Quick and Easy! Home decorating doesn't have to be complicated. My 10 minute Easter Vignette is a great example. Pick up tips for creating your own simple vignettes at home.


Recently I  did a little thrift and antique store hopping with my good friend.  We had so much fun. One thing Rochelle collects is vintage aluminum trays.  They’re inexpensive, they don’t take a lot of storage space, and they can be used for all sorts of things.

Serving beverages? Grab a tray.  Serving appetizers? Use a tray.  Serving several kinds of ice cream for a sundae bar? A tray makes a great slop-proof surface. And then my favorite… using a tray to frame a moment (vignette).


10 minute Easter vignette in just a few easy steps.


After shopping with my friend, we went to her house and played.  Do you do that too?  She got out her Easter box and we experimented with several different elements.  The goal was to have varied heights, texture, and items of interest.


It's just a 10 minute Easter Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


We placed the aluminum tray on her vintage round coffee table.  Two identical sofas flank the fireplace with the table in the space between.  Our next goal was to have the tray and accessories look interesting no matter which sofa you were seated upon or angle you entered the room.


Simple 10 Minute Easter Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


The great thing about a vignette framed by a tray is that it is quick and easy to do.  This was truly a 10 minute Easter Vignette.


Instant home decor - 10 Minute Easter Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


When you’re trying to decide what to put in your vignette, there should be some repetition of color or theme or texture.  It doesn’t need to be exact, but some repetitive element really helps to make the vignette feel complete.  Here the faux greenery in the ball, the leaves of the spring flowers, and the mossy rocks tie the vignette together.  The accent pieces are the two rabbits which though different in size add a repetitious element as well.  The viney container of the spring flowers repeats the rabbits’ brown colors.   And though silver and white are not the same… they give a similar brightness to the vignette.  There is even a bit of repetition in the detailing of the handles of the tray and the white container.  It’s these little details that help to make a vignette feel cohesive and complete.  


In just 10 minutes! Home decorating doesn't have to be complicated. My 10 minute Easter Vignette is a great example. Pick up tips for creating your own simple vignettes at home.


I know all of this sounds complicated, but it’s really not.  If you haven’t already trained your eye to see these things, it only takes a little practice and you’ll be a pro.


Fun 10 Minute Easter Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Be inspired by this 10 minute Easter vignette and have fun.  Don’t sweat it.  And enjoy the vignette you’ve created. Hopefully, it will make you smile whenever you pass by it.


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  1. Gail says

    Thanks for the explanation re the “why” it works.

  2. Tracy says

    What a beautiful vignette! The charm and the simplicity come together and make a sweet spring/Easter focal point for the home. Thank you for reminding us to bring a little whimsy into your homes. I think I need to work on a project inspired by An Extraordinary Day.

  3. Gwen says

    I’m glad you did this. I was trying to do a three tired galvanized metal tray(s?) and it just has me stumped. But I’ll use this principal and maybe tomorrow restyle. Maybe go a whole new direction. The tray on the coffee table does look balanced from all angles!

  4. Lucy Beliveau says

    Love the aluminum tray, Diane! Precious vignette! Your description of actually putting one together is very helpful! That’s why your blog i. Undeniably one of the very best ones out there!!

  5. Love this vignette! I’ve pinned it and I’m sharing it on FB today.

  6. This is one of the cutest vignettes I have seen for Easter.
    I can’t tell you how many aluminum trays I have passed up while out thrifting…this has made me see them in a different light.
    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, Diane.

  7. Also really lovely. You can link this up too! Hugs, R

  8. Mila says

    It’s beautiful!
    Simple and so close to the nature 🙂

    I hope you will share your post with our Link Up – Idea box:


  9. Beautiful vignette, Diane! That’s my kind of playing. 😉
    love the bunny figures and the different textures!

  10. So very cute! I love this kind of fun 🙂 I like how you made it two sided. Great mixture of elements! I just did a tray vignette on my coffee table last week too!

  11. What a pretty vignette–and THANKS for the easy to incorporate tips! Take care!

  12. Linda says

    Anything that can be done in 10 minutes and looks that good immediately gets my attention! Good job.

  13. Sarah says

    Diane, I love a tray as a base for tabletop vignettes. Great job! The bunny with the watering can is adorable.

  14. Babs says

    I love tray vignettes, and this is adorable! So pretty! Happy Easter!

  15. Pat says

    Oh, my. . .I’d say you exceeded your goal, quite nicely, dear one!!!
    The varied heights, texture, and rabbits have items of interest.
    Thank you for sharing this charming 10~minute vignette!!!
    Happy Easter!!!

  16. Jann Olson says

    Really sweet Diane! I love trays for displaying vignettes also. Whether they are silver or wooden they are just fun! Love everything you pulled together here. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Debi says

    Love! Love! Love! your vignette! The bunny and the florals are perfect together! Thanks for joining us on the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  18. Diane I love it! It is darling. Thank you for sharing at THT! Hope you are having great week.

  19. Very Cute!! It is the perfect greeting as you sit down to enjoy the season with others.

  20. Hi Diane,
    The vignette is so cute and adorable. I love your tall bunny. Nice choice of items to make such an impact. It all comes together on your beautiful silver tray.

  21. Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

  22. Now that I see what you did in 10 minutes I feel bad that I didn’t even try to put out my Easter decorations 🙂 Super cute display and I love that it is nice to see wherever you’re sitting in the room.

    • Diane says

      Jamie… I’m so glad you were inspired! I’ve been guilty too many times of worrying and over-thinking my decorating decisions. It’s been a process of learning to loosen up and let creativity take over. Thanks for all your kind words!!

      Happy Easter!

  23. JaneEllen says

    Oh how I love that tray. When we lived in KY I discovered “hammered aluminum”, have several pieces of it. There was a small country town called “Smith’s Grove” that is just few miles north east of Bowling Green. A big section of town is antique shops and for an antiqued/vintage lover, it’s paradise. Spent lots of time in that little town, many of shop owners/clerks knew me/vice versa by name after while as I would drive there when I was hunting bargains and sometimes just for company. Hubs was on road (trucker) so I spent lots of time alone. One of shops had whole section upstairs devoted to pretty much hammered aluminum which I grew to love. It’s pretty and fairly inexpensive. Don’t see it here in Western CO very often but have found couple pieces in Goodwill or other thrift stores.
    That tray your friend has is really nice piece, would love to have it. She’s lucky to find that as it’s a pretty tray. I love trays of any kind. I use my hammered alum frequently for displays on my shelves in living room. Her vignette is so nice for Spring welcome. She’ll enjoy looking at it. Have wonderful Easter Diane.

  24. Looks wonderful Diane!! I love the bunnies. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  25. So cute! Your vignette is just right for Easter décor! I love your rabbit figures, the flowering bulb plants, and the moss. The aluminum tray provides a contrasting background that pulls it all together.


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