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  1. Never in a million years would I think to incorporate an umbrella in a fall vignette. Nor would I think to stack a bunch of vintage suitcases either. I always enjoy your seasonal vignettes, Lora, and take my time looking at every single vintage element you’ve used. Your fall mantle scape is so cozy and makes you want to grab a pumpkin spice latte and a good book and snuggle right in.

  2. Love the little touches of fall to start the season!

  3. Lora,
    Your mantel looks beautiful. You have a great collection of suitcases.

    Love all your pumpkins. Trying to be patient waiting for fall temperatures here in NJ.

    You must gave amazing falls.

  4. I love your eclectic fall mantel Lora, all the vintage pieces add charm, and what a sweet memory of your mom, to have her church painting as the focal piece!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy:) It will be a great reminder of her these next months.

  5. Hello Lovely! I am loving your fall mantel, it’s perfectly decorated for fall! I adore your church art and the sentimental meaning behind it. Hugs to you, so glad you have wonderful memories as comfort.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, friend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Right back at you, lady!

  6. What a beautiful way to remember your mom, this is so lovely and makes me want to curl up and read all day 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Fall is all about bringing on the cozy! Thank you:)

  7. Lora, I love all of your cozy, rustic, vintage decor on your mantel. You have such a great collection! And those afghans are a great addition.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I do have quite a few old things to choose from;)

  8. Okay. But can we talk about how incredible that nook of suitcases is right now?? Love, love, love!!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      And the scary thing is…I have more (faceplant emogee;)

  9. Love the sweet painting Lora. The one over my mantel belonged to my mom. I’m a sentimental soul and think of her every time I look at it. Love the fun touches you have with the luggage and the plaid umbrella is simply awesome. Pinning!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Michelle! Can’t wait for the outside colors to match:)

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love your picture and all the other things you used to compliment it. A joyful display!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! Getting in the Fall spirit:)

  11. I’ve gone through to every single blog that posted in each fall category and I have to say I love yours the most! I love that you have so many different ways to look and see so many different things. And as much as I love vintage suitcases and have stacks of my own, that’s the only part where I feel it’s a little overboard, otherwise, it’s gorgeous and sooo very fall!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet compliment, Shirley! Honestly, that suitcase corner is my way of trying to justify my hoard, while not taking up precious square feet in my very tight home right now;) When the plan to move to a bigger house didn’t happen and the adult kids all come home, you do what you gotta do to keep your vintage;) Hope you stick around and enjoy more!

  12. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, Lora. That painting is a beautiful remembrance! I love the way you decorate, and those vintage suitcases totally stole my heart–gorgeous! xo, Kristi

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristi. I love vintage and love decorating with a sentimental touch, too; it makes decor more special to me somehow:)

  13. Such a cozy, layered look! Love those trunks stacked in the back corner and the creative use of the springs on the wall behind the painting.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kathleen! Old bed springs are my favorite way to decorate; I can swap things up easily without having to put holes in my walls:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber!

  14. So many gorgeous fall elements and textures, Lora! Loving the granny square afghans, too…those are always my favorites. So happy to be on the tour with you. Happy Harvest Season! xoxo, Kristi

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, fun to be touring together, Kristi! My granny square afghan collection is growing, I think;)

  15. Beautiful Fall styling! I love that painting and how you designed your decor around it. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Meeghan! Now I’m inspired to do the rest of the house:)

  16. I love that your mantel is based around that picture that honors your Mom! What a special gift to have. It’s lovely.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It was a special piece to her, and I love it too; the colors were perfect for the Harvest season!

  17. That umbrella is such a fun and unexpected choice! Very pretty! I’m glad we are on the tour together!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That was a recent find, and I just had to work it in somehow:)

  18. Pat Swenson says:

    So sorry to hear that your Mom recently passed away after her long journey with ALS. Blessings to you as you navigate this new stage of your life without her. It’s nice to have you back doing your design magic!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Pat:)

  19. Love this Lora. So many great things to sit and look at. And the added umbrella is adorable. You are so creative!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! Now I need to move my laptop into the living room, so I can enjoy the view:)

  20. Lora,
    I loved your mantel! That painting is so sweet and I love that it’s a reminder of your mother.
    You are so talented and I’m honored to be on this tour with you.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliments, Rachel:) I always love touring with you!