Handmade-enthusiast reopens beloved Commercial Street shop

Swedish dish towels and coats made from old blankets. Wooden spoons and handmade brushes for every occasion.

If these are a few of your favorite things then be sure to check out the newly re-opened Springfield Mercantile Co., located at 326 E. Commercial Street.

Katie Shelton purchased Springfield Mercantile in October and the quaint shop, specializing in slow-living goods and handmade gifts, re-opened in the beginning of December. Every nook and cranny of the store is bursting with unique items, including cleaning linens, copper scouring pads, paper lunch sacks and much more.

Customers who shopped at the previous iteration of Springfield Mercantile Co. will recognize many of the handmade items displayed throughout the store, Shelton said.

“I appreciated the things that Molly had to offer and I bought the rest of her stock,” Shelton said, speaking of Molly Brown, the company’s previous owner. “And then I have just been filling the shop with things that kind of reflect my personality and what I would like to offer to the community.” 

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