11 October 2012

Collecting Colour : October is Gold

First up, I adore the title of this post! It's Autumn here in Seoul, my favourite season, so for me October is gold! 

As for the collection, I was really dreading putting it together. I just don't have a heck of a lot of gold lying about the place. But - after raiding the craft cupboard, the dress ups box and the xmas decoration stash - I came up with something that I'm rather pleased with. I think the sparseness of the collection works with the gaudy brashness of the gold. What do you think?

In this collection are four xmas baubles; some lai see packets from our time in Hong Kong; lots of brooches and even more tiny confetti animals; a rather brash (and cheap) sequin belt and faux croc skin clutch that I bought some years back for a gold themed party; origami paper; a favourite little purse that I thrifted when I was a teen (that fabric!); some ink, hair clips and tinsel. Looking at it all now it's making me feel a bit festive actually! 

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for this one...

* * * * * * *

Every month through 2012 I'll be 'collecting colour', and you can join in too!  Link up below, and/or add your photo to the Flickr group here.  And go here to get all the information you need.  


  1. I really love this post. And I want to hear more about October in Seoul. xxx

  2. Love this, love this! It's a great collection! Love your posts. x

  3. I must say you did really well in this gold collection. I would have had a really, really difficult time finding gold :D

    October is my favourite month, and Autumn is my favourite season, so, yes, October IS golden! :)

  4. I love your gold collection! Definitely not to sparse… you should see mine! ;)

  5. Quite a challenging collection this month, you did a greta job though. Elegant and simple. Hope to share mine soon. I'd love to hear more about October in Seoul.


Your comments make me happier than you could possibly imagine. Really! Thank you.