Orange and Turquoise for Fall

When I was unpacking my Fall decor this year, I kept walking around the house with a handful of my fake-ola Fall leaves trying to find an appropriate vase to put them in. I wanted to use them in my Fall decor, but I had used them so often in past years that they just seemed old and dated to me. And boring with a capital B!

Yes Pam, it’s Fall and we’re leaves. Yippity do da!

I walked past my wooden ice cream bucket in the living room and threw them in it just to free up my hands, so I could finish up with some other decorating. And the next thing I knew I was digging the color combination.

So much so that I put my concoction on my kitchen table.

Orange and turquoise. Who would have thought?

Well, Howard Johnson’s for one.

Seems like I’m a good 50 years too late for that color combo to make headlines.

Fried clams anyone?

Did you see the Mad Men episode when Don Draper and Megan visited a HoJo’s? Loved it. And loved Megan’s chevron pattern jacket. That whole show is one big helping of vintage goodness (with a scoop of excessive smoking, drinking and sex on top).

Speaking of turquoise, here’s a little turquoise velvet pumpkin that I bought from Polly’s shop, Georgie Emerson Vintage, the other day.

I had already bought the fabric for my pumpkins at that point, but fell in love with the little turquoise guy, so I picked him up as inspiration to get off my butt and make some of my own.

I like the wooden twig stem idea, because no pumpkins were hurt in the making of this one (I felt a little bad for popping off the stems of perfectly good pumpkins for mine).

So have you tried adding a little turquoise into your Fall decor?

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  1. says

    Love, love, love Pam!! Those colors are hot right now too. I love the aquas from the 50s-60s. I thought about how incredible the blue sky looks with fall colors too.

  2. says

    Your turquoise bucket is wonderful paired with orange. I am pretty much in the orange white mode for some reason. My Halloween stuff is not getting unpacked for the most part. I am not feeling it. xo, olive

  3. says

    What a great bucket! I love it with the leaves. The colors look so good together because they’re opposites on the color wheel, making them complementary colors. I took a photo of my son at the park the other day while he was sitting in this big blue ball thing and he was wearing an orange shirt…the colors just pop right out. Hope you have a great weekend, Pam :)

  4. says

    It is such a vibrant color combo! My son’s bedroom is light blue with orange stripes and our finished basement has a whole orange wall and a large orange stripe running around the other 3 walls- and, the couch is blue!

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