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Create Vignettes with Thrifted Finds

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Create Vignettes with Thrifted Finds

Welcome to the first installment from our Thrifty Style Team for 2023! This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends the second Friday of every month. We each display, makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores. A giant thank you to our friend Julie of Redhead Can Decorate for coordinating this wonderful group! I am sharing ideas to Create Vignettes with Thrifted Finds.

Items that I use in my thrifty home decor vignettes come from a variety of places, but primarily from thrift stores.

What is a vignette?

“In interior design, a “vignette” refers to a small grouping of decorative objects, which can make a beautiful personal statement in a room. The purpose of a vignette is two-fold: to create an eye-catching pop of interest, and to showcase your favorite treasures.”

One of the easiest ways to add designer style to your home is by adding vignettes. A vignette is arranging objects into groupings on tabletops, dressers or shelves. These pretty groupings are the perfect way to showcase your style and creativity.

You can see lots of ideas for vignettes by clicking HERE.

What to use in a vignette?

When I am creating vignettes I typically have a common thread. Books, moss balls, glass or metal. Textured items add interest to your display. We love using  shiny, flat and colorful items in our vignettes as well.

Trash to Treasure Table Makeover with Amy Howard One Step Paint

Shop your house

Walk around your house and select items that you think you might want to use in a vignette. Think of items that are seasonal, personal, have texture and color.

Books are perfect because they can be used in a few ways.

  • Gathering books with the same color cover
  • Pages facing out to add interest
  • Using for height

This vignette uses lots of thrift store goodness. A yarn spool, flower frog, wooden thread spools, vintage binocular with weathered leather case. Paired together, they look great! The binoculars were $5 from an antique shop. I fell in love with the leather case, but the binoculars are just as beautiful.

Vintage silver sugar bowls are so pretty. The bowls in my collection were only $1 or $2 dollars each. You can add moss balls, votive candles, succulents or stones.

Sitting Room Makeover
French Lazy Susan Vignette - Coffee Table Display

Grouping items of the same color creates an instant collection. These thrifty items are all white and create an instant home decor statement.

Now let’s see what the other creative team members have created!

  • Redhead Can Decorate –Turn Boring Christmas Wreath Into Beautiful Valentine’s Day Wreath
  • Our Crafty Mom –Yarn Wrapped Hearts Valentine Garland
  • I Should Be Mopping the Floor –Cute Valentine Kitchen Towels
  • The How to Home –DIY Cricut Valentine’s Day Jar
  • DIY Beautify –Vintage Valentines Tree
  • 2 Bees in a Pod –Create Vignettes With Thrifted Finds
  • Songbird – Wine Cork Heart DIY
  • Simple Nature Decor – Watercolor Hearts Tea Towel
  • Zucchini Sisters – Dollar Tree Linen Closet Organization
  • Sonya Burgess – Creating Simple Silhouette Art

    1. You always have the best vignettes! Thanks for the inspiration!

    2. You ladies are the queens of the best vignettes!! Love the silver sugar bowl…it’s my personal fave! Thanks for all the fabulous tips. xoxo, kristi

    3. Your vignettes are all so beautiful and have such an earthy and elegant vibe to them! Décor perfection. xo

    4. Maria Brittis says:

      Your vignettes are amazing. Love the moss one. You must be having fun creating them

    5. So many inspiring ideas! I really love the stunning wallpaper used in the white cabinet display. Do you have a link for that? It is amazing!

    6. Vicki the Vignette queen! My favorite is the bold paper with your milk glass 🤩. I hope you guys are staying safe down there with all of these storms lately. Hopefully things have settled down! Thank you for being a part of our team-I love seeing what you guys come up with!

    7. So many great ideas! Flea market season is just around the corner here and after reading this post I just can’t wait to get started and shopping at my favorite markets. Thank you for the tips and inspiration.

    8. I love these vignettes and the pieces you used are perfect. My favorite is the wallpaper background, gorgeous.

    9. Creating vignettes is so much fun! I love your vintage treasures….those binoculars are so cool. The white pottery looks so dramatic against the bold wallpaper! Thanks for sharing. Pinned 🙂

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