Grandmillennial Gift Guide – Vintage Decor Edition

Shop the Grandmillennial Gift Guide - vintage decor edition- on Curio Collected from Pender and Peony for unique granny chic gifts!

Delight the Grandmillennial loving gal on your list with any of this unique vintage decor! All of the ideas on this Grandmillennial Gift Guide are available to shop in Curio Collected here on P&P! You know this traditional style loving gal: She is constantly hunting thrifts, estate sales, and antique stores for that one of…

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Charleston Weekend Itinerary

The Bennett Hotel lobby

Head down South to the marshlands where candy-colored architecture meets cobblestone paths and alluring history, delectable food, and refined shopping abound! That’s right let’s go to Charleston, S.C.! My girlfriend and I had a little reunion rendezvous a few weekends ago in this most delicious of towns. We shopped, explored, ate, and cheers-ed to our…

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Hot Fun in the Summer

collage of summer finds from Amazon

Y’all I have officially kicked into summer mode with July 4th and a week of R&R time at my parent’s farm! It feels gooooood! We’ve eaten lots of tomato sandwiches, rocked endless hours on the front porch reading delightful novels, been berry picking, and enjoyed a few or more summer inspired cocktails. So please excuse…

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Talking Art: Understanding & Evaluating Art with Confidence

Painting of Texas bluebells hung on wall with Staffordshire style spaniel and pink tulipere arranged underneath

A fundamental overview of terms and concepts to help you look at, understand, evaluate, and speak about art with confidence. Art feels daunting to many of us. I frequently hear from my decorating clients that they just don’t know where to begin with buying and hanging art. If you’ve ever felt intimidated walking into an…

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A Gift from Grandma

Stack of handmade quilts

I was 18 and headed to college…focus elsewhere…eager to leave home and branch out in the world. Little care or interest in the 2 quilts my grandmother determinedly gifted: Simple but sturdy patchwork bundles in mismatched colors and hand-me-down fabrics. Each was lovingly inscribed with her and her mother’s names as the makers further detailing…

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Reading Lately – Spring 2022

Book on floral fabric with pink rose - The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

5 enchanting books perfect to enjoy this spring that will make you cry, laugh-out loud, and fall in love! If you are like me, you are always in search of the next good book! I’ve read some delightful ones here lately and thought I would share them with you lovely peonies just in case one…

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The Beauty of a Handwritten Note with Basic Invite

The beauty of a handwritten note on pretty stationery is a cheery way to show you care this winter

Brighten someone’s day with a handwritten note on beautiful stationery from Basic Invite –with tons of designs to choose from and each one customizable with colors and fonts, you’ll find just the right signature card! Sometimes I feel rather nostalgic for the era of the handwritten letter. Not that I really know or understand what…

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2022: FUEL

list exercise of all the activities, places, people, and things that energize me

At the start of a new year, I try to reflect and take stock of where I’ve been and the path ahead. A few years ago I stopped making concrete resolutions and instead started choosing a word or short phrase to embody my goals, attitude, and vision for the year before me. So far I’ve…

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Vintage Gifts for the Grandmillennial

10 unique vintage gifts for the grandmillennial

11 unique vintage gifts for the self-proclaimed granny chic lady in your life! The Grandmillennial in your life loves heirlooms, traditional decor, chintz, and classic entertaining pieces. Give her something with… history bright hues captivating patterns timeless appeal and you can’t go wrong! I’ve curated 11 vintage gifts for the Grandmillennial that I know she…

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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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