Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette

We’re sharing how to create a simple fall pumpkin vignette as we team up with some of our favorite creative ladies for the Pinterest Challenge blog hop, hosted by the amazing Cindy of County Road 407.

If you’re coming over from Wendy’s blog, WM Design House, welcome, we’re excited to have you here. Didn’t you love how she incorporated old books into her fall decor? I can’t get enough of her gorgeous style!

If you’re new here the Pinterest Challenge is a monthly series where each blogger uses the same photo found on Pinterest as creative inspiration.

They then adjust the idea to fit their own specific style and incorporate it into their home in some way.

This month, our inspirational photo is a Fall Vignette featured in The Cottage Journal highlighting Gloria Parker’s fabulous 1830s home. So, let’s get started!

Attention to Detail…

One of the things I’ve always appreciated about my Mom is that she makes time to study a variety of design ideas.

She’s all about the details and is very careful to notice everything from the way the light hits a specific vignette to all the different layers that make a room special.

More often than not when we’re shopping together, I’m thinking of the big picture.

But she is searching for those tiny details that can elevate a space.

After all these years I can definitely tell she’s rubbing off on me because the minute Cindy shared our inspiration picture, I immediately noticed the tiny details.

The fall berry branches, the silver frames and old photographs, the layers of books, the fall leaves, the white pumpkins, and of course the containers. 

By themselves, they might all look rather ordinary.

But when you put them together in a simple fall pumpkin vignette, they come together to create a dash of seasonal delight.

Here’s a look at how to create a simple Fall pumpkin vignette…

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette Supplies:

  • Tray
  • Large Pumpkins (we used large and small sizes)
  • Books
  • Brown and White transferware (we used a pitcher, plate, and a large urn)
  • Small ironstone bowl (to hold the small pumpkins)
  • Fall floral arrangement (we used faux florals, berry picks, and dried greenery)
  • Raffia

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette Steps…

Gather your supplies and put together your branches or fall floral arrangement.

Next, lay a tray down to give your simple fall pumpkin vignette a solid base. We’re using this DIY Dutch Tulip Crate.

Add the floral arrangement or branches to one side of the crate.

Fall Floral Arrangement with White Pumpkins-The Crowned Goat

Then add a stack of books to the other side. We’re using these French Gray Painted Books but you can use whatever you have on hand.

In lieu of a photograph, I’m using a brown and white transferware plate featuring Queen Elizabeth II. I’ll share below what it looks like using 2 different sizes of transferware pitchers and a scale too.

After you have those pieces in place, add a small container of pumpkins.

White Pumpkins in Ironstone Bowl-The Crowned Goat

Next, add a layer of texture with strands of raffia and you’re good to go!

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette-The Crowned Goat

Other Ideas to Consider…

Now, if you don’t have a plate of the late Queen lying around, you can try a small brown and white transferware pitcher…

Or a large one.

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette with Large Transferware Pitcher-The Crowned Goat

Honestly, I think anything that is antique or vintage like this scale on top of the stack of books would work including the beautiful black and white photos in silver frames featured in the original inspiration picture.

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette with Vintage Scale-The Crowned Goat

Another idea to try is an open book.

It was also featured in the original photo as well.

Simple Fall Pumpkin Vignette with Books-The Crowned Goat

I know decorating for the seasons and the holidays can be overwhelming sometimes.

Especially if you have a busy home and work life.

That said, simple fall pumpkin vignettes sprinkled around the house are a quick and easy way to give your home a festive feel.

Up Next on the Fall Vignette Pinterest Challenge…

Up next on the Pinterest Challenge is Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. You’ll love how she puts a creative spin on a fall vignette!

Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous creative ladies are sharing this season.

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. I love the step by step practical directions! As always, this is beautiful!

  2. Jean Marie says:

    Lovely and inspiring, as ever!

    Over the years, I have noticed that professional designers and decorators, as well as influencers seem always to start with a very neutral room or home. They then add their to-die-for seasonal touches that spell perfection. While I very much appreciate this, I am left wanting. Here’s why: I live in a colorful home filled with my husband’s large floral paintings, antique furniture and decorative items, oriental rugs and such. While I do incorporate appropriate seasonal touches, I have to use a very light hand. Case in point: there is no way I could use the typical fall colors to create an entire table scape. Christmas is easier, I must say! I imagine there are others out there who don’t live in neutral color schemes who also struggle a bit to incorporate the seasons seamlessly. Thanks for considering. Perhaps you might feature a colorful, antiques-filled home that accomplishes the elusive. Thanks for listening!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your opinion, Jean Marie. I can’t speak for other bloggers or designers but as someone with an anxiety disorder I choose to decorate with neutrals because I need a calm and relaxing environment. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy seeing color in other people’s homes or that I can’t appreciate bright beautiful colors at art galleries, it’s just not something I want to come home to. I’m excited you’ve found a style that speaks to you and are married to a talented artist. It’s so imporant to express yourself through fashion and home decor. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of a blog called The Glam Pad but they feature homes like you have described and would probably enjoy. All the best, CoCo

  3. It’s the Queen for me! I’ve never seen her image on brown transferware before. It’s fabulous! Truly a gorgeous vignette!

    1. Beautiful CoCo, I enjoy seeing your plate with the late Queen.

      The crate is beautiful and books are great for decorating.


  4. So pretty, my friend. I love the seet feminine touches. Hugs and blessings to you. Happy Fall!

  5. Each variation that you shared is FABULOUS, CoCo!! I’m partial to the vintage scale and the transferware pitchers 🙂 Creating vignettes is one of my very favorite things to do. This one is so cozy and warm for fall filled with pretty textures and colors!

  6. I am a big fan of transferware and your queen plate is amazing! So pretty, CoCo!

  7. As soon as I saw your transferware plate I thought of Laura at Decor to Adore She’s going to LOVE that! Your vignettes are lovely and I’m not sure which one I like best. Part of the beauty of decorating is being able to change things up as we please. And I please myself a lot! 😉 Thanks for joining in.

  8. Love your variations on your pumpkin vignette CoCo! You have such a cute way of styling and I admire the soft feeling of your arrangements including the backdrop. Wow everything from scales to ironstone pitchers! The Queen Elizabeth plate is so you!!

  9. I am in the throes of creating my own fall table vignette for the blog and yours is just lovely! I actually own that same ceiling medallion that I’ve used in many different ways over the years. It looks great as the backdrop to your fall vignette! xo Kathleen

  10. I love these ideas, CoCo! It’s such a pretty, peaceful, non-orange(!) vignette. Just gorgeous. And I have been admiring your Queen plate for a while. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  11. Coco, your vignette is just darling. I love its sweet feel, along with the brown and white transferware. And your container is fabulous!

  12. I love every one of your vignettes, each one is so beautifully put together.

  13. CoCo, each of your vignettes is charming and beautiful in its own right! I just love that large brown transferware pitcher, that one is speaking my language 😉 Your soft Fall styling is perfection and I’m excited to paint a few hardcovers too so thanks for inspiring me xx

  14. Oh my goodness, Cindy… I love whites and your vignette is stunning!!! I love that you used a ceiling medallion as your background (that texture!) paired with the raffia, the stack of books and changing displayed items… Really, really pretty! Pinned almost every photo. <3

    Enjoy your fall,
    Barb 🙂

  15. Love your transferware pitchers, CoCo! You’ve created such a feminine, pretty Fall vignette. I’m green over that scale, too. I think you definitely share your mom’s amazing decor genes!

  16. Coco, I love the brown transferware – both the plate (the Queen!) and the pretty pitchers. Along with the books and flowers, they had the fall vibe that is perfect for this season.

  17. CoCo, I couldn’t agree more– the details are stunning and truly make your Fall display special! The transferware pitcher and the plate with the queen! Love them all. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  18. Hi! I just love your interpretation of the Pinterest challenge! You know how much I like brown transferware and all your pieces are gorgeous! I especially like the ceiling medallion in the background, so pretty!

  19. Oh my gosh! I love this! Another thing I noticed about a good vignette complete with details – is that it tells a story. You can imagine someone coming in from the woods filling the pitcher with berries and looking at photos of their mom. Right? The vignettes always seem to imply more – they are more than just random items pulled together. BTW -that ceiling medallion is a stunner. p.s are you familiar with Heather Bullard?

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