Back in November, I shared my philosophy on How to Create a Vignette. My example was a Fall-inspired collection of things I love. I included natural elements and lots of layers. Now I’m going to show you how to make seasonal coffee table vignettes without reinventing the wheel every time. Here is where I started in the fall. A basic wood tray with an odd number of accessories.
For Christmas I made three small changes to give it a festive, holiday look. I switched out what was in the glass canister and the silver bowl. I added one more little bit of texture by tying ribbon just under the birds on the glass tops.
So…when I took down my Christmas decorations I stared at a blank vignette for days. Inspiration struck yesterday when I was in Joann Fabrics. I saw some little sparkle hearts and they were even on sale so home they came. I dropped them in the big canister but left the ribbons and the other cloche the same. After all, it’s still winter and the pine cone is perfect. I moved the silver bowl and replaced it with a set of vintage books. These little books are what I brought home the very first time I went to our antique mall. They move around my rooms whenever I need a little dash of red.
By layering first and then adding things you love, coffee table vignettes are easy. Sometimes they can be free as well. The first two examples were put together totally with things I already had. The sparkle hearts for the third example set me back a whopping $5.00. I’m on a roll now and can’t wait to see what I can come up with for Easter!
Thank you for stopping by. I was visiting my friend Yvonne, at StoneGable, and saw that she surveyed her readers to find out what they liked and didn’t like about her blog. It got me thinking and I was wondering what you all really thought about On Sutton Place. What do you like best? Home decor, crafts, recipes, gardening? Are my posts too long or too short? Is there anything that drives you bonkers when you visit? Let me know in the comments if you have time. I’d love to hear what you think. I’m taking a minute and putting on my thick skin too. Go ahead and be honest!
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