This post is sponsored by Heritage Lace.
One of my favorite things to do is to style a vignette in a tray. And of all the vignettes I style I like styling ones on my kitchen table best. Today, I have a really simple early fall vignette that anyone can copy! And it starts with the most fabulous tray! I can’t wait to show you!
On today’s episode of DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS, we are talking about something so so fun! Let’s talk about FASHION RULES THAT APPLY TO DECOR! You will be surprised!
Listen to episode 81 below:
Okay, let’s style an early fall vignette! Here are tips to think about when you style your very own vignette…
PICK A FABULOUS TRAY
You might think you can grab just about anything to corral a vignette, and you really can… but WHY? Make a careful choice when thinking about what you are going to put your vignette in.
This lovely tray is from Heritage Lace. When I took it out of the box I literally sighed and said, “Oh this is sooooo gorgeous”!!!!! Isn’t it? My girls will want this tray for sure!
It is a lovely soft, almost chalky galvanized metal with raised creamy white embellishments. I knew it was going to be perfect for an early fall vignette!
USE A SEASONAL ELEMENT
Early fall is all about apples. But, I wanted to subtly give homage to another fall fruit. The beautiful, shapely, pear! I have a crush on pears. To me, they are so artistic looking! And they taste scrumptious too. This fall is the perfect time to give a nod to pears!
Using an organic element in a vignette is a must for me!
ADD A TALL ELEMENT
The easiest way to add something tall to an early fall vignette is to use a candlestick and candle. We light a candle at dinnertime every night.
I chose a carved wooden candlestick that has a little chippy white paint left on it. I think the candle works with the wood blocks.
VARY HEIGHTS AND TEXTURES
Varying heights and textures in a vignette are always so fun for me! This is where I play! I chose a white enameled bowl with a lid (I used the lid to set the bowl on) to hold these work-of-art Heritage Lace wood blocks. Aren’t they amazing? I think the leaf blocks give another hint of fall to the overall vignette.
The wood blocks can be used like a stamp. I have a stash of Bleached Dropcloths that have been waiting for these!
USE A TIGHT COLOR PALETTE
One of the most effective things you can do to create a successful vignette is to use just a few colors. Too many colors can be very busy and distracting!
Even my garden flowers are shades of white! And the Dusty Miller leaves are silver gray!
SPILL YOUR VIGNETTE ONTO THE TABLE
On my kitchen table, vignettes look best when decor elements are repeated around them. I used a set of round canisters to flank the tray. And pulled the pear element out of the vignette and onto the table too!
Did you notice the square canisters sitting on the side board in the images above?
DETAILS… DETAILS… DETAILS
ALWAYS, pay attention to the details !!! They bring such beauty to any decorating endeavor!!!
It’s time to start thinking about fall. And what better way than to style an early fall vignette!
Here’s an idea for using the pears when they are very ripe…
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Thanks to the kind folks at Heritage Lace for sponsoring this post!