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 terribly overwhelming. To ease your pain and holiday overload, Penny Post is here to help you get a jump start on one important holiday element – holiday cards!

Yep, to help you tick that off your list we are offering 15 percent off all holiday cards during the month of October. All orders placed by October 30 are guaranteed to make it in your hot little hands with plenty of time to enjoy the holidays! Wouldn’t that be nice?

Our list of makers continues to grow with our latest addition, Richmond’s own Page Stationery. From Page’s beautiful and affordable digital greetings to Bella Figura and Haute Papier’s stunning letterpress goodness to Crane’s engraved perennial favorites, we have what you need to share your love with friends and family from near and far. Here are a few of our favorites from these makers.


Haute Papier

We love Haute Papier’s letterpress designs and matching gift tags. Also, get your cards now and add your photos later – how’s that for planning?!



Crane’s classic and elegant designs are quintessential holidays in Old Town. Their photo cards and cards with personal messages inside are classics.


Bella Figura

From traditional cards to modern cards and everything in between, Bella Figura’s letterpress, foil, and digital offerings combine to make your personalized holiday greetings stand out.


Page Stationery

The latest addition to our custom collections, Page Stationery is fun and fresh. With affordable digital options, as well as letterpress designs, Page is an excellent choice for all budgets this holiday season.


To book an appointment to order your holiday cards simply call the store at 703.888.1515 or email Here’s to getting the jump on the holidays and actually finding time to relax this year!



Last week after a particularly good session with Heather I definitely needed a shower. In general, I don’t like to sweat. It is so inconvenient. You have to shower, wash your hair (it takes me easily 20 minutes to dry mine!), and whatever else it takes to get the stink off you and look presentable. That takes time and time is something I don’t usually have. However, for the September Reset I’m making the time and it’s paying off. As I was getting in the shower, I noticed something in my peripheral vision. My shoulders were not where they usually are, which is slumped over in a permanent slouch. They were back, out of the way, and I was standing straighter. To say it was thrilling would be an understatement. This little thing didn’t feel so little to me. I sort of reveled in it the rest of the day and started to imagine the possibilities if I kept up with the exercise.

For the first time in a very long time I saw a healthier future and it felt good.

Now, I have to be honest with you. I actually don’t like posts like the ones we’ve been doing. Generally they are wrought with potential disaster. You get really excited and you’re feeling good and moving forward, but what happens once your reset is done and your commitment to the reader has been fulfilled? Do you keep going? Or do you fall into the same old patterns? It seems like it’s always the latter and that scares me. One of the greatest lessons that I have learned through this September Reset is that if you fall behind, then you start again the next day. You give yourself permission to fail and you forgive yourself if you do. There is no shame, there is only moving forward as best you can. Slow and steady wins the race.


  • 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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