Red Barn Mercantile + Sweet Root Village: Valentines and Galentines Made Easy!

I’ve been married for 28 years. Long ago, I realized that my husband cannot read my mind. At first that seemed like a big bummer. Hollywood and all its rom coms and epic love stories had let me down. But, in reality, it’s quite all right. In many ways, so much better. Nowadays, I make a list and am often pleasantly surprised at how well he pulls off the gift giving. I don’t set him up for failure and I get what I want. It’s a win, win if you ask me. This year, we want to make Valentine’s Day a winning situation for you. That is why we have teamed up with the amazing floral designers behind Sweet Root Village to create a beautiful one-stop gift for your favorite Valentine or Galentine, or even a special treat for yourself.



I met Lauren and Rachel, the enormously talented ladies behind Sweet Root Village, six years ago. A mutual friend of ours had started a group of women entrepreneurs who gathered to share and grouse about owning a business. It’s been a pleasure to watch these ladies grow their business into a premier floral design studio. And they did it on their own terms. They are completely unapologetic about mixing motherhood with their business. It is so refreshing. If you take a look at their Instagram feed, you’ll see beautiful floral creations being composed by women with babies strapped to them and with small children playing gleefully around the studio. As a mom who owns her own business, I’m truly inspired by them. They are genuine trailblazers.

Lauren and Rachel are also amazing collaborators. When I thought about with whom I’d like to collaborate this Valentine’s Day, I immediately thought of them. Normally, they would be busy creating gorgeous floral arrangements for all sorts of events, but because of COVID, I figured they might have a little more time on their hands. So, I took a chance and reached out to propose a one-stop Valentine’s Day gift idea. Their collaborative nature was on full display when they enthusiastically agreed to partner. In typical form, there were lots of exclamation points and we could not have been more excited.




Our little merry band of entrepreneurial moms are thrilled to bring you the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the ladies in your life. Be they family members, friends, wives, or yourself, they will love this gorgeous floral arrangement and gift box of peony scented goodies. And they will love you for giving it to them!

So, don’t delay! Place your orders by February 7 for delivery or pick up on February 12 or 13. Happy Valentine’s Day!



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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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