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On My Summer Reading List…

On My Summer Reading List...come enjoy a summer afternoon, a spot of shade, a glass of wine, and a good book with Henry and me!

10 books with adventure, romance, and history spilling out of their pages for absorbing summer reading!   Pour some sweet cold wine, grab a quilt, and let’s head out for a shady tree to read away the afternoon! Take a little time for yourself this summer to kick back and get lost in these worlds …

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Decorating with Rose Medallion

5 ways of decorating with Rose Medallion porcelains - flat lay collage of Famille Rose plates and tableware

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 …

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Grandmillennial Summer Finds at Amazon

Grandmillennial summer finds for the closet, home, and table

Looking to spruce up your table, home, and wardrobe for summer on a budget? Don’t miss my grandmillennial summer finds from Amazon, Walmart, and Target! *Affiliate links included* I’m finding my summer frame of mind with a little online shopping this week. As I was perusing Amazon, Target, and Walmart, you know the three staples, …

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The Best Thrift Stores in Western North Carolina

Interior view of Second Blessings Thrift

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 …

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My Favorite Chinoiserie Wallpapers

Collage of Chinoiserie wallpapers - samples from Schumacher, York, and Sanderson

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 …

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Planning for a Family Room Refresh

Family room refresh mood board for planning

Our plans for a family room refresh adding color and pattern for a brighter space, and tips to help you plan your next re-decorating project! My family room needs some lovin’! It has been rather neglected in the decorating department and is in need of a refresh. I made some solid efforts when we first …

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Cocktails & Queries with Artist Allison Cosmos

Allison Cosmos working on a painting

Welcome to a new series here on Pender & Peony…Cocktails & Queries – where we chat with inspiring female leaders in business, design, art, and fashion! The idea is to have a casual cocktail with a lady I admire and think has some sage advice to offer us. I will be sharing the full interviews …

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The Simple Way to Frame a Painting with Offset Clips

How to frame a painting with offset clips - finished landscape painting in gold frame.

5 easy steps to frame a painting on canvas using offset clips and a back-loading frame. You’ve found the perfect painting for your wall after hunting countless estate sales, thrifts, and galleries. It has eye catching colors and a subject that speaks to you! The only drawback…it’s un-framed. Don’t let that hiccup stop you from …

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Elevated Essentials: Bar Cart Decor & Basics

Vintage bar cart decor with brass cart, Art Nouveau screen, and classic barware

Style an artful mix of vintage and new barware to make it both functional and chic, so you can mix yummy drinks in style. Here are the 10 essentials you need for bar cart decor!  When I say bar cart what comes to mind? For me I immediately hear the crooning dulcet tones of Dean …

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4 Vintage Gifts for Mom She’ll Adore

Vintage gifts for mom, including brass tray, tea set, pitcher with pink peonies

Be extra thoughtful this Mother’s Day with one of these 4 charming vintage gifts for mom that she will adore. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we are all wondering what to give her that… 1. She doesn’t already have and… 2. She will actually use and enjoy. Am I right? In my experience, …

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