Fabulous Fall Decorating, Junkin' Finds, Vintage Style

A Vintage September Vignette with Thrifted Pretties (and a Little Extra Fall Inspiration)


Hello friends! Wow is September flying by! At the beginning of the month I created a vintage September vignette with some of my thrifted pretties above the faux mantel in the dining room. In a few days I will be changing up the mantel to give it even more of a fall feel, but I thought you might enjoy seeing how it is looking presently.

A beautiful vintage September print is the centerpiece and inspiration for the vignette. I thrifted the picture at a yard sale along with a June, February, and May print last winter. They were all in plain faux wood frames so I decided to take each of them out of the original frames and display them in this beautiful gold frame during each respective month.



I am a lover of dried flowers, and late summer-to-fall is the time when I enjoy many different gatherings in my home. This pretty dried bouquet is a combination of dried flowers that I was able to salvage from a bouquet that I shared in my Summer Home Tour, and a few other flowers that I recently cut and dried from my own cottage garden.


Summer Decorating with Flowers and Vintage Finds


I tied up the bouquet with a gorgeous mustard velvet ribbon and secured it with a beautiful orange cameo pin.


I also have the necklace and brooch to match the pin and use them often to add extra vintage charm to fall vignettes.



I just love this velvet ribbon so much! I found it just before Thanksgiving last year and I couldn’t resist draping it here, there and everywhere in my fall vignettes. You will definitely see it reappear in my decor all this fall too.




A Vintage Traditional Thanksgiving Dining Room Tour


A Thankgiving Tablescape Sneak Peek by Candlelight



On the right side of the mantel shelf, a favorite vintage gravy boat with a harvest fruit motif holds a couple of vintage saucers featuring fall colors.



In September I always put my pheasant feathers on display in different ways. For this simple September vignette I am using a vintage flower frog to display the feathers, but I also like to tuck them in old trophies, ironstone pitchers or baskets. 



Beautiful pheasant bowl unique fall decorating ideas vintage fall home tour Actually I just love decorating with anything pheasant related for fall as you can see in my Vintage Cottage Style Fall Home Tour from 2018.






Beautiful shabby vintage fall home tour with French Country and farmhouse style decor wheat in demijohn pheasant bowl




In keeping with the fall and birds theme is a newly thrifted dish from Habitat Restore on the opposite side of the mantel. I adore the beautiful bird and fruits design! A gathering of dried botanicals picks up on the vibrant colors and adds fall texture and interest to the vignette.




The new little dish reminded me of this favorite ironstone platter in my collection. I am always attracted to vintage dishes with bird and flower motifs, especially  those with touches of autumn colors.


A pair of tarnished brass candlesticks are thrown in for vintage good measure. It doesn’t bother me that the brass and gold frame aren’t matchy-matchy. I love the combination of various golden hues for a September vignette, as that is just what I see in nature this time of year.



I hope you have been inspired by my vintage September vingette with thrifted pretties (and dried botanicals). I really enjoyed just arranging some of my various thrifted finds in new ways to create this display. On Thursday I am sharing a few more peeks around my home decorated for early fall (including a first look at my renovated kitchen-in-progress) so I hope you will stop back by! Don’t forget to party with us tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST at the All About Home Link party for tons of gorgeous (and delicious) fall inspiration too

Thanks for visiting and have a great week ahead!


Sharing at These Great Link Parties

All About Home  Thursday Favorite Things

 Tuesday Turnabout  Charming Home and Gardens  A Morning Cup Of Joe  Snickerdoodle Sunday  Best Of The Weekend Saturday Sparks Flaunt It Fridays Tuesdays At Our HomVintage Charm  You’re The Star  Happiness is Homemade  Silver Pennies Sundays  Create, Bake, Grow, Gather  The Farmhouse Friday Link-Up  Funtastic Fridays  Fridays At The Fire Station  Wonderful Wednesdays  Waste Not Wednesday   Keep In Touch    Share Your Style Party in Your PJs  Celebrate Your Story Inspire Me Tuesday  Love Your Creativity   Over The Moon  Fabulous Party 


Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Reply Marty

    Your home is always so pretty, but fall is my favorite. Love the colors.

    September 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I just adore those “monthly” botanicals. This post is so full of gorgeous Fall inspiration. What a beautiful way to adorn the bouquets with that rich velvet ribbon and the cameos. perfection, Amber!

    September 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I love what you do with fall Amber!

    September 14, 2020 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    September 15, 2020 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply elaine

    Amber, I always enjoy the descriptions and details of your vintage/antique finds. Not to mention your beautiful arrangements of them all.
    Thanks for sharing, Elaine

    September 17, 2020 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Marilyn

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    September 19, 2020 at 7:32 pm
  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.