A Fresh Look in Less Than 10


One of the simplest ways to make a space fresh is to create a new vignette or display. I had left the vignette on the chest in the foyer the same since January so it was time to change it a bit.

I moved the large ironstone punch bowl with ivy that was here to a new location and that started the whole change. I decided to use this old rattan tray here this time and filled it with a few things to add texture.

I pulled this old ironstone food mold filled with these balls from another area to use here.

I love the chippy mossy texture of this planter I had stored away in my stash.

It holds some greenery to soften the vignette.

I love to stack old books and then place something on top for interest.

Since the tray is rattan I swapped out the wicker wrapped demijohn that was here with a green glass one.

The antique brass lamp pretty much stays where it is.

In less than 10 minutes I created a whole new look just shopping the house.

I hope you will be sure to visit my friends to see what they did in Less Than 10.
Just click the links below.



Now go see what you can refresh in less than ten!

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  1. Great vignette...love how you always use lots of textures....and it is always great to shop the house!

  2. Looks beautiful, and I like re purposing already had items!

  3. Oh Kim, your vignette is so good looking! I must say, l love house shopping!

    Have a great day, sweet, clever, artistic and talented lady!


  4. Love the brass lamp and your vignette. You reminded me to change up a couple of tabletops in my house too! Have a great day! Sheila

  5. That looks good, Kim. It is always fun to see how little changes can make such a big change in the "feel" of things. I am in the process of sorting out, editing, and moving things from one part of the house to another. WHAT A MESS! I am beginning to think it was a big mistake to even start this project. lol I should have stuck to simpler changes---like a vignette! lol Have a great day. We are all the way up to SIXTY degrees here today- whooo-hooo. It is feeling almost "islandish". xo Diana

  6. I'm in love with the chest...the new vignette really enhances it.

  7. Thanks for the reminder Kim! Love it all! laura

  8. Do you know what those balls are called?

    1. tina, I can't remember the name of them. It was a French name and they are from some kind of tree I guess. I got them in Savannah at the Paris Market.

    2. tina, I can't remember the name of them. It was a French name and they are from some kind of tree I guess. I got them in Savannah at the Paris Market.

  9. Lovely with color and texture,love it.

  10. Great vignette! Love the look of this planter, as if it had been left outside for years.

  11. Love the new vignette, we, my wife and I are also DIY'ers, who are always changing things up. It makes a home look so inviting and warm when you take the time to decorate it. We do everything on the cheap..... if we see a vignette in a store we go home and shop our house or our garage and see if we can replicate it. Love your blog. Blessings Curtis & Sherrie.

  12. I am excited cause I got the idea tonight to do SEVERAL quick vignettes on my little chest in our foyer to show how to change a vignette quickly, shopping the house!!! This was BEFORE I saw any of this! Love your new vignette, you always do a great job!

  13. You have inspired me, Kim. I have a table in my den that has a very boring display. Today, I am going to take 10 minutes and freshen it up with some live greenery, old books, a tray, and a few other things. You are always such an inspiration. I love your design style. Thanks for the blog post.
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com