A week or so ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Penney and Co, the beautiful home decor and furniture store of Michael Penney. Friends had arranged a special night of shopping, and since I’d been wanting to visit the store since it opened and often read Michael Penney Style, Michael’s blog, it was a great opportunity.
The shop is beautiful, and gives you that “I want to redecorate my whole house feeling”, you know the one.
This dinning table all dressed up for a lovely dinner was one of my favourites of the night. I loved the ticking placemats and napkins, made a little more modern and not too country, by doing them in black. The floral arrangement was beautiful, I really liked the height -tall enough to not interfere with conversation at the table, since you could see through the beautiful glass vases.
The candles were a lovely touch too, reminding me that simple elements repeated over and over have an amazing impact, as the candles ran all the down he table, like the vases. I loved the twine too, it gave a nice texture element. Do I feel a little DIY coming on?
There was another lovely tablescape near the back of the store. More ticking, but this time table runners, and used horizontally, love it, might even need to get some. 😉 I love the hurricanes filled with shells, and the fun pop of colour and pattern in the orange napkins. So pretty.
I also had a chance to meet Mr. Penney. He was lovely, and so up for giving design advice. Here’s a pic of Michael and my friend Julie, as he gives her a few suggestions on her home decor.
Tucked in another corner of the store was this cabinet filled with kitchen things, that had a vintage feel.
I feel for this sweet glass butter dish. I’m totally guilty of just leaving the butter in it’s foil wrapper on the counter. I friend pointed out that this dish would fit a whole lb. of butter without having to cut it or anything. Seemed very do-able to me, and a whole lot cuter than a foil wrapper. It came home to live with me. I love it’s vintage feel, and how practical it is. I could have bought much, much more in the store. It was hard to resist.
This little shop is definitely on my radar to drop into regularly, such really cute stuff, reasonably priced too, and the friendliest shop owner. With a great store like this near by, life is a party!
Happy Friday friends.