For years now, people have been talking about the concept of “hygge” that is very central to the people in Denmark.
As the country’s official tourism website explains, the term hygge — pronounced “hue-ga” — roughly translates to “coziness,” but there’s so more to it than that: “Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere that promotes happiness and security; enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.”
We think the Danes have the right idea. This can be a bleak time of year. The sun goes down while most of us are still at work, and the world outside can seem like a white and grey desert for weeks at a time. Continue Reading
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We want to take a minute in the crazy, hectic days before Christmas to wish you all the best that this season has to offer. We love Christmas at Piper Classics and are grateful to you, our customers, for all you do for us through the year. We wish you all the joys, grace and heartfelt love that the upcoming days will bring. Continue Reading
We all KNOW how important it is to bring a grateful heart to everything we do. An attitude of gratitude for all the blessings in our lives is helpful to us as individuals, to our families, and to the greater community. We read it everywhere, and yet, we must admit, we sometimes forget as the busyness of our lives and our constant obligations get in the way.
After being hit with two big winter storms within the first seven days of March , we are really anxious to say goodbye to this winter. Spring cannot arrive quickly enough for many of us and even though you wouldn’t know it to look outside, the beautiful season of rebirth is less than two weeks away. When spring arrives in all its splendor and glory, many of us want to restore a fresh and breezy energy to our homes, as well. The rebirth going on outside inspires us to breathe new life into our decor, following the cues of the newly arrived, long-awaited season. Here are a few ideas to help you create that dynamic, refreshed style for your country farmhouse this Spring.
Do you think that creating a cozy, romantic bedroom is the stuff of dreams? Maybe you think it’s complicated and you just don’t have time to get it done. We might just be able to help you.
In fact, before you know it, you could be sleeping in the Romantic Bedroom of your dreams. As we break it down for you, you will see it can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Your current room can be transformed into a beautiful, cozy retreat where sleep is an old friend and you wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on each new day.
We truly believe that Christmas is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! And we’d like to wish you and yours the most Amazing Christmas ever! We feel blessed by the wonder of the season and hope that joy and peace fill your heart today and all through the New Year.
For me, every Christmas is deeply connected with the memories of holidays long ago. The recollections are tied to songs and stories that celebrate this beautiful time of year. When I hear carols that I learned as a child, I am transported back to a magical time when anything was possible. It was a time when dreams did come true. A time when Christmas trees twinkled with lights and silver tinsel icicles.
Thanksgiving traditions have been an important part of our family for many years, and we’re so greatful for the heritage of family, faith, and good food that’s been passed down to us! Pictured in this old family photo are many of our aunts, uncles, second cousins and great grandparents. Our grandmother is pictured on the far right foreground and our mother is sitting to her immediate left in the photo. She was just a young girl in this photo! 🙂
Here at Piper Classics, we believe Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year! Getting together with family and friends, creating new memories and enjoying delicious food, all add up to a warm and wonderful holiday. Piper Classics is keenly aware of how blessed we are to have family and friends that we treasure and can share this holiday with and we are grateful for all our blessings.
Giving Thanks is something that has gotten a lot of press in the media lately because studies have shown that gratefulness is good for your health. Recognizing and paying attention to the many gifts we have, while cultivating an attitude of thankfulness for these blessings, is beneficial to physical and mental well-being. This attitude enriches our lives and changes the way we look at one another and at our world.
More than Décor, Farmhouse Style Renews & Restores
Why We Love Farmhouse Style
We LOVE the Farmhouse Style here at Piper Classics. There are so many qualities of this look that really make our hearts sing!! It makes no difference if you’re in a cabin in the mountains, a cottage by the sea, an apartment in the city, or a home in the suburbs, there is something about the Farmhouse style that appeals to so many of us on a fundamental level.
We think that people are drawn to this look because they value qualities that are exemplified in a casual Farmhouse lifestyle. The short list of these qualities would probably include a deep love of family and faith, care and concern for friends and community, an interest in farm life and eating local, a connection and love for the land, and an appreciation and admiration for those who came before us and how they made do and even thrived in difficult times.