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  1. Fusion Paint On The Marilyn Denis Show!

    February 24, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Yesterday I hope you caught my latest segment on CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show where Marilyn and I demonstrated how easy it is use Fusion Furniture Paint.  Yes, you can skip much of the prep (including primer) and with a light scrub up, you’re ready to paint and transform granny’s old junk into pure treasure!

    If you did miss the segment, you can watch it here – look to see the dramatic before and after of this tired old piece! And don’t forget Penney & Company carries Fusion!  With Pineapple Street and Penney & Co amalgamating together,  it’s our main Penney & Co location where you’ll find the paint from now on.  So go ahead and get painting!

     

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  2. Breakfast In Bed On The Marilyn Denis Show

    February 9, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    It was another early morning drive from Oshawa to downtown Toronto to CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show where we chatted all about Valentine’s Day, cute DIY’s and I served her breakfast in bed!  Check out the video and see the beautiful Penney & Co and Sweet Violet items on display!

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    Bedding from Sweet Violet and furniture and lighting from Penney & Company in Whitby.

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  3. Pineapple Street Store Available

    February 3, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Not that I want this to come across as a classified ad but I do have a soft spot for 125 Brock Street South in Downtown Whitby.

    It’s such a charming little spot with its historic exposed brick and high ceilings.  The little display windows and cute facade.  Ahh!  I’ll be sad to have to move Pineapple Street to the bigger location.  So you see, I’d love to see it go to a good new owner and that is why I’ll post this here.

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    If you or someone you know is sitting on the fence, wondering about becoming a small business owner or relocating from a home-based business to a real store front, please do consider this spot.  A lot of the work has been done (mostly exposing the brick!) and it wouldn’t take much to make it yours.

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    Downtown Whitby has so much potential and exciting things are happening!

    In the 3 years I’ve had my business I’ve seen a huge change in the area and felt lots of local support from customers who appreciate unique independent shops and want to escape the malls and plazas that make up this town.  If we work together, we will see a big change happen in the area and Historic Downtown Whitby will become all it can be!

    If you’re interested in talking numbers or just want to ask some basic questions about how it all works, feel free to drop me a line at michaelpenney8@gmail.com

    Go on, make your dream a reality!


  4. Exciting News – We’re Growing!

    February 3, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Well, we’re at it again!  

    As many of you know, Penney & Co began nearly 3 years ago in a tiny spot on Brock Street in Historic Downtown Whitby.  After 6 months, we’d outgrown our space and moved to Mary Street.  A while later, when our Mary Street location was feeling cramped, we opened Sweet Violet and Pineapple Street back in downtown proper to house our bedding, children’s items and accessories.

    Along the way we’ve transformed some local Whitby eyesores into something special.  We’ve been part of a movement that’s changing our Historic Downtown and encouraging people to shop local and independent when possible.

    124 Brock in 2012 before we got our hands on it!

    124 Brock in 2012 before we got our hands on it!

    Penney & Co on it's opening day

    Penney & Co on it’s opening day

    The same space when it once it opened as Sweet Violet

    The same space once it opened as Sweet Violet

    Our Mary Street Store the day I saw it...yikes!

    Our Mary Street Store the day I saw it…yikes!

    Blanketed in snow last winter as Penney & Company

    Blanketed in snow last winter as Penney & Company

    Another Downtown Whitby shop that had seen better days...

    Another Downtown Whitby shop that had seen better days…

    With a little TLC, this old store has shone as Pineapple Street

    With a little TLC, this old store has shone as Pineapple Street

    Now, as I said, we’re back at it.

    This next chapter in Penney & Company’s history is bound to be the most thrilling yet!  We’re returning to the streets of Historic Downtown Whitby proper, as I always intended.  We’ve finally found a larger space right at the four corners (Brock and Dundas) that actually has parking in the rear!  Work has already begun on the space and soon we’ll be brightening up this old block and hopefully continuing the transformation of our downtown.

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    Dundas Street West, Whitby

    In case you didn’t know, Mint Floral has already signed on to transform the former Sinful Inflictions tattoo parlour pictured above.  Yes, with a whole lot of work, sacrifice and community support, we’ll turn this area around!  And we’re also lucky to be near Downtown stalwarts Lafontaine.

    The new space may look small from the outside but in fact its quite large.  So large that we have room to fit both Penney & Company and Pineapple Street in one location!  We hope this will be an exciting change for our shoppers and we’re thrilled to be bringing all that Penney & Company has to offer to Downtown Whitby!

    We will be moving Pineapple Street from it’s current location at 125 Brock Street South to our new Dundas Street store so that means this space will soon be available.  If you or anyone you know is itching for the chance to join the transformation of Downtown Whitby and is looking for a location, please don’t hesitate to contact me at michaelpenney8@gmail.com for more information.  It’s a large open space with exposed brick and lots of potential.

    Here’s to an exciting new chapter for Penney & Company, Pineapple Street and Downtown Whitby!


  5. Personalized Growth Chart Give Away By Little Monkey!

    January 30, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Have you noticed our beautiful and charming child growth charts at Sweet Violet in Downtown Whitby?  It’s so fun to see how much your little one changes as they grow taller and taller.  But there just aren’t too many cute or stylish growth chart options available out there!  That’s where Little Monkey comes to the rescue!  We carry them at Sweet Violet but now’s the time to enter to win a FREE personalized growth chart for your child!

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    Little Monkey personalized growth charts are designed and printed in Canada on your choice of either premium 13 oz. matte vinyl or artist grade canvas.

    They print all of their personalized growth charts with non-toxic and high quality inks. Their growth charts make great gifts and will be used for years and then can be easily rolled up and saved as a special keepsake.

    Growth Charts Size are 12 inches wide by approx. 48 inches high. Please click on this link to find out more about Little Monkey personalized growth charts and to view all of their designs.

    Another amazing feature is that Little Monkey can custom colour match your design so it can match your decor perfectly!

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    For the Little Monkey Customized Growth Chart Give Away:

    How to enter:
    1. You must be a fan of Little Monkey Designs Facebook Page and Penney & Co. Facebook Page (We will be checking)
    2. Leave a comment on the pinned giveaway post on Little Monkey Designs page, letting us know which growth chart design you will pick when you win.

    Extra Entries:
    • Earn extra entries for every friend you tag in the pinned Facebook post who also enters
    • Earn an extra entry by subscribing to Little Monkey Designs newsletter. (Trust us you want to, this way you know whenever we have another giveaway!)
    • Earn an extra entry for sharing on Facebook – let us know you did in your comment
    • Earn an extra entry for leaving a comment on our blog post below.
    • Earn an extra entry for other social media share (instagram or twitter) – comment on the main post with the link to your share. :)

    *Contest Closes Friiday, February 5th at 9pm. Winner will be posted to Facebook. Contest Open to Canadian residence only.

    (This contest is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook. We hereby release them of any liability.)

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  6. What We’ve Been Up To Lately…

    January 27, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Winter seems to drag on and on once Christmas is past but we try to keep things cheerful around Penney & Co and at home.  We had a great sale last week and thanks to the many of you who came out – even waiting in line! – and for your support!  Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to lately…

    Baking up a storm with Violet...banana muffins!

    Baking up a storm with Violet…banana muffins!

    Someone can't wait to dig in!  Picking out just the right one...

    Someone can’t wait to dig in! Picking out just the right one…

    Rugs galore at Penney & Co that were just on sale.  They add such personality don't you think?

    Rugs galore at Penney & Co that were just on sale. They add such personality don’t you think?

    Fresh accessories to decorate shelves and coffee tables and built ins for days!

    Fresh accessories to decorate shelves and coffee tables and built ins for days!

    I've even been DIYing for The Marilyn Denis Show lately!  This cabinet sold the day after it returned to the store!

    I’ve even been DIYing for The Marilyn Denis Show lately! This cabinet sold the day after it returned to the store!

    Adorable felted animals from Sweet Violet as models in the real Sweet Violet's room

    Adorable felted animals from Sweet Violet as models in the real Sweet Violet’s room

    And of course more baking with Violet

    And of course more baking with Violet


  7. Last Chance For Sale Prices At Penney & Company!

    January 23, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Saturday January 24th is your last chance to take advantage of the amazing Penney & Co sale!

    Be sure to stop in between 11-5 tomorrow!

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  8. Update: Marilyn Denis segment to air Monday, Feb. 23

    January 22, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Michael is currently downtown filming an episode on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show. However, the segment is scheduled to air Monday, February 23. We apologize for the confusion. Be sure to tune in on the 23rd.

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  9. Back to Marilyn Tomorrow and Exciting News Coming…

    January 22, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

    Yes, I’ll be waking up in the dark tomorrow and driving back in to the Big Smoke to film another LIVE segment on CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show.  I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get down to some DIY with my bud Marilyn.

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    And…

    …I’ve got some exciting news to reveal tomorrow too!  Stay tuned!

     


  10. SALE At Penney & Co This Week Only! Hurry In!

    January 20, 2015 by michaelpenneystyle

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