Home Decor

Going Old School

Even the most beautiful blooms have a short lifespan—or do they?

This painted Portuguese metalwork vase with flowers ($1,500 for a pair, from Pear Tree) dates back to the mid-1800s. While its centuries-long past life is murky, we foresee it having a happy history in your home, where it’s sure to add Old World elegance. It’s one of many antique pieces you’ll discover at Pear Tree, stocked with a dazzling array of home wares you won’t find elsewhere.

Photo by Aaron Lindberg