How To Create a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Home

Generally I avoid all Mexican restaurants on May 5th, just like I avoid all Irish pubs on March 17th. The crowds are just too much for me. However, I don’t like to let […]

Street Style: Jean Molesworth Kee

It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the formidable Jean Molesworth Kee today. I first had the opportunity to work with Jean in 2011 when she did a workshop for us on […]

Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to […]

Shop Sustainably at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post

We all know that recycling is important and that we should turn off the lights when we leave a room and public transportation is better than driving, so I don’t need to tell […]

Decorating Ideas for All Tax Return Budgets

Happy tax season, all! Income taxes are due next week and I for one will be glad it’s over. As a small business owner this is a waiting game I don’t like to […]

Celebrate National Letter Writing Month with Penny Post and Friends

Letters connect us much more than a text or an email does. My mother writes in all caps and has very neat penmanship. It’s very distinct and when I see it I always […]

Spring Dining in Casual Comfort

You know we don’t do anything fancy at Red Barn Mercantile. When it comes to entertaining, we just don’t believe in a lot of fuss when we can be spending time with the […]

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on Its Way

The other day I easily spent half an hour trying to decide what candy to put in my children’s Easter basket. To say that I take Easter baskets seriously is an understatement. When […]

Big News for Textile Lovers

Have we got some good news for you! Cisco Brothers just announced that they are offering COM in their Essentials Collection. What does that mean and what in the blue blazes is COM? […]

Introducing the Coolest Object You Will Ever Own

Design is critical. Let’s be honest, it’s not life saving, but it does make life worth living. It gives us beauty, aspiration, and constant inspiration. Companies from Porsche to Target incorporate design into […]

Designing a Living Room Based on this Look

I was scrolling through The Hive and The Shoe Hive’s Instagram feed the other day – well every day, let’s be honest – and was struck by this picture of a woman in […]

Engraving vs. Letterpress: How to Print Personal Stationery

After writing all your holiday thank you notes, you’ve run out of personal stationery, which means it’s time to re-order but you’re not sure what to do or where to go. Where to […]

Dash & Albert President’s Day Sale

Each spring and fall Dash & Albert introduces a slew of new rugs. This year, you’re in luck because they are doing it just before the annual President’s Day sale. Starting today through […]

Valentine’s Day for Littles

​One of the best things about being a mom is getting to do all those fun things you loved to do as a kid over again with your own children. You know, things […]

5 Tips To Place Living Room Furniture for a Space that Works for Real Life

The holidays are over and you’ve nursed your credit card back to health, now what? Now it’s time to think about your home. The recent temps don’t indicate it, but spring will be […]

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