Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Scoop on Creating Fall Vignettes

I am thrilled to be part of "The Scoop On Creating Fall Vignettes"- - - How to create a vignette.   It seems this is a huge mystery to some and then others can absolutely amaze me with their talent.  I am kind of in the middle.  Not bad but not really fabulous either, just so-so.

Most people like to start with a floral arrangement and that is good, but I wanted to show you how to use just a few different items that don't seem related at all, but when put together create a great vignette.
  This is what I wound up with.  This is really super simple and basic,  so I know you have things you can pull together too.

 This is my latest treasure, so I wanted to use it somewhere, and the kitchen was a good place.

 Since the pumpkin looked rustic to me, I gathered up a few other rustic things like the cork fruit, a couple of acorns and my favorite bundle of wheat.  Now I love my rooster cloche, so I really wanted to use it too. I grabbed a wicker place mat to use as a backdrop then I started playing.

 First I tied some wheat to the top of my cloche, this dressed it up a little.

 Then I put a brown ribbon around the wheat for a little added color contrast and to tie into the brown on my new pumpkin.

The other day I put my favorite burlap pumpkin in a clay pot, so I thought maybe this one would look good in a pot too.  I filled the bottom with a plastic bag.

 Then I grabbed a bundle of raffia that I had in my stash.  (Save this stuff, you can use it for so many things.)

Love it, gives the pumpkin more character.

 I put the cork apple and pear in my cloche.  Nice and simple.

 Ok, this is working so far.

 I placed my large and small acorn from the Dollar Tree next to the clay pot.  This also fills in a blank spot under the cloche.

 I thought maybe it needed more, so I added my other burlap pumpkin and a Dollar Tree plastic one that I spray painted bronze last year.

 Hummmmm, I think this is a little too much, something has to go.

 Maybe just the two baby boo's that I got at the market.

 Yep, I think this is all that is needed.  This is a keeper.

Here are a few more examples of how a few different items can create a theme and make a great vignette.  All of these have a rooster or two in them, but they really look different,  So just play around.

Just add and subtract until it looks good to you and you are done.

So there you have it.  Just gather a bunch of different things and vary the height and texture and add and subtract until you get something that is pleasing to your eye.

Now you don't want to miss a single one of the "How To Create A Vignette" post.  Here is the list of all the participants.  Be sure to see them all, you will be blown away by all the talent and find tons of inspiration.

                                                     I am joining the following parties:
Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday, Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk Interiors

                        Silver Pennies for Silver PenniesSunday, Twigg Studios for Sunday Showoff Party
                           The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday ,Stephanie Lynn for Sunday Showcase
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time, Recreate and Decorate for The DIY Sunday Showcase
 DIY Showoff for DIY Showoff Party, Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party, Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
Rain On A Tin Roof for Give Me The Goods Monday
 Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
 Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday

Let's stay in touch, click below or follow with Google Friend Connect

 photo fb2a_zpsd14d40fe.png  photo pinterest2a_zpsdedb7e7d.png  photo rss2acopy_zps68c15e45.png  photo twitter2acopy_zps8d6c9195.png  photo email2acopy_zpsdc7e20b9.png  photo googleplus2acopy_zps68d12b52.png  photo hometalk2a_zps2e5fcb4a.png  photo inlinkz2acopy_zps5859a835.png  photo bloglovin2acopycopy_zpse8d664a7.png

Enter your email address - - To Receive A Stroll Thru Life:

Delivered by FeedBurner
Follow on Bloglovin


  1. So pretty, Marty! You are the vignette queen! My favorite tip...the pumpkin in a flower pot! Thanks so much for joining us for the tour!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Great looking vignettes, Marty! Good tips, too!

  3. Marty, I love the new vignette are your other pretty ones, too. You have a fabulous scale.

  4. You create the best vignettes, Marty!! Love how you pulled it all together using different elements to add interest. As Kim said, that blue scale is Fabulous!
    Mary Alice

  5. Love the cloth pumpkin! And the wheat added to the cloche is a nice touch!!

  6. You are the QUEEN of vignettes far as I'm concerned- I always enjoy seeing each and every single one of them, Marty! But it si neat to have this as a joined-effort series - my vignettes are quite simple, I don't go "deep" in the layers - but I have come from trhe mind-set of less-is-more-do-not-have-baubles-showing contemporary mentality for so long - well, I have come a long way, baby from my hard clean lined world back in the day - so any vignettes are stuff out is a wonder to me, haha.

    Have a truly wonderful weekend, my friend. ♥

  7. Love your beautiful vignettes Marty! I too love using bits of nature.And the splash of color is perfection!

  8. Marty, you have such a great talent for putting together stunning vignettes...I love all of them and get inspired by your creativity!!
    Have a blessed weekend!

  9. I am really enjoying this blog-series on creating vignettes and I knew YOU would be a "go-to" blog to visit! Not only have you created a wonderful vignette but you led us through the step-by-step process perfectly. I like that you mentioned when "it was too much" and you subtracted items. That helps us know to "play around" with vignettes and it doesn't just "happen"! I especially like the wheat tied to the cloche and the use of raffia as "filler" - good ideas!


  10. I love your vignette Marty! My fave part is the wheat bundle with that shiny brown ribbon... so pretty!

  11. Marty you always create beautiful vignettes!! Love the little pumpkins in the clay pots.

  12. Marty your are too modest!
    I say you deserve a crown for your beautiful vignettes!
    And look how easy you make it look.
    But having a good eye takes practice and you got it girl!

  13. Hi Marty,
    I love your new vignette. It is so pretty for fall. I love the past vignettes especially with that old vintage scale. That is so wonderful.

  14. I always think you do such a great job on your vignettes, Marty! Usually I get something I like and just stick with it, until the holidays roll around and then I have to change it up. : )

  15. Looks perfectly lovely, Marty! I really like the cork fruit.

  16. Hi Marty, It always takes me forever to create a vignette, so this was incredibly helpful! I love how you showed the importance of adding and subtracting items to get the perfect look, and as you creat such great vignettes, It's great to have tips from a pro!
    Dee :)

  17. Your new pumpkin display looks beautiful!

  18. You are way past so-so my dear!

  19. Marty,
    Dear friend. . .YOU are the Queen of Vignettes!!!
    Accessories, flow, texture and Traditional. . .your vignettes are always fabulous!!!
    I love, love, love the way you've tied the wheat!!!
    Thank you for sharing your another amazing vignette with us!!!

  20. I agree that you have a special touch with vignettes... I have been reading your blog for several years now {before I started blogging} and you do have a gift! I always enjoy your posts!! V

  21. Beautiful vignette, Marty, as always! You are the Queen of vignettes" and over the years I have learned so much from you on how to put together a fabulous vignette :) The cork fruits under the rooster cloche is my favorite, looks so pretty with rustic elegance! Loving the burlap pumpkins in the clay pots, they look so adorable! Thanks for always inspiring us with stunning vignettes:) Happy Sunday! Hugs, Poppy

  22. Marty you always make this look so effortless! Such hard work goes into these are truly an artist!

  23. I love your pumpkin in the nest in your pot! You have given me lots of ideas for my Thanksgiving table!

  24. That pumpkin deserved a special spot - and love how use nestled it in the rafia! The whole vignette is well done! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Really great job Marty! Love all your vignettes.

  26. This is lovely as usual! I love the vignette. Jennifer

  27. Beautiful vignettes, Marty! Excellent job as usual. Have a wonderful week.

  28. Just lovely.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. It looks fabulous Marty. I would say you did an awesome job!! Thanks so much for joining us for the tour!!

  30. Marty your vignette is just so lovely!! I'm so glad we get to be part of this tour together! :-)
    Blessings to you, Vanessa

  31. That is a wonderful vignette! I love the wheat... need to find some of that :) Glad we are part of the tour together!

  32. All your natural touches are perfect for a fall vignette, but I love the pumpkin in the clay jar the most. And look at you, not one, but many fall vignettes! Each more wonderful than the last.

    So glad to have been on the tour with you.


  33. Marty,
    You have such an eye for creating lovely vignettes! That rustic pumpkin is a treasure! ~Christy

  34. Beautiful vignettes! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x