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  1. What a darling idea, Lora! My grandmother had that basket with the fruit on it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They were popular, Cecilia. I actually want to find out more about them!

  2. Kathy Allen says:

    These are so cute. I always found simple embroidery to be very relaxing. I hate the exactness of counted cross stitch but could do lazy daisy and French knot stitches all day long! Great idea.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I totally agree, Kathy!

  3. these are so sweet! I had those kind of casserole covers when we were in our early married life like 40 years ago. I used them all the time. Thanks for the memory. These are so adorable!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Pam! They are so fun to bring out in the spring and summer!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    So creative and really cute, i really could not imagine what was coming, these do make me ready for some spring decorating, pinned it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, Marlene! Getting tired of the winter:(

  5. That’s amazing Lora, I totally didn’t see that coming! Pinned!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Tania!

  6. Oh my goodness. I have these chargers that I haven’t used in years because I’m bored of them. LOVE this idea. I pinned it for the future when I’m ready. Thank you for this creative idea. Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful that you have them already, Cindy! You’re halfway there! Have fun with them!

  7. Shelly T. says:

    Very fun! A great big Yes to your idea of filling vintage pots with flowering bulbs/ plants to add to basket to
    pair with placemats. Perfect start to a bright & cheery
    spring time table! I’m with you – after Valentines Day, all the winter decor is banished- no matter what’s happening outside 😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, and I’ve started seeing the bulb plants in the stores, Shelly! I’m ready to smell me some grape hyacinth!

  8. What a fun way to pair the casserole carrier and the placemats. I can see summer BBQs taking on a whole theme with these cheerful flowers and their natural fibre backdrops. Were you ever into embroidery, Lora? Your flowers are so good!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I actually love embroidery, Sheila. My Grandma taught me. I’d love to do more of it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tuula. Think the spring vibes are flowing!

  9. What a great idea of how to pretty-up our table. Thank you for this clever idea–and the sources too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hopefully there’ll be some newly refreshed placemats on some tables this spring, Vikki!

  10. I just LOVE these placemats! What a wonderful way to turn a plain piece into something so beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Pam! Glad you liked them!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber!

  11. Lora,

    You’re so clever and think of amazing things to update pieces. Adorable! Pinning.


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I believe everything can be a little prettier with some creativity, Cindy!

  12. Lora, these are so clever and pretty! Such a great project…I love how your creative mind works! I have these placemats…and I’ll be looking at them in a new way now!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It is so easy to give them a little extra pretty, Linda!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura!