Contributor Profile

Daneen Eaton, Merchandising Manager

Upon graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1977, Daneen worked for Fitch Creations for 6 years, soon after Fearrington began. Among her contributions: identifying the Belted Galloway cows that subsequently became our unofficial mascots, and beautifully illustrating Jenny Fitch’s Fearrington House Cookbook. She rejoined in 2007 and has since overseen merchandising and visual displays for our shops. Check out Daneen's Pinterest page and blog for fashion trends and to see what Dovecote has in its shops!

Shift to Summer

Our chic Jackie O-inspired linen shifts are the perfect transition to summer! For daytime, add a pair of clear woven flats, dark glasses and string of white feldspar "pearls" from Ann Lightfoot for a fresh take on an iconic look. Shift to evening with the addition of colorful handmade bohemian earrings from Miguel Ases and glass beaded clutch for a festive night on the town. Our "Ilene" dress shown here is available in white, stone, vintage, moss and rose. Decisions. Decisions! For more of... Full Post >

Bright Idea

Add a playful twist to sophisticated neutrals with a color-pop cross body bag. Stop in and see our brilliant collection of colorful accessories and instantly update your summer wardrobe. We are full of bright ideas this season! For more of what's new, follow my Dovecote Style board on Pinterest! Full Post >


Sail into summer with a nautical flair! Have you noticed that anchors are everywhere this season - from totes to tabletop! I especially loved these diminutive gold anchor earrings from We Dream in Colour and just had to have them! Watch this trend surfacing throughout Dovecote this season on items such as tablecloths, pitchers, aprons and cosmetic bags. Full Post >

In Clear View

We have our eyes set on one of the biggest trends of the season: CLEAR accessories! From chunky resin necklaces to see-thru ballet flats (like walking barefoot!), these fun accessories are light as air! Stop in and see how we clearly have this season covered! Full Post >

Here Comes Springtime!

Fill her Easter basket with our signature Matta scarves in jelly bean colors for Spring! Same detailing as our signature shawls, this pint-size version is a perfect pop of fresh color with white jeans and a summer tee. Drop by and see our rainbow of choices! Full Post >

Color is back!

Lolo has combined a simple design aesthetic with eye-catching color and put the fun back into utility bags! Perfect for travel, organizing your golf doodads, or just toting around daily essentials…..these make great gifts for all ages! Chic enough to double as a clutch, we love the versatility of this collection! Full Post >

Modern Love

Have you noticed the modern edge in all the runway collections this season as you flip through the latest fashion magazines? We have just the accessory to update everything in your closet from white jeans to a classic little black dress. Our current bag crush: Wendy Stevens’ Stainless Handbag Collection. Every handbag in this unique collection is made by hand from Wendy’s own stainless sheet goods. The originality of her work has garnered attention in top fashion and design magazines... Full Post >

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….

Cloud… Turquoise… Pink Quartz… Greenlake… Citrine… Orchid… Harbor… Dusk… Iguana. Just a sampling of our Matta color palette for Spring…more delicious than a box of chocolates! Our go-to scarves season after season, there is nothing quite like this line for wearability, versatility and packability. Exquisite color in a rainbow of flattering shades, Matta can take you from the boardroom to the ballroom and everywhere in between. I cannot resist a new addition to my own personal... Full Post >

Fine Paperies at Dovecote

Dovecote is proud to carry an exquisite line of fine paperies from Alexa Pulitzer, who creates in her native New Orleans and proudly manufactures exclusively in the United States. Alexa melds the saucy flavor, Old World charm, and cool attitude for which the Big Easy is known with her vast experience abroad in creating sophisticated original paper collections – such as note cards, greeting cards, gift cards, place cards. Don’t miss these whimsical, elegant paperies that will set you... Full Post >

Matta Scarves are a Must-Have

Having just returned from the Apparel Market in N.Y. this past week, I can tell you that our signature Matta scarves are looking sharper than ever. When designers and fellow buyers inquire as to "whose scarf is that?" -- You know you have a winner! In my opinion, this is by far one of the best designed accessories I have ever owned. It ties, twists, drapes and wraps like nothing I have ever seen. Glamour in an instant! Whether you are purchasing your first, adding to your collection, or... Full Post >