Friday, December 16, 2011

Lovely Little Vignettes

My favorite part of visiting a person's home is seeing what collectibles, trinkets, and other items grace their shelves and tables.  Often, these small decorative items tell a story about the family- who they are, where they've been, and what they value.  Growing up, my parents always took home a special something from our trips and found the perfect place for it in our home.  I suppose that's why I love to see a lived in home- one with items layered one upon the other, with nothing too perfect or too in place.  That's the focus of my post today- those pretty little vignettes that give us insight into the overall aesthetic of the home.

In poetry, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a powerful impression about a character, an idea, or a setting and sometimes an object.  The design idea of a vignette is an object, space, or grouping of objects that gives a poignant impression of the overall aesthetic of the home.

{Via Elle Jacob}

What items in your home would you consider to be your lovely vignettes?


  1. You found the prettiest vignettes! I want to pin all of these!

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  2. I agree, I enjoy seeing these lived in spaces! It makes it all the more special and real!

  3. Beautiful!!! I too love to see what others have in their homes

  4. love this! we don't have a ton of counter/table top/mantle space, so the vignettes are small. i collect skeleton keys, so you'll find them around the apt, usually next to a candle or picture frame.

  5. yes, yes! I love this. I'm starting to collect little pieces for display and will refer back to this post for inspiration!

  6. very inspirational rooms, I could take a lot from this to decorate my first apartment!

  7. That tea cart in the BH&G photo kills me! I think I've posted it in RRAntiques tumblr about 10 times...never enough! If you spot a live bamboo cart somewhere message me immediately :D

  8. Do you know where the white and metal consol table in the everything fab photo is from? I love it!


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