rust. zinc. galvanized. oh my!

My mouth begins to water and I get this urge to run toward objects that are rusty (big shock!!!) galvanized or made of zinc. I’m quite fond of copper too. But lately, zinc…oh my, it just makes me swoon. Especially if it’s dripping with some lovely powdery patina. Yum! Goodness you’d think I was talkingContinue reading “rust. zinc. galvanized. oh my!”

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?”

It Was Worth The Wait!

I was patient…I’m going to sit with that for a minute because I don’t get to claim that sentence very often.  it really feels good. I knew what I wanted. Exactly what I wanted and I waited for just the right moment.  all I had to do was be patient and low and behold. IContinue reading “It Was Worth The Wait!”

“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”

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”

Falling in Love with Fall Colors

Can you  feel it?  I can! the weather is making it’s way toward cooler days the slant of the sun is different football games are scheduled and pre games have begun, students are getting back to school, seasonal decorations out in the stores…lol, ALREADY! albeit subtle….the fall season is coming and I am so excited!Continue reading “Falling in Love with Fall Colors”

Creating Your DREAM Decor with Pottery Barn Inspiration

Some people DREAM in black and white… Some people DREAM in color…. I dream in Pottery Barn. {via Pottery Barn} I love it…but are you like me? love it but can’t justify spending that kind a money? now i will dream about these lamps until i find a way to create my own… in myContinue reading “Creating Your DREAM Decor with Pottery Barn Inspiration”

For These Found Objects…I Am GRATE-ful

How do you decorate? On a whim?  On a dime? or are you very structured and purposeful about your decor?  Planning and saving for months to get that next great item you saw in the store? Either way there are times when you find some wonderful items that intrigue you. You know what I’m talkingContinue reading “For These Found Objects…I Am GRATE-ful”