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What is a Classically Charming Curio?

Classically charming curios: Pair of Staffordshire spaniels and sheep with Rose Medallion ormolu bowl in back

Exploring the nature of classically charming curios and just what gives them that unique je ne sais quoi! You may have noticed I recently changed Pender & Peony’s motto to… in pursuit of classically charming curios I was looking for a phrase that better reflected the day to day hustle and bustle of the shop …

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Dressing an Elegant Fall Mantel

Small white pumpkin nestled in dried hydrangea blooms surrounding an orange and white Chinese vase filled with orange berry branches

Learn my five tips to decorating an elegant fall mantel and get inspired by mine filled with preserved hydrangea blooms, gold and white pumpkins, Chinese vases, orange berries, and sage green Wedgwood Jasperware. Every year it is a joy and a challenge to create interesting and new seasonal mantels for myself and as inspiration for …

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Pink & Green Fall Table

Katherine places fig on plates for autumn themed tablescape in pink and green

An autumnal tabletop layered in an unconventional blend of dusky pink and leafy green with antique copper luster, Bavarian china, Indian block print linens, and Italian crystal makes for an enchanting pink and green fall table!  The new flavors of fall are upon us with succulent fruits like figs ripening and a spiced palate of …

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Four Vintage Rose Medallion Garden Stools

I know you all are as excited as I am about these gorgeous vintage Rose Medallion garden stools! These beauties make the perfect Chinoiserie accent in living rooms, bathrooms, porches, and so many more spots. These are all vibrantly colored with highly detailed hand painted designs. At this time there are 4 stools available. Please …

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Delicious Autumn Decor

Delicious autumn decor inspiration for the grandmillennial - flatlay of fall themed antiques, decor, tableware

Autumn decor inspiration for the grandmillennial, showcasing the antiques, decor, tableware, and fashion I’m loving for fall! Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot Delicious autumn! DELICIOUS AUTUMN! Isn’t that just the perfect way …

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The Spirit of Things

My grandmother's yellow teapot

I was talking with a friend the other day about what I do and she made the comment that shopping estate sales makes her sad. She said it was even a bit depressing to her when she saw all these belongings “abandoned” for buyers to pick through and then to think that the family didn’t …

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In the Blackberry Patch

In the blackberry patch end of summer table

An end of summer table with Poppytrail dishes, vintage chintz, antique silver, and zinnias plus an easy candlelight DIY perfect for any tablescape. Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet as ripe summer berries and vivacious blooms fade to autumn’s velvety colors and spicy scents. Blackberries are one of those quintessential summer delights that never fail …

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What I Learned From Redecorating Our Family Room

Katherine places Chinoiserie plate on mantel to complete the look

Redecorating a room? Consider these 4 interior design principles to solve bad decor and redesign a room you’ll love. Y’all it has been just over a month since I finished our family room refresh, and we are loving it! LOVING IT! If you haven’t seen the reveal with the before and afters, check it out …

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Choosing Art for Your Home with Amanda Goetze

Ida Floreak art works in Goetze's bedroom

Get help choosing art for your home with these expert tips from Amanda Goetze of Goetze Art & Design! I believe a room is unfinished without beautiful, captivating art on the walls. In fact, I’m decidedly in the “no blank walls” fan club. How about you? Choosing art for your home in many ways is …

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Collector’s Notes: Antique Prints

Flatlay of various types of prints for collector's notes series

The basics of collecting antique prints, including print making techniques, history, and how to identify different types. Antique prints are a wonderful way to bring a window to the past into your home: Usually, they are moderately priced and collectable; There is a vast variety in subject matter that has been brilliantly and artistically rendered; …

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