The tips of our maple trees are turning an ostentatious reddish orange and the corn on the side field is beginning to sound like a taffeta ball gown rustling in the wind! These are the very first signs of fall here at StoneGable! Another sign of fall are the apple trees dripping with juicy Autumnal fruit! What a happy sight! Don’t you love apples… their taste, their smell, how versatile they are to decorate with? They remind me of September! So in honor of early fall, let’s get our apples out of the frig and create an early fall vignette featuring these fall beauties!
For this vignette I started with a big white ironstone bowl and filled it with green apples. LOVE LOVE LOVE green apples!
If you are making a pretty vignette too… find a bowl you love and fill it up! Red or green, it really doesn’t matter. Just display those gorgeous apples. But remember to save one to place on it’s own in your vignette.
I used a big oval galvanized tray that I found at a Barn sale a couple weeks ago to hold my early fall vignette. Galvanized metals work well with my farmhouse kitchen. If you are going to create a vignette along with me you might want to find something to give your vignette perimeters like a tray or basket or crate or a galvanized tray, like me!
To soften the tray a bit I added a black and white checked napkin. I love the combo of green with black and white.
Here’s a little tips: When creating a vignette use a tight color palette to give it drama and visual weight. I like to choose two or three colors when creating vignettes. I think limited color equals more decor WOW!
Now’s the time to go through your napkins and pull out a couple of patterns or colors that work with your apples.
When I create a vignette I try to strive for a variety of textures and heights. Your eyes and brains are happy and interested if they can pick up lots of textures and can dance around a vignette from one height to another!
One very simple and very effective way to add height to a vignette is by using a riser or cake stand. I added extra “ruffled” dishes for even more height and perched a big MacKenzie Childs black and white Courtley Pitcher on top of it!
Find things you have, especially from the kitchen, that you can use in a vignette that have different heights.
If you like cake plates you might want to check out FABULOUS, FUN AND FUNCTIONAL CAKE PLATES… NOT JUST FOR CAKE! I share ideas and tips for decorating with them.
The hydrangeas at StoneGable are just right for picking! I filled the pitcher up with PeeGee hydrangeas. When hydrangeas start to get papery and muted in hue they are ready to be dried. I’ll dry these right in the pitcher and they will be ready for wreath making in a few weeks!
If you don’t have flowers in your garden you can opt for some great fakes or a bunch from the grocery store would be fabulous too!
A spindly, twiggy topiary gives this vignette even more height! I found this goodie at an antique shop… and it was downright cheap. I think it has lots of character! I’m always drawn to what I call “fluff”!
A vintage ironstone pitcher holds a few napkins in green and black and white. Adding a fabric texture to a vignette, especially one that uses dishes, softens the look.
Behind the pitcher I added a candle in a very unique galvanized metal and chippy wood candlestick! This candlestick came from Luckett’s Spring Market. I think it carries on the “galvanized” theme. I’m trying to reproduce it!
A fall vignette is so easy to create and brings a little bit of spectacular fall season right into your home!!!! Make sure to eatat your apples this fall and enjoy decorating with them too!!!
What are you waiting for… get out those apples and create!!!!
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