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  1. Lora, you have provided so many great ideas for bridging the seasons throughout your home. The printable is a great way to welcome fall and I love how you captured the fall bouquet in your car…a dose of reality!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Chloe! If I can just remember to bring a scissors and a bucket of water when I head out the door;)

  2. Lora, I’m a fan of your style and your tips –we are kindred spirits! Your sunflower pillow is one of my favorites! Happy almost fall! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re so sweet, Cecilia:) Yes, we are kindred spirits. Just wish I could smell rosemary everyday like you get to!

  3. Jann Olson says:

    Lora, what a great list of tips. I smiled because I do pretty much all of them. I love switching out dishes for seasonal ones as well. Your sunflower pillow with the buttons is darling!!
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, you and I are kind of soul-mates when it comes to our seasonal decor switch-ups, Jann! And our love of vintage finds!

  4. Lora, such great tips and ideas for transitioning to fall. You have provided helpful examples and I loved looking at all the pretty pictures.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! Glad it was helpful!

  5. Great tips to remember as we move into fall Lora! That beautiful quilt with the pumpkin is one of my favorite photos of yours! I also love the gather chalkboard.

    You have aweome goodies in your kitchen! I am going to go back and take a look at that post for more ideas.

    Thank you for joining the hop! I can’t wait to see more of your fall ideas ans crafts this year!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Always fun to be in the company of all the creative ladies you’ve rounded up, Amber! Thanks!

  6. Hi Lora, wow I haven’t seen vintage books like that in a really long time. They look so interesting in a vignette. I guessing they are encyclopedias or dictionaries. Love the idea of cutting your own sunflowers. Country roads, here I come!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, some are dictionaries, some are handbooks, some cookbooks, Michelle. Hope you find some! Happy sunflower picking;)

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Well it’s still warm here in Oklahoma but, i pinned it so i could remember. I love the quilt and cute pillows. I have Thanksgiving dishes for my family but i need some pretty Fall plates for me, it’s just me till the holidays. Thanks and have a great weekend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, fall lasts a lot longer than Thanksgiving, so it’s so worth it to enjoy some at your everyday meals!

  8. Hi Lora! I just adore all your pretty fall vignettes! I especially love the pumpkin on top of the colorful throw on the chair outside – SO pretty!!! So happy to be hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Think that quilt is definitely one of my fall favorites, Michelle. It just smiles fall:)

  9. All these beautiful colors are getting me even more excited for fall! You have so many pretty ideas for making your home cozy for the season! Great hopping with you!
    Shelley

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m glad you got some ideas, Shelley! The change of seasons always kicks the decorating juices in, doesn’t it?

  10. I love all of your Fall vignettes! Hard to choose which one is my favorite! The quilt is so beautiful.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it all, Angelina! That quilt is definitely one of my faves;)

  11. So many great ideas! Your quilt with pumpkins picture makes me really look forward to when pumpkins will be available in my neck of the woods. Hopefully soon! I’ve never thought about using old dictionaries to decorate. I know my mom has a few and I’m going to pass this idea on to her. I always enjoy seeing your vintage!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m sure you’ll be decorating with some of the tabbed books soon, Paula;) They’ll be a great addition to your vintage stash!

  12. I love your vintage style, Lora. That sunflower button pillow is precious! You always have the best DIY pillows, quilts and other projects. I need to check out your post about decorating with books. I love the ones you have pictured…reminds me of our old unabridged dictionary. I wish I still had it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Crissy! Since I got started with finding the old, tabbed books, I can’t stop! They just make the best vignette foundations. Hopefully you’ll come across some, now that you know about their potential!

  13. Lora,
    What is it about old, big faded dictionaries with thumbnail indentions that is so fascinating?! I love your stack of 3, especially the blue one. I had to pin that photo to my Fall Pinterest board.

    Happy Fall,

    Judith

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Judith! The enormous dictionaries are the best! Even better…I got them for $1!

  14. I always love visiting your home Lora. You have such wonderful early fall touches. The sunflower pillow is charming.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They were a fun project indeed, Laura! I love pulling them out each year. About all my minimal sewing skills can handle though; no comparison to your amazing talents!

  15. I love all these ideas Lora! You always have such great vintage goodies in every season. One day we need to all get on a party bus and go shopping together. All the vignettes you’ve pull together are fabulous too. I haven’t picked up a fall candle yet but I definitely need to. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, CoCo! Wouldn’t that be fun?! It’s raining and dreary here today, so I lit my Orange Spice candle…now it’s fall:)

  16. Hello sweet friend. Your photos make me wish it felt like fall around here something terrible. I want to go to garage sales and find old quilts and I want to come sit in that chair with the old quilt you have. I’ll even hold the pumpkins already in it! Everything is so perfectly fall. I love it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, Cindy! If you come, I’ll start a campfire to go along with the quilt;) Fall in MN is the best I have to say;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Think maybe I should be making a maple leaf pillow this year to partner with it…

  17. Great ideas to transition to Fall, Lora. I love all your pics and Pinned them to my Pinterest Board on Fall. You have so many fun ideas to decorate with vintage decor and goodies, Have a wonderful week! LOVE Hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Debra! Love seeing all your vintage goodies too, and how you artfully arrange them all. Such fun to see all the fall ideas!

  18. All great ideas, Lora, and I love the vintage take, always. You have great ideas and put them to good use. Happy September!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I just can’t get enough vintage, Rita! There’s always a “new” treasure to be found! And I love to come up with new ways to use all the old things:)

  19. I have just added dictionaries to my vintage hunt list. I love how you have the pages facing outward – they add so much texture. I also love the fall patchwork quilt. I might have to make one for the garden bench.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love when I can inspire someone to go on a vintage shopping hunt, Carol!Hope you find one…or some! I love all the old fabrics in that beautiful quilt; it’s definitely one of my faves. Your garden bench would look adorable with a quilt!

  20. So many beautiful vignettes and displays for Fall, love them all. I especially fell in love with that quilt.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it all, Marty! Just found that beauty last year, and I was so excited to bring it out again!