Take a weekend getaway to Raleigh

"Downtown Raleigh features a wide array of boutiques with eclectic gifts, stylish accessories and home decor; most are independently owned and operated. ... Deco Raleigh (19 W. Hargett St.) is stuffed with darling merchandise guaranteed to enhance the whimsy factor of your home."

Published September 18, 2017. Read the full article here. 

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DECO Raleigh retailer to open separate location for home goods

"The new store will also stock mostly local products found in living rooms and dining rooms, said DECO owner Pam Blondin. She hopes to sell glassware, towels, rugs and small furniture items that appeal to the increasing number of people moving into downtown apartments. '“This is the kind of store for people who have graduated from IKEA,”' Blondin said."

Published Aug. 31, 2016. Read the full article here.

Best place to buy gifts for your parents

"No place splits the middle more capably than DECO Raleigh, a small downtown space with big ideas. Owner Pam Blondin has somehow shoved distinct atmospheres into her one corner, so that the crowded shelves and circuitous aisles suggest a thrift shop, while the goods themselves can make the place feel a touch fancy."

Published June 8, 2016. Read the full article here.

Raleigh seeks to spur more downtown retail

"Blondin has sold an eclectic collection of art, clothing, jewelry and pottery at the intersection of South Salisbury and Hargett streets for nearly three years. In the last year, she has heard from dozens of prospective retailers seeking her advice – and only one, an ice-cream shop called Treat, ever opened for business."

Published May 22, 2015. Read the full article here.