colour palette : vintage books

colour palette : vintage books, curated by Emma Lamb / photograph © emma lamb

Yay, it's Friday!
Although I'm not really sure why I'm getting excited for this Friday as I have so much work planned at the moment that I think my weeks are just going to roll together for a while. Oh well, maybe I can take a wee break to soak up some of the Edinburgh Festival fun. This weekend's forecast is for a very soggy one, yep true festival weather! So I am imagining lots of colourful rain coats instead of the sunny scenes from last year!

Anyhoo, today's palette. I was a wee bit stuck for inspiration this morning and wasn't really feeling the colour palette making spirit. But then the postman came a knocking a wee while ago and dropped the new season Cath Kidston catalogue through my letterbox. As I flipped through the pages the mere sight of all those piles upon piles of yummy vintage books got my creative juices flowing. I love all those earthy sun bleached colours with snippets of jewel tones for a wee pop of brightness. (I won't say this too loud just yet, but I'm really looking forward to all the autumn palettes and new season collections.... shhhh!)

Oh and I so want this Cath Kidston bag, I love that red... pinning!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Emma, x

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  1. Ohh I love her stuff! and I love the color palette :)

  2. Beautiful!! And the hand-stitched cloth that the catalogue is resting on? So very pretty... makes me want to get my tiny needles and thread out. And order a perfect little pin cushion... ;)
    Have a happy weekend yourself!

  3. Emma I love color palettes like this!! Wonderful!!


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  4. I want about 10 of her bags!!!
    I heard you whisper! Not yet Emma, not yet!
    Go on you enjoy that wonderful Festival, wish I was!
    Happy weekend,
    Vivienne x

  5. oh wow, Love that embroidery work, so beautiful!

  6. There is everything to love in that picture. I have to say that you do so well with color palettes that include soft, more muted hues. I need to learn from you to appreciate these more nuanced shades.

  7. That`s a beautiful palette, and I love CK`s saddle bags, can`t live without them:) Happy weekend.


  8. great colour combo's. Mr posty has just dropped off my copy of the cath kidston magazine it x


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