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Velvet Pumpkins!

Here at Nest, we love to decorate with a touch of whimsy. Naturally, Nest and Hot Skwash, a family business located just outside of Portland, Oregon, were a perfect match.

It started as a cottage business of mothers who needed extra income with flexibility in regards to their families and hectic schedules. Daria Knowles, its founder never set out to establish a business, merely a comraderie between fellow creative mothers, but here they are today, a couture tabletop company featuring velvet pumpkins with organic stems, the perfect piece for your fall decorating needs.

We love them in a collection of neutrals, or classic fall colors to celebrate the season. Stop by Nest to check out our selection and pick your favorites!

OOTD – Olive and Leather

OOTD=Outfit Of The Day. A great place to find fashion inspiration! Olive remains one of our go-to fall colors; this year, we’re pairing a printed pant with a black shirt and finishing off with matching shoes. These leather loafers feel like slippers and the olive color is shockingly well-paired with lots of other colors in store! We love using a black shirt with thoughtful details (swing...

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Sabina Savage Fall/Winter Collection

Our love for Sabina Savage grows with each collection she creates and this one is no different. Featuring animals from the southern United States such as alligators, cougars, serpents, and wild horses, being studied for the very first time by fictional botanical and zoological Alfred Swift, this collection (like her others) weaves an imaginative story as well as simply being...

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Meet The Ponds

Mary Donna and Wayne Pond have lived in Fearrington since nearly the beginning of the neighborhood. As residents who have been part of our community for many years, we thought it would be fun to hear a bit more from them about their time here. What persuaded you to move to Fearrington? After a disappointing attempt to build a new home, we started looking around. Wayne found the listing for...

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Anne & Shawn

Anne and Shawn got married under the Willow Oaks on a beautiful day in July and then danced into the evening with their family and friends. They met in New York City, but chose to start their life together just south of Chapel Hill. How did you and your partner meet? Despite having a few mutual friends, Shawn and I met on a dating app! It wasn’t long after we started chatting that we...

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Melissa & Taylor

Melissa and Taylor tied the knot on the Garden Terrace and then celebrated with friends and family in the barn. The day brought rain (which is good luck!) but that certainly didn't dampen the joy. How did you and your partner meet? Taylor and I met five days after I relocated to Chapel Hill for work. He was in his second year of medical school at UNC Chapel Hill at the time. We met at The...

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