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  1. I would love to walk into your living room and settle down in the chair with the pink pillow, pull a throw over my lap, and have a good visit. So nicely done; I could feel right at home!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wouldn’t that be fun, Kathy? With a crackling fire in the fireplace, too:)

  2. I am loving your eclectic take on Valentine’s Day Lora! “Just like love isn’t always red hot….” Epic line! You are so right, there are various shades to love, soft and subtle, cozy and snuggly! You have created a beautiful and cozy living space that I know you enjoy with your loved ones. I love all the pretty pillows and vintage treasures all around. The pink quilted heart garland is my favorite!

    You have come up with some of the most creative displays as usual! Thank you so much for joining the hop.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Amber! I love how your hops inspire me! Thanks for hosting them and including me!

  3. I love all the vintage touches!! The milkglass with candles, such a darling idea! And, that cabinet with the world globes…adore it!! Seriously, so much to love here!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
    ~Emily

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Emily! Milkglass is so versatile, which I know you know, too!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Love that cute little garland and pillow and so many other things .Just the way i like it not too much just right but so brilliantly done. Thanks Lora.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, Marlene; thanks!

  5. Lora, All of your ideas are just so beautiful! I am totally smitten by the heart pillow and that ticking stripe one!! Perfect spot to cozy up in for the weekend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy! My boys get a little irritated with all the pillows they have to move, but comes with the territory of having a mom whose a decorator!

  6. Everything is beautiful! You have created some very pretty vignettes, and I am swooning over that lovely pink pillow. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shannon! Always fun to see what beauty you come up with, too!

  7. Lora,
    Yes, fresh plants inside during winter work wonders on how I feel when it is gray and overcast. Your subtle touches for Valentine’s Day are all lovely.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    Judith

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Judith! I always treat myself to some fresh plants this time of year! Seeing live greens fights the winter time blues!

  8. I love your vintage Valentine’s decor! The pillow is so pretty! So happy to be hopping with you! Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Angelina @ Petite Haus

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Angelina. The button pillow was made from my grandma’s button collection;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliment, Kelly! I do love styling; it never gets old!

  9. So pretty and I especially love your heart garland.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I made the heart garland years ago from a tattered quilt I couldn’t throw away. I love bringing it out each year for Valentines! Thanks, Marty!

  10. I love all of your Valentine touches.

    But, the thing that really caught my eye is the striped pillow. The detail is beautiful with the black buttons and the ruffle. I’m going through fabric and using up what I have and I think I need some pillows with buttons and ruffles.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They were such a score, Carol! I just picked them up last fall at a church sale for $2 each! They’re Ralph Lauren and are down. Think my little sis was pretty sad I found them before her; she has to be pretty quick to beat my eagle eye;) Think I’m going to enjoy decorating with them all through the year!

  11. Lora, what a nice way to look at Valentine decor with a different color palette. Love the button pillow ~ such a cool way to use buttons on a pillow. Your heart banner is awesome too. Thanks for sharing your lovely home on the blog hop.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! The heart bunting and the pillows are 2 projects I made years ago and still enjoy bringing them out each February:)

  12. Jann Olson says:

    I love the soft and subtle colors! Your pillow is so pretty and the flowers certainly cheered me up! I was thinking the other day that I need to get some flowers. 🙂
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You should definitely treat yourself to a fresh, green plant with some pretty flowers, Jann! Glad all the prettiness cheered you up!

  13. You have so many beautiful collections! I love the milk glass with the candles…so cozy and warm! Your home is so pretty all decorated for Valentine’s Day. Great to blog hop with you! Enjoy your week!
    Shelley

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I have too many collections, Shelley! But I love them all! I use my milkglass collection throughout the year; it’s so versatile! Fun hopping with you, too!

  14. I loved reading your post! So many pretty ideas Your pillow is so sweet and I love your globes and styled shelves!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin! I’m telling myself I need to stop at 3 globes…but I know I’ll cave if I find any more cool ones;) So fun to enjoy the romantic roses decor this month.

  15. I always enjoy seeing your decor, Lora! Your living room looks so cozy and I love Valentine’s Day touches that you added. I’ve never seen pink candlesticks like yours and my eye was really drawn to the lamp on top of your bookshelves. Is it McCoy? I’m glad you included a picture of the entire room so that I can now visual the space when I’m reading your blog. It all looks beautiful, and like always, I really enjoyed seeing your home.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! It is fun to see the whole space to get perspective, isn’t it? It’s definitely cozy-you could say small-but it makes for a close-knit family, I say;) The mod aqua lamp is actually from Home Goods years ago. I thought it would modernize all my vintage a little so my house doesn’t look like an antique store. It’s all about the balance, for me:)

  16. I loved every single tip and hints of subtle Valentine’s Day. I especially want to get my hands on that vintage pillow and the quilted heart garland! And oh my word, I used to have that same doll house! At least I think it was the same. Is yours made of metal? Dang it, I can’t believe I ever got rid of that. Mine was quite rusty and had such sharp edges so I thought it wasn’t safe for the kids. Always get so much inspiration from you Lora Bloomquist! – I love it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad you were inspired, Cindy! I made the pillows and the bunting years ago and love pulling them out for Valentines;) And yes, the dollhouse is metal. Picked it up at a summer garage sale for $3. I’ve always loved dollhouses and decided I don’t need to ever grow out of them! I brought it out at Christmas because of the tree shingles and loved how the rocks had the pink tones in for Valentines, and to match my ceiling color!

  17. Love these creative ways to make your home feel cozy, Lora! You have so many beautiful collections and I love how festive your home feels too. I’m crazy about your painting. What a great find! Happy Valentine’s Day, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I don’t even remember where and when I got that painting, CoCo, but the coloration is so unique; I love it this time of year! And yes…I do have a quite a few collections; a lifetime of thrifting and junking will do that to a person :0

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Yes, this look can usher in early spring nicely; cozy enough for winter, but sweet enough for spring!

  18. Lora, your heart garland and pretty pillow are so lovely. It makes my heart happy to be joining you on this hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They seem to be everyone’s favorites, Cecilia! They’re certainly my favorite to bring out each February:)

      1. Thanks for sharing your pretty Valentine decor at Vintage Charm!

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          Try not to miss it, Cecilia!

  19. Lora I love your room and the sweet soft touches of Valentine’s Day. Love the windows with the heart garland. What a great inspiration you share. I love the idea of placing balls of yarn in the box with lights. I love that! I enjoy doing the blog hop with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Fun hopping with you too, Terrie! I’m so enjoying those cute little yarn snowballs with the twinkle lights. Thanks to Paula at Sweet Pea for that inspiration;) Isn’t it great to get ideas from everyone?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! We’ve traded bitter cold for many inches of snow now; but the white stuff is much more enjoyed for it’s beauty!