How To Create A Vignette
I made these florals for a tablescape I created for my cookbook, Sit, Stay, Eat. I found the metal plant stand at Home Goods but instead of using it on my porch, I put it in the bathroom to hide the plumbing for the toilet and outlet cover. This plant stand not only serves the purpose of hiding the ugly but allows for more room to hold bathroom items such as towels, toilet paper, etc. I added these florals in a staggered pattern along with decorative towels with the letter “D” on them for Domitrovich that I found for $4.99 at Gabrielle Brothers in Weirton, WV. The colors in the silk flowers matched the bathroom perfectly and I found a home for them without having to store them.
This sink is off the guest bedroom decorated in turquoise, black, and cream so I carried the theme into this side of the bathroom and used more muted shades. Although I have sconce lighting, I love having a stand alone lamp as a focal point. The metal on the lamp that I bought in Sugarcreek, OH years ago worked perfectly with the picture frame above the toilet and the antique mirror I found in a box in an antique store. The decorative towels were in our hallway bathroom in Missouri that I got at Tuesday Mornings.
The candle sticks were bought at Three French Hens in Wildwood, MO and the other items were purchased from trips to Home Goods and Kirklands. I added more towels because you can always decorate with decorative towels!
Pictures are taken from both ends of the bathroom where the sinks are located. In this space, I carried the colors of cream and shades of pink.
I found these floral towels at Gabrielle Brothers in the discount isle and snatched them up. The florals were added from what was left over from another arrangement I made in Missouri for our master bath. The milk jug glass vase was originally a candle that I had bought and I cleaned it out after burning it to use as the base for the arrangement.
Creating a vignette is so easy. It’s a matter of finding the pieces that make you happy, that speak to you. In this case, I used what I had from the house in MO and put them together. The mirror was bought at a garage sale for $5.00. My original plan was to hang it but because the counters are so long and the light reflects off the mirror, I chose to lay it with the mirror facing up. The florals were from Three French Hens and I wanted it to look like an outdoor garden that a bird had built its nest in. The base of the arrangement was peach in color that my mom had given me and I spray painted it flat pink paint. The candle stick is from Tuesday Mornings in Missouri. The key to building a vignette is finding 3 pieces that are small, medium, and large in width and short, medium, and tall in height. I didn’t have the third piece so I used a tissue box that I had that matched the soap dispenser which I found at Gabrielle Brothers. You don’t want all of your items to be the same size. You need height and width to pair in a cluster, stagger on a table or on a fireplace mantle. Create a color combination with shades of the same color and mix in with your vignette. Keep the eye moving with various items, shades, widths, and heights. Add a candle, a lamp, greenery, metal, or wood to create light and texture.
The three pictures were bought at a yard sale for $6.00. We had a nook where our toilet sat in our master bathroom in Missouri. I sprayed painted cheap shelves I found at a yard sale, mounted them behind the toilet and had these pictures sitting on them. I wasn’t sure that I would need them but they were packed up anyway. The wall looked sad without anything so with a little tack, I hung them up. Good thing I kept them!
And finally, this is Maggie inspecting my work. I hope she approves :-). If you would like to see more pictures of this vignette, check out my visit to Yankee Candle and how I learned how to make candles (HERE). Speaking of candles, my candle line will coming out soon! Stay tuned for the announcement.
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