Saturday, December 2nd is Candlelight Shopping in Mineral Point and The Pear is decking its halls and ringing its bells. Join us for some magical Festivas fun from 5pm to 9pm.

We have Christmas elves serving Sock It To Me Santa Christmas Punch, homemade cookies, artichoke & garlic dip with veggies, and artisan Wisconsin cheese and charcuterie by Fromagination in Madison.  

There will be a drawing/giveaway for one lucky shopper to win an original oil painting of Santa by Karen Tarlton.

For those in search of the perfect gift, The Pear has oodles of lovely, unusual, handmade, 
one-of-a-kind, lust-inducing artworks, home goods, hand-knits and jewelry – something for everyone.
Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too? Fa la la la la la la la la.



Paddy Wax Candles are a fave here at The Pear. Gorgeous scents and long burning, a welcome addition to any room.


Pommes Frites Candle Co is a small batch candle company based in Los Angeles. The candles are individually hand poured, and made using domestically grown soy wax, cotton core wicks, fine fragrance oils, and apothecary inspired packaging.



Hail The Carpetbagger: Harriet Story designs and makes these masterfully crafted handbags and purses. A truly original heirloom gift for the accessory lover in your life.


We will be featuring DIY Charcuterie & Cheeseboards by Fromagination in Madison. Impossibly delicious artisanal Wisconsin cheeses and meats.
Hand crafted cutting boards and Fair Trade hand woven Baskets.


Put your name in the bowl and be in the draw to win this original oil painting of Santa – an 12×12 abstract palette knife impressionism on canvas by Karen Tarlton.




Fabulous selection of original and unique hand knitted hats, scarves, gloves & mittens.


Vintage home goods.


Original artworks by Susan Colby:


Original art works by Audrey Christie


Handmade fine silver jewelry by Lauren Powers



Here’s the buzz: Best honey hands down in Wisco and the world. Long reign Queen Bee.


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.



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

What’s New @ The Pear & Salvage Home?

October 17 & 18 is the annual Fall Art Tour. Glorious autumn colors are reaching their saturation point, and art lovers from across the country and beyond, flood the Driftless area to see local artists at work.

The Pear loves this time of year. The store will be showcasing fabulous new season handmade fare. We will be open Saturday from 10am-6pm, & Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

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Get a grip on winter early, with a pair of these delightfully warm, fleece-lined mittens. We have them in loads of colors & patterns, in both adult & children’s sizes.

With Christmas just around the corner, The Pear’s range of unique, handmade gifts take all the hard work out of choosing original presents that are perfect for the people dearest to your heart.

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Cheeky monkey riding The Pear’s chief lamb – as is his wont.

Beautiful hand rubbed skeins of yarn and hats, the colors of fall.

Fairtrade hand woven baskets and Made in Paris totes.


A handy addition to any mud or play room. These hand-knitted hats on hooks hold all those bits & bobs that can be so hard to keep track of.

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New fabric necklaces by Cutter in jewel & autumn tones


Darling trio of frolicking cherubs in this antique water fountain, make a delightful addition to any garden.

Our Salvage Warehouse DIY will also be open (weather permitting) on Friday, October 16 from 10am-5pm, Saturday, the 17th, from 10am-5pm & Sunday, the 18th, from 11am-3pm), at 724 Ridge Road (the old 151), in Mineral Point. 

Come and discover the treasure trove of bargains, vintage goods, salvage, antiques, DIY, art and restoration projects, home improvements. vintage tables and chairs.. loads of light fixtures, including a few chandeliers and hanging lights.


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The Pear represents 42 artists, crafts people and artisans, many of whom are local.  We love to promote the brilliant creations of so many people we know and admire.


Knitted hats by Harriet Ridnour

Purses by Sandy Jones

Ponchos by Gale Statz

Paintings & wood cuts by Audrey Christie

Windy Ridge Pottery by Joe & Christie Cole

Handmade soaps

Becky Pottery

Beautiful, intricately hand-woven fair trade baskets

Gorgeous yarns –  made by local, and national fiber artists

Darling children’s knitted hats made locally

Knitted scarves & silk scarves (some by Jane Potocki)

Gorgeous Paddy Wax candles

Handbags from France

And so much more…