Home Décor &
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Rusted Arrow Mercantile is a furniture, gifts, and home décor boutique in downtown Pensacola, Florida.
Family owned and operated since 2017, the shop is nestled on the corner of Intendencia and Palafox Place. Owners Samantha and Ruth, though not Pensacola natives, fell in love with the small town charm of Pensacola and are proud to call it home.
Ruth raised her family in the suburbs of Chicago and has always had a passion for home décor and gifts. Ruth is well known among family and friends as being unique and thoughtful with her gifts. Her passion for giving turned into a 25 year long career in the gift and retail industry. She took a leap of faith to leave the corporate world, and her hometown of Chicago, and pursue a lifelong dream to open a retail store of her own with her oldest daughter, Samantha.
Samantha, though born in Chicago, is a Florida girl at heart. Samantha is passionate and driven and this passion brought her to Panama City Beach, Florida to train dolphins. In Panama City Beach, Samantha met her husband Jesse and they moved to Tampa, Florida. Samantha, who painted furniture with her mom growing up, found a new love in painting furniture in Tampa. Her eye for design and unique pieces landed her a spot in a locally famous vintage market in St. Petersburg, Florida.
It became obvious that the uniqueness and quality of the painted furniture was something that people were looking for. When Ruth came on board and added her unique perspective, experience, and eye for detail, everyone agreed it was the perfect opportunity to start our own retail store. The last step, find the perfect location.
Jesse, Samantha’s husband, is a local of Mobile, Alabama. He suggested nearby Pensacola, Florida and the search began. One visit to Pensacola was enough to convince everyone involved that there was no better place to start our dream. Everything fell into place and Pensacola became the home of Rusted Arrow Mercantile. With the incredible support of Pensacola, and the vibrant downtown community, Rusted Arrow Mercantile has grown beyond expectations and is constantly striving to bring new and trending home décor and gifts to tourist and locals alike.
If you find yourself in downtown Pensacola, stop in and say hello to our family, Ruth and Dan Cornelius, and Samantha, Jesse, and Grace Breedlove. We always love making new friends and hope to make you feel at home.
Owners Samantha, Ruth, and Jesse