a small impressionistic scene....that gives an insightful portrayal
sometimes revealing the homeowner's taste and likes
(I made that part up) :)
A vignette or grouping adds energy to a room. It creates a wonderful mood and gives a glimpse of the homeowner's likes and personality, while lending a personal touch to the room. It adds another dimension along with warmth, texture and color. This scene is a vignette (derived from the French for "little vine") in my family room, in a corner by the fireplace. It was pieced together over a long period of time, but you can do yours in just a short while, when just adding a small scene to a tabletop.
my favorite tips when arranging a vignette
- add a light source....in the evenings, it adds drama to the scene
- display in odd numbers....it gives maximum impact and small items won't get lost. Kathy over at the fabulous blog, All About Vignettes, gives a wonderful post on this subject with many fabulous examples.
- vary the height of your objects and add extra importance to a tiny item by placing it on a pedestal. I use books, candle sticks, cake plates, lamp parts as pedestals. Look around.....you'd be surprised at what can substitute as a stand.