Flights of Fancy

One of my favorite blogs is I Suwanee. It really is the only one remaining in my inbox and the only one I open on the regular (besides Alexandria Stylebook, of course). Jamie Meares has an incredible way with pattern, mixing suzanis, plaid, and animal print with a deft hand. And, she’s clever. Her writing is well done and her sense of humor is dry and witty. While we don’t have the same sense of style, I truly enjoy what she creates.  If you are looking for someone new to follow, look no further than I Suwanee.


I tell you this because I’m going to steal one of her regular features, “Flings.”  This is when she shares some of the things she is currently loving, following, wearing, watching, reading, etc’ing. It’s a clever way to get a quick sneak peek into her style and find new resources. Since you subscribe to Stylebook and have received us so warmly, I thought you might be interested in some of the things that have caught my fancy as of late.  So, here are a few insights just for you…




  • The latest from Amy
Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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