03.20.19

Red Barn Mercantile Introduces Two New Upholstery Lines (Bonus: They Are Budget Friendly)

When designing a room, we believe in investing in the big impact pieces like art, rugs, window treatments, and sofas. In particular, we believe in investing in the best sofa your budget will […]
03.11.19

Introducing Penny Perks

In September, Penny Post celebrated its first anniversary. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to all of our supporters for making the first year as successful as we hoped it would […]
03.05.19

Drop a Line with These New Lines at Penny Post

Emily and I recently made our semi-annual pilgrimage to New York City for NY Now, the international gift show. This year was the first time the National Stationery Show was combined with the […]
02.27.19

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

We are taking a big shift from design and upholstery sales (which, you are in luck, has been extended to March 17) to…bacon. Yes, bacon. For all my carnivorous friends out there, this […]
02.20.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part Four: Lindsay Boudreaux of Shotgun Double

“Where do I start?” is the question everyone asks when faced with a big home project. The answer is easy. Find that one thing that, as Marie Kondo would say, sparks joy and […]
02.11.19

Upholstery + Rug Sale Design Inspiration, Part 3: Alison Giese Interiors

First, let me just get this out of the way, all Dash & Albert rugs, rug pads, throws, and accessories will be on sale 20 percent off from February 14th to the 20th. Okay. […]
02.04.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part 2: Regan Billingsley Interiors

Did you all see Madelyn’s foyer light fixture post last week? If not, then read it ASAP. It was brilliant! Not only did we get a sneak peek into her beautiful home, we […]
01.29.19

Upholstery Sale Design Inspiration, Part 1: Kristin Try Fine Art & Interiors

This Friday, February 1 starts our semi-annual Upholstery Sale and to mark the occasion we thought it would be fun to give our Design Collective designers one upholstered piece and two other accent […]
01.25.19

Street Style: Alison Giese

Our designer partner, Kristin Try, and I were in the store one day when Alison Giese walked in and we started talking about Cisco Brothers furniture and design. We were both struck with […]
01.22.19

Penny Post + Alexandria’s Wedding Showcase 2019

Now that the calendar has flipped, it’s time to start planning your 2019 wedding. Planning a wedding is a daunting effort. The options seem infinite and the decisions seem insurmountable. Well fear no […]
01.18.19

Street Style: Regan Billingsley

I first met Regan Billingsley a couple of years ago through my friend, Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs. It was such a treat. Immediately and simultaneously I was struck by her lack […]
01.15.19

What Are Blackwing Pencils and Why Do I Love Them So?

Blackwing pencils regularly appear on our Penny Post gift guides, so I’m sure you have seen them. However, it occurred to me that we have never properly introduced you to the very best […]
01.07.19

Outfit to Room: Think Pink Edition (Perfect Timing for Our White Sale)

Did you know that we sell bedding? Not many people do, so you’re in the majority. That’s why we have decided to have a White Sale. Very little is more traditional retail than […]
12.31.18

New Year and New Skills Along Old Town’s Maker’s Mile

Happy (almost!) New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to 2019 with hope and excitement. Last month a woman came into the store lamenting […]
12.24.18

Merry Christmas to You from Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

Thank you all for another amazing holiday season! It was so fun sharing the most wonderful time of the year with you. Seeing all your smiles when you found the perfect gift for […]


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