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  1. I adore vintage illustrations especially of nature! Yours are lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinning!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Cecilia!

  2. I adore old books, the illustrations are always lovely! Great ideas here, thanks, Sandi

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, they are fun to decorate with for their outsides and their insides!

  3. Thank You Soo Very Much For This Post. I came across this beautiful book while digging through a bin at Goodwill 10 years or so ago. I have noticed your use of it in past posts and finally pulled out the book before reading what your post was about. I never took time to research the author, so learning about this talented woman was fun. I would love book reviews, like this one ,on old books. Nothing better than GOD’S beautiful nature and a talented artist!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Barb! And glad you have one:)

  4. Grace A Gleason says:

    Such beautiful work! I hustled over to eBay and bought her Diary. Kind of expensive, but worth it. Thanks, Lora.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Great idea, Grace! I’ll have to pop a link to Ebay on that post, too, for readers who would like one of the originals like I have!

  5. I love her two illustrative books., and use them like you do. So lovely and calming without going “over the top” decorating. I much prefer nature’s decorating for the seasons! Happy weekend, Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I need to get her other book, too! I feel like I’ve seen it somewhere; maybe my mom had one? Her illustrations are just perfect.Thanks, Debra!

  6. Marilyn Holeman says:

    I love Edith Holden’s art! I have both The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and the Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, and have used them both in my seasonal decorating. Currently they are under a lamp in my bedroom–I need to remedy that! I’ve been thinking of starting my Spring decor, and they’re at the top of my list to get out. Thanks for the reminder, Lora. I love your blog!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Marilyn:) Yes, definitely get them out for Spring!

  7. Shelly Torola says:

    I’ve often used this charming book ! I totally agree with you, it’s a great starting point to switch things up. The graphics, the illustrations- all beautifully done. Probably picked mine up at a church sale. Remember those? They were so fun…

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, I hope there will be some church sales this Spring, Shelly! I miss them, too:(

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    She was very talented and those pictures are beautiful, you have found the perfect way to display seasons. Thanks for explaining and have a great weekend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! You, too:)