my new hue obsession

I find myself drifting away from the dark colors I’ve surrounded myself with for many years.  My den is dark red, my kitchen an olive green, my entry, small library and hallway are spiced gold, Riley’s room is dark chocolate. Believe or not these colors all blend and flow.  Crazy I know.  But it’s timeContinue reading “my new hue obsession”

the very odd things one finds at…

estate sales   finding books at an estate sale is like finding sweets in a candy store. it’s not odd to find them in every nook and cranny of a home that is hosting an estate sale you might even find them in a the bathroom!  yes really! no, books are not what i foundContinue reading “the very odd things one finds at…”

happy ending

I saw it when I walked into the antique/junk shop. Snatching it up quickly as if someone else would see it and grab it before I did. I was the only customer in the store at the time, but that didn’t matter, someone could’ve walked in. With it in my safely in my hands IContinue reading “happy ending”

Collections…what’s in your closet?

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links Are you a collector? I think everyone is to a point. One can try to deny it, but I think the collective spirit is in everyone. I’ve always joked that I collect dust! But seriously, I collect…period! Now it seems my collective spirit has rubbed off on those IContinue reading “Collections…what’s in your closet?”

Ooooo! I’ll Take Three…But What are They?

I found this box of things at a flea market not just your old run of the mill things either these were gorgeous There are very few things that will make me giddy these made me light headed and giddy they were rusty they were heavy iron they had great lines they were going homeContinue reading “Ooooo! I’ll Take Three…But What are They?”

Feeling Just Peachy Today

Yep I’m feeling just peachy today! Probably because  it’s just time to start thinking about fresh peaches and today it’s seems that’s what I’m craving. Since I don’t have any I figured the next best thing would be to share some of my peachy vintage collectibles with you. Found these little lovelies when I stoppedContinue reading “Feeling Just Peachy Today”

“Out of My Dreams & Into My Heart”

October 2003 Rustique Art jumped out of my dreams and into my heart these ideas or dreams…they come in my sleep I keep paper and pen by my bed sit up. turn on lamp. write it down. draw it out. click off lamp. go to sleep. the ideas kept coming…creating what was envisioned I eventuallyContinue reading ““Out of My Dreams & Into My Heart””

Darlin…You Love Me? Then You Must Love My Rust

Nope that wasn’t in the wedding vows but I knew before I said “I do” that I was in for a lifetime of… Packer football (he’s a die hard fan) Ranger baseball (because there were no baseball teams in WI) fraternity reunions and road trips with kids and dogs I knew that he smoked andContinue reading “Darlin…You Love Me? Then You Must Love My Rust”

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Green In Me

Are you supposed to wish someone a happy St. Patrick’s Day even if your not Irish? it’s possible that there is a drip of Irish blood in me…that’s what was overheard in my youth, but it’s never been confirmed. So there’s not much excited around our home on this “lucky” day. But I do loveContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Green In Me”

Rusty Hinges Hang’n Out in the Garden

Remember my adventure at this place? The Shop that’s filled with all kinds of rustic loveliness. I bought so many things here Mr. Cline began to wonder if I were from another planet.  Or maybe he thought he hit the lottery 🙂 Who knows what he was thinking…but he was happy to accommodate my flurryContinue reading “Rusty Hinges Hang’n Out in the Garden”