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My Own Vintage Home Market...or Something Like That!

So I'm doing it! I'm biting the bullet during this busy time of year and having a sale in my home. I've thought about it like forever and decided no better time than now! And since I really do love decorating for Christmas, this IS the perfect time,...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 2, 2015

A Winter Wonderland Mantel

Well we've survived the holidays and some of you may have already put those holiday decorations away. But not me. Winter in Minnesota still has some months to go, so rather than put all mine away, I'll just use them in "winter" displays.My front room...
by Cottage Elements on Jan 9, 2015

Christmas Decorations Even in the Water Closet!

If you know me, most of my home is decorated to the 9's for Christmas. Even my main floor bath has been holly-fied. Okay, maybe that's not a word, but anyway. I get so wrapped up in the Christmas spirit, not one room is without Christmas-filled with...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 25, 2014

All my trees are up and decorated, shopping is done and I've finally gotten all the presents wrapped and under the tree. Let the celebrating commence! And this year I decided to have my presents have a more natural feel. I had this vintage twine, whi...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 23, 2014

Unique One of a Kind, Holiday Centerpiece

Sometimes when you buy things, you find out that they just seem to go together...naturally. That's the case with with these pieces. I found they had a way of fitting together just perfectly.It started with this Pyrex piece. Not exactly sure what it w...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 22, 2014

All Dressed Up and Ready to Celebrate!

If you come to my home, you'll be greeted by my vintage mannequin. I think she's probably from the 50's, though I'm not quite sure. But as the seasons change, so does her wardrobe. With Christmas on the horizons, I dressed her up in a festive way. No...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 18, 2014

Garden Fencing Chandelier

To see the pictures in a larger format, just click on them.First, this is not a new or original project.  I saw it first in the Decorating JUNKMARKET Style book.  But I had the fencing and the insulators, so thought it was certainly about t...
by Cottage Elements on Aug 20, 2014

Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

To see the pictures in a larger format, just click on them.I have not been on this blog for well over a year!  I thought I'd do a post and see if there's anyone out there anymore.  I still show followers, but in this tech age, one never kno...
by Cottage Elements on Jul 31, 2014

"Pamper Yourself" Trunk Show Pics!

If you were able to make it out to the Pamper Yourself Trunk Show at Otten Bros. Greenhouse in Long Lake, Minnesota, thank you!  It was a fabulous turnout.  Every year it gets better and better.  And with such a great bunch of vendors,...
by Cottage Elements on Feb 6, 2013

"Pamper Yourself" Trunk Show Pics!

If you were able to make it out to the Pamper Yourself Trunk Show at Otten Bros. Greenhouse in Long Lake, Minnesota, thank you!  It was a fabulous turnout.  Every year it gets better and better.  And with such a great bunch of vendors,...
by Cottage Elements on Feb 6, 2013

Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

After recently seeing a coffee bar in one of my friends bedrooms, and then seeing a recent post by fellow JUNKMARKET Contributor Jasmin Marisett on the JMS site where she was showcasing a coffee bar, I decided it would be a great idea to add one...
by Cottage Elements on Feb 4, 2013

Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

After recently seeing a coffee bar in one of my friends bedrooms, and then seeing a recent post by fellow JUNKMARKET Contributor Jasmin Marisett on the JMS site where she was showcasing a coffee bar, I decided it would be a great idea to add one...
by Cottage Elements on Feb 4, 2013

Isn't it Time for a Little Pampering?

Come spend Ground Hog’s Day with us at the 3rd Annual JUNKMARKET Style “Pamper Yourself” Trunk Show sponsored by JMS and Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping. This show is back by serious popular demand…just for you! We st...
by Cottage Elements on Jan 30, 2013

Taco Soup Served up Ala-Junk Style!

Welcome to 2013!  I've decided to try to put a new spin on my blog and when I find a great recipe I like, feature it!  And of course it has to be served up ala-junk style!  This was a recipe I first saw on facebook.   Unfortunatel...
by Cottage Elements on Jan 25, 2013

Taco Soup Served up Ala-Junk Style!

Welcome to 2013!  I've decided to try to put a new spin on my blog and when I find a great recipe I like, feature it!  And of course it has to be served up ala-junk style!  This was a recipe I first saw on facebook.   Unfortunatel...
by Cottage Elements on Jan 25, 2013

Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

In past years I've shown you real trees, faux trees, post trees, painted wall trees, a forests of trees....well you get the idea.  But this has got to be the first chalk tree I've ever had.  Nice thing about this tree is it doesn't nee...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 13, 2012

Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

In past years I've shown you real trees, faux trees, post trees, painted wall trees, a forests of trees....well you get the idea.  But this has got to be the first chalk tree I've ever had.  Nice thing about this tree is it doesn't nee...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 13, 2012

A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

My sincerest apologies for being so negligent of my blogger duties.  I know....my bad, though the break was kind of nice, and maybe a little deserved.   But here I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  And after recently ha...
by Cottage Elements on Dec 5, 2012

Does This Side Table Stack Up?

Does this side table stack up? I think the answer is a definite YES!! I recently purchased these newspaper books. They're all from the City of Glencoe, Minnesota and house each year of the Glencoe Newspaper, from the early 1900's up to the 1960's. Wh...
by Cottage Elements on Apr 6, 2012

Does This Side Table Stack Up?

Does this side table stack up? I think the answer is a definite YES!! I recently purchased these newspaper books. They're all from the City of Glencoe, Minnesota and house each year of the Glencoe Newspaper, from the early 1900's up to the 1960's. Wh...
by Cottage Elements on Apr 6, 2012


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