No More Orange … Try Blue and White Pumpkins this Fall

Decorate with antiques and blue and white toile pumpkins.

Decorate with antiques this fall with blue and white accents in place of the customary brown and orange colors of autumn. Our white pumpkin was whitewashed and then stenciled in blue with a toile design to create the perfect blue and white fall pumpkin.

The fireplace mantle also features a mixture of the new and the old, including an antique salt box positioned on the left and filled with dried flowers. This blue and white lidded salt box can be placed on a counter or mounted on the wall of a traditional kitchen design. Originally, salt boxes with flip-top wooden lids were designed to hold a pound of salt and were hung on a wall.

To the right is a framed blue and white lace pattern from the first half of the 19th century. Designs such as these were a staple in ladies fashion magazines. When decorating with antiques, you can arrange a collage of framed prints over a desk, behind a sofa on even in a powder room. Choose prints to match a color scheme, a decorating timeline, or even pick a theme. Collectors can find fashion prints in many places. Antique dealers and art galleries will charge top prices. Secondhand shops, charity outlets and small antique shops sometimes have framed prints hanging on the walls above furniture, often with lower prices.