Funky Junk and Miss Mustard Seed{northern cottage} edition

Copy Me Challenge

Funky Junk Interiors and Miss Mustard Seed are encouraging us to copy them in celebration of their 4000 followers event(s).
I love this idea…but straight out copying them??
seems wrong!
so I’m thinking of an ECHO instead…it won’t be EXACTLY the same but perhaps just a little bit different.
Echo echo echo {can ya hear me?}
Even though I know we have been given permission – still feels weird!
So here goes -
I love each of these ladies and these blogs….
for VERY different reasons.
I found myself asking – how did these two hook up?  Pretty different styles here…
Let’s take a look:

Funky Junk (DEFINED): rusty hinges, old license plates, her get down, dusty, dirty, get it done spirit,

junky fabulishousness (ya like that new word?)

Some examples:


Miss Mustard (DEFINED): refined, elegant, composed, classic bella casa – gorgeous.  She works HARD to make it look this effortless!





see the differences?

but then do you also see the similarities?

Both are lovely, unique, inspired, awesome!

thank you funky junk donna and miss mustard seed for following your own paths!

Your images are all diverse and yet gorgeous in their own right…

so here’s my version of their styles:

I have bits and pieces from around our cottage that fit the bill for both of these styles….

so I guess …..this {northern cottage} is a ….. little bit country and a little bit rock and roll

a little bit classic  and a little bit junky

a little bit serene  and a little bit hyped up

Here are some snippets that I feel have been inspired (rather than straight out copying) by these two:

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funky junk soda crate wood storage:
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some other shots from around this cottage that remind me of the mixture of funky junk and mustard styles:


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a glass vessel full of antique doorknobs

not sure – junky and/or refined?

I just like it

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more combos of junky and refined:

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burlap slip cover

ok so you can see from those shots above that I lean a little more toward junk.

Just sayin.

So I really tried to study Miss Mustard a bit more and

s .t. r. e. t. c. h….  myself.

Here’s some that are pure Miss Mustard Seed inspired and little less junkified:

Here was my inspiration

ahhhh lovely and serene image above, right?

and here is my version:

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I have a newfound love for drawing nests now. 

I didn’t know that I could!!

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this copy challenge inspired me to do something different and I love that I did!

I have other paint projects on my list that I am totally inspired to complete but it is WAY TOO COLD HERE to paint out in the garage yet….spring oh spring where are you?

so you’ll see those someday soon (I hope!)

Copy Me Challenge

Chat soon -
Copy Me Challenge
Copy Me Challenge


  1. I agree, something seemed wrong about copying...even with permission! I like the idea of an 'echo', very clever! I enjoyed all the beauty in your cottage, be it Mustard-Seed-esque or Funky-junkish.
    Thanks for the tour!

  2. I think you have your own personal touch and it is well done. For those of us who look the old and tattered the look just seems so similar.

  3. I really enjoyed this post and all your great photos. I love what creative minds do with 'junk'.

    Janet xox

  4. Beautiful junk! :)Love it! Alyssa of Boston Bee

  5. Great post! I think all of your projects turned out really great.

  6. OH my goodness!!! It all looks so pretty:) I love it all!!

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  8. Your "echos" are wonderful...and very complimentary of Donna's style and mine as well. Wonderful post!

  9. I love it all. I'm stuck somewhere in the middle of junky and changes day to day. Your post is wonderful.

  10. I love all your Miss Mustard Seed and Funky Junk vignettes. I can't even pick a favorite!

    Please stop by my blog I am having a big giveaway.

    :) Michelle

  11. I forgot to say thank you for your lovely comment you left me. I also wanted to tell you that I have bookmarked this page for inspiration. Can't wait to see what else you have come up with. Thanks so much for sharing.

    :) Michelle

  12. Ohhh nicely done! Wonderful takes from both sides! They feel so very familiar for both our styles. :) Very nice!!


  13. I love how you blended both styles into one post. You really knocked it out! The wood crates are my favorite and of course your gate :)

  14. Great copying! All your stuff is perfect for these challenges.

  15. I agree, an "echo" is much better than copying. Enjoyed seeing your great style.



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