Summer Fun from Red Barn Mercantile

If you had big travel plans this summer, then I’m sorry. I wish we all could have taken those once in a lifetime trips this year. But at least we have our backyards and beaches within a short driving distance. The good news is that being outside is a safe place. And, if you take all the precautions, you can still have a lovely vacation. Afterall, have mask will travel!

My family has decided to stay home this summer. We will save our money and make bigger plans for next year. For us that will mean finding fun things to do around here. Considering that vacations will consist of mostly outdoor activities this year, either in our backyards or at the beach, we curated a sweet little collection of things to make either – or actually both! – a lot more fun.

I’m particularly excited about the inflatable alligator and unicorn sprinklers. How fun are they?! And, the beach umbrellas and coordinating coolers are my new favorite items in the store. With the vintage pattern and fringe, they harken back to beach vacations of days gone by. Back this year are all the sand toys that double as garden toys which paired with outdoor games like bocce ball and ring toss mean a ton of outdoor fun. Finally, I am in love with these ridiculously cute bucket hats. Keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes while you enjoy the summer months outside!

Everything here is available in-store, online, and curbside. We’ve got all the fun and all the options for you this summer. Grab some sunscreen from Bellacara and a pair of sunglasses from The Shoe Hive and you’re in business!


Rainbow Mesh Totebag, $46; Blue and White Beach Umbrella, $200; Scoopi Shovel, $30; Sailing Ship Kite, $48; Bucket Hat, $42; Blue and White Stripe Cooler, $80; Shark Soaker, $16; Yellow Triplet Sand and Water Toy, $10; Ballo Bucket, $17; Crocodile Inflatable Sprinkler, $18


Bucket Hat, $42; Bocce Ball, $39; Pira Pyramid Builder, $25; Lemons Beach Umbrella, $200; Unicorn Inflatable Sprinkler, $28; French Market Bag, $60; Whale Squirter, $14; Raki Sand Toys, $12.50; Penguin Inflatable Water Mat, $39.50; Yellow Stripe Cooler, $80


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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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