I've been a lover of old things since a child. My dad collected old signs, clocks, radios, furniture as long as I can remember so I think its an inherited trait. My tastes have evolved over the years, from strictly old to a mix of both. But I love old things and love to think about who originally owned the item. I tend to lean towards industrial or architectural elements, rusty or chippy items. I have my own business, Cottage Elements, where I sell my goods at local shoppes and events. You can find me as a Senior Editor and contributor on JUNKMARKETStyle and on my Cottage Elements blog.