Give me the dull colors of autumn to match the grey days. There are plenty of fiery colors around outdoors, but the drab colors go more with my mood in fall. Softer, slower, bookish, more thoughtful, and more turned inward for a season. More into the "grey matter" I suppose.
A few collected objects still entertain us at the middle of the dining room table, a room that I pass through constantly throughout my day. But I have added a few things like this silverplated tray now turned to grey. Just the sort of thing one my expect to find having been cast off at a thrift store. The sort of thing now perfect for scratches and candle wax and all manner of benign domestic abuse. I find that the rounded filgree edge has loads of charm still in it.
I just now looked up the word "dun" to make sure I knew what I was talking about when I used it. A brownish dark grey color, the dictionary says. A muddy tone. Perhaps the muted color you see in everything at twilight.
I love the silvered grey on my Apple & Brown Sugar candle. As delicious to look at as it is to smell.
Just yesterday I found this fab vintage linen cloth at Vintage Market & Design. It's old but still feels stiff and new with a wonderful thick heft. Fabulous in the hand. The grey morning light shows off some of its wonderful texture and weave. Love that flat felled seam down the middle!
I am so much more into the quiet cozy pleasures of fall.
Another dull colored find: a crackled old ironstone bowl for something delicious and warm by the fire.
Though you have hints of its once lighter color, it has become the color of acorns. . . .
And finally, this small ancient pin tray of quiet colors to whisper lovely tales of autumn with its delicate pattern and colors. Small treasures to warm the heart in a cooler season.
It's good to be back home settling in again.
Sometimes dull can be very good!
I hope you're getting in some cozy time too!
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