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  1. I had the best time looking at all your kitchen vintage stuff. My mom had a similar alarm clock and I had a traveling/foldup alarm clock similar to yours, too! AND the silverplate instant coffee cannister–I was given one in ’73 when I got married! Al HATES to take me to the transfer station (I still call it the dump!) as he knows I am looking for a crib-sized set of springs like yours! Our Maine scenery is not as quite as white as yours–this week–but it will be!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, I hope you find a crib spring, Kathy! Do you have any luck on FB marketplace in your area? I would imagine lots of people are trying to get rid of the old cribs because they’re not to code anymore. The transfer station might be sending the metal springs to the scrap yard for $.

  2. Catherine A Towner says:

    Thanks so much for getting back to me. 🙂

  3. Diane Morreim Stark says:

    Love all your vintage & decor ideas! Have been a subscriber for quite some time & every time I open your blog I am reminded how familiar you look to me but can’t quite place you! I’ll just keep probing the hinterlands of my brain! Keep the wonderful ideas coming!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for faithfully reading, Diane! If you figure it out, let me know. I know I never forget a face (but forget names all the time) and it drives me crazy till I figure it out!

  4. Catherine A Towner says:

    Hi,
    I love all the touches of red. I was wondering the name of the book at the beginning of your post about February. Does it talk about all of the months? I just love anything that goes through the twelve months of the year. Cathy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Cathy, Yes the book has several pages for each month and illustrates what’s going on in the garden and with nature. Unfortunately I think I have it packed away in a storage unit currently:( I picked it up at a thrift store, of course. I want to say Edith Wharton? I just did a little google search and didn’t find anything, though. I usually have it sitting on an easel, open to one of the pictures for that month. Sorry I can’t be of more help, currently! This in-limbo, house move thing is really starting to cramp my vintage-loving style:(

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It really is a fun combo for Valentine’s in a wintry, cold state, Linda! I’ll just take away the red and switch to green in March;)

  5. Oh Lora its all beautiful, but that view out your window is magical!
    Thank you so much for sharing at TFT!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber! The snow is making everything pretty magical right now! It makes winter so much more bearable;)

  6. I love all of your vintage Valentine kitchen accents, Lora. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  7. How perfectly lovely it all looks. The red buttons sewn in a heart shape on the bingo card is adorable! And I love the sheep herding art. Snow outside the window is quaint to me because Valentines Day here in FL looks SO different…we are entering our planting season for annuals with temps in the 60s to 70s. The nurseries swell with geraniums, pansies, petunias & impatience. My husband buys flowers for me but they’re in pots and he digs the holes too. I also don’t do fancy for gifts preferring practical things like garden shears & fertilizer! Fortunately both my husband & I speak the same love language, quality time spent together, so working together in the garden is like a hot date! haha

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Pamela, We can only dream about outdoor flowers here…for several more months! I love your “hot date” comment; hilarious! Thanks!

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Will off to hunt for some red and green for March either here at home or thrift store. Excellent ideas; I do have some little quilted hearts and some I made from an old blouse of my mom’s. When she died, I kept some of those old clothes she wore everyday and am trying to think of things to make with them.Thanks Lora.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Great idea for her old clothes, Marlene! That will make them an extra special memory for Vday!