The “fleur-de-lis” (flower of the lily) is a stylized lily or lotus flower. Traditionally representing French royalty, this association arose from a legend that an angel gave Clovis, king of the Franks, a golden lily upon his conversion to Catholicism. In the twelfth century, one of the French monarchs began using the fleur-de-lis on his […]
Tickets for November 4th and 5th Roses and Rust Vintage Market are available at the Cottage now. Stop by and get your tickets, avoid the lines and online ticket sale fees!
Our trip was memorable, so much to see, so much history….and shopping? well it was amazing! Unfortunately as lovely and rare the things we saw were, most were too big to bring home, though we managed to bring some of the great stuff we found.
I love the iron work on this couch, which would look great in a sun-room. This neon clock is a real show-stopper, at 3 feet wide it dresses a wall nicely! This is said to be French prison art, the fine beading on this is amazing!
On our road trip through the Midwest we stopped at the Walnut Flea Market in Iowa and found great examples of creating something new from some of these great pieces which were once part of Victorian farm houses! We even bought a cool zinc-coated cupola (they call it a witch’s hat) to use for garden art. This is […]
This was our first find, cool spindle railing from a Victorian home in Illinois. We are bringing home enough pieces to make 40+ ft. length. On our picking adventures we found this little gem! Yesterday’s best pick: a super cool antique storm cellar door from an old farm in Northern Missouri… Imagine if […]
We found a treasure in Oregon. A lovely French antique arched window with working shutters. It will be going to Roses & Rust next weekend (unless it gets sold before!) Another find from France. This awesome garden gate could be used in many different ways. I’m thinking a wall hanging above a desk. -Lynni