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 […]
12.18.18

“Oh, wait! I still need…”

If you’re as organized as me – read: not at all – and you find yourself in need of those last few items to make your holiday party complete, your stockings full, and […]
12.12.18

Our Experts Picks the Gifts They’re Giving (and Hope To Get)

Some of my best customers are my team members. They are the people to whom I turn when I’m deciding on what to buy for the store. Because their taste is impeccable, and their […]
12.03.18

The 12 Days of Christmas at Penny Post & Red Barn Mercantile

Remember last week when I told you there are no new ideas, well today is the perfect example of that. Or, rather, I like to believe it’s the perfect example of great minds […]
11.26.18

Everyone’s a Winner at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post This Year!

There are no new ideas. Or at least they are few and far between. So when my husband came home with an envelope from the restaurant Maggiano’s, I was shocked. It was a […]
11.21.18

Good Cause, Great Times, All the Gift Wrapping You Need

Here is something I believe down to my core: a beautifully wrapped gift is as important as the gift itself. Every year, I coordinate all my wrapping to make the perfect Christmas statement […]
11.12.18

Why Catstudio’s Military Collection Is So Special to Me

Here’s one thing you may not know about me: I’m an Air Force brat. My dad was a fighter pilot and served for more than 30 years. Before turning 8, my family moved […]
11.05.18

Red Barn Mercantile’s Annual Holiday Unveiling

If you call the store this week, don’t be surprised if we are slow to answer. We will be buried under boxes of Christmas decorations getting ready for our annual Holiday Unveiling. Every […]


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