Today I’m showing you how I created three tabletop vignettes for the sewing machine table next to my couch in the living room. 

There is a different sewing machine table on the other side of my couch, and I’ll decorate and show that later.

 

 

1. Version #1

For the first table top vignette, I chose for the background three elements: The birds/eggs wall hanging, and two wash boards of different sizes.

For a running theme for these vignettes, I chose natural neutral colors.

In the first one, I used a vintage wooden box in front of the birds/eggs wall hanging. Then I filled it with various vintage bottles and jars and a small faux plant.

To the side under the wash boards, I chose two faux plants (Hobby Lobby Saturday purchases) and the black bird. Then I placed vintage bottles and jars next to it. 

Below the sewing machine table, on the round industrial end table I used a round galvanized container and added to it various sized vintage bottles and an ampersand.

 

 

2. Version #2

In the second vignette, I used the same background. But instead of the vintage wooden box, I used a dough bowl and filled it with faux flowers, a bird’s nest with faux eggs, and various vintage spools and rulers.

To the side under the wash boards, I used a faux plant, two candles, and the vintage shoe mold.

Below the sewing machine table, on the round industrial end table I used a vintage muffin tin filled with candles.

 

 

3. Version #3
 
In the third vignette, I used the same background, and added a vintage wooden box. 
 
I added various decor to the box, then placed the blue dough bowl with candles and pears in front of it. Then I added the faux plant in the green galvanized container from Hobby Lobby.
 

Below the sewing machine table, on the round industrial end table I used stacked books with a feed scoop and more small candles.

 
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I tend to keep big pieces of furniture arranged on a quasi-permanent basis, as there’s not a lot of room to change things up. But I do change up the decor on these pieces more often.
 
I already had everything in all three vignettes except for two faux plants and the green galvanized container that I found at Hobby Lobby Saturday.

Which is your favorite look? 

Do you like to often switch out vignettes in your home?


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  1. I love all 3, but the last is my very favorite! I also need to find that bird/egg picture. I have noticed it alot in your pics and immediately fell in love with it. I enjoy reading your blogs and following along with you and your pupsters!

  2. I love them all, but the third one is my favorite. It has a balanced look and is most pleasing to my eye. I love all the different elements you've used in all three of your vignettes.

    1. Seems to me that this year faux plants have started looking more real than they ever have. There was a time when I wouldn't have purchased one because it looked so fake.

  3. Each vignette is pretty and interesting but the one that I am drawn to is the second one. The reason, I think, is that it is the most "sparse" one. It has a lighter look and feel to me. The other two seem a bit cluttered. The fact that I chose the second one is interesting to me because if I were putting together a vignette, it would indeed be rather cluttered! But when I look at these which are already done by someone else I definitely am drawn to the most "uncluttered" one!

    I loved looking at all your items that you used in the three vignettes. And this was a fun exercise. I can't wait for more!

  4. ALL 3 ARE LOVELY. I LOVE THE BLUE DOUGH BOWL AND THE MUFFIN TIN WITH THE CANDLES. I HAVE ONE THAT IS DATED 1943 US HERCULES, NEVER KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH IT UNTIL NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION. AS ALWAYS IT'S A DELIGHT TO SEE YOUR TAKE ON THINGS AND THE CLEVER WAY YOU USE THEM TO DECORATE.

  5. They all are lovely! My favorite is the third one. I love the way some of the items are set on angle and the balance the box on the right gives it. That green galvanized container is great! It looks like it will be quite versatile to decorate with!

  6. I,too, love all the three. They are all soothing and eye pleasing. The balancing is perfect in all of them, and the wood looks lovely with the greenery.I do like the pops of white in the second one, and I really like the green tin. My favorite is the first one.

  7. Dearest Brenda,

    It is very hard to choose which one is my favorite, but I kept going back to the 3rd one, so that's my choice, although I really like them all. You have a tremendous talent for decorating and it was a difficult choice for sure. Love to see what you do in your place every day. You have gotten me motivated to do some fall in mine, too. 🙂
    Have a wonderful day ahead.
    Jackie (blueoctober[email protected])

  8. Hmm, hard to pick one because each has it's own interesting elements! You have so many pieces to choose from. I love the vintage bottles and the wooden boxes and washboards. If I absolutely had to pick I guess I would say the first one, but golly, I really love that box in the 3rd one!!!

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