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  1. Christmas at Penney & Co.

    November 20, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    It’s a classic Christmas at Penney & Co. With decorations, stocking stuffers, gifts and cards, you can start checking off that Christmas to-do list!

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    Ornament, $6 each.

    Faux fur throw, $89.

    Faux fur throw, $89.

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    Ornament, $5 each.

    Crabtree & Evelyn products, pricing starting form $8.

    Crabtree & Evelyn products, prices starting from $8.

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    Bristle trees, $13, $23, $26 and Deer, $18, $17.

    Ornaments, $4 each.

    Ornaments, $4 each.

    Stockings, $20 each.

    Stockings, $20 each.

    Ornament,

    Ornament, $9 each.

    Royal Albert Mug, $18 each.

    Royal Albert Mug, $18 each.

    Ornament, $5 each.

    Ornament, $5 each.

    From left: House, $29.50, Toadstool, House, Small House

    From left: House, $29.50; Toadstool, $8; House, $27.50; Bristle Tree, $8; Small House, $9.

    Holiday cards, $5.96 each.

    Holiday cards, $5.95 each.

     Visit Penney & Co. at 303 Mary Street East in Whitby, or give us a call at 905-493-7300.


  2. Martha Returns To Turkey Hill

    November 20, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    I read on Martha Stewart’s blog this week that she recently visited the new owners of her famous house on Turkey Hill Road.  This is the house I grew up dreaming about and feel like I know it like the back of my hand from the many images of it I’ve studied over the years.  So it sort of knocks my socks off mentally to imagine Martha returning there.  Seeing the new owners and their fairly major renovations and all they’ve done.  It looks like the new owners are pretty serious ‘house people’ but I can’t imagine her ever really being able to let go.  I wouldn’t!

    Here are the pictures Martha posted – one of the house (renovated and added on to) and one with her former gardener who stayed on and works with the new owners too.  I love that for some reason…

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    Here are some picture of Turkey Hill durning the Martha years.  So much happened there and so much of North America’s style sense came from the iconic images created here.  That may sound like overstating things to you, but trust me, it’s true!  You can find Martha-isms in SO many things even today.  I think I need to be invited to the next visit back to Turkey Hill Road!

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  3. Christmas at Sweet Violet

    November 19, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Sugar and spice and everything nice! Christmas at Sweet Violet features all things cute and cheerful this holiday season.

    Christmas panama set, $18.

    Christmas pyjama set, $18.

    Baby's First Christmas ornament, $8 each.

    Ornament, $8 each.

    Cozy knit throw, $100 each.

    Cozy knit throw, $100 each.

    Bristle tress, set of 3 $19.50.

    Bristle tress, set of 3 $19.50.

    Dove ornament, $9 each.

    Dove ornament, $9 each.

    Quilt, $139.

    Quilt, $139.

    Circus ornaments, $7 each.

    Circus ornaments, $7 each.

    Deer, $34.

    Deer, $34.

    Visit Sweet Violet at 124 Brock Street South in Whitby, or give us a call at 905-493-8900.


  4. Christmas at Pineapple Street

    November 18, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Christmas at Pineapple Street is all about rustic glamour. Mixing glitter and sparkle with natural materials like burlap and craft paper is perfect for those of us who like the best of both worlds!

    Glitter Star ornament, $6 each.

    Glitter Star ornament, $6 each.

    Pineapple ornaments, $10 each.

    Pineapple ornaments, $10 each.

    Snowflake marshmallows, $7/package of 6.

    Snowflake marshmallows, $7/package of 6.

    Bird, $13 each.

    Bird, $13 each.

    Gingerbread tea towels, $12/set of 2; Holly placemats, $25/set of 4; and red ribbon, $10.

    Gingerbread tea towels, $12/set of 2; Holly placemats, $25/set of 4; and red ribbon, $10/spool.

    Plaid paper napkins, $6/package of 20.

    Plaid paper napkins, $6/package of 20.

    Paper star ornaments, $3.50 each.

    Paper star ornaments, $3.50 each.

    Clear ball ornaments, $6 each; Set of 3 stone ornaments $15/set of 3; and Plaid pillow, $38.

    Clear ball ornaments, $6 each; Stone ornaments $15/set of 3; and plaid pillow, $38.

    Visit Pineapple Street at 125 Brock Street South in Whitby, or give us a call at 905-493-8800.


  5. Shout Out To Coriander Girl!

    November 18, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    I’m a big supporter of small business and local business and all kinds of creative people who strike out on their own with a hope and a dream that someone will appreciate what they do.

    That’s why I love stories like Coriander Girl, the Parkdale Toronto florist who is so popular she is expanding to Prince Edward County.  In fact she’s bought this little old building in Picton – which incidentally is where Sara and I were married in 2007 (Picton, not the building).

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    She’s now uncovered the raw brick wall inside and has this glorious ceiling to look up at.  She told me it was a cinch to expose the brick unlike the heck I went through at Pineapple Street!

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    Alison (yes, that’s Coriander Girl) even tried to tempt me to join her on her foray into ‘the County’ as the locals call it.  Trust me it’s pretty tempting with all the exciting changes happening there and all of our family connections down that way.  Sara and I even spent our best teen-aged summers in Prince Edward County working at camp together and falling in love.  Okay I’m convincing myself as I write this!  Must end blog.

    Congrats Alison and keep posting adorable pics of your little baby girl Hattie like this – we have got to get her and Violet together soon so they can trade granny sweaters!

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  6. Remembering Christmas

    November 12, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Christmas is really gearing up at the stores!  We’ve got so much to show you and things I know you’re gonna love.  But it also has me excited for Violet’s second Christmas and Sara and I are gearing up at home too for all of the tree decorating and gingerbread house making and family visits to come.

    Here’s a snap of our living room, tree and Christmas village from last year…

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    And here’s one of Violet and I taken by Sara while we all made our gingerbread house.  Somehow I suspect someone will be much more into grabbing candy this year…

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  7. Remembering

    November 11, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Today we pause to remember.

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  8. Arrangement of the Week

    November 4, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    IMG_3650Add some colour to this grey day with Pineapple Street‘s arrangement of the week! This bunch features gorgeous purple thistles, stocks and daisies and can be yours for $24, including this fun canvas-bag vase.

     


  9. Come for the Pillows, Stay for the Pecan Tarts!

    October 31, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Pineapple Street is feeling awfully warm and cozy now that the weather is starting to turn. From knit throw pillows to Pumpkin Spice candles and vintage broaches, there is something for everyone this season. And don’t forget Cordon Sue‘s pecan tarts and brownies. Yum!

    Decorative pillows, raining from $25 - $60.

    Decorative pillows, ranging from $25 – $60.

    New and vintage jewellery, $6 - $34. Scarfs, $10 - $28.

    New and vintage jewellery, $6 – $34. Scarfs, $10 – $28.

    Seasonally-scented candles, $2,50 each.

    Seasonally-scented candles, $2,50 each.

    Weaved baskets, $8 - $10. Wire baskets, $18 and $32.

    Woven baskets, $8 – $10. Wire baskets, $18 and $32.

    Fall-inspired napkins, $6 each.

    Fall-inspired napkins, $6 each.

    Family-planning chalkboard, $50; Calendars, $28 each; Hooks, $29.95; Pots, $8; Plants, $6.

    Oversize Kitchen Chalkboard, $50; Calendars, $34 each; Hooks, $29.95; Pots, $8; Plants, $6.

    Pecan Tarts and three varieties of brownies, $2.50 each.

    Pecan tarts and three varieties of brownies, $2.50 each.

    Visit Pineapple Street at 125 Brock Street South in Whitby, or give us a call at 905-493-8800.


  10. Find the Perfect Baby Shower Gift

    October 29, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Looking for that special something for your next baby shower? Sweet Violet is filled to the brim with unique finds that will be sure to get the Mom-To-Be “oohing and awwing!”

    Burts Bees baby products, priced $12 to $15. Pre-made gift baskets also available.

    Burt’s Bees baby products, $12 – $16. Pre-made gift baskets also available.

    Hand-made hats and booties, priced $12 - $15.

    Hand-made hats and booties, $12 – $15.

    Customized Embroidered Plaques, priced $35 - $45.

    Customized Embroidered Plaques, $35 – $45.

    Fun artwork, priced

    Fun artwork, $19.

    JellyCat bunny, $19; Polka Dot Crib Sheets, $36; and Cotton Swadle, $20.

    JellyCat bunny, $19; Polka Dot Crib Sheets, $36; and Cotton Swadle, $20.

    Felt Flower Pins, 20$ and Teddy Bear, $17.

    Felt Flower Pins, $20 and Teddy Bear, $17.

    Baby Quilt, $80.

    Baby Quilt, $80.

    Cards, $5.95 each.

    Cards, $5.95 each.

    Visit Sweet Violet at 124 Brock Street South in Whitby, or give us a call at 905-493-8900.