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    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy!

  1. Lora when I see the special lunch you have prepared for your friend. I see LOVE! I think there is no better way to show it, than taking time to create such a special time. My favorite meal to share is soup and bread. Beautiful blog. Happy almost fall!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barb! I do think my love language is acts of service, so think making a meal for a friend totally fits in with that! Soup, salad and bread is definitely my comfort zone, too:)

  2. Hi Lora, what a fun way to serve a casual lunch! I love the vintage tray and depression glass. we don’t get to see those wonderful vintage elements enough! And that industrial door for a bread cozy is just the best!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debra!

  3. Lora, what better way to celebrate the seasons than with food among friends! Love your idea and how you’ve carried it out here in this transitional post. I’d love to sit with you, enjoy a meal and talk all about the love of vintage we share!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That would be so fun, Rita! I’m sure we’d have plenty to chat about!

  4. Ok I seriously have to say this is my favorite post of yours!!! Maybe it’s because I am such a fall lover, but I just LOVE this post so much. You have created such a beautiful, friendly lunch and all your details in writing the post make it feel as if we can jump right in the picture and share a delicious lunch and enjoy all of your vintage goodies. Since we didn’t become acquainted until winter, I am excited to go back and check out all of your amazing fall posts. I am crushing on the yellow chenille pumpkin! Thanks for the printable, I will be using it and linking back to your post sometime this fall.

    Thanks for joining this tour Lora! Happy rest of summer and fall ahead!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber;) Those fabric pumpkins were my addiction last fall; I made a million of them! I gave many to family and friends and made a wreath out of them, too. I’m so excited to bring them out again this fall…and may even make some more! See my posts on Fabric Pumpkins…

  5. What a beautiful fall tablescape!! I love all of the vintage touches! So happy to join you on this tour.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Heather! Fun to tour with you!

  6. Lora, I love your almost-fall table setting! Serving the loaf in that industrial drawer is pure genius! And you know what? I have a copper tea pot that’s identical to yours! I don’t remember how I came across mine – must have been one of my many, many flea market trips! So happy to be on the home tours with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I don’t remember where I got mine either, Michelle…and it was only last year! Yes, this was a fun tour to be a part of!Thanks!

  7. What a lovely lunch to have, I can almost taste the bread over here. I love your vintage touches you used on your table… the transfer ware, the amber dishes, the copper tea kettle! Sorry I’m late taking the tour, time got away from me!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Angelina! I love incorporating all different textures, and fall has so many of them!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Now I just need to whip up some real food…and call a friend;)

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Whoever your friend is they are very lucky, pretty setting and good food great combination for friends to enjoy.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene!

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Everything is just perfect! I love having friends over. The rustic pan you served the bread in is my favorite! Love, love the patina. The plaid pumpkin is the perfect take home gift and I love the idea of using the tray.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Jann! I sold a bunch of those drawers years ago, but kept this one since it had the chippy, aqua paint front. So glad I kept it! I did get quite carried away making those fabric pumpkins last year, but am so excited to bring them out this year!

  10. Lora,
    Oh, yes, lunch with friends is a grand way to celebrate a new fall. You would be having cornbread at my house to go with your soup. Such a cute way to serve your bread…

    Happy Fall,

    Judith

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love, love, love cornbread, Judith! And I do love cornbread muffins with Beef Barley soup; perfect fall-time match!

  11. This is all so pretty, I love those fabric pumpkins!!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania! I’ve been so excited to bring out all the fabric pumpkins I made last year! Think I need to make a subtle-tone wreath for my bedroom now:)

  12. Hello Lora,

    This is such a sweet and lovely post! That bread tucked in the industrial drawer is darling. But everything here warms the soul. It has been fun touring with you!

    Janet
    Rosemary & Thyme

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Janet! I’m excited to have the time today to look through all the inspiration! I just love the change of seasons!

  13. Lora, you never fail to inspire–love it all! Now, what time is lunch? 🙂
    Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, Cecilia:) Thx!

      1. Thanks for sharing your lovely luncheon at Vintage Charm–pinned!

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          Thanks for pinning, Cecilia!

  14. I feel like I can almost smell the soup steaming in the pot! Your trays, the amber dishes, the nubby little pumpkins, the flowers you have graced your kitchen with, all give a subtle nod to the upcoming season!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Chloe! I do love the change of seasons, and think the switch to fall is one of my favorites!

  15. Oh, this is all so pretty! I would love to have lunch at this beautiful table! It has been so much fun touring with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, aren’t these blog tours so much fun? Fun to be a part of and fun to peruse all the inspiration!

  16. Marty Oravetz says:

    Such a beautiful tablescape. I love the pumpkins at each place setting and that loaf of bread makes me so hungry.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! I love a good rustic loaf of bread, and any excuse to use some of my dishes always makes me happy;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Costco had their pretty fall bouquets on special when I went for groceries; I couldn’t help myself!

  17. I wanna be your friend! I want to come over and sit and chat there at the cutest table ever and see that bread in a metal drawer!!! Oh my golly that’s cute. Everything… so cute!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too funny, Cindy! I think we definitely think alike, girl! I’d love to escape to your beautiful country home, too;) Maybe when it’s freezing cold up here in MN?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! The color change is one of my favorite things about switching up seasons!