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  1. This turned out so great Lora! I had to stop and linger over each and every photo! I love the pillow in the old ice chest and the typewriter and the details! All so beyond wonderful!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin! Somehow it’s always more fun to style things outdoors;)

  2. Lora, I love every detail of your charming porch! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia!

  3. Nailed it! As ALWAYS I walked away feeling inspired. Lora, your porch draws you in and says, come join me for a glass of lemonade. Love the vintage typewriter vignette too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      If you left inspired, I’m pleased as punch! This was a fun space to decorate with the new, repurposed projects! Thanks, friend!

  4. Another home run! Love it! Thanks for sharing 😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shelly!

  5. Lora,
    Your porch and exterior are just cottage perfection down to the blossoms on your trees! I could hang out here and never want to leave. Love that wall shelf!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy!

  6. Lora, your beautiful porch reminds me of the comfort and safety I felt sitting on my grandmother’s porch! Oh, what memories you brought back to me! I’m so impressed with your collection of vintage finds and how wonderfully you curate them into a one-of-a-kind look! Simply sublime!!! I wish I could be typing along with you on your porch!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad it brought back fond memories for you, Yvonne! Porches do have a way of creating memories; they’re a special place, indeed:)

  7. I’d like to be typing on your porch, too, Lora! You know that show Wife Swap? I wish we could do Porch Swap and try on each other’s porches and patios for a weekend. I’d love to sit under that crabapple tree with its beautiful blossoms. Your vintage decor is so perfectly arranged, and you always manage to find great scores like that kid’s typewriter. Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Porch Swap…now there’s an idea for a new reality show, indeed, Crissy!I’d like to spend a day on each of the blog hopper’s porches and patios on this tour! So fun to see everyone’s different styles:) Thanks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania!

  8. Your porch looks amazing! So many beautiful details. Then the pink blossoms showering it–GORGEOUS!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Pamela! I only get a few days to capture the beauty!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s so fun to decorate with a new trash to treasure project, Michelle! Makes the whole vignette that much more fun;)

  9. Lora,

    Your porch looks like a picture. Love your lavender too, aren’t they fun?

    I wanted to stencil my watering can but didn’t. Now that I saw yours I think it’s a must. I’m thinking a French one i have in my stash.

    So many great pieces.


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely do, Cindy! I just popped mine in, but think I’m going to plant them and add a filler down around the bottom. I’ve got to do some planting this weekend!I might need to go back and get more topiaries; love them!!

  10. Your chest with the pillows flowing from it has inspired me, Lora… I was trying to figure out how to incorporate some pillows on my little porch, and now I have an idea! Thank you so much! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Julie! That was kind of a last minute idea, too;)

  11. Oh my word, what a fun and interesting patio. You have included so many wonderful antiques to create a one of a kind area. Love it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! I had way too much fun with this one;)

  12. When I saw your beautiful photo the other day on IG, I didn’t see a mess. All I saw was beauty! Now I feel for you! Does it get tracked into the house? Yikes. Maybe everyone that walks up the steps to visit can’t even get to the door for all of the vintage fabulousness they see beside them. That would be me for sure! Love every nook and cranny. Total magazine worthy! Thank you for joining in the challenge. Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Cindy, there are petals all through the house:( Kind of the gift that keeps on giving! Used the leaf blower to blow them all off the steps once they turned brown, now I need to vacuum the whole house. Such is my life; I make everything beautiful…and very messy! These Pinterest Challenges have become my favorite of the month though; thanks!

  13. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love what you did with that shelf and metal cabinet, they are so cute. Your porch is a great place to sit and enjoy the day, have fun! Thanks Lora as always so much inspiration.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! I got almost giddy when we added that garden fencing to the shelf; love how it turned out, too!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Katie! That was a fun one:) Could hardly wait to get it up on the wall and style it!

  14. You find the best vintage “stuff”. My favorite here is the taller stand nearest the door. I am going to keep my eye out for something like it.

    Your crabapple tree is amazing!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! Just picked up that cutie for $3 at a random garage sale the other day; lady said she used it for plants. I scrubbed it up with a brillo pad and gave it a coat of poly to bring out all that beautiful rust. I love it’s industrial vibe.

  15. Terrie Tipler says:

    Lora I love all the little vignettes you placed on your porch. The table trays you created are amazing. Love the colors and the view you have up on your porch. Very comfy. Enjoy your porch this summer.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie! These challenges are always a great excuse to get it done, so we can enjoy it!

  16. I absolutely LOVE all your vintage pieces!! this is the perfect spot to sit and relax and maybe pop some fresh greenbeans for dinner! that robin’s egg blue kettle with lilacs is my fave!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We do love our vintage finds, don’t we Debra:) I also got a blue and white splatter kettle at the same estate sale; spent way too much that day, but had so much fun! The lady was a former dealer and had great stuff! And yes…we love fresh green beans with our grilled meat!

  17. OH MY…this is wonderful, Lora! You did a wonderful job making a welcoming, comfortable porch for summer! I love all the projects you used and the wonderful textures, and colors, too! Beautiful!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! I love decorating outdoor spaces; so much more opportunity than inside! Now for the peonies to pop;)

  18. My vintage loving heart was singing with joy as I admired each of your pictures. You have created a beautiful spot for relaxing all summer long.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Being surrounded by flowers and vintage is a good thing, indeed, Paula!

  19. Lora your creativity knows no bounds!!! Your vintage transformations are just incredible. Such a lovely and welcoming space.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your comment reminds me how my hubs says I have enough project ideas for a harem of husbands, Laura;) Yep, the idea bank is always full; wish the hands (and body) could keep up! Thanks!

  20. HI Lora, I love this porch! All of these porches and patios are inspiring me to change it up at my house. I need to create a space to work too!
    Love it all, laura in Colorado

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to sit outside and work on the porch, Laura! Highly recommend:)

  21. Lora! Wow, your porch is fantastic with all the fun vintage pieces you’ve brought out on it. Love the typewriter and the lilacs in the yellow kettle!! I always have fun on these Pinterest Challenges because I enjoy seeing what everyone has created. Cheery!! And your crabapple petals are a carpet of beauty!!!

    Thank you for a new idea for a porch wall hanging. Enjoy your patio and the peonies!!!
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barbara! So fun to decorate the outside!