colour palette : retro fabulous

colour palette : retro fabulous - curated by Emma Lamb
colour palette : retro fabulous - curated by Emma Lamb
Image credits: 1. simply hue, 2. gracie's garden, 3. somethings hiding in here, 4. _ cassia _

It has been so dreary and dull here in Edinburgh this week, the rain clouds have been thick and heavy and the light has changed. It has been absolutely impossible to photograph anything and I've had to have every single light on just to see what I'm doing! So far autumn isn't turning out to be nearly as pretty as I wanted it to be! Hmph!
So to beat the dreary dullness and continue my week of colour craving, I have scoured my Flickr favourites to find some pretty autumn shades for today's palette. Not too sludgy, not too bright, with just a wee hint of spice and lots of warmth, perfect!

Oh, before we all go off to enjoy our well deserved weekends of 'r-n-r' I wanted to say thank you for all your sweet and encouraging comments on my last post. I have managed to focus on one or two things and have them nearly finished, but I've also been distracted by even more shiny new ideas, so much so that I had to prise myself away from my desk just to write this wee post! What is it about this time of year that gets the creative juices flowing?

Wishing you all a wonderful (and certainly not a dreary dull) weekend,
Emma, x

ps : Of course, while I'm moaning on about the 'dreary dullness', what should happen!? The sun to comes out to play... quick, to the camera!!!

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  1. When? I must have missed that short burst of light! Love these soft soothing colours. Have a great weekend.

  2. It's the 'back to school' syndrome and the countdown to christmas....I always have lots of ideas and high hopes at this time of year. Lovely selection of colours, very calm and soothing on this rainy blustery day.

  3. Love all these photos! I want that bag : )

  4. This is a marvelous palette!

    I hope your weekend is less dull and dreary, more full of sun and autumn happiness.

  5. I love this palette! A friend and I just striped the wallpaper from what I call my upstairs living room which is sort of an enlarged highway with a nice big window in it. I'm going to keep this palette as design inspiration.

  6. so pretty. i love that this palette is still soft, feminine and slightly pastel with muted hints of spice for a subtle new twist on autumn colors. hope the sun peaks through a bit more for you this weekend.

  7. Love your blog!
    It's wonderful!


  8. i love the bowties :)
    and i'm always distracting myself with new ideas. it's hard to get one thing done before the next idea gets in the way :)
    ps - you'll have to give me some places to visit in Edinburgh next summer!

  9. Hi Emma,

    I recently recieved the Cherry on Top blog award and wanted to pass along the award to you. I'm new to this process and know you may have a no-award zone or no time to follow through, no worries. I just want you to know that I appreciate your blog. It is beautiful, thought provoking and inspiring. Here is a link to my post with a link to your blog -

    ~ warmly


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