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  1. NEW! At Sweet Violet and Pineapple Street!

    October 23, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Have you visited Downtown Whitby lately?

    We’re packed with lots of new and beautiful things to help cozy up your home for Fall.  Plus, did you hear a new store called Peaches Gift Boutique is opening on Brock Street this Saturday?

    Come be part of the community in Historic Downtown Whitby!

    "Haunted" Doll House at Sweet Violet $299

    “Haunted” Doll House at Sweet Violet $299

    Adorable Hand Made Pumpkin Hats at Sweet Violet  only $12!

    Adorable Hand Made Pumpkin Hats at Sweet Violet only $12!

    The Puuuurfect Halloween Mask at Sweet Violet

    The Puuuurfect Halloween Mask at Sweet Violet

    Vintage Chalk Boards, Rustic Plant Pots and Gorgeous Art Prints at Pineapple Street

    Vintage Chalk Boards, Rustic Plant Pots and Gorgeous Art Prints at Pineapple Street

    Peaches Gift Boutique On Brock in Downtown Whitby...coming very soon!

    Peaches Gift Boutique On Brock in Downtown Whitby…coming very soon!


  2. Penney & Co Decorating Class

    October 17, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Thanks to everyone who came out to Penney & Co’s second Decorating 101 Class in Downtown Whitby!  I had such a great time with you all and the Cordon Sue treats were scrumptious as usual!  Until the next class!

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  3. Thanksgiving 2014

    October 14, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Wishing each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving, a full belly and a sense of gratitude for all we’ve been given.  It was a lovely, family-filled weekend with wonderful weather and even better food!

    Sara and I hosted a meal at our house today and it all started with baking my Nana’s apple cake the night before…

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    There was lots and lots of chopping to follow…

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    I made my mom’s recipe for stew and filled this huge mixing bowl with seasonal vegetables.

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    And you certainly can’t have stew without the accompanying biscuits!

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    The table was a mix of old and new, fine and casual and it looked even better crowded full of family and toddlers!

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    Tomorrow is another week full of who knows what, but for now, just enjoying the calm quiet night finishing off our long Thanksgiving weekend.


  4. Fall Finds

    October 11, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Just a quick update on all that’s new and exciting at our shops this Thanksgiving weekend!

    If you’re looking for a hostess gift, Pineapple Street’s got you covered with local jams jellies and maple syrup to combine with pretty tea towels, cards and even gift baskets!

    If you’re trying to spruce up your house for guests on their way, Penney & Co and Sweet Violet have pillows, throws and quilts galore, not to mention pretty smelling candles and soaps for your guests.

    Be sure to swing by Downtown Whitby this weekend and make this holiday weekend a beautiful one.

    Just a few finds I know you’ll love…

    Fall Wreath (on sale now!) Penney & Co

    Fall Wreath (on sale now!) Penney & Co

    Vintage English Roll Arm or William Birch Sofa at Pineapple Street

    Vintage English Roll Arm or William Birch Sofa at Pineapple Street

    Fabrics for a whole selection of new cushions in now at Penney & Co

    Fabrics for a whole selection of new cushions in now at Penney & Co


  5. Fabulous Fall Flowers At Pineapple Street!

    October 9, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    You know Pineapple Street is THE place to find beautiful, unique and thoughtful gifts, but did you know we also sell lovely fresh flowers?  We’ve got a wide selection of beautiful blooms at the moment – perfect for setting the Thanksgiving table this weekend!  Make sure this year features the most beautiful and bountiful table ever with fresh flowers from Pineapple Street!

    Plus you can pick up some of our local Ontario jams, jellies, maple syrups and more to make the perfect hostess gift!

     

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  6. Jenny Lind Cribs Now In Stock Canada!

    September 27, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    After selling out after our big feature in Canadian House & Home Magazine, I’m pleased to say we’re fully stocked with white Jenny Lind cribs at our store Sweet Violet in Whitby Ontario (905 493 7300).

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    Personally I love the Jenny Lind style cribs for their sweet, uncomplicated vintage design.  None of this heavy, over-done stuff – just simple honest design that works so well with soft muted colours and vintage accents.

    Shop with us a Sweet Violet and you’ll find all of the cozy, cuddly and unique accents to finish of the space, plus design advice and expertise.  We have adorable Pehr crib sheets, blankets and bedskirts, adorable mobiles, cozy striped area rugs and vintage dressers and pictures to complete the look!

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    If you want a timeless and charming nursery, go for the Jenny Lind crib available at Sweet Violet.  You’ll love it, I promise!

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    And for a limited time, I’m pleased to announce a special Sweet Violet nursery package!  Buy our Jenny Lind Crib and get 25% off a made-to-order Sweet Violet nursery chair!  We have gliders, armchairs and ottomans available in any fabric you like.  They’re all Canadian made just for you and will have you cuddling with your little one in comfort and style.  So hurry in for a Sweet Violet Jenny Lind crib and nursery chair today! 905 493 7300 for more info.

    Sweet Violet Glider in our Whitby Store!

    Sweet Violet Glider in our Whitby Store!

    For those of you who despaired that the Jenny Lind crib was not available in Canada, take heart!  This crib is the all new(2014), re-designed and Canadian-standards-approved Jenny Lind crib made by Da Vinci.  Feel free to look them up for more info or contact the manufacturer here.

     


  7. October Penney & Co Decorating Class: Accessorizing!

    September 24, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Update:  This Class Is Now FULL!  Thank you for registering so swiftly!  We’ll have a waiting list in case anyone can’t make it and please keep your eyes on this blog, Facebook and our stores for info on November’s class.  

    You are invited to Penney & Company’s second Decorating 101 Class!

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    Due to popular demand, we’ll focus on the elusive art of accessorizing!  Many people are confident about how to pick paint colours and set up their furniture but feel stumped when it comes to the finishing touches.  Creating a space that feels finished and ‘pulled together’ is all about accessorizing and styling like the pros!  After styling my fair share of designer homes for magazines and TV shows, I’ve learned a thing or two and would love to share my secrets with you on this special night.

    Design by Steven Gambrel

    Design by Steven Gambrel

    Penney & Company Decorating 101: Accessorizing

    Location: Pineapple Street 125 Brock Street South, Downtown Whitby

    Cost: $25

    Date: October 16th 2014 from 7:30-9pm

    RSVP: michaelpenney8@gmail.com to secure your spot.

    Design by Steven Gambrel

    Design by Steven Gambrel

    See you soon!

     


  8. Thank You Learner Observer!

    September 24, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Do you know about The Learner Observer blog?  It’s a wonderful decor and DIY blog penned by the equally wonderful teacher-by-day / DIYer-by-night Thalita Murray!  It’s full of wonderful projects, tips and tricks so if you haven’t stopped by yet, do so now!  You can find The Learner Observer here.

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    Thalita was kind enough to attend Penney & Co’s first ever Decorating 101 Class last week at Pineapple Street and offers a fun recap with photos here.  Check it out and thank you so much Learner Observer!

     


  9. Whitby Heritage Day 2014 A Huge Success!

    September 20, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Thanks so much to each and every person who made it down to Whitby Heritage Day 2014 – it was a huge success!

    This year the streets of Old Downtown Whitby were crammed with all kinds of people of every age exploring and celebrating our town’s heritage.

    And to those of you unable to make it, be sure to add Heritage Day to your calendar for next year – it gets better and better!

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

     

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

     

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014

    Whitby Heritage Day 2014


  10. Don’t Forget It’s Whitby Heritage Day Today!

    September 20, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    There’s a buzz about Historic Downtown Whitby this morning – people are setting up for Heritage Day and ready for the crowds!

    It feels like a crisp Autumn morning and the seasons are changing.  It’s the perfect day to get to know your community better and savour all it has to offer.  There’s so much rich history and heritage in Downtown Whitby  - why not come explore?

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    This is where Lafontaine used to be an where Sinful Inflictions is today!

     

     

    And this is Maison Blanc Spa!

    And this is Maison Blanc Spa!

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    I believe the one with the striped awning is our Pineapple Street Store!

    I believe the one with the striped awning is our Pineapple Street Store!

    At Pineapple Street we’ve got lots of Fall goodies and decorations to warm up your home for the chillier months…

    Fall Goodies at Pineapple Street

    Fall Goodies at Pineapple Street

    More delicious goodies at Pineapple Street - local jams, jellies and syrups!

    More delicious goodies at Pineapple Street – local jams, jellies and syrups!

    …and Sweet Violet is packed with beautiful cozy bedding and handmade gifts for little ones!  Stop in and say hello!

    Sweet Violet is full of darling treasures!

    Sweet Violet is full of darling treasures!

    Happy Whitby Heritage Day everyone!