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  1. Love your prose in “cleaning the slate.” I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who likes to scrub things and start anew! I love the ideas you’ve shown in decorating for fall. I have a few black birds to set around the kitchen/house. I love sunflowes, too, and they will be part of my decor along with pumpkins, and corn, and apples!

  2. I love the crows! I always love seeing how you arange you vignettes; thought of you several weeks ago when I bought a 4″ square vintage dish with a bluebird and again when I bought a GW birdhouse and egg print! We have real crows in our neighborhood and they come around when Al brings compost out to the compost pile; sometimes I wonder if anything lasts to be composted. They call their buddies over with their caws and I have to smile! I tend to use my artificial ones for Halloween–should dig them out earlier! Our neighboring town has a LARGE murder of crows that we have seen coming home to roost–looks like a scene from a Hitchcock movie!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, crows are a little creepy, Kathy…probably why I like decorating with them in the Fall and for Halloween!

  3. This is fun, Lora! Crows definitely remind me of the changing seasons. I guess they are around all year but their distinctive cawing is more heard in the fall and reminds me of change.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I feel the same way, Stacey; seems like I notice them more in the fall when the cornstalks are being put up as decor. Thx!

  4. I love crows so much. They are my most favorite bird. When I was a bird rehabilitator I had a baby crow who was just so cute. He would hide blueberries behind the legs of all the chairs and he just loved to hang out with us. Enamelware? Right now I’m obsessed with making my own enamelware and plan to do a post on it soon. It’s really easy. You need to find metal that has a certain “lip” at the top, spray the entire thing with white spray paint and then use a black magic marker to make the black “lip” around the top and various “dings” here and there. Great fun. Anyway, I’m featuring your crows and pinning to Pinterest. New hostess of Thursday FAvorite Things, best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Your enamelware project sounds intriguing; will have to check that out! Congrats on being a new TFT hostess!

  5. I love your display with your enamelware and the crows. It is so charming. Your display is truly incredible.
    Please Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are one of my feature picks this week.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Beverly! Thanks!

  6. Simply amazing Lora! I love crows in decor from August-October. I really love the black and white theme, and you have added the coolest junk to your vignettes. I will be back to study your vignettes in more detail. Such a fun post for the Thrifty Chicks August challenge!

    Oh yes, I still have unfinished winter projects!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber!

  7. What a beautiful display you created! You really have a knack for adding personality to a vignette.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet words, Paula! I love the junk, but I also love styling it;)

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    This is really so cute, i loved every last bit of it, lots to see and smile about, i am so ready for Fall myself. Have a nice weekend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! Maybe it’s the heat we’ve been having, cuz’ I’m ready for some cooler days; kicks my energy it!

  9. Hi Lora, I found your blog for the first time on Style Showcase and fell in love with your crows. I have one crow decoy that I haven’t known what to do with so now I have some great ideas. Love the black and white and all the thought that went into this creative display. I’d love for you to visit me at bringingfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com. See you next time, Pat

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you found me, Pat! I visited your lovely blog and am swooning over your cabin in the mountains! We were just your way visiting a college in Denver for one son and visiting my other son who’s working near Steamboat for the year. Oh, how I love CO! We actually honeymooned in Estes Park, so it’s a special state for me:) Hope you’re safe from the bears and mountain lions-that would be a little scary for me!

  10. I adore the crows vignette. I always love your posts. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet words, Kippi!Visited your site, too-love it! Your photography is beautiful; great job!

  11. Great decorating for the summer to fall transition period, Lora. Love to see all that white and black enamelware gathered together, and your bed spring decor is just fab.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I had a feeling you’d like all that black and white enamelware, Diana;) I’m ready to plunge into a whole new season of creativity! I get bored quickly…

  12. Oh My Golly, I love it all! Especially that bed spring decor. How festive. You’ve given me some great ideas. Thanks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too cute, Cindy! I’m excited if I gave you some ideas, because you’ve got plenty of your own great ones, girl! Love your home and your style! Glad I got to meet you on Amber’s latest hop!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tuula! It is one of my favorite finds…because it’s green, too!

  13. It looks great lora! Love the bedspring and vignettes but i gotta say…im a little sad that summer is almost over already :o(


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania. I’m a little sad, but am looking forward to a whole new season of ideas. Cool weather kicks in my creative juices; heat kind of melts my brain;0

  14. You are so right, summer draws to a close it is time to go neutral. I love how you tied the vignettes together. You have a flair for styling.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debra! I do miss having a whole store to style and playing with lots of different themes, but I don’t miss the overwhelm!