A Fall Vignette

I’ve finally accepted that it’s fall.  Not just a lovely cozy warm idea of it, but the actual windy cold fall.  The fall that actually comes bringing with it threats of snow.  Yes the s-word.  And it was in the forecast this past week.  Say whaaaaaa?!  Thankfully that didn’t happen here in the city, but you can see snow on our mountains.  It’s a comin…. yikes.

So I figure it’s time to decorate.  Because decorating makes me feel good.  And it makes hard season changes that much easier.  So I’m bringing fall into my home and I feel like decorating every square inch of my place this year.  I started with my Late Summer/Early Fall Living Room Refresh, but now it’s time to fully embrace fall with all its pumpkins, leaves and bright seasonal colours!  So I’m starting in my kitchen area.

I have this little corner in my eating nook that I really love (you may remember it from my kitchen organizing post of last year).  It’s just a small little space with a dresser that I use for storing linens and dishes and food props.  And it’s the first spot your eyes are drawn to when you come in to my kitchen, so I’ve started to put some seasonal decorations there and I’m really loving it.  I don’t add a lot, actually I barely put anything there but I like it that way.  It’s just sort of a calm, simple space and I don’t want to overdo it.  So right now I’ve just added the most simple, 5 second fall decoration piece that turns this little dresser into a pretty little fall vignette.

This vignette set up is so simple that I hesitated even showing it to you, but the fact that it’s so simple is really why I love it so much.

Things don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.

Fall Vignette {A Pretty Life}

See.  I told you it was simple.  But every time I look over there it makes me happy.  And that’s really the point isn’t it?  🙂  All I did was put up some black & white herb prints, and put together a simple gourd arrangement.  And with the dresser, that’s all that is really needed over there.  The dresser is so pretty on its own that it doesn’t need anything complicated on it.

Fall Vignette {A Pretty Life}

I found these gourd-geous gourds at our local farmers market and put them on display in a wooden bowl.  (I used this bowl for another crazy simple arrangement at Christmas last year.)  Nature provides the BEST home decor!

Fall Vignette {A Pretty Life}

Aren’t gourds so weird looking?  But somehow still pretty?

Fall Vignette {A Pretty Life}

How does the colour even end up like that?  Crazy.

Fall Vignette {A Pretty Life}

Here’s another view.  This table is next on my decorating list…I’m planning on adding some type of fall arrangement/tablescape, but I’m just not sure what yet…still thinking that one over.

Anyway, thank you for coming by today.  I may not have shown you the most complicated and elaborate vignette, but hopefully I inspired you to feel like you can create something beautiful out of the most simple things…and in less time than it takes to blow-dry your hair!  🙂

Have an inspired day!

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  1. Well, it takes me about 3 minutes to blow dry my hair, so the jury is still out on that ;).

    I couldn’t agree more. Simple is best. And gourds definitely fall in the ‘so ugly they’re cute’ category.

    Stopping by from CG tablescape link party and happy to make your acquaintance!

  2. Thank you for reminding us that it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to bring the beauty of fall indoors.
    I love your blog!!!