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How To Set Up A Stylish Budget-Friendly Fall Table Vignette

Decorating your home for fall is about adding warm colors and cozy textures to create inviting fall vignettes. Learn how to add budget-friendly style to a fall table set-up with seasonal elements. A table vignette is a small arrangement of decorative items on a table, book shelf, mantel or other surface. It can be as simple as a few pumpkins and leaves or a vintage vignette with collected thrift store finds and antiques.

The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful fall table vignette. With a little creativity, you can use inexpensive items from around your home or yard to create a stunning display.

Let’s take a look at the elements used to create this entry table vignette.

Farmhouse French Doors at entryway and table with fall vignette including DIY earthenware lamp, handcrafted thrift store finds and more.

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Pinterest Challenge

Today’s post is part of the monthly Pinterest Challenge Series hosted by Cindy at County Road 407. Each month, Cindy chooses an image from Pinterest, and the challenge is to use similar elements found in the inspiration photo to create a display in our own homes.

Today’s inspiration photo is from The Cottage Journal featuring Gloria Parkers’ 1830’s home.

If you are joining me from Cindy at DIY Beautify, I’m so glad you stopped by.

What Is A Vignette In Design

A vignette in design is a small grouping of decorative objects that are used to add visual interest to a room. Vignettes can be created on any surface, such as an entry, side, or coffee table, a mantelpiece, or a bookshelf.

How To Set-up A Fall Vignette – Insider Tips

  • First, choose a focal point. This could be a piece of art, a lamp, a mirror, or a decorative object you love and want to highlight. You may need more than one focal point when decorating a large table.
  • Use an odd number of objects. Vignettes look more balanced and visually appealing when they have an odd number.
  • Vary the heights of the objects. This will create a more dynamic and interesting fall table set-up and allow the eye to move around the vignette.
  • Use different textures and materials. This will add visual interest to your vignette and provide a cozy feel to the room.
  • Don’t worry about the rules when it comes to creating a vignette. Just have fun and let your creativity flow.
Industrial Farmhouse Style Entry Table with a Vintage Vignette and antiques in a modern farmhouse.

What Elements Are Embraced in the Vintage Vignette

Let’s begin by comparing the elements in the inspiration image and those embraced in the entry table vintage vignette.

Inspiration image elements

  • Vintage books
  • Earthenware
  • Bittersweet berries
  • Mirror
  • Old photo’s
  • Mini Pumpkins

Vintage Vignette Entry Table

  • Vintage Books
  • Earthenware Lamp
  • Bittersweet Berries
  • Mirror
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Vintage Basket Fall Arrangement
  • DIY Forage Leaf Arrangement
  • Old Brass Clock
Fall Table Set-up with Vintage finds and DIY projects for Fall Decorating in the Farmhouse.

In addition to the Fall Table Set-up, the fall vignette includes more stylish vintage decor under the table and on the shelf above it.

  • Amber Bottles
  • Vintage print
  • Brass candlesticks
  • Vintage Concrete Swan with foraged pinecones
The shelf above entry table with thrifted art and vintage brass candlesticks, bitter sweet garland for fall vignette.

Fall Table Set-up

The fall table set-up is anchored by the large antique mirror and earthenware lamp on the long entry table. The mirror is enhanced with more vintage and home decor elements reflected within the farmhouse.

The vintage basket filled with fall stems balances the uneven number rule when creating a vignette.

Entry Table with Vintage Vignette, DIY foraged arrangement, DIY earthenware lamp and antique mirror.

Fall Vignette Elements

The table is scattered with several fall vignette elements.

Foraged pinecones and dried yarrows can be seen underneath the entry table. While white pumpkins, faux floral stems, and bitter-sweet garland add to the tabletop.

In addition, a DIY Dried leaf and acorn arrangement adds a rustic autumn vibe and enhances the faded patina on the vintage books.

Twig and dried flower arrangement  with vintage books and a pumpkin and an antique mirror.

The dried leaf arrangement comprises foraged twigs, leaves, and faux acorns. Here, you can see how to use this arrangement in a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Frame for a Fall Wreath.

The fall table set-up is filled with treasures that are vintage and thrift store trends for Fall.

The handcrafted basket is filled with faux fall stems but would look equally good with a real plant or dried garden flowers.

Handcrafted basket filled with faux fall stems on a book for a riser.

Another fall trend is faded vintage book covers. Here, they are used as risers on the fall table set-up. You should always vary the heights of your vintage vignettes to allow for a visually stunning display. Vintage books add texture to the fall vignette and provide much-needed height to the vintage and thrifted decor.

Fall Table Set-up with vintage books and old mirror and pumpkins for an autumn entry table.

More textures and handcrafted items can be found next to the entry table.

The deconstructed thrift store chair is covered with a DIY Drop Cloth Feed Sack Fabric, and the recycled scrap fabric pillow is a DIY decorative pillow that is easy to make.

Another large floor basket holds naturally dried stems, palm leaves, and pods.

Fall Vignette with DIY lamp and pillow beside the antique barn door. Farmhouse industrial style.

Earthenware is another big trend in fall decorating, and the budget-friendly thrifted DIY lamp costs a fraction of the inspiration lamp from Pottery Barn. The full tutorial on How to make an Earthenware Lamp can be found here.

In addition, the shelf above the entry table includes trending vintage brass candlesticks, thrifted landscape artwork, and more books and pumpkins.

Vintage Vignette for an Autumn entry table farmhouse style with rustic DIY projects and foraged supplies.

You can see more details on the 11 Best Trending Home Decor Ideas To Thrift For This Fall.

Fall Table Set-up with foraged leaves and sticks to create an autumn entryway table.

The budget-friendly tips are sure to save you money as you decorate your home for fall.


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How To Set-up A Stylish Budget-Friendly Fall Table Vignette with sustainable and thrifted and DIY ideas.
How To Set-up A Stylish Budget-Friendly Fall Table Vignette - Farmhouse Style DIY and sustainable ideas.

Niky | The House on Silverado

Monday 2nd of October 2023

What a pretty display, Rachel! I love it all--the leaves, the acorns, the basket with the fall foliage, the clock... simply gorgeous!


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Niky I really appreciate this.


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Rachel, your mix of textures and fall color is wonderful. Love the different elements and the natural colors you’ve used. What a pretty fall entry.


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Carol, I really appreciate your comments and encouragement.


Thursday 28th of September 2023

Oh my goodness, Rachel! Wow... I love your Shabby Chic white sidetable and the shelves above and below filled with thrifting finds and upscaled pieces!! The lamp turned out great and I love the thrifted painting up on the shelf.

Isn't it fun to add acorns and leaves to vignettes? Love your whole corner area!

Happy fall hugs to you, Barb :)


Saturday 30th of September 2023

Barbara, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.

Lora Bloomquist

Thursday 28th of September 2023

Your entryway vignette is a textural feast for the eyes, Rachel! Love all the Fall goodies tucked in with your vintage finds and DIY projects.


Saturday 30th of September 2023

Lora, I appreciate your encouragement. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Your tables are always a treat Rachel! Love your ideas, happy Fall my friend!


Thursday 28th of September 2023

Cindy, Thanks so much for stopping by.