It’s a foggy Saturday morning in late October. Thick clouds and haze surround the neighborhood; I can barely see the hill half-a-mile away from us.
It’s fall all right, it’s my favorite time of the year, and I can’t seem to get enough. I can’t seem to get enough of pumpkins and leaves, pine cones and candles.
So this foggy Saturday morning inspired one simple fall vignette, done 5 different ways. I wish I could say that I planned this, but as you well know, when creativity strikes, you just better run with it!
This fall vignette is put together with just the basics, but the key is variety:
2 Trays – one wood, one painted a light turquoise (just wait… you’ll see!)
2 Candleholders – one dark-colored set of 2, one light-colored set of 2 (with candles)
3 Pitchers – one blue ceramic, one white ceramic, one galvanized medal
2 Types of Greenery – one wheat bundle, one group of eucalyptus branches
2 Runners – a blue and white tablecloth, and a neutral straw runner
Pumpkins – real and faux
And without further ado, here are the 5 ways I put together this simple fall vignette:
#1: Blue and Orange
The elements here are the dark tray, the dark candle holders, and orange mini-pumpkins. I brought the blue in with this pitcher, and filled it with wheat. This blue pitcher usually sits on the kitchen counter holding wooden spoons and spatulas. I am a big fan of blue and orange combined at this time of the year; they complement each other nicely!
#2: White with Wheat
For this first version of an all-white vignette, I kept the dark wood tray, the wheat, and the blue and white tablecloth. I added the light-colored candleholders, the white pitcher, and the real white pumpkins.
#3: White with Turquoise
For this second version of an all-white look, I kept the light-colored candleholders, the white ceramic pitcher and the white pumpkins. I changed this version by bringing in the straw runner, the eucalyptus branches, and turquoise colored tray.
#4: Neutral Pumpkins
For this version, I only made one change. I took off the white pumpkins and replaced them faux pumpkins in neutral colors. Everything else stayed the same.
#5: Galvanized Pitcher
And again, for this version, I again made one change. I removed the white ceramic pitcher, and replaced it with the this galvanized pitcher. No other changes were made.
What I learned here is how easy it is to mix and match, or play with color combinations whether building a coffee table vignette, styling a mantel, or dressing a dining table. I am always an advocate for using what you have, and taking the time to experiment and stretch your creativity. Mix it up, try a color combination you don’t think will work. Change up shapes, heights, textures and sizes. Bring in lifts, add greenery, include the blue pitcher that usually holds wooden spoons. Most importantly, have fun.
For some other ideas for creating fall vignettes, read this post: How to Decorate Using Alternative Fall Colors
Happy (foggy) Fall – from our home to yours!
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