A little inspiration for your home, your garden, and Mother’s Day.

Unique, handcrafted gifts for all occasions, original art works & vintage finds.

We’ve got it goin’ on!

Like the box says, “Throw & Grow” – a riot of color for your garden. Gorgeous wild flowers in no time.
Little bombs of bright and cheerful wild flowers.
Original 1940s birdbath & vintage watering can.
A marvelous new original work, “Shadowbox” by one of The Pear’s favorite artists, Audrey Christie.
More original art works by Audrey Christie.
To frame or not to frame? One of a kind new work by rug hooking fibre artist, Harriet Ridnour. Perfect for upholstering that special piece of furniture.


Our new range of hand poured candles not only look good, but the aromas are heavenly too.
More, more more. How do you like it? How do you like it?
Paddywax Apothecary candles are the bee’s knees. We can’t get them in fast enough – they run out the door.
Lush, creamy, addictively moisturizing placke soaps.
Practial & stylish linen aprons, We have several styles – all hand sewn locally. Our new hand crafted bread boards are a good looking addition to any kitchen.
Handmade locally. Kids delight in discovering these little fairy friends hidden in the garden.
Who’s a cheeky boy? Hand knitted by local artist. Someone’s soon to be favorite snuggle monkey.


Collectibles: Original & authentic bakelite kitchen bits ‘n’ bobs.


These are the kind of Blues we get on board with. More collectibles. Flop blue china teacups. So pretty.
Fair Trade silk summer scarves & locally sourced yarns – all of them with a tale to tell.
We love our washcloths. And boy, do they get the job done. Hand knitted by Christie Daeger.




The Pear & Salvage Home @ Gallery Night


The Pear & Salvage Home is delighted to present the beautifully crafted work of fibre artist and teacher, Harriet Ridnour for our first Gallery Night of the year. Harriet will demonstrate her craft as well as showcase her meticulously crafted rugs, scarves, shawls, mittens and hats, which will also be available to purchase. Vintage textiles have been a passion for Harriet for many years. She has been involved in fibre art all her life, sewing and knitting when she was younger, and selling antique textiles and sewing tools later. Harriet finds knitting both relaxing and meditative. She also loves to teach. Fifteen years ago she began rug hooking and now helps beginners, sells supplies, organizes annual classes, as well as work on her own projects.

During winter The Pear has undergone somewhat of a transformation. To celebrate spring and beyond we have a vast array of fabulous new products, vintage wares and household goods to help brighten your home. Come and see for yourself.

On April 1st, 2017, from 5pm to 9pm.

We will be serving complimentary punch and delectable hors d’oeuvres catered by Mineral Point’s favorite pizzeria, Popolo. https://www.facebook.com/popolopizzeriaMP/ Everyone is welcome.

NB: Beginning April 8th, The Pear will be open 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Hand hooked rugs by Harriet.
Harriet herself killing it at the knitting game.
Miaow! Hand hooked rug by Harriet & supplies galore to make them with too.
Hats by Harriet.
More hats by Harriet.

Here’s a sneaky peek at our new lock, stock & barrel:

Retro enamel ware that is running out the door.
New apothecary products. Glorious aromas and gorgeous designs.
“How you doing?” This handsome, laid-back chap is part of our new garden section.
Vintage glamour dragonfly art jewelry.
Easter baskets for the little bunnies in your life.
Lots of lovely sight, smell & touch worthy new goodies.
A hale & hearty fellow. Ring a ding ding ding ding ding ding ding (Theme to Deliverance at your service).
Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep.
Free as a vintage ceramic boid.
New hand crafted soap line. Lashings of new hand woven baskets too.
Beautifully detailed, handcrafted cutting boards. And what about the beauty of a basket those babies are in?
Rustic hand crafted bird house.
I’m board. Chairman of the board. Linen bread bags. Brilliant for keeping your carbs fresh & well dressed.


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.

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


Fab jewelry by Lauren Powers.


Trunk Show Sale. Hand-knitted with love.


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


A couple of likely lads.


Perfect seasonal accent cushion.


Locally handmade pillow slips.


Rare antique & vintage jewelry.


Treasure trove: new, vintage, collectibles, desirables.


Snuggle Bunny Central. Adorable hand- knitted beasties.

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


Season’s Greetings One & All,

The Pear would like to thank you, our customers & friends for your loyal patronage.

We wish you a safe, peaceful & happy holiday season.

Ho ho ho & jingle all the way!

Best wishes,

Chief Pear, Arlena Byrne & The Pearettes

The Pear will be closed on both Christmas & New Year’s Day

Just in case you are needing last minute Christmas gifts, here’s a peek at what we currently have in store:


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Gorgeous vintage necklaces

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Get smitten by a mitten… or two

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Hats, bags, chunky yarn. All hand made.

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Handmade baskets    Joe & Christy Cole pottery

Fair Trade hand woven baskets                         Windy Ridge Pottery

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apple bakers fiesta Fiesta colored apple bakers

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Candles galore