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  1. Decorating 101 Class September 18th!

    September 4, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    UPDATE:  This class is NOW FULL.  We are still adding to a waiting list so feel free to email if you wish.  We are also planning the next class for October so stay tuned…

    You are invited to a exciting new seminar series!

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    Please join us for an intimate evening of decorating tips and tricks at our new Downtown Whitby shop, Pineapple Street!  Classes will focus on a specific decorating topic and allow for lively discussion and helpful examples.  We’ll even have goodies and refreshments so sign up soon – space is limited!

    Our first Penney & Co Decorating 101 Class:  

    Mixing Old and New – How To Use What You’ve Got And How To Freshen Things Up!

    Thursday September 18th 2014 at 7:30 pm at our Pineapple Street Store, 125 Brock Street South Whitby

    Cost $25/person

    RSVP: michaelpenney8@gmail.com

    Mixing Old & New by Michael Penney for House & Home Magazine

    Mixing Old & New by Michael Penney for House & Home Magazine


  2. Happy Labour Day and NEW items!

    August 31, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Hope everyone’s having a lovely and relaxing long Labour Day Weekend!

    We’ve just spent a wonderful few hours down by the lake as a family and it was great.  Follow that up with some ice-cream and I’m a happy guy.  You should see Violet every time she takes a bit of ice cream – she clutches herself and says, “Brrrrr!”  It’s just about the cutest thing ever.

    After this long weekend is up and we’re all back in the swing of things, be sure to carve out some time to head to Downtown Whitby where we’ve got lots of beautiful and unique goodies for you at Pineapple Street and Sweet Violet.

    Like these for example…

    thanks to Josie for the lovely photos!

    thanks to Josie for the lovely photos!

    Yes there’s certainly change in the air – why not bring some pretty changes to your home?  Check out what’s new downtown while these items last!


  3. NEW! At Pineapple Street

    August 26, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    UPDATE:  This buffet/tv stand is NOW SOLD!

    Check out some of the fresh new finds waiting for you in Downtown Whitby!  Pineapple Street is full of beautiful and unusual home decor items, furniture and accessories.  They’re the perfect way to set your home apart from your neighbours!

    Pineapple Street VIntage Buffet  ONLY$295!!

    Pineapple Street VIntage Buffet ONLY$295!!

     

    Pineapple Street Linen Runner $40 and Accessories from $8

    Pineapple Street Linen Runner $40 and Accessories from $8

    Pineapple Street Refinished Coffee Table, Runner $20 and Vintage Transferware Set $

    Pineapple Street Refinished Coffee Table $295, Runner $20 and Vintage Transferware Set $49.50


  4. Fusion Furniture Paint Is Almost Here!

    August 24, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    I’m so excited to share with you all the exciting new Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint headed to Pineapple Street next week!  We’ll have it by the end of the week – not sure which day, but boy is it going to be exciting!

    Keep your eyes here for the announcement that it’s arrived and be sure to come to Pineapple Street to pick some up and get painting!

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    To whet your appetite, here’s a vintage buffet I transformed with a single bottle of Fusion’s Inglenook  - a lovely watery blue/grey/green.  How amazing is this?!

    VIntage Buffet painted in Fusion's Inglenook - NOW SOLD!

    VIntage Buffet painted in Fusion’s Inglenook – NOW SOLD!


  5. BIG NEWS! Pineapple Street To Carry New Furniture Paint Soon!

    August 19, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    After being asked, urged and begged to carry a line of oh-so-trendy furniture paint, I am happy to say Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  

    Our new shop, Pineapple Street in Downtown Whitby will be carrying a special new paint line called Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint!

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    This paint is a dream come true because…

    1.  You can get straight to painting – no sanding or priming required!

    2.  The paint is thicker than normal paint and goes on like a dream with a foam roller – no brush marks!

    3.  It dries to a durable matte finish and no top coat or wax is required!  There are lots of finishing options available but they are an added bonus, not a must.

    4.  There is a whole range of gorgeous colours to choose from!  There’s soft and romantic to cheerful and punchy to dark and moody!  These are classic and designer-approved colours that will make your furniture sing!

    Check out some of the colours and inspiration here!  Introducing Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint!

    Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint Available At Pineapple Street Whitby

    Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint Available At Pineapple Street Whitby

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    Our shipment of paint is on it’s way to Pineapple Street right now, so look for it any day in charming Historic Downtown Whitby!  For more information keep an eye out on this blog or call Pineapple Street at 905 493 8800.


  6. Justin Trudeau Visits Sweet Violet!

    August 14, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Tuesday was an exciting day at Sweet Violet – we had a surprise visit from Justin Trudeau!

    I was just as shocked as you are!  

    He stopped by to congratulate on the three fledgling stores and to have a peek around!  Unfortunately I was in Toronto at a trade show but Kathy from Sweet Violet was happy to give the tour and take a few snaps!

    And here he is!  (Good choice of top colour Kathy!)

    Justin Trudeau at Sweet Violet in Downtown Whitby

    Justin Trudeau with Kathy at Sweet Violet in Downtown Whitby


  7. Soak Up Summer…

    August 14, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    I’m really starting to hear back to school ads on the radio and I just spent the last 3 days in Toronto shopping from wholesalers for Christmas items for the shop!  All this makes me want to hold on to these last drops of summer.  In a few months time we’ll be wishing for the glorious sun and balmy breeze.

    Whether you’re at a cottage or just go for a walk in the park, be sure to soak up summer now!

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  8. July 25, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

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  9. Fresh Crop of Cushions at Penney & Co!

    July 24, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Everyone seems to love our custom made cushions at Penney  & Company and we’ve got a fresh crop in for you!

    Each one is locally made with fabrics we source from far and wide with unique patterns and designs.  They all have 20″ feather inserts and zippers so you can clean the covers and you can purchase just the cover if you have your own inserts.

    Have fun mixing and matching!

    Custom Penney & Co cushions $69.50

    Custom Penney & Co cushions $69.50


  10. Cheerful Cottage Dishes and Linens

    July 21, 2014 by michaelpenneystyle

    Check out the latest assortment of summer-bbq-ready dishes and linens available at Penney & Co and Pineapple Street.

    Ticking stripes are a summer staple and this cheerful red is just plain happy!  We’ve got runners, placemats and napkins too.  The red really works well with vintage ceramics and even some Cath Kidston mugs that feel like they’re from an old diner.

    This is happy decorating people!

    Ticking Linens and Vintage Dishes at Penney & Company

    Ticking Linens and Vintage Dishes at Penney & Company

     

    Cath Kidson Mugs at Pineapple Street

    Cath Kidston Mugs at Pineapple Street