Inspiration of the Week: Pendleton!

Texans tend to be a bit dramatic when it comes to change in weather. I for one will admittedly overreact when the weather changes even the slightest. This weekend, Austin experienced its first mornings that were pleasant, dare I say cool! About this time of year, we are all begging for the heat to leave and the cool temperatures of Fall to blow through. With that in mind, I have been newly inspired by the ever classic brand Pendleton. This mill had its beginnings in 1869 and has played a key role in many areas of American culture. The signature blankets they have made were very much a part of Indian ritual and ceremony, and when war-time came, the mill was devoted to producing blankets and uniforms for the troops.

America’s outdoors-men have coveted this brand as well for their warm and long lasting sportswear. A Pendleton boardshirt can last generations! Fun fact: did you know that before the Beach Boys were the Beach Boys, they were the Pendletons?!? Look how adorable they are with their surfboards and plaid. ūüôā

Here are a few of my favorite blankets from Pendleton. We cruise antique malls and vintage shops all the time, and I have spied a few Pendleton blankets here and there. And this just scratches the surface!

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Just as impressive are the traditional as well as unusual uses of Pendleton fabric in fashion.

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With rustic chic (for lack of a better term) being so popular in design, these blankets and overall style can be found in all areas of home decor.

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C’mon Fall! Hurry up and get here! I want to break out the blankets and plaid in honor of this fantastic brand, Pendleton.