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  1. Diane Morreim Stark says:

    Love the brightly colored spring table! Especially ie the idea of using flatware as jewelry! I’m still obsessed with trying to figure out where I know you from! What was the name & location of your shop? Keep those wonderful blogs coming & stay healthy!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Diane! My shop was named Patina General and was in Buffalo, MN. We had it from 2010-2016.

  2. I’m obsessed with those mini teacup topiaries. Did you make them yourself or find them at a nursery? The whole table and all the garden elements are perfect for Spring. LOVE it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hi, Debra! I’m a little obsessed with them, too! I got them last year at Pier 1 and they were on clearance. The base is just a simple little black plastic pot so I popped them in these vintage coffee mugs and added more moss. I haven’t been able to find the same ones online anywhere this year:( But they’ve got to be somewhere!

  3. What a lovely spring table, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia! Loved pulling out my pretty flowered china!

  4. Lora I love how you always think outside the box and come up with the most creative ideas to make things extra special. I love your topiary teacups and how you displayed the utensils. Of course I am swooning over all of your vintage garden style elements. Your stenciled galvanized can is still one of my favorite projects in blog land so far this spring.

    Thanks for always inspiring!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m glad someone can put a positive spin on my decor rebellion, Amber:) Thanks for your kind words; I treasure them!

  5. I am a tea fanatic so this idea is right up my alley! I love the mix of forsythia and lavender, Lora! So happy to be a part of this tour with you!

  6. Oh, Lora, your table setting and decor are so beautiful. They definitely put me in a spring mood. Have a lovely spring. xo, Mary Beth

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Mary Beth!

  7. This table has such a happy vibe, Lora! I just adore that basket in the middle with the fruit on the side. It drew me in immediately. The colors on the dishes are beautiful, too. You’re so good about offering pretty printables. I’m taking notes! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love those vintage woven casserole carriers, Crissy. Hoping to find more if we can ever go secondhand hunting again! Thx!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, beautiful foliage makes such a difference, Kate! The faux ones look so real these days!

  8. Hi, Lora! Your table is just stunning and I love those chargers. Just perfect for a small gathering at home (emphasis on SMALL!) What a world we live in these days! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! Yes, it looks like Easter will be a small celebration this year:(

  9. Your spring table setting is perfect. The colors, the extra touches like ribbon and place cards make it so special. I’d love to have a party and sit and chat with you all day. I’d even bring a cake! Happy Spring Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, Cindy…except for being 6 feet apart:( Stay healthy, friend!

  10. That is beautiful. The mixture of textures and colors is just perfect for spring.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Joanne! Beauty just fills the soul:)

  11. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Such and fun and floral table already for some spring. That cute bunny and those eggs are just an added attraction.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene!

  12. Hi Lora,

    Sorry I didn’t visit for this yesterday, your table is beautiful. Love your dishes and your lavender. You’re such a creative person. Love seeing you work your magic.

    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love setting pretty tables, Cindy! Kind of nice to not have to make the whole meal to go with it, too;)

  13. Every detail looks as if it was carefully and thoughtfully planned with love. One of my favorite tablescapes of all time and I’m dying over the topiaries in the cups. So lovely Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I scored those cute topiaries on clearance last year at Pier 1, Michelle! I loved them so much, I went back and got more. I’ve got plenty to play with now! So glad you enjoyed it; it was a fun one for me, too:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy! I’m still happy I chose this set for our wedding china. At the time, hubs was complaining I picked out the most colorful dishes in the store. I strong armed him, though, telling him all he really cared about was the food ON the plate:) Good way to start out the marriage!

  14. Your spring tablescape is so fresh and lovely, Lora! I especially love the wooden eggs and the topiaries! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie! Setting a table outside is always the best! Luckily the weather cooperated; luckily you can’t see my breath in the pics! Twas a bit chilly!

  15. Oh Lora – your tablescape is so gorgeous! I love all the colors and textures! I simply adore how you always incorporate your vintage finds perfectly in your decor, and your tablescape did not disappoint! It’s so hard for me to find a favorite thing about your tablescape because I love it all, but I narrowed it down to your tea serving centerpiece (what a brilliant idea!) or your teacup topiary. You’ve captured the essence of spring! So happy to be touring with you this week!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re so sweet, Michelle; thanks for your kind compliments! Fun that we ended up on the same day and both did tablescapes!

  16. What a pretty and cheery tablescape! I love so many things about it, and those bunny place cards are so very cute! Thanks so much for being a part of the Spring Ideas Tour. It was a joy to “visit” with you today!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rita! Can’t wait to see all the rest of the ideas all week!

  17. Lora, what a sight for the eyes you have created. I love all the herbs and greenery and so agree with you that having beautiful surroundings is so good for your mental health. I have no idea what we are going to do for Easter but you can bet I’m going to decorate our table.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I just love setting a pretty table, Patti. I don’t even care if I sit and eat at it. I could set pretty tables all day!

  18. What a lovely spring table you set, Lora! Being a dish lover, my eye first went to your beautiful plates. I then admired how you angled the silverware on the plate and added the Rosemary topiaries in coffee mugs. I love your idea for making place card holders using wooden eggs and it’s wonderful that you even provide the adorable place cards to print out. I’m one of your insiders, so I’ll be printing these out for my Easter table, even if it is only two of us sitting at it this year. As always, I love seeing your vintage and how you creatively use it for decorating in any season.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for you sweet words, Paula:) I do still love my set of Flora Dora Green by Royal Doulton, even 28 years later! It’s a classic pattern and I love the variety of Spring colors. Fun to set a pretty table with! Glad you’re going to enjoy those cute bunny placecards!