Homemaking|Holiday Vignette

November 21, 2023

Outside the snow is swirling in a dance with the howling wind, while I am tucked inside our home getting ready to chop onions and celery for our Thanksgiving stuffing

Today seems like a good day to share my Holiday vignette on my darling Vintage Blue Secretary Desk.

I love vignettes and throughout the years I have figured out how to create them.

Now that I know how I want to share the joy of creating them with you!

 (They are fun and a great way to showcase your special pieces!

Creating a Vignette is very similiar to creating a still life.

Vignettes add polish to any room.


 Holiday Vignette

I not only enjoy creating holiday vignette's throughout out our home, I have a good time assembling all my collections!
One of the reason that I enjoy vignettes as much as I do is that they tell a story without saying one word!
Right now I am gathering selected Christmas treasures to create some sweet and nostalgic vignettes on our sofa table, kitchen window sill and dining room side board.


For now though, let's focus on a couple of the items in my Thanksgiving Vignette.

I dressed this sweet desk up with  some vintage decor combined with some of my favorite Holiday dishes- Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dinner plates for a Thanksgiving theme.

You'll see a themed FAll Bouquet added to the mix as well as a gathering a faux apples placed on top of a vintage napkin and cake plate.

White vintage pitcher and a Recipe For a Happy Home Plate.


How to Create a Vignette

Stick To A Theme

My theme for this vignette is Harvest, Fall, Gratitude, Thanksgiving.

Group candles, for example, add a bouquet of seasonal flowers (I added dried flowers to this seasonal bouquet) display pumpkins, apples, galvanized gather sign.


Create Depth

Place objects from back of the surface to the front instead of in a straight line of the flat surface.
Add height by using books, cake stands, plate stands, various sizes of pitchers, vases. Stack plates, nestle seasonal decor into a tea cup.


Vary The Textures Of Objects

Mix shiny and hard objects together with rough and natural.
Notice the rustic sign and weathered wood, combined with white china.
Add metal, or architectural elements to introduce unexpected texture and visual interest.


Thank you for joining me today.

I hope you experiment with your own beautiful collections to create a personalized and beautiful vignette!

May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love and joy,



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  1. Beautiful vignette & practical tips! You are amazing at this!!

  2. Good morning dearest sistah! I just love that blue desk and all the sentimental objects put together. I had fun yesterday decorating for Christmas and overnight, we got SNOW! The season has begun to sit by the fire, dream, read, rest. Anita

  3. It's very pretty, Jemma1 I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely!

  4. Your Thanksgiving vignette is lovely, Jemma! Happy December now! Wishing you and your family a blessed December Christmas season.


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