There's No Place Like a Midwest Home Show!

November 18th, 2009 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Does this give you a little feeling of Joy?  Its a simple tag added to a vintage soda bottle.  A little embellishment can go a long way
Some of the bottles I chose to add keys, some just a small bell.  Keep it simple.
I love vintage telephones.  This one no longer works, but with a little added touch, its just a work of art.
I love this vintage bottle rack.  I have one at home that holds bottles of  wine and water.  Would be great in a bathroom, too, holding towels and other  toiletries!
My friends business is called Destination Art.  This vintage globe fits perfect in the booth!  The lunch box, also was embellished with a tag.  Would be cute used as a gift box filled with presents for a friend :)
Another perfect vintage addition to be keeping with the theme of the booth!
U Rock!  Ha!  Get it??? LOL!
We had Destination T-Shirts!
These are why we were here.  Sue does a great job on her signs. 
Heres a look at the complete booth.
Does this give you a little feeling of Joy?  Its a simple tag added to a vintage soda bottle.  A little embellishment can go a long way

Does this give you a little feeling of Joy?  It's a simple tag added to a vintage soda bottle.  A little embellishment can go a long way

I was privileged to have some of my items shown in the Midwest Home Show in Minneapolis.  My dear friend, Sue Wolfe (another very creative Sue W), was asked to be a part of this event and I was thrilled to be able to contribute.  Here a few sneak peeks of what I brought and what was there.

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Comments (17)

GodessSiri writes: I love that 'U rock' so much I just had to run outside to get a lovely chink of rough marble I used to use as a bookend - I bought some gorgeous architechtural pieces that have taken over bookend duties so the pretty rock was relegated to the garden. I just spent the last 10 minutes carefully drawing a pretty 'U' on it. It looks fantastic on my table next to some african violets - and the best part is, if I get sick of it then it can go back in the garden! Posted: 6:25 am on July 7th
roadtriplouise writes: Looks like a fun booth to shop in.
Ann Posted: 9:04 pm on November 20th
suewhitney writes: Five thumbs up, Lani! Is there such a thing as five thumbs up? Well, if not there is now. Te He!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:59 am on November 20th
CottageElements writes: Thanks everyone!! I can't take credit for it, besides the things I put in, but my friend Sue Wolfe is really the creative genius behind it. I wonder if I changed my name to Sue W, it would make me more creative? LOL! But as to Sherynk's question, you can go to and e-mail Sue regarding the t-shirts. Tell her you saw them on JUNKMARKET Style. Her friend Mim actually made them for her. I think you'll have to keep an I on this Sue W, too. I think we'll be seeing more of her in the future ;)

Lani Posted: 5:25 pm on November 19th
sherynk writes: Can you tell me who did your destination tshirts and what was it you put on them? Love them!!! Love it all! Thanks Posted: 4:39 pm on November 19th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great bunch of junk and a beautiful booth. The signs are awesome.

Posted: 11:39 am on November 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! Sue's booth space was fabulous and I love your additions! The "U" rocks are so unique and I LOVE the bottle rack.

Thanks so much for sharing! I have come across few stores in my area that can even compare to what I've seen in Minnesota.
Candy Posted: 8:11 am on November 19th
Gardenjunky writes: Lanette

That booth is over the top. Love how it all turned out.
Unbelievable how wonderful it looks with your things and
Sue's. I am really kicking myself that I did not venture
downtown to see it in person. What was I thinking?

Carolyn Posted: 6:24 am on November 19th
writes: Everything looks just wonderful & festive!

Jenny K Posted: 1:22 am on November 19th
Prior writes: ooh, I went to your site and now I have booth envy. It all looked wonderful! Lezlee Posted: 8:32 pm on November 18th
racers7 writes: Wow, some great stuff! I wish I could snap up a few! Melody Posted: 3:16 pm on November 18th
shabbychick writes: Lani - "U" Rock! It's all so beautiful! You and Sue W did a wonderful job. I keep looking back at the pics - so much to see - it must have been an awesome show! (your bottles are simple and sweet, and love the t-shirts!!)

Kathy Posted: 12:57 pm on November 18th
chippingcharm writes: Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Love "the other Sue W's" art and all the special "Lani touches" Hope the show was a huge success :) Laurel Posted: 12:28 pm on November 18th
RustyDiva writes: Love it all Lani ~ great job!

Kenda Posted: 12:23 pm on November 18th
monakent writes: Your photos are lovely, as are your wonderful projects. SUPERcalafragalisticesbealadoshush!!!! gailmarie Posted: 11:47 am on November 18th
oldnews writes: It's beautiful! Wow! Marie Posted: 10:01 am on November 18th
fellowjunker writes: Gosh do you ever keep busy Lani.......your set up looks absolutely beautiful!!!! Love, love, love your embellishments!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 9:55 am on November 18th
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