND receive a 25% discount. Purchases over $50 for the month of March will receive a Mercantile canvas tote bag. (If you purchase over multiple weeks, we will tally up your purchases for eligibility of the bag.) You'll be able to pick up your purchases with us at our first sale - or we can arrange a pick up time that works for you.
So without further ado, here are our first four picks.
I don't know about you but our house accumulates junk. Important junk that you need but isn't fun - batteries, pens, tape, wax warmer melts, random pennies you squished into a pretty design when you were on vacation and your eight year old refuses to throw away. (Maybe I'm the only one who has that last problem?) These compartments could hide alot of stuff while also keeping it organized.
Maybe you are a perfect human and don't have any clutter but need a solution for your arts and crafts, jewelry, kids toys, or any other little items that can become too much to handle when not neatly stored away. This organizer will be your best friend. (I may or may not be ordering one for every room of my house, please don't judge.)
This vase is the perfect way to showcase your spring blooms without the work of arranging a sophisticated bouquet. Pick a few of your favorite flowers from your garden and arrange them in these beaker style glasses. Don't have a green thumb? Come spring, the Mercantile will have a variety of faux florals that will make even the most avid gardener do a double take!
Gift Idea: This makes a perfect gift for mom this Mother's Day (May 13, 2018). Skip the big bouquet that only lasts a few days and opt for something that will last a lifetime. This vase - with a few faux or real stems will make any momma smile.
I don't know about you but if this was hanging above my arch enemies, the washer and dryer, I'd be tempted to visit them more often. Maybe.
This metal sign has so many classic elements we love that we just had to add it to the sale. Black & white, check. Hand lettering, check. Sarcasm, check. (I mean same day service? Really? Nah.)
4. Opening Buds Ceramic Vases (Set of 3)
These vases make me giddy for spring. They are so simple yet so interesting. The shape and variety of sizes makes a beautiful setting when together and they can each hold their own when separated. Stick a few sprigs of your favorite greenery and its that easy!
Shop the entire March Pre-Sale here.
We hope you love these items as much as we do!
See you on the road,