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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Orange Days

Autumn is a time of grateful harvest.  And at this time of year, the colour orange makes its sudden appearance everywhere, most notably in the form of pumpkins.  I have always had an uneasy relationship with this colour but I am slowly warming up to it's irresistible cheerfulness.  When it comes in the form of clementines and not just any kind of clementine but the most darling of clementines, then I can do nothing but succumb.

Of course, a pie pumpkin, radiating cheerfulness in its squat roundness, is perfect as a paperweight.

One's imagination can't help but take flight when darling clementines and winsomely chubby pumpkins are paired with aqua vintage typewriters.

Autumn is a time to down tools and take a well deserved rest, as well.  What could be more inspirational during the long winter months than to contemplate aged tools with a hard won patina derived from years of honest labour?

Orange makes its appearance again in the russet orange and burnt sienna of corn kernels.

So bring on these slowly lengthening days of coolness and bountiful harvest and let me punctuate them with bursts of gladsome orange.

I am linking up to House of Hepworth, My Romantic Home, At the Picket Fence, Serenity NowThe Charm of Home, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, A Stroll Thru Life, Knick of Time.


Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Love your orange. I love this time of year and you captured it perfectly.

Kathy said...

The orange complements the blue beautifully and is a lovely contrast to the rusty colored tool.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend,

Jackie said...

I love the touches of orange. The pumpkin really does add a nice autumn feel to the decor. I love the use of the clementine crate to hold your printer paper.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice photos. I like the orange with the blue. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pam said...

Love the typing paper in the orange box. Or blue box, depending on how you look at it. Cute vignette.

Geneva said...

Orange is one of my favorites ... and I loved the way you've brought it into your home.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the vintage hand drill, how fun is that. I have several that were my fathers and he used them all the time. Great pics. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

I love the clementine crate as a paper holder! Great idea!

Sherry said...

That is a perfect place to keep your paper! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Angie said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Knick of Time Tuesday last week!

You were FEATURED! Feel free to grab my "I Was Featured" Button.

I hope you'll link up again this week - the party is live now.

Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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