Holiday Prep with Penny Post and Red Barn Mercantile

We are really excited to be at The Shoe Hive this Thursday for the first ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop. It’s a short season this year, so we wanted to help you get a jump on your holiday planning. There are always a few things you need right after Thanksgiving in order to share the season with friends and family. Advent calendars, check. Holiday cards, check. Wrapping paper, check. Secret Santa gifts, check. We will be at The Shoe Hive to help you cross a few items off your list so you can stress less and enjoy the holidays more this year.

Below is a preview of a few things we have in the store that we will be sharing with you on Thursday. From Red Barn Mercantile we will be bringing a small selection of gifts and will be offering a free state dishtowel with every special order Catstudio pillow. And from Penny Post we will be bringing some of the supplies you need to make your holidays merry and bright. Plus, we will be offering 20 percent off all Haute Papier notepads, custom stationery, and gift tags.

Check, check, and check!


Penny Post: Greeting cards, $6; Gift bags, $5 to $11; Wrapping paper, $10 to $12 per roll; Sugarfina advent calendar, $55; Notepad, $8.50; Wine glass, $18; Washi tape, $15; Cocktail napkins, $8; Gift enclosure card, $3; Set of three notebooks, $20



Red Barn Mercantile: Catstudio embroidered pillows, $192 to $286; Farmhouse Pottery cheese stone, $65 to $100; Bittermilk Old Fashioned, $19; Assorted surprise balls, $37.50; Roland Pine candle, $32; Yule Log, $26; Alexandria market bag, $68; Peppermint candy canes, $3.95


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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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