The Pinterest Challenge is underway for this month! Thirteen bloggers sharing their twist on one inspirational photo! Today, I’m sharing a bit of late summer early fall kitchen decor! Let’s learn how to create a beautiful vignette for your kitchen.
The Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy at County Road 407 is a blog hop featuring bloggers from across the country! Thanks for putting this together for all of us to enjoy, Cindy!
What is a Pinterest Challenge? One photo, thirteen bloggers. It’s up to us to put our own ‘twist’ on the image given to us! It’s so fun to see each different adaptation of the featured image, and we all benefit from the tips, tricks, and home decor ideas from all the posts!
LATE SUMMER EARLY FALL KITCHEN DECOR – Pinterest Challenge
If you are coming to me from sweet friend Paula at Sweet Pea, welcome! Paula and I got to spend a wee bit of time at Haven together this year. Unfortunately, Paula experienced some crazy travel issues that weekend, so our plans of visiting local eateries and visiting had to be cut short. But, we were both so happy to meet each other and talk a bit. I always love seeing Paula’s vintage touches in her home, and her vignette didn’t disappoint!
The photo that all THIRTEEN bloggers used for inspiration is from my sweet friend, Yvonne, at StoneGable!
In my mind, and many others, Yvonne is the queen of vignettes. She quickly and easily whips up these little decorative collections with what seems to be a never-ending supply of lovely home decor items!
The aspects that inspired me in this photo:
- The coffee table vignette is set in the living room
- A crate with a fabric-covered bottom is corraling all the decor items
- Fresh florals in a large vase (high point of the vignette)
- Books used as a riser for a smaller potted plant
- An orb used to bring additional shape and interest to the collection
- A small acorn (nope, it’s an artichoke!) used as the lowest point of the group
- Lots of texture and neutral colors
My Twist – How to Create a Beautiful Vignette for Your Kitchen
Late in the summer, I start getting the itch to add beautiful fall decor to my home.
At this time, My Wee Abode doesn’t have a coffee table (I’m workin’ on it). So, instead of a living room vignette, let’s look at adding fall decor to our kitchens with a vignette like this one!
Use a Tray
Just like Yvonne’s pretty crate with the fabric inside, use any type of tray, basket, even a mat, to corral the items together.
Here’s my DIY tray with some pretty Waverly fabric from Walmart!
These handles were taken off some old cabinets that I found by my dumpster. I find so many wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) treasures there!
I used Paris Flea Market Resue and Restore paint (from A Maker’s Studio), to refresh the handles and then did a bit of distressing.
Use Varying Heights
It’s funny, but many of the items used in this vignette are the same as the inspiration photo! Can you tell I love StoneGable (and Yvonne)?
Using a large pitcher, add some faux hydrangeas and eucalyptus leaves to make the tallest item in the group.
Other tall items you can use:
- Candlesticks (with or without the candle)
Instead of putting the acorn (or whatever that thing is called… My friend, Crissy from First Day of Home just informed me it’s an artichoke!) directly on the tray, I used a little cupcake holder to add some height and make it a medium point in the vignette. Then, I put a silver metal orb directly on the tray for the low point.
Medium/small elements to add to a vignette:
- Short pillar candle
- Concrete figurines (birds, bunnies, etc)
- Votive candles
- Small pitchers with flowers
- Small pictures in frames
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Books are a great way to add height to smaller items, but for a kitchen vignette, dishes really rise to the occasion (so corny).
More great risers:
- cake plates
- pedestal bowls
- cupcake stands
Adding Texture and a Pop of Color
There are LOTS of ways to add texture and pops of color to your late summer early fall kitchen decor.
Use wooden beads with tassels to add some texture AND color!
This little white pot with a faux boxwood adds even more texture and color!
More texture elements to add to a vignette:
- Corks in a bowl or clear vase
- Dominoes in a bowl
- Cotton stems
- Linen cloths/hand towels
- Coastal elements like starfish, coral or sand dollars
- Dried flowers
Thoughts on How to Create a Beautiful Vignette for Your Kitchen
Do you sometimes wonder why we desire to create a cozy and beautiful home?
Then I’m reminded of Who created US! God is the Ultimate Creator and Artist. And because He created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), by His loving grace, we are creators and artists, too!
We naturally want to create, whether it’s a vignette, doing our makeup, painting a landscape, sewing a dress or pillow, or cutting our hair, we all have a creative side!
These creative tendencies make me want to thank Him and worship Him for giving us little tastes of Heaven here on Earth!
It’s Your Turn
Let me know in the comments if you are adding late summer early fall kitchen decor to your home!
And be sure to hop on over to see the inspiration Benita from Chasing Quaintness is sharing with her coffee table vignette! You can see ALL thirteen bloggers by clicking on each image below!