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 […]

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 […]

Fall Cookbook Roundup

I love to cook. It’s relaxing and helps me wind down after a long day. I love the alchemy of it all; how the flavors mix together to make the most delicious concoctions […]

2nd Annual Uptown Block Party!

Last year saw such a large influx of new businesses to the 1000, 1100, and 1200 blocks of King St. that we had to celebrate with the first ever Uptown Block Party. That […]

Liquorary Fall Cocktail Event at Red Barn Mercantile

The nip in the air means a little nip of something spicy to drink, wouldn’t you agree? Fall weather made an appearance this weekend and I relished it. For all the reasons we […]

Welcome Hobonichi Techo to Penny Post    

The way people organize their lives is highly personal. Naturally, our customers believe a good old-fashioned paper planner is the best way so we have been asking for planner suggestions from our customers […]

Introducing The Design Collective at Red Barn Mercantile

We have something new for you that is beyond exciting for us. At Red Barn Mercantile we are partnering with four extremely talented designers to bring you the full range of interior design […]

It’s Never Too Early…

So, we know how crazy the holidays can get. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy, families to see, school programs to attend, and holiday greetings to send. It can all be […]

The Bees Have It + September Reset Update

It seems my September Reset is influencing the products on Red Barn Mercantile’s shelves and I didn’t even realize it. We recently added three new products that honey bees have had a hand […]

Outfit to Room, Fall Edition + Upholstery Sale Extended and Dash & Albert Sale on Now

Labor Day is over and summer has unofficially ended. We are all looking forward to changing leaves, hot cocoa, and college football. Fall is my absolute favorite season for all those reasons and […]

Bubbles and Bargains: Big Anniversary Celebrations at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

September is a big month for our little company. Red Barn Mercantile turns 11 and Penny Post turns 1! Can you believe it?! Oh, how time flies. Last September – exactly 10 years […]

Labor Day Plans…Without All the Labor

Labor Day is coming up and you might be hosting a party or a small gathering of friends to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. If you are, then we have two new […]

Textures, Textiles, and Textbooks

All of us at Alexandria Stylebook have been talking about Back to School this month for good reason. It’s coming up fast and furious. Before you know it, the kids will be in […]

Our Semi-Annual Upholstery Sale Has Begun!

It’s August and that means it is time to shop our semi-annual upholstery sale!  Every day we offer 20 percent off all Cisco Brothers upholstered furniture, but twice a year we give you […]

Back to School?! Not Quite, But It *Is* Time for the ACPS Backpack Drive

I know it sounds crazy to be writing about Back to School already. For crying out loud, we just ended the school year and have only begun to enjoy summer vacation! So why […]

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