Holiday Prep with Penny Post and Red Barn Mercantile

We are really excited to be at The Shoe Hive this Thursday for the first ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop. It’s a short season this year, so we wanted to help you get a […]

Outfit to Room: Thanksgiving Edition

Halloween is over and we are in the throws of getting ready for Christmas. (Insert shameless plug for this Thursday’s Holiday Unveiling here). But what about Thanksgiving? Poor Thanksgiving often gets lost in […]

Fall Flights of Fancy

It’s my absolute favorite time of year. The crisp air, the crunching leaves, the ref’s whistle on the football field, and the scent of pumpkin spice permeating, well, everything. In the coming weeks […]

Red Barn Mercantile’s Annual Holiday Unveiling

The weather is starting to get chilly and pumpkin spice fills the air which can mean only one thing – Red Barn Mercantile’s Holiday Unveiling. Currently we are buried under boxes of holiday […]

Tricks and Treats in Old Town This Halloween

I hate to dress up, but I love Halloween! It’s such a fun time to tap into your inner child and just be silly for the sake of being silly. Add tons of sugary treats, […]

We’re Celebrating Inktober at Penny Post!

What exactly is Inktober, you ask? Well, it all started as a seed of an idea by picture book artist and comic book illustrator, Jake Parker, in 2009. Since then it has grown into […]

Holiday Planning and Holiday Cards (Yes, Already)

Last night I was reminded that there are less than three months until the holidays. Can you believe the countdown has begun?! In a blink of an eye it will be New Year’s […]

Register To Vote at Penny Post This Weekend

I love to vote. I remember every candidate I ever voted for and I only regret one of those decisions. It’s a privilege to get to do it and one that I don’t […]

Behind The Design: Urban Farm Lake Bungalow Home

Today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite design projects. In my years of doing this, no other project has been as thoughtfully considered as this one. Every single detail […]

Flights of Fancy

One of my favorite blogs is I Suwanee. It really is the only one remaining in my inbox and the only one I open on the regular (besides Alexandria Stylebook, of course). Jamie Meares […]

What To See On Screen And Stage

Last week I had the opportunity to attend two really wonderful shows and I felt compelled to tell you about them. The first was the movie Blinded by the Light and the second, Assassins at […]

School Supplies That Are Anything But Boring

The kids go back to school soon, so that means back to school shopping. If you haven’t gotten all your gear yet, then look no further, we’ve got you covered with the sweetest […]

Outfit To Room Design Challenge: Fall Upholstery Sale Edition

It’s August and that means it’s time for Red Barn Mercantile’s semi-annual Upholstery Sale when all our special-order custom upholstery is marked down an additional 10% from the already below MSRP price. To […]

Vote Alexandria For South’s Best City

Last week we got some really exciting news, Southern Living has nominated Alexandria for their South’s Best awards in the category of “Best City.” As they say in Hollywood, “it’s an honor just […]

Because Every Alexandria Student Deserves New School Supplies…

I know, school just got out and we’re already talking about back to school. It’s crazy, but believe me it will be here soon enough. My favorite part about going back to school […]

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