These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

July 27th, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I have always had a love for scales, but this one is particularly beautiful.  It was the inspiration piece for my happy place.
Ooooh, what is it about a worn piece of ironstone?  This one is particularly special holding some of my favorite flowers from my garden, Annabelle Hydrangias.
In the basket of the scale holds a few of my scale weights.  Though they are a little rusty, they make me happy!
I love the wear on these pieces.  Two are from an old pillar and one, a piece from a wooden pulley.  Again, LOVE!  
Now who wouldnt feel better looking at a vintage clock under a cloche?
And this piece?  Not actually a cloche, but the globe from an old hanging light fixture.  Perfection!
Now doesnt that make you happy?
And who doesnt love rust?  This piece, though not perfect, is beautiful.  
The piece that holds this happy vignette was actually a tithes box from a church.  Notice the slot to put your tithes in?  
Now doesnt it all together just make you go, Aaaah?  
I have always had a love for scales, but this one is particularly beautiful.  It was the inspiration piece for my happy place.

I have always had a love for scales, but this one is particularly beautiful.  It was the inspiration piece for my happy place.


"Rain drops and Roses and Whiskers on Kittens" might make Julie Andrews feel better when she's down, but for me?  It's scales and cloches, along with some other great vintage finds!  So "When the  dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply rememeber my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad!"  Who really needs Prozac?  All I need is some really great junk!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
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Comments (11)

ButterBeansAntiques writes: Omg... I just came across this and it made my day!! I've packed my bags and I'm moving in! Love this vignette.... Absolute junk perfection!! Posted: 6:22 am on December 16th
msjunking writes: GIRL AFTER MY HEART, I ALSO COLLECT SCALES AND CLOCKS!! AND YES IF THEY'RE UNDER A CLOCHE THAT'S EVEN BETTER!!! I ALSO LOVE ROUGH AND RUSTY THINGS TOO~~~~~~~~~~IMAGINE THAT!!! I LOVE LOOKING AT YOUR COLLECTION!!!! KEEP IT COMING PLEASE!!! Posted: 5:29 am on February 10th
curious writes: Yes, the clocks in the cloches do make me happy! Finally someone has captured time! Posted: 5:58 am on August 3rd
JHillDesigns writes: I love your style but then I knew I would!! Can't wait to see you at Junkmarket Under Glass!!

Judy Posted: 12:13 pm on August 2nd
chippingcharm writes: I can see why this is your "happy place"...it makes me happy too :) That tithes box is a cool piece...love old church finds! I've been absent too...busy with the kiddos here, tons of summer fun. Hope to have more "creative" time soon!!! Laurel Posted: 6:47 am on August 2nd
junkermidge writes: Aaaaah (you're right, I guess it did!), no wonder they're your favorite things -- it's all gorgeous!
Midge Posted: 5:29 pm on August 1st
junqueartiste writes: Oooohhhh, nooooo, you didn't take the tithes box??? Very interesting & unusual piece! Posted: 6:28 am on July 28th
PaintingIsMyPassion writes: Coolest cloches ever! Posted: 6:11 am on July 28th
KMcG73 writes: Really fantastic - love the idea of the light fixture globe redone as a cloche! Posted: 3:33 am on July 28th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: YES! You can pay me back by sending me those cloche covered clock vignettes though. ;)

What an awesome space you've created!

Donna Posted: 12:44 am on July 28th
CottageElements writes: PS Sorry I've been absent for a bit. This summer just got away from me. Did ya miss me?

Lani Posted: 8:05 am on July 27th
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