We’ve had the privilege of traveling both abroad and around the country “antique picking.” We’ve been up and down the Pacific Northwest, and back and forth across the Midwest and the South. We were recently up in Oregon, visiting family for Thanksgiving. While we were there we, of course, went out to do a little […]
December is a special month, not just for us here in the states, but for many all over the world. And though not everyone celebrates it in the same way or holds the same faith or beliefs, this month, for many, has come to represent the best of human aspirations and qualities. December is about […]
Can you believe how time is flying by… it’s only ten days until Christmas! The shop is decked in colorful holiday decor, and spice scented candles make the store smell so warm and cozy. This is one of my favorite times of year. People seem friendlier and more pleasant during the holidays, all smiles and good […]
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 […]
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!
Autumn is upon us, the promise of hot spiced cider, bonfires, and upcoming holidays. The evening air is crisp and chilly, leaves are beginning to turn… it’s just the time to begin preparing for Fall festivities, and we’ve got a wide variety of items to help you set the tone!