FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!

If you love you some pears like I do, I bet you agree they deserve to have their day! Learn some fun facts about pears, discover a few recipes, and feast on pear-related decor in Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead.

Williams Sonoma Fruit & Savory Gift Crate - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Williams-Sonoma Fruit & Savory Gift Crate…yummy pear inspiration with recipes and fun facts as well as delicious photos and decor.

FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!

Why oh why did I forget about Williams-Sonoma for a couple of years there? What an incredible source of deliciousness for the home including recipes and tools for the kitchen.

6 easy pear recipes for fall from Williams Sonoma. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Williams-Sonoma Pear Recipes…certainly simple indeed.

How many varieties of pears are there? Over 3,000.

Come be inspired by these colorful cheeseboards, graze boards and charcuterie styled on a white farmhouse table in my home - Hello Lovely Studio. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.
Pear Corer - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Pear Corer, Williams-Sonoma…certainly useful indeed.
Vibrant and colorful, these cheeseboards with charcuterie and farmers market freshness are perfect for simple entertaining and an elegant tablescape. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!#grazeboard #cheeseboard
Hello Lovely Studio…yummy pear inspiration with recipes and fun facts as well as delicious photos and decor.

Pear Upside Down Cake

Oh my gosh, this is a keeper, and Lindsey Strand totally has me in the palm of her hand wanting to make this pear upside down cake!!! I love that we’ll bake it right in the cast iron skillet!

Lodge 10.25" Cast Iron Buffalo Nickel Skillet - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Cast Iron Skillet…certainly versatile indeed.

Before tobacco was introduced to Europe? Pear leaves were smoked.

Menu Ideas

Thinking about dessert got me thinking ‘but what the heck am I making for dinner tonight?’ Since my tastebuds are craving a comforting shrimp and pasta dish…maybe you too need a quick and easy recipe that won’t require slaving over a hot stove babying a fancy sauce?

BTW, no pears in this baby, but poached ones on the side could be satisfying.

If you’re serious about your boscs, and you want pears for dinner or an appetizer when entertaining, here’s a yummy pear pizza prospect from bygabriellaco:

EASY(!) Pear Naan Pizza recipe with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese, fresh thyme and a honey drizzle. | bygabriella.co. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
click for recipe and deets…certainly delicious ineed.

Pears: Enjoy the Health Benefits

Are pears a good source of fiber? Yes, m’am. With 6 grams of dietary fiber in a pear, it’s an excellent choice.

Peaceful, soft farmhouse still life with green mason jar, fruit, and a peely painted door - Hello Lovely Studio. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly delicious indeed.

For a subtle pear flavor in a good for you pear green tea

Pear Pomegranate Green Tea (50 tea bags - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Pear Pomegranate Green Tea…certainly delicious indeed.

What is the relationship of pears to preventing osteoporosis? Pears contain Boron which helps the body retain calcium, so eating them is a great idea when you’re aiming to prevent osteoporosis.

Pear mug - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Pear Mug…certainly a sweet gift with box indeed.

Pear Apple Crumble

I shared my recipe for pear apple crumble the other day here, and I like to make mine in this dish which also works for a ton of different casseroles and one-dish wonders:

Cherry red Cusinart oval casserole dish - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Cherry Red Cusinart Oval Casserole Dish…certainly the perfect dish indeed.
Make this delicious pear apple crumble recipe in the fall when you're ready for sweet deliciousness and the aroma of home! Hello Lovely Studio's recipe is easy and yummy. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Pear Apple Crumble Recipe…yummy pear inspiration with recipes and fun facts as well as delicious photos and decor.

Can pears really grow to be the size of a newborn baby? Yes! An atago pear grown in Japan by JA Aichi Toyoto Nashi Bukai was the heaviest on record at 6 lbs. 8 oz!

I can’t say enough about this Saigon cinnamon for baking!

Kirkland Saigon Cinnamon 10.7 Oz Bottles( Pack of 2) - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Kirkland Ground Saigon Cinnamon…certainly a staple in my pantry indeed.

Pears for a Picnic

Here’s a PEAR-y romantic prospect: just think how this Pear Picnic Pack o’ Love could elevate an ordinary day this autumn!

Williams Sonoma Fruit & Savory Hamper - FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Fruit & Savory Hamper, Williams-Sonoma…certainly a lovely basket indeed.

Romantic date in the park with your lover (or potential lover)? Girlfriend gathering when the leaves are falling? Road trip rendezvous made extra delicious?

Peaceful, soft farmhouse still life with green mason jar, fruit, and a peely painted door - Hello Lovely Studio. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a feast for the eyes indeed.
Peaceful, soft farmhouse still life with green mason jar, fruit, and a peely painted door - Hello Lovely Studio. FALL In Love With Autumn: Pre-PEAR Yourself for Yummy Pear Inspiration Ahead!
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a serene moment indeed.

What’s In the Hamper?

The reusable basket/hamper means there can be plenty of pear-y lovely picnics in your future after the perishables are history.

What’s in it? Assorted fresh apples and pears, organic French apple cider, Vella Cheese Co., aged Monterey Jack, Olli Organic Napoli Salami, Rustic Bakery Organic Sourdough Flatbread Bites, roasted salted pistachios in the shell, and Dalmatia Fig Spread.

Pear Corer
Williams-Sonoma Pear Corer…yummy pear inspiration with recipes and fun facts as well as delicious photos and decor.

What was a nickname for a pear in the 1700’s? Butter fruit.

Anjou Pear Balsamic

Here’s a delicious anjou pear balsamic from Italy (so important to read the fine print when you’re buying oil and vinegar and you want the good stuff from Italy!) to liven up dishes in fall.

Williams Sonoma White Balsamic Vinegar, D'Anjou Pear
D’Anjou Pear White Balsamic Vinegar…certainly a quality ingredient indeed.

Go head and use it in place of regular vinegar on salads, in dressings and marinades, and as a finishing touch on roasted chicken. Do pork chops or pork roasts sizzle yer bacon in fall? Brush this yum on pork as a glaze, or drizzle it over hard cheeses. If you’re feelin saucy — try a splash on vanilla ice cream!

I love how a good balsamic wakes up an ordinary salad…need an epic bowl for the job?

Cherry Wood
Cherry Wood Salad Bowl, Williams-Sonoma…certainly lovely indeed.

Pear Recipe in a French Cookbook

While Pinterest is packed with pear recipes, I still love kickin it old school and cracking open a good old fashioned hard copy of a cookbook! This one by Georgeanne Brennan has our name written all over it with its rustic French style (a fabulous salad recipe with arugula, PEAR, and shaved parmesan) and ideas for casual meals.

La Vie Rustic Cookbook
La Vie Rustic Cookbook…certainly inspiring indeed.

But are you still thinking pears are too ho hum? Because there are more than a few ways to enjoy them…ever spiralize your fresh produce?

Oh my goodness, spiralize yer pears, squash, potatoes…and if you’re a pasta lover like me who is trying to make her diet as plant-based as possible…I mean, genius!!!!

OXO Spiralizer
OXO Spiralizer…certainly a fun gadget indeed.

Pear Muffins

If you are more of the ‘I prefer my pears in a muffin’ type, I got you, lovely pastry friends.

Vanilla Pear Muffins look delicious with their nutty streusel and plump golden sweetness.
Vanilla Pear Muffin Recipe…certainly scrumptious indeed.

All those pear fun facts above and more can be found HERE.

Lovely Pear Themed Decor Finds

"Three Little Pears" - Limited Edition Art Print by Ashley Flynn in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.
Three Little Pears Fine Art Print…lovely pear inspiration with recipes and fun facts as well as delicious photos and decor.
"Watercolor Pear" - Art Print by Megan Kelso in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.
Watercolor Pear Print…certainly darling indeed.
Faux pear tree branches
Faux Pear Tree Branches…certainly everlasting indeed.
'Modern Pears' Print
Modern Pears Print…certainly a lovely color palette indeed.
Four Pears Framed Print by Lupen Grainne
Four Pears Framed Print, Pottery Barn…certainly understated indeed.
Faux pears
Faux Pears…certainly a sweet everlasting filler for your dough bowl indeed.
Pears Wall Decal
Pear Decals, Pottery Barn…certainly darling indeed.

Pears and Partridges

"Peaceful Partridge" - Bohemian Holiday Ornament Cards in Winter by Paper Sun Studio.
Peaceful Partridge Ornament Holiday Cards…certainly a sweet card to share indeed.
Lorelei Cement Decoration Pear Scuplture
Cement Pear Sculpture…certainly a simple decor accent indeed.

Let’s Chat About Decor & a Pear-y Calm Paint Color

Behr Back to Nature paint color is the 2020 Color of the year, bringing a calm yellowy-green option with a natural vibe! #paintcolor #greenpaint #calmpaintcolor
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you need an idea for a calm green pear-like color.

One of my favorite blogs, Taste of France posted a spirited discussion about antique furniture falling from favor today, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about trends regarding antiques and consumer behavior.

I also just stumbled on this trendy color so I’m weaving in examples of it:

BEHR Back to Nature paint color is Behr's 2020 color of the year - it's a yellowy green with a peaceful vibe.
BEHR Back To Nature is Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year is this calm, yellowy green which reminds me a little of a pear’s hue. Samples ship free if you care to try it.

Living With Antiques

I personally love living with a mix of vintage and antiques. We have a rustic sideboard from Belgium in the living room, a custom kitchen table built with antique barn wood, and vintage furniture in the bedrooms.

But I also understand alternative points of view. For example, dark brown ornate furniture mostly brings down my spirit…so no matter its age, I just can’t live with it.

Behr Back to Nature paint color is the 2020 Color of the year, bringing a calm yellowy-green option with a natural vibe! #paintcolor #greenpaint #calmpaintcolor
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you need an idea for a calm, pear-like yellowy green.

How about you? Are antiques an important element in your interiors?

Antiques & Millenials

What’s curious is that where I live, it is Millenials shopping for vintage in Chicagoland. I frequently talk to shop owners, and I have eyes to see who is shopping where I’m shopping…it’s young adults. (Then again, I’m not frequenting the fancier antique dealers.)

Front door is painted Behr Back to Nature - the 2020 Color of the year, bringing a calm yellowy-green option with a natural vibe! #paintcolor #greenpaint #calmpaintcolor
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you need an idea for a fresh green for a front door.

Millenials & Decor Trends

My Millenial kids are in their mid and late twenties so I have a front row seat to their perspectives about home decor. Since they aren’t superficial, they are not at all concerned about making a statement, but they ARE sensitive to snob factor and don’t gravitate toward formal pieces.

Behr Back to Nature paint color is the 2020 Color of the year, bringing a calm yellowy-green option with a natural vibe! #paintcolor #greenpaint #calmpaintcolor
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you need an idea for a yellow-green color for walls.

They buy art made by their friends and prefer pre-loved, comfy furniture or cast-offs. A rustic farm table that gets better with dents and scratches feels friendlier than a formal heirloom to them. Like other Millenials I know, they thrift for vintage accessories that make them smile rather than to be cool or score killer vignettes on IG.

Behr Back to Nature paint color is the 2020 Color of the year, bringing a calm yellowy-green option with a natural vibe! #paintcolor #greenpaint #calmpaintcolor
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you love yellowy greens with a natural vibe.

Do Millenials Hate Antiques?

I think pieces with fussy details and excessive embellishment just don’t feel like home to Millenials. Simple lines impart calm. Shopping at Ikea is not just about the low prices for my guys. Rather, they want to be able to re-sell furniture quickly on FB marketplace when they are ready to upgrade or move since Ikea is a safer bet than granny’s sideboard.

Behr - Color Trends 2020
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…in case you are looking for a serene and natural green.

Millenials change jobs and move often, and staging more impersonally and neutrally (based on trends), simply pays. We have to look at core values to understand their consumer behavior. When you value experiences more than stuff, collections, provenance, or ‘an evolving decor look’ may ring ridiculous when you won’t even buy green bananas.

Behr - Color Trends 2020
BEHR Back to Nature Paint Color…certainly lovely indeed.

If less than thoughtful purchasing and homogenization is happening with the younger generation, maybe it actually reflects a snubbing of pretense and a resistance to cling to the past. Perhaps it’s not a taste issue at all but simply that anyone who uses the internet can pick up savvy marketing and staging skills to move real estate in less time.

Pear Blossom 20" Wreath
20″ Pear Blossom Wreath…in case you are seeking a simple everlasting wreath.

Not Everyone is a Design Freak (And that’s good!)

Plenty of folks who aren’t design freaks prefer to throw a room together quickly with a few clicks and then get on with life (spirituality, fitness, travel, creativity, music, hobbies). After all, not everyone enjoys hunting. A beautifully collected home takes time, and when you don’t enjoy the process, who can blame you for not bothering!?!

Decorative Faux Pears
Decorative Faux Pears…certainly a realistic looking pear indeed.

My kids think I’m absurd for storing a mahogany Victorian cabinet in the basement move after move. Its color and claw feet drain my energy and depress me so it remains covered with boxes stacked on top. I see their point but still can’t part with it…crazytown!

Fall decor inspiration from an apple orchard in Poplar Grove, IL (Edward's) - autumn magic in the heartland is hard to beat! Hello Lovely Studio. #falldecor #autumn #farmhousestyle #countrystyle #rusticdecor
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a vibrant moment in autumn.

Are you living happily with antiques these days? Have opinions based on this topic?

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-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Joanna
    September 29, 2019 / 11:59 am

    I think antiques add another layer to your home. I have one or two in each room, from an old painting to the biggest piece, a tall elegant curvy legged side table. I don’t like the heaviness of antiques though. A house filled with antiques feels stuffy to me. My advice would be to keep a few choice pieces and pass on the rest. But, we are all different and some love their antiques that they have collected or inherited over the years.

    My eldest daughter loves to find old pieces and give them a new lease on life. A coat of paint does wonders for the heavier pieces (side board). She mixes these in with her contemporary furniture for an interesting mix.

    I’m loving Back to Nature. It feels fresh! I might paint my office that colour. It would inject some energy into that room. My walls are all an off white colour, which I love, but that room has an old English desk on one wall and a built in Murphy Bed with cupboards and shelves on both sides that fills the other wall. I had the stain matched to a drawer from the desk. So, the furniture is all a mahogany colour and off white does nothing for it. I think a dose of green might be just the thing that room needs to brighten.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 29, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      Love your analysis, Joanna. I am with you on the weight that so many antiques bring into a space. They can weigh down the mood and be difficult to live with when you are more at home living on a cloud. And who needs stuffy!?! If a piece is a family heirloom, I find it is even trickier to live with because of the guilt if it’s holding the room back from feeling great. Isn’t Back to Nature an interesting shade? I am also thinking of trying it – but the next area I am tackling has very little light so it could be all wrong. I agree that mahogany could really feel refreshed with a yellow-green like this. 🙂

  2. September 30, 2019 / 10:20 am

    Well you have certainly opened my eyes to the fact that I am definitely underutilizing this wonderful fruit. Your recipes have me so inspired that I think I must certainly make a pear upside down cake right away. I love pears on pizza and have usually accompanied them with blue cheese, but that recipe with goat cheese sounds divine. Well, I must say, as usual, your post takes the most in-depth view of the use of pears imaginable, from food, to front doors, to preventing osteoporosis!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 30, 2019 / 10:59 am

      Thank you so much for indulging me and taking the time to peruse all the praise for pears. I know you’re upside down cake is destined to be even better than Lindsey Strand’s since you’ll make it your own and add magic. I can’t wait to make it as well and will have to order a larger cast iron pan since I just have my favorite wee one! Happy baking, and sending you big hugs from the heartland, friend. xox

  3. October 9, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 9, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks for reading and hosting. 🙂

  4. October 9, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    This post is so beautiful! Now I am craving pears! Luckily I have several Bosc pears down in my centerpiece in the dining room.

    Thank you so much for sharing at TFT!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 10, 2019 / 8:03 am

      I love what you do with your centerpieces, Amber. Thanks so much for hosting and reading this. Happy Thursday to you, friend.

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