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  1. An awesome winter tour. I love your home. You have a very cozy and welcoming home. Love it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie! Where we are, cozy is a necessity for several months!

  2. Lora, thanks for sharing your charming mantel at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  3. Love those chalkboards, Lora… and that printable is lovely, too! So happy to see you at Tuesday Turn About!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie!

  4. Lora, you’ve brought together some wonderful items to decorate your mantel. It really creates a warm and cozy winter feel. You have a wonderful eye for detail. Happy to be hopping with you and thank you for linking at Tuesday Turn About.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! We are enjoying the warm, cozy winter look:)

  5. Love your “new” mantel and your mantel decor Lora! The evergreen trees really pop with the chalkboards as a backdrop. So brilliant using them all together. Every little detail including the wreath print says cozy winter to me. Pinning!

  6. Oh wow what an awesome discovery with your mantel flip! It looks amazing for winter but I know it will also look perfect in every season. Too cool!

    I love the repurposed chalkboards as the backdrop with simple snow flakes and all your woodsy winter treasures. I am so happy you have given that wonderful vintage velvet deer a good home!

    Thank you so much for joining the winter home tours!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, that velvet deer is one of my favorite recent finds, Amber. I honestly wouldn’t mind finding him a few friends;)

  7. Lora your mantel came out just beautiful! I am so impressed by all of your beautiful DIY projects and seeing how the whole mantel came together was amazing! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Kelly! Thx!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Your mantle is perfect! I love the trees and the chalkboards. Darling winter touches!!
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Jann!

  9. Lora, I love your cozy and whimsical mantel–what fun! It is a pleasure to be joining you for the tour this week. Stay cozy, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We will, Cecilia! Thanks:)

  10. Wow, your mantel sure is beautiful! I love all the pretty details and winter touches. So great to hop with you again!
    Shelley

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shelley!

  11. PERFECT winter mantel, Lora. Loving all the different vintage containers for the variety of trees. It’s all wonderful rustic gorgeousness!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks Debra:) You and I sure love our vintage, don’t we? These are all my most recent finds from a fall estate sale where I spent way too much money! They’re cleaned up & poly’d, so I decided I needed to enjoy them:)

  12. Oh my gosh, I love what you did with your mantel! The DIY-er in me so appreciates how you took the thing down, gave it a good sanding and gave it new life. I think it looks fabulous. I love those vintage mirror chalkboards, too. I’m all about a good stencil project, so I’ll have to check out that brand you mentioned. Always fun hopping with you, Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely, do, Crissy! I have been so impressed with the thick quality of her stencils. I can use them over and over.

  13. Lora, your mantel is gorgeous! What a wonderful discovery! You have styled it beautifully for the winter months! It has been so much fun being on the tour with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shannon! Winter will last a couple more months for sure here, so we need to make the best of it!

  14. Marlene Stephenson says:

    What a surprise with your mantel and how it turned out perfect. I love how you decorated it, it looks so pretty, i can’t ever tell when i decorate if i have too much or too little!? Thanks for this winter mantel.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene. That is a really good question; maybe I should do a blog on that sometime!

  15. Lora I love love love your mantel! It is the coziest of cozies! And those chalkboards are fantastic! You are seriously so clever. You need your own craft show! Great job on the beautiful mantel too. You amaze me friend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      My own craft show…isn’t that what a blog is? Are you thinking in front of a camera? Cuz video is on my future bucket list, buy oye vey…so many things to learn:( If I could just make stuff & decorate and not deal with all the tech challenges! Thanks for your sweet compliments, friend:)

  16. What a beautiful mantel and your decor is perfect. Love it all

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty!

  17. I love this mantel Lora! It’s so much fun to see how you flipped it over to reveal all that rustic charm. I love how chippy it all is. The trees and deer you have featured on the mantel are fabulous and I love the chalkboards and the great reiminder that winter is the perfect season to slow down too. It’s all so cozy! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It really was a nice surprise to see how well it turned out, CoCo! I’m thrilled to be able to decorate this space; we’ve had a boring old TV up there for the longest time:( Thanks!

  18. Your new mantle looks great, love the washed look. Your thrifted stool you made looks great up there. You did such a great job.
    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! It was a fun canvas to decorate!

  19. Your mantel flipped over to reveal the saw marks looks stunning as does the way that you’ve decorated it for winter. Those chalboards look great as do the winter trees, candles, and fluffy yarn snowballs. I always love seeing how you decorate your home for the season.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m enjoying all those cute little evergreen trees a little bit longer, before the spring vibes kick in, Paula. I can usually make it till Vday, then the evergreens get tired;)

  20. Lora, your mantle looks stunning and loaded with rustic chic charm! What a happy discovery and clever idea to flip the mantle wood over too. I especially like your oh-so-real looking little evergreens in the variety of containers. Fairy lights add a magical tough and are so versatile — I often use them myself in table centerpieces.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Luckily all we had to do was drill a couple new holes, Debbee! Sanding definitely revealed it’s true rustic beauty!