The other day I showed you my drunken table and a fall vignette. But you didn't really see the vignette that was on the table ... the one with the pumpkins below.
Well today I am going to show you that vignette and what I eventually did with it.
And it may be an Easy DIY Fall Eucalyptus Vignette, but I still had to scramble for it.
But first, I want to tell you where I got my inspiration from. I visit Shabbyfufu a lot and I spotted this beauty one day and melted. Of course, I can only aspire to master Janet's work and her gorgeous photography.
As soon as I saw that photo I knew I just had to find some eucalyptus. I scrambled on the vespa with poor hubby in the lead and we went looking for trees. We found lots near the beach and also took a nice walk. Something which this blogger's sedate body needed.
My leaves are not as pretty; they have a worn out look to them. And I could not for the life of me find those pretty round leaves anywhere.
This is what I finally ended up with and what is parked on my living room coffee table at the moment. It looks nothing like Janet's masterpiece but I can always aspire.
But lets go back to the beginning. I started out with a wooden crate, an idea which I got from my friend Katrin of KreativK, who uses these extensively in her decorating with beautiful results. I got the crate free at the local farmers market. I painted the outside white because it had lettering on it which would have been too busy for the neutral look I was after. We don't want the crate competing with what's inside.
I then added a basket, the crate was a good size but I wanted a cozy, layered look.
Next, two good sized pumpkins. I used a variety of shapes for interest.
Sprinkle in some pinecones. They always make me happy and look so cute. I've had these for years and some of them have been painted on the outside.
I then added my poor excuse for eucalyptus leaves. Some are green, while others were chosen for their dried out look to represent the transition to fall.
And finally I added some branches of the purple heart wandering jew plants that I have all over the balcony.
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Honestly, I can take pictures of pinecones forever. I just love the look of them. And by adding a little paint here and there you get so much more interest.
At one point, I considered making the vignette in my wire dish rack but eventually nixed the idea.
Vignettes are such a fun and easy way to decorate your home and they can cost practically nothing, if you look to nature and around the house. You might even get some exercise which I desperately needed when I went on that hunt for the eucalyptus branches. Go over to Shabbyfufu! You will thank me as I thank Janet for the inspiration.
If you wish to recreate this vignette, see the recommendations below. Now tell me, do you like my easy DIY Fall Eucalyptus Vignette in the crate or did you prefer the other version in the wire dish rack? And do you also make your DIYs a couples activity with your spouse?
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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