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  1. First time visiting today, love your holiday decor. We grew up in the 50’s (hubby in St. Paul) and adore all the vintage. I’ll be back! and must look at the other posts you have done. Wondering about the red crinkled ribbon…on tree and shelf…did you do this with wired ribbon, or did it come this way? so cute.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you found your way here, Jillian! I got the ribbon at Joann’s a couple years ago in the trim section. Yes, it came that way! I used a coupon and basically bought the whole bolt:) Thanks!

  2. I agree we can all use some sweetness this year and you delivered that in spades! I’m drooling over your wonderful vintage Christmas kitchen decor!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Sara!

  3. Lora, I so enjoyed your vintage Christmas kitchen. It feels so warm and cozy, like a big welcoming hug. Your details are amazing and you are a definite vintage Queen. Thank you for inviting me in. Merry Christmas to you and your!

  4. Lora! You have my vintage junk-loving Christmas heart pitter-pattering! So…I am very happy with my vintage-traditional decor this year with a bit of old world and Victorian elegance… but after this tour I am ready to go digging back through my totes to drag out some of my vintage Christmas kitsch! Everything here is so adorable! Of everything you shared, I am smitten over that big concrete/chalkware? garden rooster! I have been eyeballing one at a local antiques store for months and now after seeing yours I think I must adopt it!

    So fun touring with you, and I am also happy to be featuring you at this week’s All About Home party.

    Merry vintage Christmas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Awesome, thanks for the feature, Amber! Yes, I recently picked up Mr. Chicken from the front garden of an estate sale. He’s cement, and his base was breaking, so I got him for a score! He’s my first real vintage garden ornament; that’s why he’s living safely inside right now:)

  5. Oh my goodness – your home is an amazing vintage treasure trove of goodies! You’ve done such an amazing job decorating it for Christmas. So cozy and inviting!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Suzy! I went a little overboard with filling the cupboards this time, but am having fun looking at it all! I’ll definitely be ready for less and calm in January:)

  6. Lora,
    Your tour was so beautiful. Look for your feature on Wednesday’s Charming Homes & Garden Link Party

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks, Rachel:)

  7. Lora, Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  8. Lindsay Aratari says:

    Such a cozy Christmas kitchen!

  9. Lora, this may be my very favorite post of yours! Everything about it made me happy! I think your first two sentences really captured the mood of your home tour. It made me nostalgic for my own childhood. I know you’ve gone through the process of letting go of beloved things this year, and maybe you poured some of that sentiment in here. I especially love the unique signs (like the Eat one with flatware) and all the goodies in that amazing cabinet that looks like a built-in. Bravo, my friend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your kind words warm my heart, Crissy:) Thanks so much! I love that it made you happy; we could all use more of that this year!

  10. This is giving me all the Christmas nostalgia! SO beautiful!

  11. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have been busy putting up Christmas decorations myself but i took a break with a hot drink so i could see what you have done. It’s always so much fun and inspiring to see all the hard work you do and how enjoyable it is to take my time and see all the wonderful details. Your decor is always so warm and wonderful, i love all you do, thanks for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! I hope you’re having fun doing your decorating, too! I’ve got more to do this weekend:)

  12. I bet this is the room everyone congregates in. It’s so warm and inviting, especially that awesome sitting nook. I could get very comfy with a pot of coffee in this room. So many interesting festive vignettes to admire!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, it totally is, Marie! Cozy, cute, and where the food is;) Basically, it’s our “family room”!

  13. I just love all of your vintage Christmas decor. So fun seeing how you’ve decorated your farmhouse for Christmas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! All these Christmas blog tours are so fun; I love seeing everyone’s homes:)

  14. Lora, your vintage Christmas home is so pretty. Just love the peppermint mason jar centerpiece. So simple but perfectly cheerful!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks! Yes, I love the simplicity and charm of that peppermint centerpiece; so easy!

  15. Love the touches of holiday in your kitchen! The mini wreaths in the windows are perfect!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you! Think I’m going to do the same in our bedroom; it’s just such a classic and simple touch:)

  16. It’s perfect and vintage beautiful and cozy and has such great character! Thanks so much for sharing it. I think my fave is the garland hung under the cabinets but that’s only if I had to choose just one thing! 😉 Love it all really! Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! I’ve displayed our Christmas cards under there before, but this year I wanted to see just evergreen garland against the crisp, white beadboard; I love the lights at night:)

  17. So many beautiful vintage touches, Lora. I love it all!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Jen!

  18. Lora I loved your Christmas kitchen tour! All of the vintage and sentimental pieces were beautiful and so special. I saw so many pieces I loved…like the green bread box and the red and white gingham trays! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Kelly! I do love my vintage kitchen pieces; fun to use them all for Christmas!

  19. I am in love with your Christmas kitchen Lora! I am all about vintage, and it was so much fun to see all of yours. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kim! Especially at Christmas, I love using all my fun vintage finds:)

  20. Lora, just as you described Rachel’s beautiful home, I could easily make myself at home in your charming vintage kitchen–so many lovely details! Have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, you and I share a lot of favorite things, Cecilia! Lots of cupboards for dishes is what we both need:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      The little blue skis were actually my husband’s when he was a kid; makes me love them even more! Insider secret…the old fashioned peppermints are the cheapest at Walmart;)

  21. Your vintage kitchen and sitting area is so cozy and lovely, Lora… I can’t help but think of Paula when I see your love for formerly loved items! so many touches that are special, like the greenery garland on your backsplash above the counter, ribbon on your rolling pin (which I may have done, too!), and your cozy Christmas tree! Pinned, and sharing!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Paula and I share a love for sentimental old things, definitely! We love the stories that go along with it all:) Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  22. Madeline Brewer says:

    It’s lovely, so warm and inviting.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Madeline!

  23. Lora, I loved all the vintage bits in your kitchen; you always make it look so cohesive. I wanted to reach into the Mason jar and snitch a peppermint stick! I forwarded this post to my SO so he could see what I was raving about!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I think some of those peppermints get stolen throughout the season, Kathy;) I love popping a broken piece into my coffee!

  24. Thank you for sharing pictures, I love your kitchen, sink, cupboards and all. What wonderful ideas you share. I would love to keep the pictures to refer to when we get to remodeling our farmhouse kitchen. It’s past time and you have got my ideas rolling . Thanks again for all, Happy Holidays

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Jody! Oh, the kitchen remodeling…so much work, but when you take the time to customize it for yourself, you can enjoy it forever! Definitely pin this post on your kitchen dreams board!

  25. I loved seeing full room shots of your home. I’ve visited your blog countless times and this is the first time that I’ve seen your beautiful kitchen. Of course, the vintage lover in me had to slowly scroll through all of your pictures, admiring each one.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Paula! What I really need is a wide angle lens; that would help things considerably! And then there’s the issue of keeping the kitchen clean while my very full house of people are all around!

  26. Lora how beautiful is your home! I LOVE your kitchen!!! I loved reading all the history behind your home – pinned! xoxo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Stacy! I loved hearing about the history of your house, too!

  27. Lora,
    Oh my gosh! I loved it all. I also loved how you personalize the post with your history! I have so much to learn about blogging. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Rachel

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rachel! And I’m thinking I’ve got so much to learn about IG…how the heck can people have so many followers? I suppose I shouldn’t be skipping whole weeks to post…that would help:( So many things to learn about so many areas; can’t keep up!

  28. Lora – I’m in vintage bliss! I love all things vintage and I keep pouring over your pictures looking at all the fun details. What a cozy kitchen you have! I adore the settee and can imagine sharing a warm cuppa in such a beautiful room! It’s an honor to be a part of this home tour with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! If you’re in vintage bliss, you’ll be right at home around here:) I’m excited to see your home tour this week, too!

  29. Lora!! Your kitchen is vintage heaven!! I absolutely love the way you did simple things like add a ribbon to a rolling pin. I recently decorated our kitchen for Christmas and I initially struggled with where to put little touches and where to put a full on Christmas display. You did the balancing act so well. PS I LOVE YOUR NEW DOOR TOO!!! and Why don’t I have a cozy corner in the kitchen?? I’m there ALL day long with a 3 and 4 year old at home haha XOXO

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Aliya! Yes, the balancing act of a lot in some spots and barely none in others is a fine line I try to think about all the time! And seriously…you should add at least 1 cozy upholstered chair somewhere in your kitchen; you will love it!

    2. Lora,

      Where do I start, this is vintage beauty at its best.

      The sitting area looks so cozy.

      The door on the pantry adds character. Your home is filled with so many treasures.

      Loved the old awning.

      Cindy

      1. Lora Bloomquist says:

        Aw, thanks so much, Cindy! We are enjoying it, indeed:)