Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Confession: I am a Holiday Person

Confession: I am a Holiday Person

As we are nearing more major renovations at The Pear Place I thought it would be a great idea to share a little more about us before we might get very distracted.  As stated above, I am a holiday person.  Give me a theme and I will run with it.  This is the case with even our names at the Pear Place: The Pear, The Poppy, and newly named Plum.  A little hint about space #4, it's name will round out the P collection.  Holidays are really just Themes.  Give me some red apples and pumpkins and let's see what our minds can come up with.  

My Mind Scares Me:  This is our little house's theme for the next month.  It is October after all.  It is really just for fun.  What is incredible about life is how much we can learn and grow which is almost scary how far we can take ourselves.  At The Pear Place it isn't a secret that we will offer classes.  The classes are to be determined but will most definitely include: Quilting, Cookie Decorating, Cake Decorating, Canning, Cooking, Basket Weaving, Couples Dancing, and a List of How To's.  I am a person that believes in self-exploration.  I enjoy the process and have quite a few self-endeavors under my belt but at the same time it is great to hear from experts when dabling in perhaps a new hobby or potential career.  Our foundation at The Pear Place will be education.  The building stones will be classes from experts and the heart will be a marketplace of fun.  We are a place for one to be inspired.  We are a place to find beauty in life.  And all of this will be themed... perhaps even holiday themed from time to time. 

I look forward to the day to reveal what is upstairs in my mind.  

That being said I want to share a few of my favorite fall quilts to celebrate the upcoming Holidays.  

Back Story: I am a Professional Quilter (website: and pattern store ).  I am a self-taught quilter that developed over years to accomplish a self-published pattern line, longarm quilting business, featured on Quilt it, and authoring "Little Big Stuff".  I can confidently say I am an expert quilter.  I have enjoyed the learning/teaching aspect of this art.  This inspired a huge turn in my life and still has an impact on my everyday.  You will see tiny bits of Quilting show up at The Pear Place through classes and through decor.  Perhaps you might be interested in dabbling in this art.  

Quilts: The fun of sharing these quilts is that life changes and seasons change.  Halloween themed and Thanksgiving themed quilts sure bring love into my life.  Also included in pics are items I have gifted, cute things to brighten dear friends days.  I love using color and design to create something beautiful.  These quilts are filled with memories that represent that time in my life and it brings back situations that were wonderful or hard.  It is funny how simple items can be memory triggers.  

These patterns are available though my pattern store or otherwise noted.  Also, they can be searched on to include more details/detailed pictures ( and


Tea Towel Gift: Kimberbell Designs:

Gift: half-square triangles, free-hand web quilting, free-hand drawn spider, and halloween colors

Basketful of Thanks:

Hope you enjoyed the pics and can't wait to share what we love with you at The Pear Place, until then.  

The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side - Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz
Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Poppy is almost finished!

It is time for an update.  We have been toiling away at The Pear Place.  We have one building almost ready to go and operational.  Just a few coats of paint and what is known as now the Poppy will be ready just in time for the holidays.  Our timeline for the rest of the property is drumroll... this time next year we will be 100% operational with all four buildings complete!  So exciting and we can't wait!

Because Poppy will be ready for this holiday season, we are tickled to announce our little taste of fall previews are on their way.  We can't wait to let you shop The Pear Place adding little touches of charm to your life.  We also have some apparel that are just darling sealed with love from The Pear along with some home goods that will just cozy up your place for the change of weather.  We will give a holler as soon as they are available and we wish you a happy fall!

Monday, February 12, 2018


Welcome to the Pear Place!

This Place is restoring and adding charm.  We are a gathering place including venue, shops, offices and a seasonal marketplace.  Here on this blog we want to share our progression so please stick around, we would love to have ya!  The tabs located at the top of our website will point you in right direction for:


Have you ever thought of owning your own coffee shop, home goods store, cosmetology shop, bakery, professional offices, or insert your idea that we haven't even imagined?  We would love for you to consider the Pear Place: Contact us (leasing tab) for space that is unique and filled with charm.


We hope to host seasonal events for local venders to share their products with our community.  Local artisans wanted!  We will be offering events pending renovations 2018.  We want conditions and timing to be perfect for those vending.  Contact us (vending tab) for space in our future events.


We are renovating our venue space!!  It is going to be a perfect place to have your special event!  Corporate: Retirements, Presentations, Awards, Training - Social: Reunions, Birthdays, Dances, Showers, Memorials - Holiday: Office Parties, Family Parties, Gift Exchanges, Breakfast, Lunches - Wedding: Receptions, Dinners, Ceremonies, Rehearsals.  Contact us (host your event tab) for space to make memories.

More than anything we are so excited to see our Pear Place transformed.
All that is gold does not glitter, not all that wander are lost: The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.


Just because this is all about introductions, I will introduce half of Team Pear Place.  My name is Michelle Jensen.  I grew up Michelle Johnson in small rural Clover, UT.  I am in my mid-thirties and I have experienced my share of life to this point.  I think my life experiences might have contributed to the reason why I see value in perhaps not the likely places.  I have happened upon such a great opportunity and it certainly isn't by chance.  I want to share a few pictures to show what I LOVE!!!

I know there are visionaries out there like me.  While it is awesome to have the vision, it is a lot of hard work to make that vision a reality.  Hard Work!  Luckily we have renovated our fair share of houses and properties so maybe that makes the hard work a little easier?  Because we have experienced a beginning, middle and ending.  We know the ending will eventually come.  The trick to taking on a HUGE undertaking is to divide the big overwhelming problem into small manageable problems.  We are in the midst of doing just that.  Assessing.  I have tried to take pictures along the way with all of those past projects.  However, this project's pictures are for some reason so captivating to me!!!  I just can't get over the tattered beauty.
With two kiddos (one pictured above) our little family is ready to get our hands dirty and fix up this cute Place!  First things first, we are cleaning the space.  There are a lot of things that need to be removed to allow for safe things, necessary things, structural things, design things to be added/renovated/replaced.  I have a clear plan of what I want to happen.  All the while I am keeping in mind that these plans are going to be tweaked.  It is inevitable.  The path to success is not as fixed and inflexible as you may think... rings completely true.  Trust me.
This property has changed hands over it's time and demo was started.  We are entering at this point.  For us it is a good point.  I know that there might have been more that I would have salvaged but that is okay.  There is still plenty left to save and that is a great thing!  At our Pear Place we have four spaces to renovate.  It helps a little to have a little work already underway.
For now I hope this is a good greeting and that we will meet again.  
Young at age, old in soul