My obsession with blue is well known, but for fall, I was hoping for a change of pace in my dining room. Last year, I stayed with the pale color palette but this year I wanted to try something different. In July when I was vacationing in New England, I purchased a couple of aprons. I just took off the first apron I bought and replaced it with this one which I intended for fall. This was the starting point.
I stared at it for a couple of days before deciding that I wanted orange curtains. I had to think about it because I wondered how orange would work with blue walls but a simple google search demonstrated that this color combination does exist and I actually like it.
Out went the green apples on the buffet and in came the pinecone filled cloche and fall hydrangeas which actually have a reddish hue up close.
I picked up the tablecloth from a vintage linen booth at the D.C. Big Flea over the weekend. Most of the booth was comprised of the usual white and pastel linens which I love, but I found this one at the bottom of a pile and couldn't leave it behind. I suspect its not vintage, but the colors were exactly what I wanted and I like the rustic quality of it. The beeswax candles came from a vendor at another booth.
I'm working on my hallway and finally hung my lanterns. They look beautiful! I'm doing a little paint touch-up but I'll be sharing that next along with more flea market finds.