Welcome friends and HAPPY FALL! Today I am sharing a few photos of a French vintage style fall vignette that I recently styled on top of the vintage chest in our dining room. This week I found some dried bittersweet at a vintage shop and I couldn’t wait to play around with it in my fall decorating. When I brought the bittersweet home I just laid it on the chest until I could figure out what to do with it. Before I walked away I realized that it looked pretty there, and that’s how my impromptu French vintage fall vignette with bittersweet came about.
I had already styled a fall vignette on the chest last week using the vintage French seltzer bottle, vintage demi-john, vintage books and antique frames that I had previously shared on the Transitioning From Summer to Fall Blog Hop. I simply swapped out some late summer treasures with a few fall ones. I also added some dried hydrangeas from my Annabelle hydrangea bushes in a pretty vase. I spread out the bittersweet around the vignette and snapped a quick picture with my phone to share on Instagram. The photo above got a lot of love on IG so I decided to share a few more pictures of the vignette here on the blog.
In my experience bittersweet is hard to come by and it can be quite pricey at time. I got lucky last week when I was driving home from the farmer’s market and spotted a big tangle of bittersweet vines outside of one of my favorite vintage shops where I used to be a vendor.
The owner is a fabulous stylist so I figured she was probably just going to use the bittersweet throughout the store, but I just had to turn around and head back to the shop to see if she would part with any of it. As I suspected, she hadn’t planned on selling any of it but she graciously snipped a few cuttings for me for only a couple of dollars. Score!
I love how the bright orangish-red berries add instant fall color to any spot. Our dining room is decorated in shades of white, cream and neutrals, so just a little bit of orange is all it takes to transform the room for fall.
I love incorporating dried flowers and botanicals around our home, especially in the fall. The pretty vintage saucer I used in the vignette gave me the inspiration to add in a few dried roses for a touch of French vintage fall romance.
There are also roses in the gorgeous antique oval picture frame that I scored at an estate sale this summer. It is probably my favorite frame in my vintage frame collection.
Last week I had a white pumpkin on the pedestal, but I switched it out for the orange velvet pumpkin when I started playing around with the bittersweet. I think the rusty orange color looks so pretty with the other shades of orange in the berries and roses.
Even though the weather STILL has not cooled down and it’s really hard to get motivated to do outdoor fall decorating, something about the bittersweet really gives me the fall feels inside the house at least. It just makes me happy every time I walk through the dining room!
Next week I will be sharing my fall home tour as part of the Embracing Fall Home Tours with 20 of my blogging friends! I love this vignette so much I am not sure much will change before the tour but you never know. One thing is for sure, bittersweet will be on the tour!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my French vignette fall vignette with bittersweet and that it has given you some ideas for using bittersweet in your home. If you would like more ideas for using this beautiful vine in your autumn decor, be sure to stop by the blog Tuesday. I will be sharing a post full of Fall Decorating Ideas with Beautiful Bittersweet with a little more information about the Bittersweet in general.
Have you ever used bittersweet in your fall decorating? I love to hear from you, dear readers!
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