A post about my fall vignette in collaboration with six other DIY bloggers: Farmhouse Hens Decorate! I will admit when our first project was announced as a Fall Vignette my immediate thought was, “What’s a vignette?” then I looked it up and my next thought was that I wanted really badly to make a lovely sign just for this project! My mod podge image transfer project did not, admittedly, come out exactly like I had hoped, however, I think it is still quite cool and adds some character to the whole display. I also knew immediately where I wanted my Vignette to be: in our entry way beneath my grandparents’ old mirror! After that it was just a case of getting creative!
The old enamelware my grandma left me remains some of my most favorite things. The big old pans are all in really good shape and I love displaying them around our home. The hydrangeas you have all seen in my posts before, we used them as table decorations for our wedding and I dried them as keepsakes and have a bouquet of them in almost every room! A fall vignette would just not have been right to me without some kind of squash so I had Joe pick up two Acorns at the store while I stayed home and got this all together!
About half way through fiddling around and adjusting things my husband brought me the ax and three pieces of cut fire wood and it seemed only right. This time of the year Joe and I are thinking about winter ahead and, because we heat with wood, we are cutting and splitting fire wood almost every day.
The oil lamp was in the basement when we started the renovation and I saved it in a place out in the barn so it would be safe until we moved in. I couldn’t believe how lovely it was after a good cleaning and, yes, that’s oil in there from who knows how long ago!
The table used to be Joe’s dad’s. It is an old kitchen table with a metal top which has been on my to-do list for years now! I plan on stripping it down and leaving that metal top while probably giving the legs a new paint color (most likely white). The old rocker is one of two that were my very first DIY furniture refinishing projects EVER! I called them the old farmer and his little wife 🙂
In the beginning this fall vignette project was really daunting to me! I am not crafty nor am I much of a decorator but as I put it together it really made my heart feel good. Everything here are representations of things I love and memories I never want to lose. Thanks so much for coming and sharing it with me! Make sure and check out the other fall vignette’s from the rest of the Farmhouse Hens, they are absolutely fabulous!
I am absolutely stoked to be a part of a group that contains SO many spectacular DIY bloggers! Can’t wait to see what we all come up with next month (and the next three after that) and share it here on the blog with all of you!