Monday, September 29, 2014

Little Red Vignette

Even though fall is my favorite season for decorating, I tend to keep it simple and just add a few vignettes around the house to get that fall feeling. I love all the pumpkins, deep rusts and golds of the season, but I'm not ready to add those things yet to my decor. I knew I wanted to add red for early fall, so I found some small fall dishes and added them to my basket. A simple white bowl and some faux apples completed my display.

I love the pop of color that red adds and the addition of the apples for early fall creates a sweet vignette. I also like the high profile of this white bowl and the simple ribbed design. 

These are all thrifted finds that I've collected over time, so I just spent a few minutes creating a few looks for this little corner. 

I couldn't find the small plates I wanted for fall, so I added these bowls with a small saucer. I love the leaf border and design on these small  dishes.   

I found some vintage napkins edged with embroidery awhile back and wasn't sure what to do with them, but I found that they worked just fine with my display. The lace hankie added to the basket lid  makes a pretty addition as well.  I enjoy tweaking and making subtle changes to my vignettes. 

I also added a vintage apron to my spool rack. I'm always looking for old style aprons, which can be hard to find in my price range, but this one looked just right for fall or anytime of the year. It also continues the apple theme with the apples, pears and grapes. I really like the contrast of red and gold this time of year too. 

I'll be adding some fall flowers to my wall basket, but for now I like the look of combining late summer and early fall decor and creating a simple uncluttered look. 

I also think lavender looks pretty anytime of year, so I'm keeping it out for now until I put together a display with some dried wheat and fall flowers. I don't need elaborate displays to remind me of fall. I'm quite content with these little changes. 

Continuing with my little red vignette theme for those of us who remember the 80's song by Prince, I have a Little Red Corvette for you, driver included. 

Now that's my kind of car! 


  1. Oh I love your red vignette, but I do have to say that precious little guy in his red convertible steals the show.
    Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. What a beautiful vignette you created. Your red and white dishes are perfect in the basket with the pretty linens. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  3. Oh, I just love this!! I may have to do something like this, thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. I love the simplicity of your fall vignettes, Diane. Making subtle changes around the home is just my style, and you've done it beautifully. The red transferware is lovely, by the way. I feel very inspired by your post. Thank you! xxx ~ Nancy P.S. Also wanted to mention how much I adore your apron with the fruit motif.

  5. Diane, this lover of red finds pure delight in your vignette! I love and have collected a small amount of red transfer ware and I love it! Yours is so pretty in your basket display! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Hi Diane. I'm making this post my pick of the Week for next Thursdays Share your Cup link party. I chose it because your approach really struck a chord with me and how I feel late summer early fall. It is often cool and rainy or warm and muggy - just not full on Autumn fever for me! The pop of red is so charming and you really brought home how successful less is more can me. Have a blessed week!

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  8. This is a very pretty vignette!!! Red is the BEST color :^)
    FYI your dishes are "Memory Lane" by Royal....mid 60's-ish dateline.

  9. Perfect!
    Love the subtle changes, and pops of red.
    Oh, and that vintage apron....... it's darling!!

    Thanks for your sweet comments, and following me :)
    I'm your newest follower, and looking forward to reading more!

    Smiles :)

  10. For this lover of red, who basically based her entire great room on this radiant hue, your sweet and simple vignette in red is pure eye candy! I love the apple printed apron hanging from the olive green hook!

    Happy fall, Diane!


  11. This looks wonderful - love the red and white color scheme. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. Hi Diane, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week. Thanks for sharing!

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    Beijos Marie.

  14. I also like to keep it simple and like your idea of using red (I'm not too fond of orange). Very pretty.


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