Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011...We hardly knew ya!

What a year! I know it's such a cliche, but I can't help myself from looking back on the last twelve months and reflecting on all that has happened. Even now, as I write this, I find myself shaking my head, and I'm certain that years from now I will look back and remember 2011 as a turning point in my life.

I opened my shop on January 15th, 2011, and this blog followed shortly after. It had long been a dream of mine to have my own business, and I realize how fortunate I am to have that dream come true. I've learned so much this past year and have met the most wonderful people, and for that I am truly thankful.

Here's to 2012!
I'm already planning lots of things
for the new year ~ stay tuned!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Clearance Sale!

The Blue Pear will be having a
Clearance Sale
 during the month of January (while supplies last). I have some big plans for the shop for 2012 and I need to make some room! Come into the store during the month of January
and look for the orange tags!

 I'll be doing markdowns on...
Garden Items
Vintage Finds
Home Accents and Accessories
& Much More!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'twas the day before Christmas...

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I really need to thank all my customers for making it such a successful holiday season ~ It's been wonderful. I'm looking forward to a relaxing night of delicious food, good wine, and maybe a couple rounds of scrabble. And lot's & lot's of Christmas movies. I hope you enjoy the next couple of days as well!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gift Idea #8

Bath products always make great gifts, not to mention that soaps are the perfect stocking stuffer. Our Poppy Petunia soaps have been selling like crazy.

New Soaps Just Arrived!
Lemongrass Kiwi
Patchouli Sugar
Green Vetiver
& our very popular Sweetgrass!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

This is our first snowy day of the year! Grab a cup of coffee and come shop in Crown Point. The Blue Pear is having 10% off all ornaments today and tomorrow.

Gift Idea #7

I've always thought of candles as being the perfect gift. Depending on the scent, they're pretty gender neutral, which makes them appropriate for men and women. They also make great gifts for co-workers, teachers, etc. We have a large variety of scents, plus designer matchboxes. Pair them together in a basket and you have the perfect hostess gift!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift Idea #6

Can we officially declare 2011 the Year of The Owl? I think I posted sometime back in October that owls seemed to be the big item for Halloween. Little did I know they would be even more popular for Christmas. They've been flying out of the shop. Here's a great gift idea for the owl lover in your life ~ Take one of our vintage White Owl cigar boxes and fill with a few of our blown glass owl ornaments.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift Idea #5

Put a ring on it! These handmade rings are locally made using both new & vintage components. These are great sellers all year long, but we just got some new pieces in. You can even treat yourself to one or two!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gift Idea #4

Starry Night. With so many holiday parties to attend this season, you may get stumped for what to give as a unique hostess gift. A bottle of wine usually does the trick, but wouldn't it be more creative to give a basket full of ornaments or holiday decorations? Make it even easier ~ stick with a theme, like stars & snowflakes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift Idea #3

Surprisingly, french-inspired items have been selling like crazy this holiday season. I actually thought this trend was waning a bit the last year or so, but apparently everybody's dreaming of Christmas in Paris.
Fill a gift basket with our french stationary for your favorite frenchie!

Eiffel Tower Candle

Great Little Gifts

Marie Antoinette Gift Tags ~ Almost Sold Out

How about Marie Antoinette on a pillow?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Gift Idea #2

Let it Snow! This is a clever gift idea if you have friends or family who live in a hot climate. Send them a little bit of winter cheer!

Bundle of letters. Last one just sold! Sorry

These are blue tinted vintage mason jars.

Ceramic twigs. They're like little sculptures!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gift Idea #1

Great gift idea for the writer in the family! The Blue Pear has tons of cool journals, sketchbooks, & notebooks. Fill a stocking with some of our great stationary and also add our twig pencils and designer erasers.

I love these cards by Local Wisdom

Most appropriate pillow for snuggling up with a good book.

If you want to put a vintage spin on the gift, we also have a couple really cool vintage typewriters, as well as some old printing press trays and a selection of old printing tiles.

I also have a few vintage file drawers ~ could be a cool alternative the traditional gift basket.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What's Christmas Without Cookies?

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There's a *Cookie Sale* going on today on the second floor of the courthouse. You can spend a few hours shopping in town and then go upstairs and treat yourself to some goodies! And, of course, Santa is here again today! Hope to see you soon!