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  1. Lora, what a lovely patriotic tablescape. Love your idea for using a coverlet and quilt. They add such a great vibe. Your vintage cans are a treasure and make great decorations. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. What a patriotic feast for the eyes, Lora!!! I LOVE what all you’ve collected here and I remember the little star you made from an old measuring stick like one my father had (it was his father’s). The tins are perfect and everything looks lovely in front of the fire… I’m ready for a good game after a picnic of hotdogs and all the trimmings!!! <3

    Happy Memorial Day to you,
    Barb 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness!! I love all of the beautiful vintage goodness in your table setting! From the quilts, trays and, tins to the flowers and bottles, it is all AMAZING!

  4. You shared so many clever ideas Lora! From the vintage quilts to the v tins, gingham trays and pop bottles, I love it all and am ready to come for an evening by the campfire!

  5. Your tablescape is stunning. I love all the antique tins for the flowers and flags and the quilt is perfect for the bench. You definitely did it up right. I love it all.

  6. Lora,
    What a creative table. I love all the tin cans! So much vintage goodness.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rachel!

  7. I loved your red/white/blue themed settings! I have come to love r/w/b more over the years. I have teamed my milk glass with my cobalt, then added bits of red, too. So pretty! My living room has a lot more blue and white in it than it did years ago, too!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Milkglass is perfect to add red and blue to!

  8. Loved the use of old red, white and blue tins. I would have never thought of it. Now I have to be on the lookout for some.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed the idea; they are fun to bring out this time of year!

  9. I love your table and everything on it, you are ready for red, white, and blue holidays we’ll be having. So much fun to eat and enjoy the outside. The red and white trays and enamel ware are so cute, great ideas.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it all! Enamelware is so fun in the summer.

  10. Seriously girl, how do you do it and where do you put it all?! I’m amazed at all of your tins, bottles, fabulous bedspreads and decor tidbits. I check out every nook and cranny of your photos and love every idea. One of these days I’m going to show up at your door and stay a week just to sit and enjoy my vintage surroundings! Thank you for joining in. Such a great post. pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Shuffling stuff all. the. time. Maybe someday I’ll turn into a minimalist and be sick of it all;) Thanks, friend!

  11. Now I’ll be on the hunt for metal trays!! After seeing your star rulers a while back, I shaped a ruler of mine into a star and a customer recently complimented me on the idea! 😉 Thanks for sharing these cute ideas for a patriotic summer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, those measuring tape stars are so easy and fun to use all through the year!

  12. I love every single thing about this!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate that, Pam:)

  13. Favorite colors! Wonderful job. My favorite, your trays used as a placemat! Please show us how you created your yardstick star.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They’re so easy, Barb. You just bend an old foldable measuring ruler to the shape of a star. You can hot glue the ends to stay, too.

  14. Wow Lora, you knocked this one out of the park! Your tin collection is fantastic and looks amazing on a long table. So many smart and clever ideas to love and copy! 😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate that, Michelle:) Got my exercise trucking everything to the back 40, too;)

  15. SO GOOD, Lora!! I LOVE everything about this…the tins, the linens, the fresh flowers…all of it. AMAZING.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate your sweet compliments, Rachel:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Been collecting them for awhile, indeed, Laura! Fun to use them as decor.

  16. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love everything about this post. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Rebecca!

  17. Hi Lora, I love your vintage finds in your tablescape. Your table looks so pretty and inviting for summer!
    Love the coffee cans and soda shoppe bottle! Great job!

    laura in Colorado

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! Fun to jump into the Patriotic summer mood:)

  18. Love the use of the tin cans!! So pretty and so vintage looking!! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks! Fun to remember those old containers:)