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Five Minute Decorating~ Autumn Vignette

Sometimes you need something that takes
just a few minutes to put together.

Autumn vignette Pumpkins

Something that says 'Autumn'

That evokes feelings of the season like 
colorful red and yellow leaves on the trees
cool evenings warming by the fire
 hot cocoa and pumpkin bread
and all that Pendleton wool blankets and hot apple cider Autumn goodness
but without a huge amount of work.

Autumn vignette Pumpkins

You know what I mean?
My project list feels like it is about 3 miles long right now. Literally.
So fun seasonal decorating hasn't exactly been on the front burner recently.
Especially, when I have been doing more decorating for Christmas for print
than for Autumn for sharing on my blog.

So I thought this month I would start a new series of posts sharing simple
easy and charming decorating ideas
 that you can do in those extra five minutes
when you pause to sip coffee
 and check email
and make a grocery list
and wait for the freshly mopped floor to dry
Or... maybe just when you have a few free minutes.

This vignette is so simple and so easy to put together
and, yes, I am loving it.

It's so simple really too.   It's just a few little pumpkins 
in soft shades of whites and grays

Autumn vignette Pumpkins

With a strand of white berries
and just enough dried hydrangea to bring in that natural green.

Autumn vignette Pumpkins

I started with a tray
and added bits and more bits 
until I was happy with how it looked.

Autumn vignette Pumpkins

On the coffee table (or bench) 
it is the right amount of Autumn charm.

Coming up- 
a little 'blue' Autumn love.

Happy October 1st everyone!

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  1. Courtney, this is the perfect soft look for fall. Absolutely lovely!

  2. Oh I love your pumpkins, so pretty and the box is fabulous.

  3. Stunning. There's absolutely nothing simple about this beautiful arranged vignette. ♥♥♥

  4. Beautiful and simply sweet Courtney. I love the whites/grays. I'll have to keep my eye out for some of those colors!
    Leelee @ paperbagstyling

  5. I love it, Courtney! Simple, quick and natural looking. I seem to appreciate vignettes like that more and more every day.

  6. This is just incredibly pretty!


  7. Beautiful! Most of the time the simplest little vignettes are the best. Showing something that you can put together in 5 minutes is so inspiring when we all have so much to get done in a day. Jamie @ anderson + grant

  8. it is stunning in it's simplicity xx

  9. Just so easy, simple an beautiful!!
    Love your style!

  10. Love this! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. There is just something special about the white pumpkins. They are so elegant looking and you could keep them up after Thanksgiving. You have such an eye for decorating and your photos reflect that.

  12. Simple but elegant, i really like what you did.

  13. This looks absolutely lovely but I would so appreciate seeing a picture of the entire tray as it is displayed in the context of the room. Your talents as an artist are amazing.

  14. Love your autumn vignette.

  15. Love it too. I totally changed my color palette in my home this year - orange just wont do! I am loving the neutral fall look and loving this arrangement you made!

  16. Love the tray idea and the soft side of fall in your color pallet.

  17. I love this centerpiece! It's relaxing and gorgeous at the same time.