JUNK is a {GOOD} four letter word

How can people not like JUNK?
Why is it some people ‘get it’ and others don’t?
My kids know that mama loves junk.
The other day, we passed by a junk yard (a true old car heap junkyard) and the kids yelled – ‘ MOM – STOP! It’s a whole yard of junk’  So we had a little lesson in the the types and levels of junk.

How do we define ‘junk?’

You all know the feeling.  You arrive at a garage sale & there is GOOD junk – yippeee.
But sometimes, you stop and there truly is only junk (that doesn’t fit our bill of junk – think maybe old rubbermaid containers, broken toys, plastic xmas decorations?)

But then sometimes you get:
this little itsy bitsy ruffled baby slip
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and this
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and this
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put them all together with some tucking here and there --

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and for evening wear -
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Other piles of junk - er – junk vignettes around the house
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my succulents in an old wooden cheese box alongside a sifter with another succelent tucked inside…
and some rocks – just because
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just a simple ladder with a huge plant hung from it –
beauty to me
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my collection of vintage doorknobs in a vase
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the little copper metal thing below is actually supposed to hang from the top of a door and a hanger can slip through the little outie portion for hanging a robe or something….I flipped it unside down & wrote with chalk for display instead
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and then I moved it here
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at my desk I’ve got a vintage muffin tin to hold office supplies and a flower frog for pens
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at the kitchen window above the sink – some metal pots with plants and a street directional arrow sign – yum

love that sign
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in my craft area – another muffin tin
and I love me some scrabble letters
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jar oh jars
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This is just a smattering…I have more – oh much more – TOO MUCH more.

I am feeling the need to edit more so we’ll see what changes that brings to the cottage. 

The problem is I like all the things individually just not all of them all of the time.  It’s kinda (not exactly) like deciding which of my babies to keep (well more like which puppies actually.)

ta-ta for now!

Chat soon -
linking to:

The Lettered Cottage


  1. WELL DONE!! :) Now, that coke tool caddy had me reeling... that is a cool idea! Oops... crafted... so not today's lesson... BUT I LOVE it. Can I love it just this once?!? :)

    Thanks for joining in the challenge! I need to go make me a coke tool caddy thing.

    Did I mention I love it?


  2. Love your "junk" items and the vignettes you have created. You have some really awesome pieces.

  3. I never would have thought of combining the slip to the lampshade.
    Very clever.

  4. LOve the slip and the lamp shade as well. Great post even the scrabble tiles look amazing. Its nice to scroll through your blog.

    warm wishes

  5. The slip lampshade is so fun! What a great idea!

  6. Super cute lamp...I love it! Actually I love all your "JUNK", awesome stuff!

  7. Great stuff you've got there. Glad I got to see it and join your other followers.

  8. Love all your junk ;) The little slip on the lampshade was so cute.

  9. Had to stop by from Someday Crafts and let you know how much I love the lamp shade! Very clever and beautiful!!

  10. You have got some junk there and I'm lovin' it all. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I look forward to following your fun junk projects.

    Have a wonderful day.

  11. I like all your fall decorations but I L.O.V.E your new lamp. So smart. So cute. So very adorable. Cool Beans.

  12. Wow! Thank you so much for your kind comments!! I'm your newest follower! We have JUNK LOVE in common! :)

  13. I love how you mixed up your cool junk with an autum inspired twist.


  14. great finds and ideas.


    barbara jean


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