Add a Personal Touch with Vignettes – Plus Oscar’s Boutique Giveaway!

creating vignettes with oscars boutiqueI love the idea of little clusters of pretty stuff dotted around my home, or the technical term vignettes. When we moved into our house I knew I wanted to make it more personal, more us. Living in rented houses for 7 years, then back in my parents house for 18 months before we got our home I never felt like I could really make the space properly my own. But now that we have our own house, and we know we aren’t going to be moving anytime soon I feel like I can properly decorate and accessorise the place to really reflect me and Jon.

The house has still got a huge way to go in terms of decorating as we are just doing a bit at a time, I see no rush to get everything in place straight away, I would rather be selective about what we put in our home and take our time choosing and finding the perfect items. But the vignettes have started to take shape in the dining room on my awesome midcentury modern G-Plan Fresco sideboard.Creating vignettes with Oscars BoutiqueOne side of the sideboard houses a candle, my ceramic deer from Copenhagen, a Wooden star and my lovely new giant silver owl from Oscars Boutique. This side is still a work in progress as I am on the look out for a better candle that will fit with the colours of the other items better, but I love how each of the items compliments the others even though they have no relationship. I also think vignettes look great when items are staggered in height, it draws the eye in because it looks interesting. 

My Oscar’s Boutique owl is the newest edition to the house. When looking on Oscar’s Boutique there were so many items that I liked the look of, but I have a thing for owls, and I love completely silver (or white) animals or items, I think they are slightly more timeless and classic. Originally I was going to put him on the new shelves in the living room, but once I popped him next to the deer (there was originally a large glass jar there waiting to be turned into a terrarium) he just worked, so that is his new home…we named him Oscar! reating vignettes The other end of the sideboard is this little vignette. A small stack of fashion and photography books and magazines, my Home Sense lamp, a tiny silver bunny (meant to be a ring holder) an antique clock of Jon’s Uncle and a vintage camera. Obviously being photographers the camera and magazines are totally us! The clock is sentimental to Jon so we wanted to find a place where it fitted in with our decor, and even though it doesn’t work it has become a part of the house. I simply love bunnies and the lamp is of course practical and the colour goes with my rug and new cushions!!

So vignettes can have a number of reasons, meanings and purposes. They are a great for adding a personal touch and adding interest to a room, rather than just having a single ornament or something standing alone somewhere. The items can simple be something you love, or it can have meaning to you, the key is not to make the vignette too busy, don’t overcrowd and be selective with what you group together. Play around with the items and layout, the fun is in mixing it up, adding and taking away items when ever you feel like it. It can help you change up your home decor easily and without spending extra money, simply move items from else where in your house, or maybe pull something out of storage or the attic and see if you can make it work.

So with that in mind…Oscar’s Boutique have offered to give one of you lovely readers a very cute Love Definition Plaque. This would be a perfect example of something you can add to a vignette anywhere in your home. 

Love Plaque from Oscars Boutique

To get your hands on this lovely prize from Oscar’s Boutique you just need to enter below. Giveaway will close 6th July at midnight. Open internationally, winner will be drawn at random. Good Luck! 

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  1. June 29, 2015 / 8:28 am

    I had no idea there was a technical term for this! I’ve learnt something new today already, thanks! Your vignettes are lovely and so personal.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

  2. Tracy Nixon
    June 29, 2015 / 8:38 am

    I would love the Birdhouse Feeder! It would look lovely in our garden!

  3. Sarah Louise Thompson
    June 29, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I would absolutely love the Love Framed Wooden Hanging Sign! It would look fab in my bedroom πŸ™‚

  4. iain maciver
    June 29, 2015 / 11:10 am

    birdhouse would be a great start

  5. June 29, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    I love the antler tea light holder, so cool and original:
    Gems x

    • Chantele
      June 29, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      That’s one of my fav items too Gemma!

  6. Michelle Banks
    June 29, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    i love The Best Daughter Wooden Plaque

  7. Linz W
    June 29, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Id love this plaque!

  8. Theresa parker
    June 29, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    I’d love the birdhouse feeder it’s beautiful…I love garden birds ..but unfortunately so does my tabby so I’d have to watch him carefully!

  9. Jennifer Haden
    June 29, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    I love the way you’ve decorated your place, very cute, especially the owl. πŸ™‚

    And as for me, I think i would love to decorate my own area with the Plum Never Give Up Wooden Sign, just so I have a reminder to keep fighting and moving towards what I need most in my life <3

  10. helen carter
    June 29, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    would love the love wooden sign

  11. claire woods
    June 29, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    Herringbone Owl Doorstop

  12. Ruth Harwood
    June 30, 2015 / 8:21 am

    Love these cherub bookends:

  13. Dawn Wilkinson
    June 30, 2015 / 10:31 am


  14. Laura Pritchard
    June 30, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    The Perfume Bottle with Bird Stopper

  15. DJ
    June 30, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I love the Dark Wood Owl Teapot Stand.

  16. Amy Mitchell
    July 1, 2015 / 12:35 am

    I adore this! aqua-flying-pig-ornament

    So. Cute!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    July 1, 2015 / 10:48 am
  18. Joanna Butler-Savage
    July 1, 2015 / 11:48 am

    the love wooden sign please

  19. kellyanne mitchell
    July 1, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    this is my favourite piece- white-wooden-recipe-storage-box

    July 1, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I like the cream heart egg holder x

  21. Sarah Archibald
    July 1, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Coco Two Drawer Bedside Table , gorgeous!

  22. Holly
    July 1, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    omg i love this cream-wall-hanging-3-drawer-cabinet

  23. Alica
    July 1, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    I like the round flower mirror πŸ™‚

  24. Kristina Trick
    July 2, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    I instantly fell in love with the Silver Pair of Owl Tea Light Holders

  25. claire griffiths
    July 2, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    i love the pair of cream owl ornaments

  26. Karen Laing
    July 2, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I love the two small tortoises,I would love to have them in my garden x

  27. Lena Farrell
    July 2, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I love this heart shaped bark tea light holder. I’ll be looking out for it coming back into stock as some of those would look lovely in my dining room πŸ™‚

  28. laura stewart
    July 2, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Family Three Heart Wooden Photo Frame

  29. Rachel Butterworth
    July 2, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    The Set of Three Boudoir Jewellery Dishes.

  30. MichelleD
    July 2, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I like the Distressed Aqua Mini Mantle Clock!

  31. Tamsin Dean
    July 2, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    white-washed-wooden-family-photo-frame this is wonderful

  32. julie-ann eley
    July 2, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    i would love the never give up sign πŸ™‚

  33. Ella L
    July 2, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Pink Heart Mantleshelf clock

  34. Heather Crowe
    July 2, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    I would adore the large cream wall mounted stag heads, wow he is beautiful x

  35. Jessica Hutton
    July 3, 2015 / 9:12 am

    I love the never give up sign.

  36. rebecca nisbet
    July 3, 2015 / 11:59 am

    we have a thing about owls ornaments and decorations in our living room, so would love the Pair of Small Cream Owl Ornaments.

  37. donna l jones
    July 3, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    e the birdhouse feeder it’s gorgeous

  38. emma kinsey
    July 4, 2015 / 8:34 am

    family tabetop sign

  39. Hayley Todd
    July 4, 2015 / 9:23 am

    I adore the White Two Drawer Wall Hanging Unit!

  40. Sara JaneG
    July 4, 2015 / 9:47 am

    What lovely site, I love loads of stuff on there, all the plaques are great

  41. July 4, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    I love the birdcage tealight holder

  42. pauline black
    July 4, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I love the aim for the moon hanging heart

  43. Carol P
    July 4, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    The Cream Metal Bird Feeder would be perfect for my new garden

  44. Minnie15
    July 4, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I love the large Good times with good friends clock! <3 πŸ™‚ x

  45. karen Howden
    July 4, 2015 / 11:00 pm


  46. Aaron Milne
    July 5, 2015 / 12:42 am

    Green Country Kitchen Cabinet

  47. Wendy Guy
    July 5, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Dad one day wooden plaque.

    July 5, 2015 / 10:39 am

    The ‘Read Me A Story’ sign

  49. michelle pierce
    July 5, 2015 / 11:03 am

    A Scottie Dog Ornament

  50. Jade H
    July 5, 2015 / 11:35 am

    The owl ornaments are cute

  51. Maddie Jasinska
    July 5, 2015 / 12:26 pm


  52. jo liddement
    July 5, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I love the Distressed Aqua Mini Mantle Clock

  53. Claire Ward
    July 5, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Love this photo frame

  54. Pamela Downey
    July 5, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    good times with friends

  55. Emma Fox
    July 5, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    thomas-kent-cream-hare-mantle-clock – I like this clock.

  56. Keith Hunt
    July 5, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Silver Pair of Owl Tea Light Holders

  57. Heather Tinkler
    July 5, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I would love the Aluminium Silver Antler Tealight Holder its lovely

  58. Jenna O
    July 5, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I love the Green Country Kitchen Cabinet! πŸ™‚

  59. Chris Fletcher
    July 5, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I love the silver owl tealight holders!

  60. mellanie forster
    July 5, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Looovvveee the birdcage tea light holder

  61. claire little
    July 5, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    this is lovely a-wall-hanging-plaque-when-life

    July 5, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Metal Bathroom Rules Wall Plaque

  63. teresa sheldon
    July 5, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    would love the Daughter plague for my wonderfull brilliant daughter