Decorating your home in traditional grandmillennial style

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Whether you live in a quaint bungalow, a 3 story walk up, or a suburban colonial, you can have a home that feels welcoming and charming! Your home should delight you and be your ultimate place of respite.

At P&P I want to help you create a home you love with decorating tips, DIY projects, and holiday decor ideas to achieve a charming and classic home.

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Grandmillennial Decor Under $150




Decorating Tips

Style Advice for Choosing a Rug

September 28, 2022

Choosing a rug requires many key decisions from material and size to style! Learn about the four main styling elements to simplify those decisions and decorate with rugs successfully! The character of a room is instantly elevated by the addition of a stylish rug. Rugs can inspire a room design or be the finishing touch…

5 Tips for Traditional Framing

September 26, 2022

Get that Grandmillennial look on your walls with these 5 tips for framing and matting works on paper. The arrival of Fräulein Auguste Strobl and permanent residence here at Dogwood House necessitated some re-arranging of art this past weekend. I just shared the story of that portrait in this post. Totally unplanned but totally fortuitously,…

Secrets to The Art of Layering

August 12, 2022

Six decorator secrets to the art of layering to achieve that collected style without looking cluttered. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and come sit with me! I’m going to let you in on a few of my best secrets to the art of layering! You know the look I’m talking about. It’s collected…

Ginger Jars on a Summer Mantel

July 19, 2022

Style a charming summer mantel playing on classic decor with ginger jars, Staffordshire spaniels, and fresh greenery. Taking my cue from graniture sets of old, I mixed and matched temple and ginger jars in graduated sizes and pretty colors to decorate my summer mantel. The outer vintage Rose Medallion temple jars are a staple on…

Jewelry Storage Tips Using Vintage Containers

June 9, 2022

Add character and a little glamour to your dressing table with these jewelry storage tips using vintage containers! Scrap those plastic bins and boring jewelry boxes! Opt for timeless vintage and antique boxes, jars, dishes, and bowls to sort and store your jewelry on your vanity. I promise it will make accessorizing SO MUCH MORE…

Accentuate Your Wall Decor With Candle Sconces

May 8, 2022

Not sure how to liven up your walls and enhance the 2-D art you’ve already hung? It’s time to invest in the tried and true elegance of traditional candle sconces! I have quite the soft spot for vintage and antique candle sconces in brass, gilt, pewter, or toleware. I just adore the sculptural details and…

12 Ideas to Style a Traditional Sideboard

April 19, 2022

Let’s look at 12 ways to style a traditional sideboard and talk styling tips to get that Grandmillennial chic look! Don’t you just love a sideboard? I certainly do because sideboards are form, function, and display all in one piece of furniture! Sideboards provide wonderful storage for your china and tableware collections plus they serve…

Decorating with Yellow

April 4, 2022

Thinking of going yellow in your home decor? Read my tips for decorating with yellow before you do! Yellow is one of my favorite colors to decorate with! I adore the sunny hue in small doses and the way a cheery yellow can instantly brighten and enliven a space. As a teenager my parents let…

My Advice on How to Mix High & Low End Decor

March 29, 2022

My philosophy on how to mix high and low end decor to achieve a layered traditional look that feels classic but saves you money! As a grandmillennial I am all about the layered collected look, which for me means mixing high and low end decor. There’s no doubt I love a rich, luxe looking interior…

Pretty Decor for a Taste of Spring

March 12, 2022

Pretty vintage and antique decor to bring a happy little taste of spring to your living room! The temperature reached 70 degrees this week, and the sunny daffodils are popping — I’m simply longing for spring now! Creating little touches of the season in my living room makes me so happy. I feel like I’m…

Grandmillennial Cues for Decorating with Blue

March 9, 2022

Don’t ignore these cues for decorating with blue to achieve that classic Grandmillennial style in your home! And a little advice from my fellow “grannies”! Are you a fellow “granny” who loves blue? Yes…well let’s talk about how to incorporate this hue into your home decorating! As you know Grandmillennial interiors are all about that…

My Advice on How to Decorate with Blue

March 3, 2022

Are you a lover of blue hues in your home decor? Considering painting your walls in blue? Read my advice on how to decorate with blue to avoid costly mistakes! Ah…the beauty of blue! It is one of those colors that always feels clean and bright no matter if it’s in its deepest bold navy…

Collecting Antiques

A Paragon of Beauty – Ruminations on a Portrait

September 24, 2022

Some of you keen observers noticed this charming lady serenely smiling out of the Hunt Collection sale photos from Thursday. I’m excited to introduce you to the newest resident here at Dogwood House: Fräulein Auguste Strobl (1807 – 1871)! Auguste came to me by way of auction, and I must confess to only leaving a…

3 Things You Should Know About Wedgwood

August 24, 2022

Curio IQ Series: a short and sweet lesson in antiques, discussing Wedgwood ceramics. Here’s 3 things you should know to start a collection! I’ll never forget my first real introduction to Wedgwood ceramics — the polished basalts, the velvety jaspers, and delicate curling reliefs. I was a registration assistant working on a cataloging and photography…

3 Things You Should Know About Opaline Glass

August 2, 2022

Curio IQ Series: Let’s take a short and sweet lesson in antiques! If you’ve flipped through a design magazine or coffee table book in the last 30 years, then chances are you’ve spied a table or two set with brilliant aqua goblets in varying sizes but all with a timeless wafer stem. This bold color…

The Grandmillennial’s Pocket Guide to Chic Antiques

July 13, 2022

About The Grandmillennial’s Pocket Guide to Chic Antiques: your on the hunt resource to the chic antiques Grandmillennials adore!

Collector’s Notes: Blue and White Chinese Porcelain

February 23, 2022

An overview of blue and white Chinese porcelain for the budding collector that delves into the history and how to authenticate antique porcelains. Think you’ve got a consuming passion for decorating with blue and white Chinese porcelain? Take a look at these obsessive displays! Don’t be confused by the perspective. You are looking up in…

What is a Classically Charming Curio?

September 29, 2021

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…

The Spirit of Things

September 2, 2021

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…

Collector’s Notes: Antique Prints

July 20, 2021

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;…

Decorating with Rose Medallion

June 8, 2021

5 ways of decorating with Rose Medallion that showcase its beauty and help create the Chinoiserie chic look. Rose Medallion ceramics are my favorite Chinoiserie decor with out doubt. First of all the pink and green color palette is classic and charming then there are the darling birds, bats, butterflies, and dragons frolicking in the…

The Best Thrift Stores in Western North Carolina

May 28, 2021

Katherine reveals the 5 best thrift stores in Western North Carolina she frequents to find quality antiques and vintage. Just a few things to keep in mind when thrifting… No. 1 Don’t underestimate the power of manifestation. Set your intention to find something specific when you start your thrifting adventure. Think about it regularly though…

Seasonal Decorating

Autumn

Hot Pink for Autumn Decor in the Living Room?

September 14, 2022

YES! You can go bold with a vibrant pink for autumn decor in the living room and still have a traditional, cozy feel! Just take a look… Mixing autumn favorites with lush florals and colorful pops defines the traditional but playful feel of my autumn decor this year! See my inspiration board here. The mantel…

Strolling the Autumn Forest

September 6, 2022

Inspirations for fall decorating and entertaining mixing moody botanicals with worn plaids, French Country with English Cottage, and bold color with burnished metallics. Two years ago I started the tradition of creating a flatlay mood board for autumn decorating and entertaining, and I love doing this creative exercise. It pulls together my ideas and inspirations.…

Dressing an Elegant Fall Mantel

September 21, 2021

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…

Delicious Autumn Decor

September 9, 2021

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…

A Witchy Front Door for Halloween

October 15, 2020

Decorate for Halloween this year with a witchy front door using heirloom pumpkins, mums, enchanted ferns, and a witches hat and broom. Add some glowing candlelight and sinister crows for spooky effect. There are somethings I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender…

Fall Decor But Make It Vintage – Autumn Home Tour

October 13, 2020

Take a tour of my home all jazzed up for fall and see how I added autumnal touches to my existing vintage and antique decor! It’s a Colorful Life Fall Blog Hop 20+ Bloggers & Their Fabulous Fall Homes Welcome to My Autumn Home Tour! October is here and so is fall! I am beyond…

My Fall Mantel with Ginger Jars & Velvet Pumpkins

October 5, 2020

Decorate a traditional fall mantel with ginger jars and velvet pumpkins that feels luxurious and not the least bit farmhouse! What defines fall decor? For me it’s luxurious color and texture, which means rich autumnal hues that reflect the changing leaves and cozy, slightly rustic textures. Fall decor should feel warm and inviting. It should…

Fall-spiration

September 19, 2020

A new season is beginning! Feel energized by my fall-spiration mood board to decorate and dress for the autumn ahead! I love fall, and I always start thinking about it and how I will decorate my home for the season long before summer is over. This year inspiration didn’t come right away. Maybe it’s this…

3 Ways to Use a Fall Dish Garden

September 23, 2019

How to create an easy fall dish garden filled with autumnal color and three inspirational ways to use it! I know you may be thinking…dish garden? Dish garden? Aren’t those rather outdated and a touch boring? Maybe so if you’re thinking about baskets filled with peace lilies and philodendron accented by river rock and placed…

Blue and White Mantel Decor: Fall to Christmas

December 7, 2017

Transition your blue and white mantel decor from fall to Christmas in just a few easy steps with pops of a seasonal accent color. Switch the orange for red and decorate for two seasons with little effort! I hope y’all remember my blue and white fall mantel with the DIY monogram sign and my pair…

My Blue & White Fall Mantel + DIY Monogram Sign

October 17, 2017

Decorate for autumn with a cheery blue & white fall mantel adorned with mini pumpkins, fall foliage, Staffordshire spaniels, monograms, and blue and white china! I had great fun decorating this blue & white fall mantel for my family room! I basically shopped my house, rounding up my blue and white china, then adding a…

Autumn is Calling – Fall Home Tour 2017

October 11, 2017

Welcome to my fall home tour 2017! Grab a cup of cider, wrap up in a cozy throw, and light that pumpkin spice candle…autumn is calling! Autumn at the front door… See the full front door here! Autumn in the living room… Autumn in the dining room… Check out my tips to set a harvest…

Christmas

A Colorful Traditional Christmas Home Tour

December 7, 2021

Join 20+ bloggers as we share our colorful Christmas homes decked for the holidays! My colorful traditional Christmas home tour takes you through 3 festive rooms filled with merry decor! Welcome old friends and new guests! I hope you are ready for some colorful Christmas magic! The It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour – Holiday…

Après Ski at the Christmas Lodge

November 30, 2021

? Where it’s snowing All winter through That’s where I want to be Snowball throwing That’s what I’ll do How I’m longing to ski Through the Snow, Those glist’ning houses that seem to be built of snow Snooooooooow Oh, to see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow What is Christmas with no snow…

My Grandmillennial Southern Christmas in Pink & Green

November 10, 2021

Decorate a traditional space with a Grandmillennial Southern Christmas look that uses a pink and green color scheme for a festive style that feels elegant and classic. ———— Can pink and green Christmas decor feel traditional and echo the warmth and joy of the season? YES INDEED! Just take a look… A Grandmillennial Southern Christmas…

Two Traditional Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Grandmillennial

November 6, 2021

2021’s traditional Christmas decorating ideas from Pender & Peony sure to please Grandmillennials and lovers of classic Christmas decor! It’s time to reveal my 2021 Christmas decorating inspirations! Y’all know by now I love themed Christmas decor. I get immense joy each year coming up with a theme and figuring out how to make it…

A Very Chinoiserie Christmas – It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour

November 30, 2020

A very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour inspired by Rose Medallion porcelain with whimsical florals, pink and green decor, and grandmillennial style! Welcome Friends! I’m so pleased you’ve stopped by my very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour with the It’s a Colorful Life Blog Hop! These ladies are such a joy to tour with, and I am…

Tartan Meet Chinoiserie Traditional Christmas Look

November 27, 2020

Plaid ribbon, red velvet, blue and white Chinoiserie, pine, ivy, and needlepoint mingle merrily in my den for a Tartan meets Chinoiserie traditional Christmas look. Deck the halls with Chinoiserie ? fa la la la la la la la la ?? Tis the season to be plaid ✨ fa la la la la la la…

A Joyful Nativity Scene Decoration

November 20, 2020

Create a joyful Nativity scene decoration amongst the tinsel and lights as a vivid reminder of the meaning of Christmas. Fill your tableau with meaning and love to inspire you throughout the holiday season and share God’s gift! Do you remember as a small child standing in awe of your family’s Nativity scene? Being fascinated…

2 Ideas for Chinoiserie Christmas Decorations

November 17, 2020

Are you a themed Christmas decorations person? Me? Totally! I love the creative challenge and the focus it gives to my decorating exuberance. ? If you are searching for a theme or thinking about adopting one for this year’s decorating, let me suggest Chinoiserie! It is a decorating style filled with color, timeless allure, and delightful…

My Whimsical Christmas Mantel + DIY Garland

December 10, 2019

Decorate a whimsical Christmas mantel with a festive holiday village, amaryllis, milk glass, ribbon garland, and star lanterns plus an easy tutorial to make an ornament garland. Today, lovely peonies I am sharing my whimsical Christmas mantel with you all. Of course, it had to be just as colorful and bright as my chic and…

My Colorful Christmas Home Tour

December 6, 2019

Step inside my colorful Christmas home tour with the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop and get inspired to make your home festive and bright! Come on in friends! I’m excited to share my colorful Christmas home tour with you all today as part of the Very Merry Holiday Home Blog Hop. I’ve joined together…

A Chic & Pink White Christmas Tree

December 2, 2019

Decorate a white Christmas tree with oodles of color, paper snowflakes, chic ornaments, and vintage charm for a bright, festive look sure to make everyone smile! Mama taught me to never go half-way: “If one is pretty, two is prettier,” she always said. So when I decided to go with bold, colorful hues for my…

DIY Advent Calendar Ornaments

November 28, 2019

Create this charming DIY advent calendar to celebrate the joy of Christmas and spark quality family time! Plus the mini-boxes double as ornaments! Part of the magic of Christmas is family traditions and one of the most memorable for kids is the advent calendar. This countdown to Christmas day builds anticipation and hope for the…

Spring & Summer Ideas

My Favorite Chinoiserie Wallpapers

May 24, 2021

30+ Chinoiserie wallpapers sure to catch your eye and bring just the right amount of whimsical pattern to your space! Wallpaper is having a happy resurgence lately, and I am here for it! Now my mother would tell you that I haven’t always been a fan and that I actually despised the wallpaper in my…

Little Touches of Spring

March 9, 2021

Add little touches of spring to your decor to welcome the season and feel the joy of warm weather, beautiful blooms, and sunshine! ???? Creep on in Creep on in And once it has begun Won’t stop until it’s done Sneaking in… Do you know this Dolly Parton and Norah Jones duet? This little bluegrass…

Green Finds Shopping Guide – It’s Easy Being Green!

February 24, 2021

If you love green hues, don’t miss this shopping guide of green finds for your wardrobe, home, and tabletop! *Affiliate links used.* St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner, which means it is time to add some green to your home and wardrobe! But who am I kidding? I really don’t need any excuse…

Decorate with Green Grandmillennial Style

February 23, 2021

10 Tips to decorate with green in the grandmillennial style, using traditional decor and a mix of high and low! I have a confession to make…I’m KEEN on GREEN! I’m partial to pink. I dally with blue, but I always come back to green. It truly is my favorite color — the one that makes…

Colorful Summer Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

July 22, 2020

4 summer decorating ideas to refresh and brighten your home — part of It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour, Summer Snap Shots. Sunny weather, Family time, Barbeques on the patio, Cheerful summer style… That’s what summers at home are made of — everyday pleasures! This week, I am excited to participate in the It’s a…

Blooming for Spring: A Colorful Southern Home Tour

March 25, 2020

A colorful Southern home tour with blooming florals, splashes of pink and green, and a bright, airy look perfect for spring. Come on over y’all! Happy Spring Lovelies! I’m so pleased to welcome y’all into my colorful southern home tour as part of the spring blog hop for It’s a Colorful Life! I’ve joined together…

Nautical Summer Mantel Inspiration

May 21, 2019

Add a little nautical charm to your living room with this nautical summer mantel inspiration, featuring vintage coastal decor, coral, wicker, and seashells. Ready to get in a summer state of mind? Bring the ocean to your living room with this summer nautical mantel inspiration whether you live by the water or far far away!…

July 4th Front Door – $5 DIY Patriotic Rosettes

June 29, 2018

Decorate your front door for Independence Day in under 15 minutes with these pretty $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans. Stars & stripes forever! Happy 4th of July Y’all! In need of some last minute July 4th decorations? I’ve got you covered with these $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans. This is…

For Love of Dogwoods: A Simple Spring Mantle

April 15, 2017

Bring spring inside with fresh dogwood blooms for a stunningly simple spring mantle. *This post contains affiliate links.* Dogwoods are truly one of the most beautiful flowering trees in my opinion. Their simple white or pink blooms are elegant, and I could not be more thrilled to have these lovely trees gracing my yard. They…

DIY Reversible Door Tags: Valentine’s to St. Patty’s

February 7, 2017

Today, I’m sharing easy DIY reversible door tags that will take your front entry from Valentine’s Day to St. Patrick’s Day with one little flip and a change in ribbon. Make decorating your front door for Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day easier with these simple signs. Three cheers for multi-purpose decor! Yay! Y’all know…

Mantle Decor: Summer to Fall

July 26, 2016

I like the idea of multi-purpose, and I bet you do too. If one decoration can be used for two seasons, I am all for it. Cotton boll garland has this versatility, and it is perfect for fireplace mantle decor. See how to take this garland from summer to fall in just a few easy…

4th of July Decorations: How To

June 27, 2016

Instead of buying your 4th of July decorations this year make them! Ribbon Flags I’ve seen a couple of these ribbon flags on Pinterest and decided to try my hand at one. I used a blue bandana for the star field and red and white ribbon for the bars. They turned out pretty spectacular if…