Christmas decorating and celebration traditions abound, and of course always with commercial establishments leading the way… we’ve all heard it or said it ourselves: “Halloween is barely over and already Christmas displays are going up! But even if it sometimes seems too early, it’s catching, and pretty soon it doesn’t seem to matter that Thanksgiving […]
We all love getting and giving gifts, specially this time of year. There’s the hunt for that perfect gift, the pleasant task (for the most part) of wrapping and adorning the gift packages, and the pleasure of watching our gifts being opened and enjoyed. The tradition of giving gifts to each other at Christmas […]
Lace, the word is derived from Old French “las” in turn from Latin “lacere.” Its origins are wrapped in mystery, for nearly every European country claims to be the first to develop the craft. There are many kinds of lace, and just as many kinds of thread, linen, silk, cotton, synthetic, even spun silver and […]
Clocks, the face of time: past, present, future. There is nothing more grand and majestic than an old clock, the older, the more majestic, right? Well, on a scale from “nice” or “pretty” to “stunning;” our most recent find is off the scale or any chart! We fell in love, instantly, when we saw this […]
There’s something about those special bits and pieces of old furniture or architectural salvage from buildings no longer in use that simply begs to be reborn, to live again to add beauty and interest to our surroundings. It’s the recapturing of art and style (perhaps nearly lost in this modern era) that beckons when we […]
Roses and Rust is celebrating 7 years since it started out as an idea Bonnie and I had explored after looking into the various vintage markets we were acquainted with up and down the Pacific Northwest, and other parts of the country. She came in to my shop and we started planning in earnest, thinking […]
Halloween is almost here, and we’ve got all the ghosts, witches and goblins you could want to dress up your house or yard for trick-or-treaters. Pumpkins and bats, spiders and witch hats, you’ll find what you need at the Cottage to put together a really creepy scene!
Remember putting a seashell up to your ear to hear the sound of the surf? Collection tiny shells, starfish and sand dollars on the beach, breathing in the salty air… what a magical place, the seashore! We love the colors and various shapes and structures of these lovely sea treasures!
Lights, camera, action! We’ve all seen the old movie sets with their behemoth lighting fixtures and bulky cameras filling tins with celluloid film. Pre-digital era, photos were taken with large boxy cameras, printed and enjoyed on heavy card stock, movies were projected on noisy equipment. Before cameras on our phones, and myriad projection methods, these […]