COUNTRY DECORATING BLOG

Not-So-Empty Nest: Decorating When Kids Move Out

Posted by Piper Classics on September 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM

A few months ago, we talked about décor decisions for parents with “boomerang kids,” or adult children who have moved back home with their parents.

Now, let’s look at what to do in the reverse situation: How to redecorate when your kids move out.

Your son or daughter may have just left for college or have found their first apartment or even their first home.

There are quite a few options for adding a touch of country decor to the room your son or daughter has just vacated. Here are a few suggestions.

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Topics: Boomerang Kids

Summer Flea Market Finds

Posted by Piper Classics on August 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM

You can find nearly everything at a flea market, from one-of-a-kind finds to everyday things like vintage furniture and antiques. These everyday items can be used to create a home that is unique and striking. You can re-purpose these collectibles into custom creations and create a primitive home décor with a casual touch.

The challenge isn’t in finding these vintage items but in envisioning them in a new setting. Here are a few useful and affordable ideas on how you can incorporate your summer flea market finds into your home.

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Topics: Flea Market Finds

Presenting the Piper Classics Photo Contest

Posted by Piper Classics on August 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

Have you ever wanted to take the types of pictures you see in magazines like Country Living?

Piper Classics is giving you the opportunity.

We’re pleased to announce our new contest, a chance for you to show off your photography and decorating skills in one quick picture. You could go outside and snap something from the garden, show off how your country curtains look in your country living room, or give the world a look at your country kitchen.

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Topics: Photo Contest

This Old Jar - Using Mason Jars in Country Decor

Posted by Piper Classics on August 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Both a timeless accessory and a Piper Classics favorite, the traditional glass canning jar is not only affordable and functional -- it just so happens to also be the perfect accent to tie together almost any style of country decor.

The race to create this new method of food storage actually began in 1795, with a request by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. But it wasn’t until 1858, when the Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason invented and patented his namesake glass jar, that canning jars as we know and recognize them today entered the commercial landscape.

The history of Mason jars and the companies who manufactured them -- Ball, Kerr, and others -- could fill a book. These companies all continually sought to improve the jar's closure and seal methods well into the 1900s. Home canning became increasingly popular throughout the United States and Europe during this time, and has remained so for more than 50 years.

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Topics: mason jars

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