Fall Vignettes Using What You Have

I’m a big believer in using and repurposing what I have to create a whole new look with each new season. Storage can become an issue if one buys new things every season, not to mention the fact that it’s not a budget friendly way to decorate. But that’s only part of it.

I find that the challenge to make do with things on hand causes me to be much more creative. For my dining room table I got out an old half door that I sometimes use as a vertical backdrop.
Inspired by Stone Gable’s centerpiece found at her lovely fall home tour,
I decided to use it horizontally on the table as the base for my fall vignette.
One of the keys to making one-of-a-kind vignettes is to have plenty of unique containers that can be swapped out from room to room. I like to have a mix of new and vintage. The metal basket that now holds baby boos was previously filled with candles in the bathroom. I borrowed the granite ware bucket from my kitchen window.

This big old funnel has held baby boos in past years, so this year I filled it with
cotton stems for an entirely different look.


A little unexpected sparkle among all the rustic elements.

A nest makes an appearance in every season at my house. If you missed my two other baby-boo-inspired looks, you can see the fall neutrals here and the vibrant fall color display here.
Thank you for coming by!


Linking with: Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,The Scoop, Between Naps on the Porch, From My Front Porch to Yours, Cozy Little House, A Stroll Thru LifeIvy and Elephants, Common Ground, Shabby Art Boutique, French Country Cottage, Amaze Me Monday, VMG206, That DIY Party, Funky Junk Interiors,Savvy Southern Style

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28 thoughts on “Fall Vignettes Using What You Have

  1. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! My husband and I also challenge ourselves every holiday to change up our decorations and use them in new ways and in different rooms. It is just so satisfying!
    Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day.:)

  2. Enjoyed your vignette………very farmhouse………and cute.
    Where in the world did you get those tiny baby boo pumpkins, they
    are simply adorable. I haven’t even been able to find the reg.baby
    boo pumpkins in our area yet…….hoping they show up soon. cause
    I really enjoy having them.

    Happy Fall to you,

  3. Gosh, Ann, the little white pumpkin sitting in the silvery nest is beautiful. I like things that remind me of fairy tales and this is so Cinderella’s Coach with it’s twirling vines. So lovely. Beautiful colors. And isn’t a candle in the display just the perfect thing to remind us of the earlier evenings approaching. COZY!

  4. Hi Ann,

    I adore nests, too, and especially love the mini white pumpkin tucked inside the nest with the cotton stems as a backdrop! I see that you grow the mini whites yourselves ~ how wonderful to have an endless supply :)

    I too love repurposing and swapping out containers and vessels every season. It’s a great way to put the 3 R’s into action!!

    Happy Autumn!

  5. Hi Ann, I love the combination of the funnels, the cotton, and the chippy door! I have a large funnel like that and it is holding wheat out on the front porch. I love using things differently each season as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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