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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I can’t believe 2012 is coming to a close today!  It’s been quite the year with lots of change and exciting challenges. Sara and I were looking at the 2012 calendar in our kitchen yesterday and there are a lot of crazy events recorded there.  I wonder what 2013 will hold?  Certainly the biggest change of our whole lives – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Enjoy yourselves this evening and Happy New Year!

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Update: Rug Is SOLD

The wool rug is now SOLD.  Act fast for any other items you had your heart set on!

SOLD

SOLD

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Sale Items at Penney & Co

I almost forgot two of my favourite Boxing Week Sale items!  Here they are…

Penney & Co Vintage Barware $

Penney & Co Vintage Polar Bear Barware was $75 now $55 (Aluminium Tray $39)

Penney & Co Vintage Wool Rug $

Penney & Co Vintage Wool Rug was $125, now $79

 

 

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I’ve got a special little stash of vintage items on sale at Penney & Co for you to peruse – especially lamps!  I find unique lamps are hard to come by and they really transform a room.  If you’ve been on the hunt for something unique with soul to warm up your space, now is the time to get it on sale!

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp $

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp was $50 now $35

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp $

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp was $79 now $45

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamps $

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamps with Linen Shades were $50each now $25 each

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp $

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp was $89 now $55

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp $

Penney & Co Table Lamp $49

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp $

Penney & Co Vintage Table Lamp was $69 now $49

And for something non-lamp related, this gorgeous vintage oval silver plate gallery tray and silver bowls.  Combined with these new star-etched wine glasses, it’s the perfect display for your New Year’s Eve party with some polka dot napkins for $5.

Penney & Co Vintage Silver Gallery Tray, Silver bowls $

Penney & Co Vintage Silver Gallery Tray $35, Silver bowls $22

Penney & Co Star Etched Wine Glasses $9 each

Penney & Co Star Etched Wine Glasses $9 each

So hurry in to take advantage of Boxing Week at Penney & Company!  And Christmas Decor is still 50% off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hurry it – it’s flying out the door!

All ornaments 50% OFF!  All Rifle Paper Co Cards and Stickers 50% OFF!  All handmade wrapping paper and gift bags 50% OFF!  All Designer Wreaths and Greenery 50% OFF!  Handmade Stockings from Vintage Wool Blankets 50% OFF!

Don’t miss out on these charming items for your collection!

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Just a quick note to say that Penney & Company will reopen after Christmas on December 27th from 11-6.

 

Come check it out for Boxing Week Sales!

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Christmas 2012 has been quite the whirlwind with many projects and events to remember…

In fact, Christmas started for me way back in the summer with a decorating story for Chatelaine!  Then it was a tree and set for a photography partnership with Alana McLure and decorating the homes of clients for the holidays.  Of course we can’t forget the Whitby Station Gallery Holiday House Tour and The Marilyn Denis Show coming to film Christmas at our house too!  There was a gift wrapping spot on Rogers TV, gingerbread houses on Canada AM (twice!) and more DIY Christmas ideas on The Marilyn Denis Show.  During it all, there were five trees and countless Christmas decor items at Penney & Co complete with fake snow on the windows, garlands and wreaths galore!

But beyond all the hoopla, Christmas for Sara and me is all about family and traditions: decorating our tree, displaying the family nativity set, baking some shortbread cookies (Sara makes the best!), church on Christmas eve and dinner with family on both sides.  This Christmas marks the end of an era with a new baby on the way to our family in February.  2013 will see our little twosome grow by one and us taking on new roles as parents.  The decorating will undoubtedly take a back seat for a while, but we’re both eager to create a warm and inviting home full of traditions for our little one.  The journey continues!

This boxing day is the two year anniversary of michaelpenneystyle.com and I appreciate each click and each comment.  Your support and sense of community keep me going.  Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours and I thank you all for following along.

Here’s a peek inside our home at Christmas this year – hope you enjoy and once again, Merry Christmas!

The guest room with cozy wool blankets and Sara's dollhouse and wreaths for that festive feeling

The guest room with cozy wool blankets and Sara’s dollhouse and wreaths for that festive feeling

Sara's grandma's nativity set and an inexpensive garland decorate the hall.

Sara’s grandma’s nativity set and an inexpensive garland and ribbons decorate the hall.

Teal bows are a nice twist on classic red and green

Teal bows are a nice twist on classic red and green

A dresser from Maine loaded up with favourite books, blooms and our stereo

A dresser from Maine loaded up with favourite books, blooms and our stereo

Berries in bottles are loose and festive

Berries in bottles are loose and festive

Our tree decorated with vintage and new ornaments alike

Our tree decorated with vintage and new ornaments alike

The mantle covered with fresh boughs and poinsettia on the painted coffee table

The mantle covered with fresh boughs and poinsettia on the painted coffee table

Another living room view with the piano

Another living room view with the piano

A view of the dining table through to the Christmas tree

A view of the dining table through to the Christmas tree

Vintage ornaments, pinecones and an antique patter decorate the table

Vintage ornaments, pinecones and an antique patter decorate the table

A second tree in the den with a bold gold garland to boot!

A second tree in the den with a bold gold garland to boot!

Oranges, cedar and amaryllis in the kitchen

Oranges, cedar and amaryllis in the kitchen

A fiestaware bowl and McCoy bowl both picked up this summer filled with citrus

A fiestaware bowl and McCoy bowl both picked up this summer filled with citrus

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