I have been itching to decorate for fall lately, and now that it’s finally September, I just might. Have you all been to Dollar General recently? They have so many beautiful fall things and for such awesome prices! There were many things I wanted to buy and I still may go back and buy them later.
This comfy fall throw is soft and I love the colors. This muted gray would be beautiful thrown over my couch.
This pretty tea towel would look great in a kitchen or a bathroom.
These cute little fall bowls are reminiscent of Rae Dunn and I am seriously considering going back and buying about six of them.
I want this cute little sign so bad. My aunt was with me at the DG and she talked about buying this and putting it in the center of a deco mesh wreath, which would be really pretty.
These pretty little metal baskets would be great in a fall vignette.
These small canvas fall signs are available in several different designs and are another thing I’m debating on going back to buy.
I’ve earmarked this cute little clock for a project I’m about to do. Isn’t it cute?
These cute little galvanized pails could be used for so many things.
I want some of these little candle lanterns.
This photo frame is so pretty. I’ve almost bought it many a time.
There were also some really cute candle holders and some fall vase fillers that I liked and didn’t get pictures of.
I knew I needed a new wreath for my back door, so I decided to buy an oval grapevine wreath.
I also grabbed some ribbon from my craft cabinet and got to work. I simply cut the stems from the flowers, put the flowers into the wreath and arranged them as I liked. I then added a little hot glue to the backs of the blooms and tied a bow from my ribbon. I attached this to the top.
I was satisfied with the wreath when I finished it. And if you’re wondering how realistic the flowers are?
This sweet butterfly was surprised, too!
This wreath was easy and fun to make. Have you made any wreaths lately?
I have often struggled with the correct way to create a seasonal vignette. I was always worried about making it too busy, or too sparse, but then I realized something: there really isn’t a right or wrong way to create a vignette. I have created some of my favorite vignettes simply by trial and error.
There are, however, a few rules I like to stick with when creating seasonal vignettes.
Use natural elements.
Pine cones are appropriate for spring, fall and winter decor. I always try to include some sort of seasonal element from nature, be it flowers, or tree branches, or even a bird’s nest. Including a natural element adds something real to your home.
2. Texture makes a huge difference
You should always use something that adds texture. Baskets, birds’ nests, pinecones, or even tree limbs add texture and interest to your vignette.
3. Group items in odd numbers, in varying heights to keep the eye moving.
I recently added this spring vignette to our home:
I added both flowering tree branches and eggs for natural elements, a basket for texture, a glass gallon jar for a vase, a milk glass footed cup, and a rabbit vase on stacked books to give it some height. It took me four tries to make this something I loved and enjoyed.
Don’t be afraid to group and arrange what you love, change it and re-arrange it, and re-arrange it some more. Change it until you’re happy with it, but follow the basic rules to help you get there.
And, tune in next week for a peek at our spring home tour 🙂
Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs.
I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table.
There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering.
On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is.
We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas and winter, and it works nicely for spring too.
I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery.
Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest?
This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it!
Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms.