Here is another which is displayed on my bedroom secretaire.
This one is French themed and yet also revolves around a pleasing combination of colours, and also develops the idea of shapes and balance. Note the echoing of shapes in the finial on the left, and the apothecary jar on the right. The books, two French themed and one a favourite Ernest Hemingway Omnibus, all have red spines. The gold is a recurring theme in the colour of the finial, the spines of the books, the goldleaf on the Limoges bowl, the trim on the Mahogany box and the souvenir items inside the apothecary jar. The silver vase and the clear jar, seem to echo one another in reflecting light as well.
This one took me about two hours one night when I was at a loose end. I just kept changing the elements until I was happy with it. In the end, I am really pleased with the composition of it, both in colour and form, and in the selection of items included. They say something about the inner 'me'.
Finally, this last one is simply a stack of much loved books, with a homemade cloche and vignette within, as display on my coffee table. Again, the colour and reflection of light (neutral and nature, matt and shiny), the theme (French inspired), texture (hard and glittering against soft and feathery), and personality and memories (French themed books, a book composed of family snapshots on a trip to France and an owl ornament to remind us of birdlife seen there), all play a part in making this a pleasing collection.
These vignettes sometimes take a lot of time and fiddling, so be patient when composing your own. Make sure you use those elements of shape and form, colour and reflection of light, texture and substance, and personality or memory.
Finally, the vignette has to please no-one but YOU!