October, 2015

The Results Are In! Presenting the Piper Classics Photo Contest Winners

October 23rd, 2015 Photo Contest

Two months ago, we launched our home décor photo contest, asking our loyal customers to send us their best shots our products in their homes.

We received many wonderful entries, and our decision was a tough one. It’s good to know so many of you take so much pride in your homes. Thank you!

And now, without further ado, please join us in congratulating our first prize winner…Bonnie!

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Boo! Halloween History

October 20th, 2015 Country Halloween Decor

Halloween is a big holiday in America — $6 billion a year big — second only to Christmas.

Your plans for Halloween may vary. For some people, it means taking their kids trick-or-treating. You might be planning to get dressed up and head to a costume party. Or you may just want to stay home and watch a marathon of scary movies.

Have you ever wondered why we do all these things? Here’s a look at the history of Halloween.

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Fall Florals for Country Homes

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas.

True, they’re often associated with Christmas time, but wreaths have been used as symbolic decoration for thousands of years. Different cultures have used them to signify life, rebirth, victory and success or to mark the passing of seasons.

If you’re decorating for fall, you might want to consider using a wreath or other country floral accents to give your home a seasonal makeover. Continue Reading

Why Do we Choose a Country Style Anyway?

October 6th, 2015 Fall Decor

Remember that scene from the 1986 comedy classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” when we first see the home of Ferris’ friend Cameron? “The place is like a museum,” Ferris tells us. “It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.”

That scene may be a near-perfect explanation of the enduring popularity of country home décor. Most everyone wants to live in a beautiful house, of course. But no matter how lovely a home may be, it isn’t easy to feel truly relaxed when you’re too nervous to touch anything in the living room, or too afraid to stretch out on the couch in the family room. Continue Reading