I love to create small arrangements of vintage items that I have collected from various places such as garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales or flea markets, and incorporate them in different parts of my garden. In this post, I am sharing numerous pictures of such garden decor groupings that I have created over the years. My aim is to give you some inspiration for creating your own vignettes using upcycled or repurposed items in your flower garden. Feel free to enjoy the virtual garden tour and get creative with your own garden decor.
Have you ever heard of a “vignette”? It’s quite interesting! According to vocabulary.com, a vignette is a short yet impactful scene that leaves you longing for more. When it comes to decorating, vignettes tend to look most appealing in odd numbers, regardless of whether they’re placed inside or outside.
One way to kick-start your garden design is by exploring your yard or garden shed for unused items that you can repurpose. A perfect illustration of this is the chair my partner crafted using sticks and tree limbs from a maple tree that we recently removed. To add some charm, I placed a wicker basket containing annuals on the seat and intertwined a Nelly Moser clematis around the back of the chair. Even a robin appreciated the transformation and came to visit. The final result is simply adorable, especially when nestled within our flower garden.