Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Inspired + Resourceful Vignette Challenge

A couple months ago, I was watching Shonee from Hawthorne and Main on Periscope. She's a Periscope rockstar, by the way!  In her video, she collected items from around her mom's house and used them to pull together a vignette. I left really inspired and empowered to be able to make a pretty display for my house, too, with items that I already have lying around.

I asked Shonee and a few other bloggers that I love if they'd be up for doing a vignette challenge and they were game! The rules were simple--create a vignette using items from around the house. Pick and choose items in the vignette from this list: books, natural item, textured item, pumpkin, vase/basket/cylindrical item, textile, something with text, something sentimental.

Here's the pile of things that I rounded up from around my house! Other than my carved bowl full of pumpkins, I hadn't decorated my dining room for fall yet this year. I decided to pull together my vignette for the dining room.

I started by laying the towel in my favorite basket tray. I knew I wanted the big vase on one side, so put a stack of plates on the other side to balance things out.

Next, I added a candle and some fall leaves to the vase, then placed the extra candle and pumpkin next to it. I wasn't too thrilled with how low the candle and the pumpkin were sitting inside the basket, so I put a spare napkin ring and the extra chalkboard tags underneath them to build them up. Now you know my tricks. ;)

Here's how it turned out! I love how cozy it makes the room feel!

I love the addition of the fall dish towel! It's something I wouldn't have thought to include had it not been for this challenge! And don't get me started on that cute little pumpkin sitting on top of the stack of plates. Everything is better topped with a mini pumpkin, right?! ;)

A couple years ago, I bought a vase of forced tulip bulbs. I've been hanging onto the vase ever since because I figured it would come in handy. It was the perfect size to throw a candle and some fall leaves in! All I need to do is switch out the leaves for berries in a few weeks and I'll have a pretty decoration for Christmas!

For my text element, I remembered these chalkboard tags I found in the Target dollar spot and picked up for an organization project. The tag was the perfect size to wrap around my candle!

The great part of putting it all inside the tray is that I can move it around easily! I finally decided to make my vignette land on the teal cabinet and I love how it plays off the baskets inside.

I hope this encourages you to pull together items from your home to make something beautiful! Be sure to check out all the gorgeous vignettes and leave them some love!

Little Red Brick House

Hawthorne and Main

Little House of Four

Meet the B's

Little Bits of Home

Linking up with Savvy Southern StyleRemodelaholic, Thrifty Decor Chick, and many other awesome blogs!


  1. Beautiful vignette Samantha! I LOVE the little pumpkin on the stack of plates! And I'm always a fan of chalkboard tags! :) Great job! Thanks for inviting me to join in the fun!

    1. Thank you! Ha, yes, great minds think alike on the chalkboard tags! I can't seem to pass the up whenever I find them! So glad you joined in, your vignette is beautiful!

  2. I love it, Samantha! Everything is so perfect. The little pumpkins on the plate, the candle in the vase, the cute plaid dish towel, all of it! And it will be so easy to transition it to the next holiday. So smart!

  3. Great vignette Samantha! I love those acorns. The chalkboard tags just make the whole thing!

  4. I love vignettes in trays and you've done a marvelous job with your challenge! Just the right amount of items and at the right heights to be pleasing to the eye. Love those chalkboard tags and the towel underneath just "makes" the display. I'm pinning yours and off to check out the others in the challenge.

  5. I LOVE how it turned out and all the varying heights make it all the more interesting! Great job with this challenge, friend!!

  6. Its perfect! I love the tray with the autumn items you have chosen. Stopping in from Create Share Inspire. Have a great evening.

  7. What a fun challenge! Loved seeing what you all came up with. So glad you link with us at Create - Share - Inspire!

  8. This is a beautiful vignette Samantha! It's so simple but I think my favourite are those beautiful fall leaves in the candle vase! So beautiful and I love the pretty pumpkins also :) I found your post through The Creative Corner Link Up Party. I'm a new host over there. Can't wait to see what other beautiful posts you link up with us this week. Have a great day! :)

  9. Very cute!!! Turned out awesome! Thanks for linking up with us over at Your Home Decor and More!


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