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  1. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Much appreciated!
    The flowers take the show. Please give us a tutorial.
    But the dog stole the show!

  2. Your sweet pup is precious! I am loving how all the vintage goodies came together to create this patriotic vignette. They pillows are amazing!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy! Glad for an excuse to whip up some “new” pillows for myself!

  3. I love your faux flag pillow–darling!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marilyn! I really should do a how-to on that one;it was so easy!

  4. What a great post! The vintage-Americana lover in me is going crazy for all the fun details in your styled tray! I always pull out vintage soda bottles around the Fourth of July too. They are just perfect and yours look so cute. I love the little colorful balls, the crayon… all remind me of a childhood Fourth of July!
    Your pillows are just wonderful! Those feedsack roses though…I must find some! I have to say the baton just might be my favorite addition! I can hear the John Phillip Sousa blaring in my mind!

    It was so fun joining you for this challenge! Enjoy all the patriotic summer fun ahead!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, isn’t that baton fun, Amber? I think I picked it up in a roadside pile somewhere; don’t even remember, but it brought me back to marching band days;)

  5. I really feel inspired after seeing all the beautiful patriotic decor.
    Have a great week,
    Kippi
    #kippiathome

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it all, Kippi! So fun to see everyone’s versions at their different-styled homes;)

  6. This is so charming, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Cecilia!

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love your version and especially those pretty pillows you whipped up. I am in love with the version of your sweet dog, he did an excellent job of posing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! I haven’t sewn any new pillows for myself for quite a while, and I’m enjoying these! Yes, the doodle dog did pretty good for the photo shoot;)

  8. Lora, I really enjoyed seeing your process. I loved all of your pillows. I wish I had a porch instead of just a small set of stairs! And then time to sit there (black flies and mosquitoes are fierce!). I tend to get my sparse supply of red, white, and blue out for Memorial Day and leave it up through July 4th and slightly beyond! Am learning to collect vintage bits and bobs that are themed; it’s a fun process, too!

  9. Lora, I just love all the details of your setting. You are so right about decorating being a process. Sometimes things come together easily and sometimes you have to really work at it until things feel and look just right. All the vintage pieces came together. Using the quilted pieces was a great idea. The vintage candy boxes are darling. Your sweet puppy was a great idea. Vintage, too?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! Yes, think doggie is getting pretty vintage herself;) Fun hopping with you this round!

  10. Lora, your interpretation of the photo is absolutely lovely, and I really enjoyed going “behind the scenes” to see your process. You did a wonderful job explaining how you played with different items until you found something to your liking. I’m in awe of your creativity. One minute we see a quilt, then POOF they are transformed into pillows! The whole scene (especially with the dog) evokes a Norman Rockwell kind of charm. Love it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It did look a little Norman Rockwell on the porch that day, with the whole scene, Crissy;) So glad you enjoyed seeing the process behind the scenes and the final outcome! Thx!

  11. I am in love with every single pillow. I might make myself a blue and white check pillow like yours.

    And I need to figure out how to make those cloth flowers.

    You created a beautiful version of the inspiration photo.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! A blue and white checked pillow would look perfect in your adorable home. I’m going to do a little searching to find out how to make those flowers, too; they’re so fun!

  12. Hi Lora, ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!! I love everything about your vintage porch display. that’s the part that’s best, it’s vintage! Love the pillows, old watering can, all your details that bring it all together so perfectly!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Debra! Yes, I have plenty of vintage to go around;)

  13. LOVE this!!! Subbed!! LOL could you direct me to a link of how you made the flowers? Love how you used the licorice and all the different textiles. Can’t wait to explore more from you

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Megan! I bought the flowers that another crafter made, but I want to learn how to make them, too, so I’m going to do a little searching & experimenting! If I figure them out, I will definitely share it here! Happy reading; have fun!

  14. Lora, I love all the pillows you made for this Pinterest Challenge and your inspired porch turned out beautifully!!! I especially like the the blue jean pocket pillow. I’ve done a few things with jean pockets so I’ll have to try a pillow! <3 I like how you shared several versions; I went through the same process before I was happy with what I created. Really pretty with the quilts, flags and flowers ~ and your sweet pup! Is she a Golden Doodle??

    Happy summertime,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barbara! This hop was a good excuse to get some new summer pillows made. And yes, she is a goldendoodle, cut pretty short right now;)

  15. LOVE it Lora B! I have never thought to make pillows from a quilt and now I’m on the hunt for one! And who else gets to say “I whipped up a stylized version of an American flag with some bits and bobs I had laying around” ?! Not me! I seriously adore how your version of the challenge turned out. It’s all kinds of vintage vivaciousness! Thank you so much for joining in.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! Ragged old quilts can be found for a song-or less-and I can’t let a single one get thrown out! Good luck on the hunt; always glad to give a friend another reason to vintage shop;0 I probably should do a tutorial on that flag pillow, but it’s so hard to snap good pics when you’re sewing at night, right?

  16. Oh Lora I am SWOONING with delight. I am such a lover of antique textiles and all of yours are truly lovely. What a fabulous collection!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Laura, you and I definitely share a love of vintage textiles! They are seriously taking over my house, and I can’t part with a single one:0 This challenge was a great reason to get some whipped into usability! Someday I should count how many old quilts in various stages of recreation are around here…

  17. Wow! You did SUCH a great job on your challenge! Love the pink accents, and how you added different prints that still ‘sing’ patriotic style! Love those pillows, too! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie! Kinda nice to see that patriotic doesn’t have to only be red, white, and blue, right? (insert winkie face)

  18. Lora I am loving the quilt pillows you made and the flowers. Great idea and such an amazing inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie! This challenge was a great way to get some “new” pillows around here;)

  19. I always love seeing what you come up with for these challenges. Your version makes my vintage loving heart pitter-patter hard! I love the pillows you made, especially your stylized American flag one. The flowers in your watering can are so pretty. I’m looking forward to a tutorial to learn how to make them. You have the best vintage goodies to use in vignettes and you are a master of styling them to perfection.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet words, friend;) I love these challenges; it gets my old store styling juices satisfied (plus, I actually make something for myself)! If I can just figure out how to make those flowers myself, I will definitely share it!

  20. Lora,
    The vintage quilt pillows are amazing!! I love how you used softer colors, like the pink & blue tones. The watering can with the grain sack roses is such a fun touch! I just love the whole vignette!!!
    Have a beautiful day!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Bobbi! Glad you enjoyed it all; it was fun!

  21. I always love what you do. That swing is a keeper. You’ve got some cute, cute vintage elements!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks, Katie!I always dreamed of having a swinging bench on a covered porch when I was a little girl, now I have 2-one at each corner;)

  22. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    This is so pretty, Lora! You did a wonderful job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Kinda like setting up a store vignette again, except I get to enjoy it at my house;)

  23. It’s all so beautiful Lora🇺🇸🙌🏻

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Ann! It was a fun one! (course, they all are;)

  24. What a charming Patriotic vignette!! Love how you styled the table and those pillows are gorgeous!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debbie! I can’t wait to work on that table a little; it’s missing it’s drawer and needs a little TLC. I love those old legs with the lines:)

  25. Lora, I love your vignette with all of the vintage touches. Those pillows are so pretty and I love the vintage fabric roses…what a great find! Have a great day! Hugs!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Benita! I love the variety we all brought to this hop; beautiful ideas!