Oh There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

December 7th, 2008 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Love these vintage skates.  Simple vignette! 
This rusty bird case was missing the bottom, but was perfect to cover a candle on my front porch.  The sign  below is vintage.
My front porch bench is all done up for Christmas.  The sign is made from a door panel and painted with chalk board paint.  The license plate was then added.  The red piece below the tree is actually a chicken feeder.
These candleholders were from a church and I have a pair.  They look stunning all lite up.  My urns have a simple spruce tip and a lone red Christmas ball. 
These were just birch twigs laid onto the chandelier.  The bulbs were hung by thin wire for a dramatic affect!  Unfortunately my kitty loves this arrangement, too!
This is a great way to arrange a collection of white flower pots!  Makes a statement.
This is one of my favorite pieces.  It was a plant stand from a front step.  Glass was already added to the top when i purchased it.  I added an additional grate  to the top.  The tree is sitting in a lamp base.  The corbel I simply added the stencil, key and then waxed it. 
Love this little vignette.  The votive holders were added to the chippy post.  Some old skates and greens were added to a vintage gate.  The sign at the bottom was tin taken from a ceiling. 
This is an idea a got from Stacey of The Blessed Nest and can be found at http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/936/old-window-picture-frame (thanks, Stacey!).   I printed the word off my computer and copied it onto the window with a paint stick.   I also added the votive holders. 
This wave was purchased as is.  Thought it was a perfect addition to my  bathroom! 
Love these vintage skates.  Simple vignette! 

Love these vintage skates.  Simple vignette! 

Here are some additional pictures from my home tour.  I had so much fun getting ready for it.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  Additional pictures can be found on my blog. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette @ Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, eclectic, industrial, funky, porch, bedroom, farm, entry, dining room, retro, bathroom, contemporary

Comments (14)

bridiemurphy writes: WoW! I just visited your blog! Fantastic home show...your flocked tree with silver teapots and cups: ADORABLE. Well, I mean: FANTASTIC, uh, what I want to say is: WISH IT was MY IDEA!!! Posted: 12:41 pm on December 10th
junkermidge writes: Such beautiful pictures from your home tour. Thanks for letting us have a peek, too. What a fun way to welcome in the holidays.
Midge Posted: 6:42 pm on December 9th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Lani
I, too, want to come to your party!! Absolutely beautiful!
xojanis Posted: 4:26 pm on December 8th
Junkmomma writes: I totally LOVE your displays. The table made from the plant stand is fab., the rustier the better! Everything looks amazing. Posted: 2:35 pm on December 8th
CottageElements writes: Thanks everyone! I wish I could have had a Junk Market party. If only we all lived closer. Gretchen, I'm not sure I'm the "Queen of putting junk together". I think I'll give Sue that title! LOL. But you're so sweet. Candy, when I purchased that wave, I just knew I loved it. Wasn't quite sure if it would fit in my bathroom, but was very pleased when it did! Thanks for letting me share my home with all of you!

Lani Posted: 10:19 am on December 8th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: The photos don't do it justice, Lani! I love the sparkle of the bathroom sconces and the dining room chandelier. Actually, I just love all of it!

Amy Posted: 11:07 pm on December 7th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, very inspirational photos. I want the chairs on both sides of the bird cage! Posted: 10:11 pm on December 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Lani ~ I probably have too much to say about your displays so I promise to narrow my favorites down to only a couple.

The "Dream" sign above your bed is amazing. I am so glad you reposted Stacey's instructions on using a simple paint pen for the writing. I appreciate her idea with that. Thanks Stacey!

That wave of yours just knocks me over! Was that the first spot you thought of when you bought it? It is perfect there.

Yes, your collection of white flower pots in the locker basket DOES make a statement.

Oh goodness...I better stop there. Thanks for the great ideas, Lani! There is a lot of style in your home!

Take care,
Posted: 9:42 pm on December 7th
MimiToria writes: Hey Queenie- My new name for you "Queen of putting Junk together" as LuAnn states. Perfect!
These are great memory photos, as I now own a pair of cool white vintage skates in which I need to display and these photos just jogged my brain into action. Way to go girl!
Love your style!
Gretchen Posted: 8:46 pm on December 7th
CottageElements writes: Kari, that's a bummer (and pretty funny). I was with Amy (ALVN). We could have done lunch! Bet it was at the Nickel, am I right? Next time we'll have to plan ahead! Posted: 8:24 pm on December 7th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Thanks so much for sharing - just beautiful. Have to also share -- I believe we were "one step behind you" on Saturday...or better put "you were one step ahead of us". I saw your name at a shop in Minnesota when I was signing the tax-exempt form.
Kari Posted: 8:18 pm on December 7th
junkcollector writes: You are truely an inspiration!! I can't pick a favorite thing because each and every thing you have done is wonderful. I missed your open house (I was in Mpls, but the timing was wrong). Seeing your photos I can at least get a glimpse of what I missed. I have been to your blog and have enjoyed the photos there also. Posted: 7:19 pm on December 7th
catbishop writes: Love the twigs chandelier, so beautiful. Posted: 7:00 pm on December 7th
LuAnn writes: Lani:

These are all just lovely. You truly are the "queen" of putting "junk" items together. Great job!!!

LuAnn Posted: 6:33 pm on December 7th
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