August, 2015

Summer Flea Market Finds

August 24th, 2015 Flea Market Finds

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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Presenting the Piper Classics Photo Contest

August 19th, 2015 Photo Contest

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 home decor photo 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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This Old Jar – Using Mason Jars in Country Decor

August 12th, 2015 Mason Jars

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 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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A Day on The Farm with Mona B

August 5th, 2015 Mona B

We’re super excited about the newest releases from Mona B! The new collection is ready to ship in August and offers an extended selection of cross-body styles, some new colors, and lots of fun buckles and embellishments. The vintage chic and up-cycle style of Mona B bags and totes makes them feel as comfortable in an urban setting as they do in town or the country. However, here at Piper Classics, we’re pretty much farm girls at heart. So it was only natural that we should take to the farm for our latest Mona B photo shoot!

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