Today I’m thrilled to share a spring vignette I put together for our buffet table. Actually I have two different versions with almost all different decor items, except for the vintage hyacinth print.
If I’m being totally honest, I wanted to force myself to keep to a nearly “no spend” budget by create these vignettes solely with things I had on hand.
Collected and Gathered, Metallics and Organics
The contrasting use of metallic gold planters mixed with the soft, painted finishes of the lamp and the candlesticks a creates a tension in the design. That kind of tension is a beautiful thing.
Imagine if all the elements were either shiny or flat, it would look a little boring. By the same token, repeating the same finish at least once gives the vignette a deliberateness.
Tip 1: No matter what elements you pull together seek to find that tension and repetition for a cohesive vignette.
Blue and White Spring Buffet Vignette
I initially started putting together my spring vignette solely with my collection of blue and white ceramic jars and bowls. But I realized not everyone has a collection like this so I added a second styling.
But I have to say nothing looks more spring-like to me than blue and white mixed with flowers and the softness of ferns and moss.
As in the first variation, notice how I layered certain items in front of one another and some larger items on books.
Tip 2: Look to create mountains and valleys on a long console or fireplace mantle. Getting your eyes to dance up and down a larger or longer vignette gives it interest by creating movement.
Because the fern in the rectangular jar had more visual weight in this collection of items, I moved the vintage art to the opposite side.
The linear nature of the paper whites seemed to call the shorter art over to this side.
The only new thing you see in both of these vignettes is the printable which I downloaded for free.
Free Printable Vintage Masterpiece
You may have noticed that the only piece that was the same other than the candlesticks and the lamp, which were my anchors on either side, was this beautiful vintage masterpiece I downloaded from The Met Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum website offers an amazing collection of more than 460,000 public domain pieces of art you can download for your own personal use. I will link to the art I found, Hyacinths, from “the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature” by Tomas Warner.
I love using botanical art in my home and especially love using it as part of my spring home decor. I hope this little treasure I found will find a place in your spring decor too!
To make the art feel more authentic, I used a vintage frame I picked up at a thrift store several years ago.
Tip 3: To get your own vintage art, downloaded the file linked above onto your computer by clicking the download button under the image. Once it is saved to your computer, uploaded it to Walgreens to have it printed as a small poster. (Mine was na 11×14. It was ready for pick up the same afternoon!)
Ready for even more Spring Vignette Inspiration?Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Mantel (or vignettes) with you. Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.
Simple Pink Spring Mantel Decor (with free printables) at The Happy Housie How to Style Kitchen Shelves for Spring at Cassie Bustamante Propagating Pothos as Simple Spring Mantel Decor at Grace in My Space Spring Mantel Decor Trends at Hallstrom Home Spring Bulb Centrepieces at Craftberry Bush
Early Spring Mantel at Finding Silver Pennies How to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring at Modern Glam Simple Spring Flower Mantel at Tatertots and Jello A Traditional Spring Table Vignette at Sincerely, Marie Designs Farmhouse Style Decor Idea for Spring at She Gave it a Go
Minimalist Spring Mantel Decor at Cherished Bliss Neutral Spring Mantel at Two Twenty One Serene Living Room and Mantel at House by Hoff Seasonal Simplicity Spring Mantel at Willow Street Interiors Butterfly Spring Mantel at Life is a Party
Spring Vignettes & a Hyacinth Printable at Deeply Southern Home Free Spring Coffee Bar Printable at My Sweet Savannah How to Decorate for Spring for Free at This is Our Bliss Easy Spring Decorating in the Living Room at Maison de Cinq Spring Mantel with Large Floral Art at Place of My Taste
Neutral Spring Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker Designs Light and Neutral Spring Mantel at Life is Better at Home Spring Mantel at Rooms FOR Rent
Be sure to pin this so you can keep all these great ideas in your Spring Pinterest board!!
cassie bustamanteMarch 11, 2020 at 11:09 am
so pretty! i love the blue and white collection!
KristaMarch 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm
Such a beautiful buffet and I love all the touches of blue. Thanks for sharing the pretty print too. Happy Spring.