WHAT’S HAPPENING @ THE PEAR?

The Pear & Salvage Home would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May love, laughter, good health and prosperity abound.Thank you to our lovely customers for supporting The Pear, we sincerely appreciate your patronage.

The store will be closed from January the 8th until February 9th, 2017.  We are taking a break-:) 

For those of you needing last minute gifts, we have oodles of gorgeous, handmade, unique knits, toys, artworks, home goods and jewelry – something for everyone.

Stay safe in this wild and wooly wintry wonderland, that is Wisconsin!

Salutations,

Arlene Byrne & The Pearettes

Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling, Ring Ting Tingling Too

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Nope, neither can we. The words, zoom, fly, and how can it possibly be, all come to mind.

Good to know The Pear is chock full of lovely, unusual, bright, amusing, warm, snuggly, blingy, sparkly, handmade, vintage, gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, lust-inducing goods and chattels.

We have a 20% discount on select hand knitted items – perfect for helping to keep the polar vortex at bay. The sale runs until January 2nd, 2017.

Shop small. Shop local. Shop like you love them.

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling “yoo hoo”,
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

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Exquisitely made, uniquely designed handbags and purses by artist Harriet Story.

 

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Fab jewelry by Lauren Powers.

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Trunk Show Sale. Hand-knitted with love.

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For the cutie-pie in your life. Cupcake hats and hand-knitted dollies.

 

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A couple of likely lads.

 

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Perfect seasonal accent cushion.

 

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Locally handmade pillow slips.

 

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Rare antique & vintage jewelry.

 

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Treasure trove: new, vintage, collectibles, desirables.

 

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Snuggle Bunny Central. Adorable hand- knitted beasties.

It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you…

YULETIDE @ THE PEAR WITH SUSAN COLBY

We love December Gallery Night at The Pear & Salvage Home. Our charming little town of Mineral Point becomes even more impossibly so, as it transforms into a glittering wonderland courtesy of the hundreds of luminaries that line the streets, especially for this annual event.

Mark your calendars Peeps:  Saturday, December 3rd, Gallery Night at The Pear with special featured regional artist Susan Colby (from 5pm to 9pm).

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Artist Susan Colby

 

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Painter, designer, clothing manufacturer, businesswoman, raconteur, canine lover and all-round creator extraordinaire, do come and meet the dynamo Susan Colby herself. Susan, will be accompanied by her beloved hound Bracken aka The Flooze (on account of being an excellent flirt).

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Susan & The Flooze

Possessing the drive and energy of someone half her age,  one might be forgiven for thinking that at 75, Susan Colby might consider slowing down.  Hell to the no on that one. Designing and running her own company alongside longtime business partner Burt Avedon, Susan divides her time between Avedon & Colby International Outfitters and painting. Originally an art teacher, she says, “Because my career has always been involved in ART…I see that and me as living an Adventure Responding to what is True.”

For more info on her company Avedon & Colby International Outfitters, check it out here: https://www.avedoncolby.com

Using mixed mediums, mostly oiled crayon on gesso “released” with turpentine  and controlled with pencil line, Colby’s paintings are rich, playful, beautifully textured and filled with color.

The Pear will also be brimming with gorgeous, locally handmade scarves, hats and mittens (perfect for warm and toasty gift giving).

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We have a swag of interesting vintage silverware platters too.

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Join us for scrumptious Yuletide snacks and beverages, including Christmas Punch, sugar cookies and Bûche de Noël.

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The first lucky 30 customers to make a store purchase on Gallery Night (from 5pm til 9pm), will be given a unique handmade glazed clay ornament by artist Stephanie Corridori.

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Glazed clay Christmas ornaments by Stephanie Corridori.

 

The Pear will be open on Saturday from 10am – 9pm. Gallery Night with Susan Colby (and The Flooze) starts at 5pm.

Meanwhile feast your eyes on some more of Susan’s wonderful paintings. Some are huge, some are medium sized, others, small and dainty. Come on down to The Pear to see for yourself.

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Bracken “The Flooze” as Ballerina

 

 

 

 

 

NEW OLD CRAZY RARE BIZARRE WONDERFUL CURIOS BARGAINS COLLECTIBLES…

Just waiting to be snaffled up.

Weather permitting, The Salvage Locker will be open this weekend .
Saturday (October 8th) from 10am to 5pm and Sunday (October 9th) from 10am to 1pm.

The Salvage Locker is located at 724 Ridge Road, Mineral Point (across the street from Farmers Implement Store).

Here’s a peek at what’s in store:
FABULOUS FINDS + VINTAGE TREASURES + DIY + SALVAGE

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You can believe that’s what the sign says.

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Who knows what’s hidden in these gems?

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Handsome heifer

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Say hello to Barney.

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Baskets of glory

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Time for a bath

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Mr. Salvage Man himself.