Easy Fall Vignette

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Table and Door 

A couple of years ago I didn’t even know what a vignette was. It sounded like some kind of art or photography technique that I would never be able to master.

Merriam Webster defines vignette as a “running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also :  a small decorative design or picture so placed.” 

We’re not talking title pages (or rocket science for that matter) so my simple definition of vignette is a grouping of similar items in a pleasing design. 

But please, don’t go calling HGTV or anything!

Somehow last year I was an expert (hardy har) and shared these tips on how to create a fall vignette.

How to Create a Fall Vignette

Repurpose items and swap them out with other home decor.

Shop at yard sales and thrift stores all year long.

Use natural elements. They’re free!

Add your own style to your existing decor.

Move things around.

I guess I can surmise that my message is consistent because I approach all my DIY projects this same way!

Here’s a little vignette I came up with this year using mostly natural elements or leftovers from last year.

A living room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table 

The table is a trash day treasure my son brought home that I chalk painted. I think it probably needs a little more distressing but I love it so much better than our old one (which I sold on Craigslist and made money on!)

 Food on a table, with Yard and Jar

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The vignette is a simple grouping with fall wooden letters I made last year for our front door wreath

A bowl of food sitting on a table

some old books, a jar full of yarn balls, pine cones and acorns.

A book sitting on top of a wooden table

One little mini pumpkin gives a pop of orange poking out from behind my branch candle decoration.


Underneath the table is a yardsale basket filled with pine cones, gourds and pumpkins. The fabric? An old sweater ripped and used as a lining. Fancy? Not in the least. 

A bowl of fruit sitting on top of a wooden table, with Basket and Gourd

Perfect? Imperfectly perfect for me!

A bowl of fruit sitting on top of a wooden table, with Gourd

If you look carefully you can see a little bit of my fake imitation mantel which I’ll give you all the details on soon, including the scoop on that adorable yard sale window.

 A living room filled with furniture and vase on a table

Have you seen any of my fall projects from last year? Apparently I had more free time then!

Easy DIY Projects for Fall - Marty's Musings

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  1. Hi Marty, I am popping over from This is How We Roll Thursday. Your vignette is perfect and gave me quite bit of inspiration:) Please join our party,Friday Favorites, tonight at mustlovehome.com. The doors open at 7PM! Hugs- Christine