A Vintage Fall Vignette

A vintage fall vignette was on the list to do when I found a couple of great vintage items

while shopping in Leesburg, Virgina.

The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate that I purchased at Rust and Feathers.

I have never seen a Borden’s Condensed Milk wooden crate before, so it had to come home with me.

I knew I wanted to incorporate it in my Fall decor.

Vintage Fall vignette - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

My friend knew that my hydrangeas did not bloom this year,

so she gifted me with these gorgeous dried hydrangeas from her shrubs this year.

I was beyond thrilled.

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Vintage ironstone will hold the plush velvet pumpkins. I love this color!

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

My granddaughter especially loves the orange one

as the stem looks like a dragon!

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Vintage books for elevating, showcasing, texture and warmth.

Fall Vintage Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

A mini velvet pumpkin sits on top of a vintage creamer

and a vintage french book that was given to me by the cutest French antique shop owner

in Normandy, France. I remember asking him how much it was as it had no tag on it,

he smiled and said it’s for me! A great memory!

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

So it now sits on top the the vintage French bamboo stool.

They were meant to be together.

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

It was a glorious day to create a Fall vignette with temps in the high 60’s.

A pleasant surprise when I opened to the doors to the porch with my coffee in hand.

Vintage Fall Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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  1. Oh how pretty! Loving your vignette and those cute velvet pumpkins!

  2. Shirley, your vintage Fall vignette is simply beautiful, mixing all of my favorite things….vintage pieces, velvet pumpkins, and hydrangeas!
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  3. Beautiful vignette! Love the Borden Crate and pretty hydrangeas! ~Hope you’re having a great week! Rhonda
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  4. Hi Shirley, beautiful fall vignettes. I see the dragon too!! Have a great day! cm
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  5. Cool crate and I love the warm fall colors and hydrangeas together in the ironstone.
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  6. Your vignettes have that je ne sais quoi that I don’t quite achieve (hey, this ol’ redneck gal had to look that phrase up)but I know it when I see it! Girl, you got it! *sigh* So bootiful~~

  7. Shirley, each and every one of these pictures is so pretty! I love the mix of hydrangeas and pumpkins with the ironstone. Way to go!
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  8. The hydrangeas in the crate are beautiful! I love how you always incorporate the lid too! Loved the story of the book. I want that stool!!!! Another beautiful vignette. So glad you had a successful trip!!!!
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  9. I love the hydrangeas!! The velvet pumpkins are beautiful, especially the tiny one with a story.
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  10. Omigosh, so cute!! Love the turquoise and orange together. Sigh…
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  11. Lovely!! Shirley I think I will get out the velvet pumpkins today!!

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  12. Such a beautiful and sweet vignette! Love the hydrangeas,crate, and sweet little stool….well just everything really :O)
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  13. Everything is lovely!
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  14. What a beautiful fall vignette! I so love those velvet pumpkins!
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  15. Your velvet pumpkins are so beautiful. You definitely know how to create a fabulous vignette.
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  16. Love your dried hydrangeas and velvet pumpkins. Those two items signify fall to me. My velvet pumpkins are all piled in a big dough bowl and dried hydrangeas are in thrift shop vase with some pheasant feathers. Nothing nearly as creative as your vignettes. Need to find some well-aged books but have found that to be a little difficult.

  17. Your vignette is wonderful! I love the plush velvet pumpkins; they look lovely with the Hydrangea blooms. The wooden crate provides such nice texture with the vignette. This is one of my favorites!
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  18. Shirley, this is so exquisite! Love your mix of bright fall colors that show off beautifully in your white ironstone pieces. The combination of so many wonderful textures…wooden crate, bamboo, old books, pretty ironstone, velvety pumpkins…is sheer perfection. All my favorites together in one gorgeous vignette!!
    Mary Alice
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  19. Such a beautiful post Shirley – love all the vignettes that you have. I woke up to rain early this morning – 4:00 a.m. and shut most of the windows so that it didn’t come in. Went back to bed and it lulled me back to sleep. We had such a delight, washing all the trees and plants. They looked like the were loving it. Clean sidewalks, as we are not allowed to wash them down due to the drought. I know that it wasn’t near enough to fill the lakes and rivers, but it was wonderful.
    Have a delightful week dear friend.
    I love the orange pumpkin too.

  20. Stunning, Shirley! Love the Borden’s crate and, of course the dried hydrangeas! I am trying my best to get started on my autumn decor inside, but outdoors keeps calling my name! Happy Tuesday!
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  21. Shirley I love the soft colors you have chosen so beautiful. Jo

  22. Love the pumpkins Shirley. I think that is so neat that the orange one does look like a dragon. Too fun.
    I don’t think I have ever seen a Borden’s crate either so that is a good find. Hope your week is going great.
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  23. So pretty! Love the elements you’ve combined, the perfect fall touches!
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  24. I just love your Fall vignettes, Shirley! I’m going to pin these. : ) Out of my three hydrangeas two bloomed this year (I think one bloomed last year), but now at the last minute the third one is getting blooms. Too weird! I need to get out there and cut some off to bring in the house before it’s too late. Your pumpkins are adorable!
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  25. I just love that tiny olive green pumpkin on your creamer…and those hydrangeas! Lucky you! 😉

  26. Oh, what an amazing friend who offered you her dried hydrangeas! I wish I had enough on my bush this summer to dry some. They look stunning, and the blue velvet pumpkin is my favorite 🙂
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  27. Very pretty Shirley…LOVE that little stool!!

  28. It all looks so pretty, Shirley…love the pumpkin and your dried hydrangeas…the perfect finishing touch! Happy Tuesday!
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  29. What a beautiful vignette, Shirley. I love the teal velvet pumpkin best, but the orange one with the dragon stem is great! You have such a wonderful talent for putting everything together just perfectly.

  30. So pretty Shirley! I’m with Martina…love the stool! 🙂
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  31. Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley. Those pumpkins are so plush … love the colors … and, they are perfect in your vignette. You always mix such great items together! (Love the photography, too.)
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  32. Your vignettes are just gorgeous!

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  33. Your vignette looks great. I too love the color of pumpkins you chose. I really love that Borden crate…..great find.

  34. Love your pumpkins, Shirley:D The colors look beautiful in your vignette! I’m loving the cool nights here in Ohio:)
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  35. Beautiful Shirley! I love your crate filled with hydrangeas, mine have struggled with our heat this summer. Your wee plush pumpkins are so pretty too 🙂
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  36. Lovely… Those velvet pumpkins are my favorite…

  37. I just adore those mini velvet pumpkins–I have a few, too, but your colors are much sweeter!
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  38. Lanita Anderson says

    Love your vintage fall vignette using the velvet pumpkins! I finally found some at TJMaxx this year and have enjoyed decorating with them. Thanks for sharing….

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