Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ideas for Vintage Holiday Decor

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I've been enjoying posting some holiday decor ideas using vintage finds over on the WhisperWood Cottage Instagram page. You'll see lots of photos from the most recent Duluth Junk Hunt. Always a ton of inspiration there! 

Vintage tricycle? Sleigh bells? Truck door? Galvanized metal bowl? All good makings for inspired holiday decor! 

Pop on over to follow along when you get a chance! 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Bench in Need of a Makeover

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Oh, my. It's been a looooong time since I've done a project. Life has been a whirlwind the past few years. In fact, I hadn't realized that it has been nearly 3 years since I found this bench on Craigslist.

As you can see the front side is in need of some major TLC. I want to keep/use the original tacks, but I'll have to figure out a plan for the fabric.

Luckily, the back still has the original leather. I plan to lave that untouched.

The original metal tag shows that is was made by the 
Milwaukee Chair Co. for the Northwestern Furniture Co.

The lines of the bench are great. Clean lines with a bit of curve.

59 inches long, 36 high, and 29 deep.

Both the wood finish and the seat (which is split from one end to the other) will need some major attention. I hope I'm up for the challenge. {insert nail biting emoji here}

What kind of projects have you been working on recently? 
Anyone have recommendations for how to deal with the wood?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Thursday, August 31, 2017

WhisperWood Cottage Now on Instagram!

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Did you know that WhisperWood 
Cottage is now on Instagram?

Follow our photo adventures at

Also like us on Facebook for shares, events, and stories at

and follow us on Pinterest for inspiration boards at

See you there, there, and there!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt Photos (Round 3)

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One of my favorite parts of photography is capturing textures and patterns. Here are a few of my favorite texture/pattern shots from the Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt.

View my other photos of the Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt at:

More to come!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt Photos (Round 2)

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Here are a few more photos of the Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt.

There are all types of goodies for everyone.

View more photos of the Duluth Junk Hunt at:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt Photos (Round 1)

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Hope all is well out there in Blogland. I've been off on all kinds of adventures and have more on the horizon. These are a few photos from the Spring 2017 Duluth Junk Hunt. It's always a fun place with great vendors and amazing finds.

This squirrel caught my eye. Specifically, because of Debbie@Talking Trash. For those of you that know Debbie, you've already thought of her before reading these words. Squirrel! For those of you that don't know Debbie, you should. Pop on over to her blog and find out more.

I was all gaga over this solid iron street sign from England.

Cotton. Florals. Metal. Nuff said.

This figure caught my eye. I wasn't sure what materials was used to make it, but her patina and form were beautiful.

More photos to come! Or take a cheat peek and see them on WhisperWood Cottage Facebook page!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Photos Published in Northern Wilds Magazine

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I had the honor of having some of my photos included in the April 2016 publication of Northern Wilds. the photos are of my visit to the Duluth Junk Hunt's fall 2015 show.

You can view the full issue here...

Keep in mind that the spring show is just around the corner...

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More info at

Monday, November 16, 2015

WhisperWood Cottage Kitchen Featured on

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Remember my post on Functional Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas? Well, my photo of our pull-out organizer for baking sheets, cutting boards, and trays was featured in a post on titled 11 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets. Check it photo is even included on the title slide. LOL. It's the small things that make a blogger happy. :)

If you'd like to see more about the kitchen, check out...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Duluth Junk Hunt Wrap Up

Pin It It was a full house at the Duluth Junk Hunt today! Two stories of junk, junk, junk! If you'd like to see more photos, go to: (1) "It's Junking Season!" (2) "1 Hunting Day Left," and all 170 photos!

Great t-shirt designs!...

For updates on upcoming Duluth Junk Hunt spring and fall shows,