I recently moved into a new place with plenty of space for me to unpack a bunch of boxed-up décor items that I have accumulated over the last few years. Among these treasures are, of course, various pears in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Since I started working at the Pear Bureau three years ago, many gifts that I have received for birthdays and Christmas – and sometimes even “just because” – have been pear-related: lotions, candles, dish towels, figurines, etc. While I am a self-proclaimed pear nerd, and have been known to exclaim how beautiful a pear is before slicing it up for a snack, I am picky about my pear décor. The items may be vintage or modern, but not kitschy. My goal is subtlety – I have, in fact, been called the “pear lady,” but have no desire to become the “crazy pear lady.”
My favorite pear pieces are these kitchen canisters that I bought at Target – a special, limited-time line by the talented designer Orla Kiely. They’re no longer available in stores, but if you’ve fallen in love with them as much as I did, I have spotted them from time to time on eBay.
How have you incorporated pears into your home – aside from the fruit bowl in your kitchen?