This vignette was put together in January ‘13. I took it down when I began planning the vignette for this post. I believe that was the longest time I’ve kept the mantel the same.
I cleared the mantel and looked through my albums and archives for past hearth room mantels.
This one, using white dishes, pumpkins and mercury glass candlesticks is one of my favorites. The print is a John Pils, depicting Historic S. Main Street, Saint Charles MO.
Look for vignette inspiration in publications, blog archives, Pinterest, etc.
With the previous white mantel as inspiration, I gathered white dishes and pitchers, added white pumpkins and two white berry garlands.
I tried a little of this and that and came up with this arrangement. Notice how two pitcher handles are angled back and one is forward? Little things like that will make a vignette a tad special.
When you think you have a vignette looking just exactly like you want, take a couple of photos. Seeing arrangements through the camera lens accentuates flaws in your design, you might not see otherwise.
Have fun with it. Don’t take it seriously. Enjoy!
The wood piece hanging above the mantel is the crown from a 19th Century wardrobe.
Here is the schedule for The Scoop on Creating Fall Vignettes tour:
Friday Nov 8
Saturday Nov 9
Sunday Nov 10
Monday Nov 11
Tuesday Nov 12