The Super-Cute, Allergy-Free Way To Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season

Even with our weird cold spells the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom.  The gorgeous pink flowers are popping up everywhere and making things bright and cheerful (and a little itchy and sneezy, but that’s ok).  I wanted to quickly share with you a few of our favorite Washington, D.C., goodies with you in honor of this beautiful symbol of diplomacy that we celebrate every year.

Rifle Paper Co.’s sweet Washington, D.C., print features the iconic flowers in all their glory.  Printed in archival full color on bright white cover paper, the tidal basin never looked so good!  11×14 print, $40

Bao Bao may have gone home to China, but this guy can stay right here and be your little person’s very best friend.  Soft and cuddly, Jellycat’s panda bear makes a wonderful companion without needing any care or feeding!  Mumbles Panda, $29

Share your love of D.C. with family and friends using gorgeous letterpressed notecards from Albertine Press.  You get 8 notecards for 8 of your favorite people.  Washington, D.C., library set, $25

Like I mentioned in today’s She Said, She Said post, Fog Linen makes the most sumptuous linen products in classic, subtle designs.  These elegantly designed pillows hail from Japan, just like our gorgeous cherry trees, and are the perfect accent to any bed, sofa, or chair.  Fog Linen 18”x18” pillow, $75

Join Larry the pup as he hunts for his owner, Pete, and discovers Washington, D.C.’s landmarks as well as the city’s – and our nation’s — history.  This book is a wonderful, visual romp through our capital that your child is sure to enjoy!  Larry Gets Lost in Washington, D.C., book, $17.99

While not technically cherry blossoms, this sweet, 100-percent cotton canvas bin certainly evokes those pink beauties.  It is perfect for tiding up your little one’s treasures or serving as a catch all for the entire family.  Either way, it adds a little touch of sweetness to any space.  Meadow bin, $48

The cherry blossoms among all of our favorite D.C. landmarks on this hand-embroidered Washington D.C., pillow won’t be affected by the weather; they’ll bloom year-round in your family room. 20”x20” hand-embroidered Washington D.C., pillow, $168

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Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

www.redbarnmercantile.com

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

703.838.0355

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