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  1. It all looks great together! You are so good at this!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Stef!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They are truly art, aren’t they?

  2. Koni Billings says:

    Lora, clipboards and farm animal posters?! What an inspired (from that brain of yours that runs overtime..) idea and fun way to change out for each season. What an Inspiration, indeed!
    I needed this today as I sit and ponder another day of triple digit temps here in the Waco Texas area. We are HOT, with more like temps predicted for the long term. But this is such an area that touches me as I raise chickens and bees and have a bit of a mini farm with our four acres. Thanks for the reach out from MN to the Great HOT State of Texas. Yee Haw! Koni Billings

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So sorry you’ve got those hot temps, Koni! Just looked at our forecast for the week and saw 70’s everyday; couldn’t be happier!! So glad you enjoyed the farm animal ideas; your little farm sounds wonderful!

  3. This is such perfect timing because I just bought a little ceramic rooster today at a yard sale for a dollar minus the measuring spoons that originally came with him but was like I don’t have a rooster yet I’m sure I can do something with him! 😉 Thanks, Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad it was good timing! Have fun decorating:)

  4. It’s so much fun to see all the different ways you’ve decorated with farmhouse animals, Lora! In a million years I would have never thought to decorate with farmhouse children’s books – that is totally genius. Hope your summer season has been blessed far. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’ve always loved the watercolor illustrations of vintage children’s books, and their cheap decorating! Thanks, CoCo:)

  5. I LOVE every idea in your post. I’ll be looking out for the books and a few other things now.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Pamela!

  6. Using children’s books, toys and calendars is such a fun way to show off the farm animal vibe. The clip boards are perfect for images. I love your big chicken in the kitchen. I have one like that too, except she only has green paint at the base. I remember the Chicken Little book from my childhood. Such cute displays for summer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That Chicken Little book was from my childhood, Debra:) For some reason, I call it Mr. Chicken, which is obviously wrong; maybe because he’s so heavy? He is one of my fave finds!

  7. I have lived in a house out in the country, I had a small orchard and some of my neighbors had cows and chickens and I loved it there. When my mom died, I moved closer to my children. I still have cousins there and go back there to visit. I have several barn pictures and farm animals. You did give me some new ideas, thanks and have a great weekend.M

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That sounds wonderful, Marlene. I was hoping to put some apple trees in this year:)

  8. Rebecca Payne says:

    So Cute! I remember those kinds of books when I was a kid. Brings back great memories. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad it brought back good memories, Rebecca! I love the illustrations.

  9. Well! I loved this post. I too wish I could have had a little hobby farm. I especially wanted a mini horse and mini donkey. TBH I doubt I would have ever had the energy to manage it all. Once a man came in our house and looked around a little on the main floor and asked if we had any rooms that did not have farm animals in them. Nope. You have done a great job with this post.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too funny, Jillian! Glad the men in my family don’t have those kind of opinions:) Thanks!

  10. Oh my soul, I love your animal pieces! I have a couple of old horse books that I’ve never done anything with and can now hardly wait to dig them out. Your home must give you a big ol’ smile (it does me). When it’s clean of course. Mine has to be clean but I don’t get the same fun, vintage vibes from mine. Yours is so sweet and happy! Thank you for joining in and sharing your collection and ideas. Each one is perfect!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yeah…that “clean” thing:( I just wished I liked it as well as you do! Hitting it hard today;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate that, Renae; thanks!

  11. I LOVE this, Lora!!! I’ve never actually seen this theme come to life in styling before and it’s completely adorable. All of your little farm friends are so cute and all of the accessories add the perfect amount of ‘farm’. So good!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s such a fun theme to decorate with, Rachel. And I think it’s perfect to enjoy during State and County Fair season!

  12. I share your love of farm animal decor and vintage children’s books! I did grow up on a farm, and chickens in particular are special to me because my Grandma, who I spent a lot of time with, raised them. I have a lot of birds, rabbits, and deer that I used in my decor throughout the year as well. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Vicki!

  13. Lora,
    What a collection you have. I just adore all the ways that you hang art with the clips. I need to try that idea in the kitchen to change our art with the seasons. Your home is just so beautiful and welcoming. I feel right at home!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate that, Christy; thanks! Yes, I love quick decorating with clips because I switch things up so often, I’d put a million holes in our walls. Old bed springs are my favorite!