My garden tells me that fall will soon be here. The Annabelle hydrangeas that hug my front porch have turned from a white soft snowball to a citron profusion of blooms lightly tinged here and there with sepia edges. And that means the remains of summer will soon give way to fall. That also means it’s time to put away sea shells and starfish and other summer accents and start decorating with a layer of trimmings that will take me until pumpkin time. I love the transition between summer and fall!
I used my favorite Cuddahy Packing Co crate to hold the items in this vignette. It seems to be a favorite for the living room. I think I like its everyday, worn quality with the sandblasted more formal lines of the coffee table.
Burlap material was fixed in the bottom of the crate because the bottom was worn and not in very good shape. To see how you can embellish a crate of your own with a burlap bottom click HERE.
I shopped my house for the contents of the vignette. I wanted lots of texture, lots of chippiness and a little touch of warm texture!
I was so surprised to find an old crock hidden away in the back of my basement. I thought it would work perfectly with the hydrangeas that have aged a little too.
These blooms will dry just like they are now! Drying hydrangeas is easy! If you would like to see how click HERE.
Books usually make an appearance in my vignettes no matter what time of year it is! They take up visual space, are great textural elements and make wonderful risers!
I like to cover burlap books and now I’m painting them too!
My living room has a bit of an orb theme going on. I found this fun orb with an arrow at HomeGoods. I love the arrow! Doesn’t it remind you of a weathervane?
The orb is not the only chippy thing in this vignette… so is the tall candlestick! Gotta love “chippiness”!
Ruffled plates… who knew?
I added some willow and burlap balls to the stack of plates for another layer of texture! I l-o-v-e texture!
My summer into fall vignette will work with the other fall touches I am adding to my decor this year. And when pumpkin time rolls around I’ll switch out the hydrangeas for bittersweet and the balls for white pumpkins! How easy!
I have a challenge for you! Shop you home and create a summer into fall vignette. I’d love to see what you’ve done! If you mail me an image by Monday August 15th I’ll post them on my facebook page! Can’t wait to see what you have created!!!!
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