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.

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.

DSC_2061   Gorgeous wraps & scarves

Handmade baskets    Joe & Christy Cole pottery

Fair Trade hand woven baskets                         Windy Ridge Pottery

putz2  Delightful Christmas Houses

IMG_0977 Linen bread bags

apple bakers fiesta Fiesta colored apple bakers

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Candles galore