a new perspective

This is my favorite bowl.  I found it when I cleaned off the top of the amoire in our den this past weekend.  I find it once a year when I remove it from the safest place in the house.  It sits inside an old crate, that is sitting up on it’s end so itContinue reading “a new perspective”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 13 ” The Order “

Sometimes I get carried away with my love for rusty, galvanized metal, industrial treasures, vintage dishes and just plain junk, that I forget to share another side of me. Another side of Rustique Art. The side that started this obsession with rusty + antiques + beads + wire = Rustique Art. My little business isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 13 ” The Order “”

he doesn’t bring me flowers…but that’s okay!

Does your hubby bring you surprises? Flowers. Chocolate. Lingerie (blush) Mine does on occasion…brings me surprises, not lingerie 🙂 For a man it can be hard to know what his woman wants I mean we are complicated by design and our emotions sometimes get out of hand. But for the most part our job shouldContinue reading “he doesn’t bring me flowers…but that’s okay!”

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”

why i broke up with ben & jerry

I’m a loser and proud of it!  Here’s my story The madness had to stop.  Would you believe that I could (if I wanted to) eat a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in one sitting?  yep…it’s true! It doesn’t matter which flavor is my favorite, I could be happy with whatever myContinue reading “why i broke up with ben & jerry”

oh just knock it off…will ya?

First let me be clear…I’m not picking on Pottery Barn. I love PB. I love all of their designs and ideas. I love looking and drooling over their pictorial features, the lovely fluffy perfect bedding, the wonderfully laid out wall displays, the feeling that the PB style invokes…comfortable, cozy, upscale. Unfortunately the other feelings thatContinue reading “oh just knock it off…will ya?”

things to ponder…

pick one thing and do it well, you may have several talents but one stands out above the rest…nurture it and let it shine *** joy is a choice through good and bad times… hang it up on the wall and own it! *** complete one thing a day, even if it’s just making theContinue reading “things to ponder…”

mystery solved!

Yes…I’m showing you a photo of my compost dumping bin, not because it’s lovely, only because there is something lovely growing in it. I posted the “what is it?” question on my facebook fan page I have some really smart friends…they all pretty much figured it out. Without the help of the “hint-hint” photo BirdContinue reading “mystery solved!”

curiously odd…i just had to share!

Ever wondered about these strange beings in your yard? Get ready to be either completely amazed or completely grossed out! eewww!!!  what’s that sticking out? I had to know…. so I went searching for answers. Google is my friend and my “go to” source for those really goofy questions have floating around in my headContinue reading “curiously odd…i just had to share!”

she did what? and what he said about it!

This post at The Lettered Cottage started the whole thing! or was it the need for bricks for a path in my backyard? Do I really need a reason for doing some of the hair brained things I do? it would probably make life easier and my husband might embrace my creative side a little bitContinue reading “she did what? and what he said about it!”