Happy November! This week I plan to start packing away some of my early fall decor and changing some vignettes to have more of a late fall and Thanksgiving feel. Before I share those vignettes with you on Saturday for the “Season of Thanks” blog hop, I wanted to capture the a couple of unique vintage vignettes I put together in the dining room using thrifted vintage finds
Last week Victoria Magazine shared this photo in their IG stories. Needless to say I was thrilled! I have loved Victoria magazine since I was a teenager. As I was styling the vignette I actually thought to myself, “This is turning out to have that Victoria Magazine kind of vibe.” I suppose I was right!
This vignette was inspired by the gorgeous art deco ladies lamp I scored in August. I love seeing it daily on the vintage dresser in the dining room, so I wasn’t ready to move it somewhere else just to decorate for fall. I decided to base my vignette around the lamp and to tie in the blue in the ladies’ dresses somehow.
I shared a post all about the lamp back in August. Here you can also see how easily I transitioned the vignette from late summer to fall.
I had one tealish-blue velvet pumpkin in my stash that was perfect for tying in all the blue tones. I placed the pumpkin in some pretty vintage dishes on top of a stack of thrifted vintage books with autumnal colors.
My little cloche display is a tiny pumpkin on top of a 1920’s light fixture salvage piece with beautiful engravings. The stack of vintage saucers below has the prettiest orange flowers and trim around the edges. They are not part of a set with the saucers, but the little bowls propped up behind the cloche have similar orange and pink flowers.
The sweetest little vintage quilted cameo is tucked in behind the books. One day I might redo the tattered orange fabric but it really doesn’t bother me too much. I love how the teal background in the cameo just matches the pumpkin and the other blue and teal tones in this vignette.
The gorgeous antique hand painted orange tole tray is one of my favorite finds to decorate with during the fall months.
More and more I am getting away from store bought holiday decor and just using things I already have in new ways. It amazes me how all of these treasures coordinate so perfectly. Even the tray has the blue flowers which ties in with all the other blues in the vignette.
Recently I thrifted these two old oil lamps and worked them right into the vignette. I think the oil lamps create a cozy cvintage fall vibe. I would love to get them working again with some kind of clean indoor lamp oil. The brown glass bottle in the background holds a few pheasant feathers which are quintessential accents in all my fall decorating.
Layered vintage and antique picture frames are almost always used as backdrops for my larger vintage vignettes. Here I am using my darker frames for fall. The wooden frame with leaf carvings is the newest in my
Moving this vintage chest of drawers to the dining room last year was one of the best decor decisions I have made. The top of the dresser is the perfect spot for creating unique vintage vingettes. Overall our house is dark, but this corner of the dining room gets quite a bit of light, allowing me to get some decent pictures on sunny days. Unfortunately it has rained all week so I was only able to get some pictures on cloudy days, but I wanted to share this vignette with you before I change it.
At the foot of the dresser sits a small vintage round marble table that I found back in September at local consignment shop. I also just found the entire stack of decorating books in like new condition for only $2.00 a piece! Although I usually only stack books in vignettes that have seasonal or neutral colors in their covers or spines, I am actually reading them right now so I decided to keep them out for now. This is real life after all, and everything in our house isn’t staged. (Believe me, I could show you our family room, where our 15 year-old son has currently created a messy college dorm vibe!)
After taking all my photos, I remembered my little DIY decoupaged fabric chinoiserie pumpkin. Being no minamalist, I just tucked it right in with all the other vintage and fall eye candy. The fabric matches beautifully!
I made this pumpkin a few years ago by simply decopauging strips of pretty Chinoiserie fabric onto a Dollar Tree Pumpkin.
The Chinoiserie pumpkin goes along with another unique vintage fall basket tray vignette I put together for an easy centerpiece on our farm table for early fall, featuring my thifted Chinoiserie vase filled with dried flowers. The vintage ironstone bowls and platters I used in the basket tray vignette coordinate with the vase with their colors and patterns.
I just found this gorgeous thrifted Chinoiserie vase back in September so I wasn’t ready to pack it away. The vase has a lot of blue in the design. In the past I never thought of blue as a fall color, but there is also a lot of orange and yellow in the vase so it works for fall. Orange and blue as a color scheme in fall decor has become popular in recent years and it has grown on me. Reminds me of a pumpkin patch under blue skies! The vintage treasures I used in this year’s early fall decor just so happened to fall into that color scheme.
Last weekend I lucked into this colorful pheasant at the Habitat Restore for only a few dollars. With it’s bright plumage it was the perfect finishing touch for my early-to-mid fall centerpiece.
Soon I will be bringing out all my pheasants to use in my Thanksgiving decorating You will see a flock of turkeys and pheasants on Saturday in more of my unique vintage Thanksgiving vignettes that I will be sharing for the “Season of Thanks” blog hop, so please do plan to visit to check out all the inspiration!
I hope my vintage fall vignettes have inspired you to forgo shopping the home decor stores and start checking out thrift stores, yard sales and consignment shops for everyday items with seasonal colors or themes. Better yet, simply shop around your home for treasures for the seasons to create your own unique vignettes.
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