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  1. I lament that I have no porch– but perhaps I should begin decorating our open deck some more….thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely, Liberty! Decorate what you see outside your windows and when you walk up to your house just like you would the inside! It’s fun styling; way less serious than inside!

  2. Lora, I loved all the colors and textures you have added to your yard. I envy you your porch; I only have small front steps! I had to smile when you “complained” about stepping on the crabapples! You are SOOO lucky. Here in Maine we have wild turkeys. A fellow church member was complaining several years ago that a flock of her turkeys was groundfeeding under an ornamental tree (forget if it was apple or cherry). She wanted to know how to get rid of the turkeys as she was tired of walking in turkey poop! I quietly looked at her and said, “Get rid of the cherries.” Guess THAT had never occurred to her! Be thankful you are only walking on crabapples!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Love your story, Kathy;) And yes, I’m am very thankful for our covered porch; never knew how much I would enjoy decorating it when we first looked at this house! We don’t have turkeys, but we have had “drunk” birds flying into our windows lately. I guess the wildlife eats the fermented berries and get drunk! Crazy!

  3. I love all of the vintage details that you’ve added in to your fall porch! It all looks so wonderful! So fun to join you on this tour!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Heather. We both definitely share the love of vintage treasures;)

  4. Wow, Lora your fall porch and yard look fabulous for Fall! Love all the vignettes created with your collection of junk finds and appreciate your eye for making them interesting and unique.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marie! I had so much fun with it!

  5. Lora, This is all sooooo good! I love every little fall touch you added! I pinned your inspiration like crazy!! Makes me want to start my whole porch over from scratch!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin. Don’t start yours over, it was absolutely adorable! I love that we both used our vintage bikes;)

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I enjoyed each and every picture, makes me want to come by and visit so i can see it all up close. Thanks Lora it was fun.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed the tour, Marlene! If we could just get the rain to stop around here, it would be nice to enjoy it from the outside!

  7. Lora,
    The rainy overcast weather really did make your photos snap with vibrant color and details. I stared at the raindrops dripping from the bicycle handle and could only dream of having photos with such clarity. I love the blue shovel plus the purple mums and red mums in the galvanized containers. Definitely a country Fall outside with all your wonderful gifted cornstalks.

    Happy Fall,

    Judith

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Judith. I actually had to go back and look at the raindrops on the bike handle picture; I took that pic so fast when it was misting, because I didn’t want my camera to get wet;0 Rain does always bring out all those beautiful, vibrant colors. Last June I blogged a whole peony field I had photographed while holding my umbrella over my head. Oh, what we’ll do for good pictures!

  8. Lora, you have added so many beautiful autumn touches to the outside of your home! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous, and you have so many vintage pretties! It has been so much fun being on the tour with you! Happy Fall!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shannon! It’s so fun to enjoy all my junk treasures outside, because I’d never fit them inside my house;)

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Oh, it all just makes me happy! I especially love the birdcages filled with Hydrangeas. I have one just like that round one of yours. Pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks certainly do make me happy!
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I know, Jann! Isn’t decorating with fall foliage and vintage the best? This hop was a great excuse to pump up the volume!

  10. I am blown away by the “harvest” of ideas you shared! Wow!!!! I told Jann she needs to tag all the flea market themed mags and so do you! Your use of cornstalks is awesome. All the vintage junkin’ finds look great at your fake farmhouse!? Your creativity really shines in this post. Your yard and flowers are looking stunning for fall. I agree that the rain allowed for some nice fall shots.
    Thank you for touring with us. Happy fall!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber!I had so much fun putting up all the cornstalks and love how they look! Can’t wait to get to everyone’s posts!

  11. Lora, what a great use of so many rusty and crusty vintage pieces in your fall decor! You’ve made it all very homey and inviting too by adding the dried hydrangeas and cornstalks, and mixing in the gourds & pumpkins. I can see plenty of gatherings around the chiminea with cozy blankets and roasted marshmallows. Happy Fall!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      When I was selling, all these finds would have gone to the store, so I’m finally getting to enjoy some rusty, crusty pieces myself! Which I know you can probably totally relate to;)

  12. Your outdoor Fall decor is so beautiful! Love the pumpkins and the corn stalks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Angelina!I was really hoping for some of those gray/green pumpkins, but just couldn’t locate them this year:(

  13. Hey Lora! I love that it actually looks like Fall on your Fall tour – the fallen leaves from the rain on your porch steps added a nice touch of charm. I love the mix of plants in your galvanized trash cans – I’ve got a couple of them and I’d never think of doing something that creative. All the vintage touches mixed in with the pumpkins and plants are just perfect. Happy to be on this tour with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, the leaves are coming down even more now, Michelle! We do get “true” fall here in MN…and also true winter;0

  14. Your outdoor porch decor looks so pretty, Lora! I so much enjoyed pouring over each of your pictures. I wanted so badly to use cornstalks on my front porch but I never could find any for sale in my area. Using vintage treasure in your outdoor decor appeals so much to my vintage loving heart.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’ve got cornstalks growing all over in our area, but sometimes can’t find any to buy! I’ve been tempted to throw my sickle in my van and just go out some night and cut some down, but luckily I had an “in” this year;) And yes, us vintage junk lovers need to stick together!

  15. I seriously adore your fake farmhouse fabulous fall touches! And I’m super jealous of all those corn stalks! Every corner is decorated with such wonderful vintage goodies that I stared at it all for several minutes! It’s so charming and inviting. I keep hearing the slap of that back door too. I want one!!! It brings back such fond memories of my childhood. Thank you for sharing your totally awesome porch!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re so right, Cindy, it does make that slap sound!We put that on when we moved here, because I wanted that country house sound, too! Think I need to start a corn stalk envy club;)

  16. Wow!!! Your home is decorated so pretty, I love all the country and farm items scattered about with pumpkins and flowers. You have so much energy; I’m feeling lazy in comparison. All that i’ve done is my mantle, LOL. Now, on to check out some of the other blogs. Thank you for sharing our home with us.
    Connie 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I do love faking it with the farmy look, Connie! I’ve already told God my mansion in heaven can be a hobby farm;) The outside is all decorated, but the inside has a long way to go! You can only focus on so much at a time, right?

  17. Lora, you have the coolest ideas and seriously, every time I visit your blog I want to go out and collect all the old things! You have done such a fabulous job incorporating the things you love with the plants, pumpkins, and corn stalks. I love the hydrangea filled bird cake, the pumpkin grid basket, and so much more!! Pinning and pinning.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re so sweet, Stacey:) Glad I’m inspiring others to go out and love themselves some junk, too!

  18. I am just swooning with delight over your fall tour. There is so much wonderful inspiration. I love the blanket bunting and the old mirror turned chalkboard. You are so clever and creative!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! I made that blanket bunting years ago, and still love pulling it out each fall!

  19. Marty Oravetz says:

    Oh wow, how fun is this and so many beautiful vignettes. Every picture is full of fabulous inspiration. Love it all.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! I do love creating vignettes; never tire of it!

  20. Lora, this is so beautiful! I really love how you brought so much wonderful vintage into it all! I never thought of using my garden cart tilted that way! Just walking up to your house would be a joy!

  21. There are so many beautiful Fall vignettes on your porch, Lora, I seriously don’t know which one to pin first! I love your planters and how you accented everything with the corn stalks too. I’ve never seen so many bumpy pumpkins like the ones you have – they are so cool. I’m definitely going to be on the hunt for them in Florida. This is such a cozy place, I love it! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, those bumpy pumpkins, CoCo…they kind of look like peanuts; so gnarly! I just love all the varieties of pumpkins they’re growing these days!Fun to be hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle. You totally described me to a T…I decorate with what I have! I just like to make anything and everything pretty;)

  22. Lora, as usual, I adore all of your vintage eye candy! Happy to be touring with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia! Can’t wait to see everyone’s eye candy!

      1. Thanks for sharing your festive porch at Vintage Charm! Pinned to our Features and Favorites!

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          It was such a fun Fall Porch hop, Cecilia! Thanks for pinning!