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 […]
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 […]
Summer’s heat waves are over, and cool weather is on it’s way, this is the perfect time for those last outdoor picnics and barbecues… And what’s more fun than sitting around a table outside sharing a great meal, relaxing with friends and/or family? Here’s a peek at some of the great outdoor table sets we […]
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!
The garden at the Cottage has some great “unusual” pieces that add adventure and imagination to traditional garden and outdoor decor… Old barrels, crates, vintage pumps and hydrants, salvaged auto parts, the possibilities and combinations are endless! This little sampling is just a fraction of the great finds we offer:
For the more adventurous, here’s how we’ve used old sinks, tubs and other bathroom elements to spice up a garden area. It’s a different and fun way to incorporate items perhaps beyond their conventional use if they are chipped or rusty. Used as planters or water features, they’re sure to add whimsy and interest!