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    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Anita!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s the first bit of fall decor I have, Linda! I’ve got to get busy!

  1. Lora, I love the vintage look to your coffee table decor. The tray is a great element on its own. The vintage piece add great warmth, perfect for this traditional time of year. Thanks for explaining your thoughts as you designed your coffee table.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the positive feedback, Carol!

  2. I love your tray, Lora! Having the divided tray is such a great idea, especially with the filler options you have. I need to get my hands on more vintage books, too. I’m a fan of bringing in more color, especially with fall around the corner, and books are a great way to do that. Happy to be on this tour with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Vintage books are definitely a decorating staple, Crissy. Good luck finding some, otherwise they even have them on Amazon now!

  3. Lora you know I am loving all of your vintage touches! That crate is awesome. I especially love how you filled it with various fall goodies. The pumpkin on the urn is my favorite part!

    I have Annabelle Hydrangeas too, and I noticed a couple today that the deer hadn’t gotten to so I would like to dry them. You said that yours will dry in the vase, but mine always wilt so I have to hang them upside down to dry. Any tips on getting them to dry in a vase so I can keep them on display through the drying process?

    So happy to join you on this fun challenge!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Amber, My Annabelles wilt in the vase when they’re white, but when they turn green they dry well. Ironic, but think Yvonne (Stone Gable) has a post about keeping cut hydrangeas nice. Think it really depends on what kind you have. Yes, the pumpkin on the urn is a classic touch; right up your ally!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy! I am definitely a layering girl;)

  4. Julie Briones says:

    Lovely job on adding your own twists… I need to get more ‘fillers’ for my decor.. I always forget about those! 🙂 Pinned! Love doing this hop with you, Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie! I pick up a lot of fillers for cheap at church sales and garage sales, especially if they’re nicer ones.

  5. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love this break down of how you did your cute coffee table centerpiece; it looks amazing and colorful, just like Fall. Thanks Lora, love watching what you come up with.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! Now to get some more fall going around here!

  6. Hey Blogging Bestie! 😉 Adore your new tablescape with that vintage tray. You always do such an amazing job at showing readers the elements to look for when trying to duplicate the look. I didn’t even catch the theme of round shapes! And I see that suitcase over there used as a side table… so stinkin’ cute! Thanks so much for joining in this month.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I hope it encourages readers to try for themselves, Cindy! I just enjoy Yvonne’s styling eye so much, and know she thinks about shape, etc, too. Yes, I have the 2 sizes of some awesome green suitcases together as a side table. Their tapered, so it’s hard to use them flat. I’m kind of a vintage suitcase hoarder (amongst other things;)

  7. I love the “tray” you used & how you analyzed Yvonne’s vignette first and then explained the similarities and differences in yours. Great ideas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed the walk-through, Katie! I try to get what’s going on in my brain and explain it so it will encourage others!

  8. I loved the colors in your vignette. I’m afraid that gray, beige, greige, and khaki are NEVER gonna be in my color pallette. Fall has such lovely colors here in Maine; swamp maples are already turning red in places! That said, my house has pale gray vinyl siding with white trim and black shutters. That’s as farmhouse as this girl is getting. No, that’s not true. I’m a romantic country cottage person with touches of farmhouse. BUT too much clutter for style–for now!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love beautiful fall colors too, Kathy! Here in MN, we have vibrantly colored falls.Then once the leaves drop, everything goes brown and the more subtle colors and textures are soothing before winter and snow hits.

  9. Lora, what a great base tray you used. How neat!! I love everything you shared on your table. Breaking down the process does help a lot. Very pretty coffee table decorations.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie! Yes, that divided drawer was a great score at a church sale last year. I love all the little sections and the graphics on the end!

  10. Your vignette is so pretty, Lora! I love the items that you used for filling the base of your crate. The colors and textures that you used for this display are perfect for fall. In the background I spy a suitcase used as a coffee table. Love that idea!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We’ve had a nice cool wave here, Paula, so the fall juices are definitely kicking in! Love all those wonderful fall foliage textures!

  11. Lora, I love how this centerpiece came together! Very clever to fill your compartments with fall-inspired pieces! Those hydrangeas are gorgeous and the color is a great contrast to the other pieces! Hugs!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Benita! I love how my hydrangeas turn that pretty color of olive green in the fall, and they dry so nicely. I use them everywhere-indoors and out!