04.29.19
Sugarfina’s limited edition cocktail kits

Cheers! It’s the First-Ever Old Town Cocktail Week!

If you fancy yourself a craft cocktail aficionado or even just an armchair cocktail quarterback, then we have the event for you. Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post are so excited to participate […]
04.24.19
Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection: Embroidered Pillow, Glassware, Dish Towel, Change Purse

One Word for You: Catstudio

In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman gets one-word advice from Mr. Robinson: Plastics. Well my one-word advice for you is: Catstudio. Specifically, Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection. It makes a great gift for any graduate. That’s […]
04.17.19
Patio Decor from Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria, VA

Asking for a Friend: Patio A or Patio B?

There are endless options for home furnishing out there. When you hire an interior designer, you are paying for someone to wade through the sea of possibilities so you don’t have to. With […]
04.10.19

How To Make a World-Class Easter Basket

My mom was a class-A superhero when it came to making Easter baskets. Really, any gift basket at all. She had the Midas touch for it. And not to brag too much, but […]
04.02.19

Who Do You Love More, Red Barn Mercantile or Penny Post? Let Us Know During Spring2ACTion!

One of my favorite days of the year is Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s day of giving. As a former non-profit fundraiser and a current competitive person, Spring2ACTion is thrilling. I love that Alexandrians near and […]
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 […]


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