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  1. I really love this idea! It is so unexpected and sweet. We have a new Airbnb that we opened in April. I love this idea for the lake house!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That would be perfect!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the feature, Michelle!

  2. Such a fun idea to make guests feel welcome! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome!

  3. Lora,
    I’m sharing a link to your post on my Sunday, Dirt road Adventures. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel:)

  4. Lora, what a great idea for a basket. Any guest would feel so welcomed and special finding this basket of goodies when they arrive at your home. It’s like checking into a luxury hotel. Thanks for the great idea and what items to fill the basket.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Carol!

  5. Oh my goodness. This is a BRILLIANT idea! You’ve given me so many ideas! Pinned!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Niky! So glad you liked it!

  6. What a darling idea and clever interpretation! I not only want to be a guest at your house (and enjoy this sweet basket), but you’ve inspired me to create my own basket for guests!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We would have so much fun!! You’re going to love making one yourself:)

  7. Lora I absolutely LOVE this brilliant guest room in a basket idea! We seem to always have guests coming to stay and I am scrambling to find new soap, etc. This is the perfect solution. I adore the aqua throw pillow too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Laura! I made a bunch of button flower pillows years ago and still love bringing them out!

  8. Lora, what a great idea to create an overnight basket for guests!! I love how you’ve painted it on top and added the inside padding. Cute!!! <3

    Enjoy sharing it with friends and family as they come to stay,
    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Barbara!

  9. I have a couple of projects I need to finish too but I figure when inspiration hits I’ll get back to them. Love your basket with the “sweet dreams” painted on top and yes you hit it out of the park with the alarm clock! Love it Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle!

  10. Barbara Warner says:

    Love your ideas for a guest basket. PLEASE tell me about the book you have displayed with it – Black-Eyed Susan. Sounds interesting – a novel, or a book about flowers???

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Good eye, Barbara! It’s a cute little story book you’d read to children. It was my mom’s because her name is Susan!

  11. Guest room basket is a great idea. I really like the paint job on your basket

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you liked it, Gail! Yes, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint is my favorite for creating vintage-looking shabby finishes. Makes it so easy!

  12. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You are so right it would be a great idea, especially because I’m usually having to dust and clean the room. Thank you for the idea and your basket is so pretty.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, there’s too many other last minute things to do, right, Marlene?

  13. Your guest bedroom basket is so pretty, Lora… and the perfect twist for this month’s Pinterest Challenge. Love the tips for refreshing a guest bedroom, as well as what to fill a guest bedroom basket with! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Julie! It was so fun to put together:)

  14. I loved your idea! I would include a travel-size deodorant and hand lotion, too. And a small mending kit; I wouldn’t want to admit I popped a seam or lost a strategic button! I love baskets and can’t pass up reasonably priced ones. I scrub, touch up paint, spray them with clear spray and use them for all kinds of stuff. You have been a BAD example for me (tongue in cheek); in the last 1 1/2 years I have collected 6, count ’em, 6, lidded picnic baskets; I love them for storage. So much more interesting than plastic totes!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You crack me up, Kathy! Yes, I love encouraging others to go thrifty shopping! Sorry for the bad influence;) They are both functional and pretty, and so many uses! Great addition ideas!

  15. Yep, you get extra Pinterest Challenge points for having the copper clock too! LOL! I want to have guests soon but our room isn’t ready! You’ve made me want to actually paint and that is the worst thing in the whole wide world to me. Bleh. I’ll probably put it off until I find an adorable basket like yours. At least that’s what I’ll tell myself. 😉 Great job and your guests will love everything about staying with you. Especially the chocolate bars you tucked inside. Thanks for joining in. Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yep, can never go wrong with chocolate! I knew you’d appreciate the clock; what were the chances of that?

  16. What a great idea for spoiling guests staying in your home! You gave this basket a great makeover and it’s now perfect to use in your guest room.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I think it would be so fun to whip some up with different themes!

  17. hi lora,

    Love the ideas for the basket! Great job on this challenge! laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura!

  18. Lora,
    This is so creative. I love this idea. So happy to be doing this challenge with you.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rachel! These challenges always get my creative juices flowing:)