Red Barn Mercantile Holiday Unveiling is ON! Online that is.

When it was made clear that we would be in lockdown mode for the rest of the year, my first thought was of the holidays. Particularly, how we will have our annual Holiday Unveiling. It’s our biggest event of the year and we don’t want to miss it. After much brainstorming and planning, I believe we have come up with a wonderful way to recreate this event online and in the store with the help of two amazing partners, Cheesetique and Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant To Be Calligraphy.



If you’ve been to our holiday unveiling then you know it is when we turn the store into a veritable winter wonderland and kick off the holiday season with tasty treats, party favors, and a discount of up to 30 percent off your entire purchase. This year we are breaking the event into two channels: in-store and online. Because we have to limit capacity, we will offer 30 minute shopping appointments for eight people at a time from 6pm to 9pm, with the last appointments at 8:30pm. Unfortunately we have to skip the treats, but we will have a wonderful party favor from Michele and our usual discounts!

For the online portion of the evening, we have partnered with Cheesetique to bring you an extra special version of their Friday Night Cheeseboard. They have curated a cheese and wine pairing just for us! Order your cheeseboard for pickup or delivery by noon on November 5, and you’ll have it to enjoy while you do your online shopping. Jill will post one of her famously fantastic cheeseboard demos to Cheesetique’s Instagram account, @cheesetique, at 5:30pm so you can be ready for shopping! In addition to the cheeseboard, you’ll get a Meant To Be Calligraphy party favor (which I forgot to mention is an $18 value!) for joining the fun. Don’t even think we forgot about the discounts, friends. We wouldn’t do that! Of course, the internet makes it possible to pick your discount online, so stop by the website to try your luck. On November 5 from 6pm to 9pm you’ll get to pick your discount when you first land on the site. There is only one discount per email, so be sure to use it – and pick – wisely!

Lastly, we usually have Penny Post open so you can use your discount over there too. This year, we won’t be open, but – and this is even better – you’ll be able to pick a discount on Penny Post’s website too! So, this year you will get two unveilings for the price of one.

Whew! I think that’s it. While it’s not our usual to do, I am really excited about our plans. The Unveiling should still be a stellar kickoff to the holidays. I hope you’ll join us!!

PS: At 6pm I’ll be taking to the Instagram airwaves to give you a live tour of the store so you can see the store in all of its holiday glory!


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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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