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!
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28 thoughts on “Fall Vignettes Using What You Have”
Wow, this is gorgeous! Love neutral fall and yours is perfect! Join Home Sweet Home linky party on Thursday!
Thank you Sherry! I’ll be sure to come by!
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.:)
Thank you so much! Satisfying in so many ways!
I love what you’ve done here, Ann. This is my very favorite way to decorate for the season. Simple and elegant! xo, T.
Thank you Tina! I hope you’re having a great day!
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,
Hello Nellie! Thank you so much. We grow the boos ourselves. I always pick a few when they’re very tiny to mix it up. I recommend growing them and actually did a post on that very subject! Happy fall!
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!
You have a great imagination! Pumpkins seem fairy tale-ish to me too. Thanks Ginene! xo
I love all your mix of things…rusty to crystal…very interesting..and who can’t love teeny pumpkins. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandi
Thanks so much Sandi! Yay for teeny pumpkins!
Yes, yes and yes! I love using what I have. And your vignettes are awesome!
Hello Joyce! It’s so nice to reconnect! I hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping by!
I too am a huge fan of repurposing items in my house to create a new look! Enjoyed your decor :)
Thanks a bunch Tiffany! Have a great weekend!
Thank you for stopping by Nancy!
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 to a fellow nest lover! Repurposing is the way to go!
I love how you shopped your house for centerpiece components. You are a vintage lover like me. There is a new vintage link party Vintage Charm starting up this coming week on Thursday October 15th at 8:00 AM EST and I would love for you to join at http://www.bluewillowhouse.com. Your links will be seen on four vintage blogs. Hope to see you there.
Thank you for the invitation Sharon. Sounds like my kind of party!
Looks amazing Ann. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your gorgeous vignette at the party tomorrow and also pinning.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne
Oh yay! Thank you Kerryanne!
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.
Thanks a bunch Jann! Hugs!