Endorsed as "One of the Best Shops" in Northern Virginia
Washingtonian Magazine, November 2009
Endorsed as "one of the best shops" in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Washingtonian Magazine, August 2010
Quote: "If anyone knows just the thing for any occasion, it's Frances Brayshaw at The Pear Tree Cottage in Vienna, VA."
Washington Spaces Magazine, November/ December 2009
Article: Gifts By Design
Washington Spaces Magazine, Early Winter 2008 Issue
Article: A Cottage Full of Treasures
Washington Spaces Magazine, July 2008
Blog: Landscape & Lifestyles: April 2010 Seminar conducted by Amy Strunk, landscape designer, from Merrifield Garden Center, "Life Under Glass" pertaining to creating your own terrarium.
Blog: My Notting Hill, Nov 2009: PTC Seminar on "Creating Holiday Centerpieces with Fresh Greenery":
Blog: Pure Style Blog, September 2009
Regarding our "Accessorizing your Home" seminar conducted by designer Lauren Leiss of Pure Style Design held at Pear Tree Cottage
Blog: My Notting Hill, Sept 2009: Accessorizing your Home PTC seminar
"As soon as you step through the door, you know you have arrived somewhere special. The shop is filled with items that have great European style. So sophisticated, yet fresh, hip and very welcoming. It's the kind of atmosphere that makes you want to change your whole house. A great 'go to' source for any designer looking for fabulous furnishings, lighting and accessories with flair!" --Rebecca Ilgenfritz of RLI Interiors
"Pear Tree Cottage is a jewel in the heart of Vienna. I find so many beautiful, interesting things there for my clients, for my own home and for gifts. I have never left there empty-handed!" -- Toni Prencipe Korby, Antonia Korby Design Inc.
"One of my favorite stores to visit in Northern Virginia-you always walk out inspired by what you've seen and with the perfect gift for a friend...or me!" --Ginny B.