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Leopard Print Flats & Pink For Fall

Detail photo of leopard print Natalies from Sarah Flint and vintage handbag with scarf bow

Leopard print flats like the Natalie from Sarah Flint are a closet staple and pair perfectly with feminine pink for a chic fall look! The other day the hubby and I headed downtown Clinton for a little antiquing and lunch. Don’t mistake me…I do the shopping, and S. is persuaded to tag along by the …

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A 3 Minute Autumn Wreath

Grapevine autumn wreath with fern and antler

Short on time and in need of a pretty autumn wreath for your front door? Follow these easy steps to make a charming wreath in under 3 minutes! No glue and no special skills needed! To make my 3 minute autumn wreath you will need: A small grapevine wreath form – pulled apart slightly. A …

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A Witchy Front Door for Halloween

Candle light glows at this front door at dusk. Decorate for Halloween this year with a witchy front door by adding a witches hat, broom, and lantern to your autumn decor

Decorate for Halloween this year with a witchy front door using heirloom pumpkins, mums, enchanted ferns, and a witches hat and broom. Add some glowing candlelight and sinister crows for spooky effect. There are somethings I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender …

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Fall Decor But Make It Vintage – Autumn Home Tour

My formal living room all dressed up for the It's a Colorful Life Autumn Home Tour

Take a tour of my home all jazzed up for fall and see how I added autumnal touches to my existing vintage and antique decor! It’s a Colorful Life Fall Blog Hop 20+ Bloggers & Their Fabulous Fall Homes Welcome to My Autumn Home Tour! October is here and so is fall! I am beyond …

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Amazon Finds – Prime Day is Almost Here!

Amazon Home Decor Finds - Don't miss Prime Day for the best deals!

In preparation for Amazon Prime Day, October 13-14, I’ve rounded up my favorite Amazon purchases and finds for fashion, home decor, and gift ideas. What is Prime Day? Special deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members during these select days! Find out more and see the preview deals here. Membership is $99 for the year, …

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Cocktails & Queries with Holly Holden

The front room at Fox Hall, Holly Holden's Historic House in CT

Welcome to a new series here on Pender & Peony…Cocktails & Queries – where we chat with inspiring female leaders in business, design, art, and fashion! The idea is to have a casual cocktail with a lady I admire and think has some sage advice to offer us. I will be sharing the full interviews …

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My Fall Mantel with Ginger Jars & Velvet Pumpkins

Double happiness temple jar nestled on fall mantel

Decorate a traditional fall mantel with ginger jars and velvet pumpkins that feels luxurious and not the least bit farmhouse! What defines fall decor? For me it’s luxurious color and texture, which means rich autumnal hues that reflect the changing leaves and cozy, slightly rustic textures. Fall decor should feel warm and inviting. It should …

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Autumn Floral Centerpiece Video Tutorial

Katherine reaches out to fluff flower in autumn floral centerpiece

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create an autumn floral centerpiece using a vintage silver bowl, hydrangea, eucalyptus, tulips, roses, and mums. Flower arranging is hard! There is picking the right floral combinations…finding a vase…manipulating the flowers in the right position…and of course prolonging the life of the arrangement! I really get it, …

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Sewing a Pretty Chintz Tablecloth with Bullion Fringe

A fall tablescape with DIY pretty chintz tablecloth edged with bullion fringe

Make your own pretty chintz tablecloth with this basic 5 step method to sew a tablecloth with a bullion fringe edging! In no way, am I an expert seamstress! Let me just be clear about that up front. But I do know my way around a sewing machine thanks to my high school home economics …

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A Fall Table with Pastel Hues & Pretty Chintz

Fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an elegant but playful look !

Set a memorable fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an autumn celebration that gathers loved ones near and reminds us all how important the dinner table is to family connection and civility!   The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners, but of conversation, …

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