First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

January 19th, 2012 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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This industrial desk sits on my front porch.  It came out of some sort of factory.  Must have been quite the factory the gorgeous turquoise paint!  
And how about this honkin industrial fan. It was actually handmade and is on a stand.  Can you say fab-u-lous!
An office file holder is a great industrial piece to display my vintage black and white family pictures.
And an industrial file cabinet can have so many uses.
This vase was a bottle gas cylinger cap (thanks to StrangeCargo for this little tidbit).  Its a great industrial piece! 
Wish I knew where this piece came from.  No worry, I found the perfect place for it in my kitchen to hold my recipe books.
Im very fond of medical industrial.  This Torsion Balance Pharmacy Scale was a particularly great find.  
These laboratory beakers give a softer edge to the medical industrial.
Industrial vintage store displays have great repurpose in kitchens.  And of course this one has to be a wine bar!
And one of my most cherished industrial pieces is this highway guard rail.  Who would have thunk a guard rail could look this chic!
This industrial desk sits on my front porch.  It came out of some sort of factory.  Must have been quite the factory the gorgeous turquoise paint!  

This industrial desk sits on my front porch.  It came out of some sort of factory.  Must have been quite the factory the gorgeous turquoise paint!  

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My top ten junk pick is "Industrial".  Does that surprise you coming from me?  Ha! I've had a great fondness for industrial pieces and have found many ways to intigrated them into my decor.  And whether it be farm industrial, office, medical or manufacturing, it all seems to all work.  And I simply can't get enough of it! So my top ten junk pick is....drum roll please.....Industrial!   

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, metal, container, artwork, furniture, industrial, glass, candle holder, family room, picture holder, porch, shelf, aluminium-metallic

Comments (20)

BlueVelvetChair writes: Lani - you've made me want to get out there and look for more industrial junk!
Michael Posted: 11:22 am on January 31st
suziart writes: I love it all...and that guardrail with the candles is fabulous!!!!
suzi Posted: 12:16 pm on January 30th
RustyDiva writes: Beautimus!! Posted: 10:25 am on January 27th
CottageElements writes: Alice, you crack me up! Hope your Ipad is a-okay! Hahaha! LaurenKay, if you're referring to the turquoise industrial desk, I have a dealer friend from MN who found it for me. She has the best industrial stuff! It does however weigh a flippin' ton and was quite the endevour to get home. But I sure think my efforts were worth it! One of my favorite pieces ever!

Lani Posted: 11:38 am on January 24th
ninnarae writes: I love all of your industrial goodness, Lanette! That wine bar is so fun! Posted: 11:29 am on January 24th
LaurenKay writes: Where did you snag this kind of find? Posted: 11:27 am on January 24th
alicemom writes: Oh Lani, I am drooling all over my iPad ! All is just so industrial and Gorgeous !
Smiles, Alice
Posted: 4:41 pm on January 23rd
MimiToria writes: Wonderful choices for your top 10 of 2012. It all looks great in your home too and useful at the same time. That is the best junk...
~Gretchen~ Posted: 1:04 pm on January 23rd
CottageElements writes: Thanks for all the sweet comments. You not only make me blush, but some of your comments made me laugh out loud. You are all the best of the best!

Lani Posted: 8:37 am on January 21st
sassycass writes: This post gives me such inspiration!! I just love everything - thank you for sharing Lanette! Posted: 8:14 am on January 21st
JunkSituation writes: Great stuff! You display it so well! Can't wait till yard sale season gets here... LOVE finding industrial junk :)
Tammy Posted: 7:06 am on January 21st
NDJunkGirl writes: Awwww! Loving industrial too but your home looks like the perfect fit for it! Gorgeous junk, gorgeous post!

-Andrea Posted: 11:14 am on January 20th
JunkArchitect writes: Yep, you have the best industrial junk on JMS and this post proves it. You know that feeling you get in your gut when you spot a spectacular find, well that happens to me each time you post a project! And, that section of guardrail...OMG!

Posted: 9:25 am on January 20th
gadgetsponge writes: Super Top 10 List!!! You had me at "industrial"! These are all excellent pieces. The huge fan and guardrail are my favorites although they are ALL winners. Posted: 8:15 am on January 20th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Lani, you have a unique talent for making industrial junk look elegant in your home. You are right -- who would have thunk! I admire the way you not only talk the (junk) talk, you really do walk the (junk) walk. ~Marge Posted: 6:17 am on January 20th
chippingcharm writes: So many amazing industrial finds and cool re-purposes! Great top 10 pick Lani :) Laurel Posted: 4:55 am on January 20th
StrangeCargo writes: Hi Lani. Thanks for the "plug" on your gas cylinder cap. Your 10 beautiful photos purely represent the 10 icons of wonderful, creative, and artistic junk. Well done!

Ken Posted: 2:43 am on January 20th
georgiamoon writes: I'm with ya on this one girlfriend and you have one of the best collections of "industrial" around...and you know how to use it. I am really partial to your cook book box!
Georgia Posted: 5:50 pm on January 19th
annebell writes: Love all your industrial pieces! That guard rail is just awesome! I love the little "eat" box, too.
Posted: 5:49 pm on January 19th
sandyrae writes: Oh!!! I am so in love...sshhhhh... don't tell my husband, but I would actually leave him for this industrial junk!! Let the love affair begin... Thanks for sharing, Lanette!
Sandy Posted: 5:48 pm on January 19th
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