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Colour… red currants

Picked this gorgeous fruit the other night from the yard with my mom and guess what?  I couldn’t resist making a palette and collage.  When I finished the Summer Peach palette, my dad (the painter) suggested I needed a complimentary colour, but I didn’t really want to at the time.  This time I made sure to pick up on the green stems.  I love these crisp shades of pink and orange red with the white background of the page.  Maybe it’s because I’m Canadian, because I’m not one to wear red, or live with it in my house, but I sure do love it.  I’ve even written about it before here.  It makes me think of strawberries and a scandinavian cottage with sparkling white floors.

These were headed to the freezer for future use in red currant jelly.  It’s amazing and we love it.

Picnik collage red and white numbered

Red and White

For someone who love blues and greens so much, there’s sometimes little else I think I could live with.  This time of year I do think I could live with red and white, especially this shade of red.  It’s very scandinavian, and Canadian.  I love it with the crisp white of vintage linens and the warmth of wicker or natural wood.  I tend to like it as a rustic, cottage accent, but it also looks great with clean-lined modern pieces or ’40′s era vintage.

1. cottage farm, 2. marta glassware at cb2 from remodelista, 3. jean dubost olive wood flatware at sur la table from remodelista, 4. cornish red at T.G. Green, 5. decorology on flicker, 6. red pitcher on flicker, 7. decorology on flicker,            8. modern white kitchen on decor8

My own kitchen, a work in progress and not this tidy anymore.  Maybe someday I can get a string of lights and a few red accents to pull out for festive occasions.

photo Mo' Funk Designs

photo Mo' Funk Designs