Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vignette Syndrome

Reenactment of Lunch Vignette

The other day I was gathering ingredients to make a sandwich for my youngest son. As I placed the jars and bread and plate orderly on the kitchen counter I laughed to myself realizing that I had unknowingly created a small vignette!

Intentionally, I have planned many small vignettes around my home. I enjoy when things are neat and pretty. I get nervous and distracted amidst chaos and clutter. Is this being organized or do I have VIGNETTE SYNDROME? Do you?

As bloggers we are always thinking of ways to display things to show our friends via photos. Is it something we just can’t unplug? Do we want to?

  1. Do you find yourself creating small scenes during daily tasks?
  2. Do you tend to group like items together even in places like your refrigerator?
  3. Do you place your dishes by size in the dish rack as you wash them?

You just might have Vignette Syndrome! And, I'm here for you!

Bathroom Vignette 1

Bathroom Vignette 2 (yes, that is Yoda)

Livingroom End Table Vignette

Valentine's Vignette



lorhen82 said...

I had to laugh when you asked about arranging vignettes in the refrigerator! I'm not quite that bad, but I am picky about how my things are arranged on other surfaces. It bugs me if anyone moves them out of place. Interesting post! ~Lori

Lori said...

LOL:) one of my friends calls it OCD...i can't wait to tell her that the correct diagnosis is "vignette syndrome"!!! hee hee, great post Elyse!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Well, I am not sure if I have Vignette Syndrome...but I do organize my spices, refrigerator items and even stack my TP so it is pleasing to the post!

Tracy said...

HAHAH I totally have the syndrome!? Do I need to go for help? I even do it with my dog's toys/dishes! Maybe this just means we have way to many creative juices flowing for our own good..?

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

lol, yes, yes and more yes's :)

That is too funny, but oh sooooo true! My house is even neater since I started blogging, lol, just in case I get in the mood to snap a few photo's, I don't want to have to change the view too much :) lol

I adore each one of yours too!! So pretty and I love the one with the glass Jars! and now its lunch time, so I'm going for a PBJ myself :)

Great post Elyse and I'm right there with ya!

xo Cynthia

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh how sweet your arrangements are and yes I want everything pretty and orderly but rarely does that happen and I want less stuff around here but we seem to acquire more. Thanks for stopping in. How sweet your comments are. Thank you.

C. C. said...

Hello! I have been enjoying your blog and I have just started my own new blog. I was wondering if you might go over to it and see if you might put it on your favorites? It is called "Ribbons and Lace Cottage." Thank you!
C. C.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I agree! LOL! Yours are all good. Fun post, sweet Elise!


Hi I'm Kelly and I suffer from V.S. LOL this is so funny!! I also do this in my fridge and everywhere else!

tam said...

Oh sister I am so glad i am not alone in this! LoL! I am the same way-drives me nuts too when someone messes up my little displays! It is just how our creative minds work my dear! But hey it's not a bad thing though! Hope you are having an awesome day!Smiles~Tam!

LaurieStar said...

Hmmm.. I don't know if I have "VS" ha - but I like what you're calling it. I do group things in pretty ways, and sometimes I just love the way the clean dishes shine against the stainless drainboard... maybe I do have it! I love your blog! :)

Libby Buttons said...

Good Gawd someone stop me before I vignette again!


KatCollects said...

This cracks me up, thank you for the smiles : )

Anonymous said...

I definitely have Vignettes. I shout obscenities uncontrollably, even in front of guests. Please help.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Yes, to All three! LOL! I carry my camera all over the house! Great Vignette's by the way! Love my bookmark Elyse! xox


The sewing room said...

This made me smile yes l have vs as well is there a cure. Have a great weekend

Wendy said...

You crack me up...I have vignettes all over the house...and some of mine include Star Wars figures too. ;-)

Glitter & Bliss said...

I so tend to group things together that make me happy. You know me with all the glittered items... It's nuts!!! I hope you have a great Friday my friend.


Amy C said...

oh yes I think I do too!!!
And I love to rearrange things too - my husband sometimes comments on my little adjustments and I always think he wont notice.
Love your yellow spotty plate.

C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!
Thank you for leaving me a comment. I will have to get over to "Scrapblog" website you mentioned and check it out. I am already infected with "Vignette Syndrome"!
C. C.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

My name is Jennifer, and I have Vignette Syndrome. Big time. So glad to know there are others out there. And still giggling over your pb&j vignette!


Lynda said...

I like your vignettes. They are super cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh yes! I have vignette syndrom terribly. I had it long before I blogged, but it really comes in handy now that I am blogging. Love your blog and your Etsy store is awesome. Do you ever have any white swhutters for sale with the roses, like the aqua one in your shop? xoxo

Anonymous said...

What on earth is a swhutter?? I meant shutter of course, but it is always fun to invent a new word, now isn't it? xoxo

Chelsea Van Tol said...

LOL! this is so cute! I do think I suffer from this... thanks for the diagnosis and the smile ;)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I definatly have vignette syndrome... but I have to say I can create a vignette amongst messy chaos and just sit back and admire my little vignette in a sea of mess... that is kinda really bad. haha

Love Lori's comment about OCD... hehe

xo Heather

Anne Marie said...


" name is Anne Marie...and I am a 'vingette addict'"

I seriously need help!

Cathy said...


I received your beautiful card in one piece. It was lovely and quite touching. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to create something special for me.

It was wonderful opening up an unexpected creation. Keep thinking positive sweet pea!

xo Cath

Unknown said...

YES I do this, lol!!! I loved this post, lol!


luckygirlgifts said...

I'm starting to get the same syndrome. I think it's great. We should always try to make everything around us appealing.
P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, sorry it took so long to respond.
Stay warm.
Cari B.

Stacey said...

Well it might as well be pretty if it has to sit together. Right? I wear the Vignette Syndrome badge proudly.

Unknown said...

That is too funny! I do that, too! Well, when my house is neat and orderly, I do, LOL! Too Cute!!!

What a cute post!

cottage farm villa said...

Elyse, that was pretty funny!!!! I like Lori, thought it was OCD....but now we know!! We all have "vignette syndrome" - VS that is.


Robin ~ Linton Cottage said...

So glad there is another name for OCD (thanks Lori). And thank you Elyse for such a much more acceptable name - Vignette Syndrome!! And also glad to see you have started a support group :)


Amy C said...

Hey Elyse - thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog this morning it really made my day! Here's wishing you a fabulous day too.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL! Yup, I hate to admit it...but I have VS. Is there a cure? Is it contagious?

I love the Yoda!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Cute post Elyse. Count me in the ranks. It's an obsession and it does invite chaos, but I love creating vignettes!

Sweetina said...

Too true!
Yup I am suffering...or rather...flourishing from said syndrome also! heehee very clever!
ooo i love what Lori said also..that one of her friends refers to it as OCD!
Girls Vignette Syndrome Rules!