Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rust



I confess.....I like rust.



This tiny green table and chairs came from Paula.....she knew I would appreciate its charm, its diminutive size and the glorious rust making its mark...defining its age....



This old yellow stool has been resting and rusting gently next to the shed for a year now....



Bambi is rusty colored if nothing else....



Brother Bob has a rust sculpture growing in the back 40 behind the secret garden.....



I know, its a bit weird....
I thought..... well, I hoped....that we knew each other well enough at this point to reveal this part of me......to share this much.....
Can we still be friends?

35 comments:

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Love the itsy-bitsy table and chairs. Of course, I would put them under a cloche! They are adorable.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Laura,
Of course, we can still be friends! I love rust too. There's just something about that worn, rusty look of a time worn object. Recently June over at Laughing at Angels did a post on rust too and it made me think of how many objects I have that are rusty. I love the little table and chairs you've shown, it's gorgeous with the little bird's nest wire contraption (don't know what to call it but I have one too but haven't figured out how to show case it). Thanks for revealing your rust secret. Happy night!
xo~Tracie

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

YES! Rust can be a great thing! A couple of weeks ago I was at a thrift store and found a rusty pink desk lamp. Since it was without a tag, I asked my daughter to go see how much it was. The lady said, "That old thing? I can't see why you'd want it." Lala said, "Oh my mom will paint it." She then told her $1. When Lala told me, I said, "NOOOOO you can't cover that beautiful rust!" The lamp is now in my kitchen.

Rust can be a marvelous thing!

Tamerie Shriver said...

But of course! To me it's kind of like dust and spider webs, it all needs a home some place. so why not my home? Rust gives things character, I think. I love the little table and chairs the best!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I'll see your rust and raise you a few chippy and dented's while we're at it! :)

Friends? Can we still be friends?? Try SOULMATES! :)

Love the green table & chairs! No fair! I want a set!

Have a great weekend!!

Ruth

jade said...

Oh, i love this sweet green table & chairs!!!! I have also some rusty things, so we can still be friends :o))!

Have a wonderful day, Hugs Jade

donna baker said...

The tiny green chairs... and I love that birdhouse on the stump!

The Muse said...

Many lovely hellos!
Your blog is remarkable...I love things that have LIVED! :)

Kerstin said...

Wow så wonderful...O love rust... Beautiful things in your garden


Hugs
Kerstin

Allidink said...

Haha there's nothing wrong with some rust ;) lol Cute little mini table and chairs.

All the best,
Allison

Princess Of Pink said...

LOL. A while ago I posted my rusty things too(on my Dutch log). So friends?? I guess so!!

Room design studio said...

oooh I love rust too! it just gives richness and maturity !

peet said...

So wonderful those little chairs and table , i love them !!
i love rust too , my husband says always i will pait it for you !! ehhh noooo !!!

peet

Les Cotrions said...

Ohh I adore rust too!!! Nice rusty things you have!!!
Waem hugs
Vale

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I like it too! My husband thinks I'm weird :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I guess I never really thought about it before, but on certain things rust can be a good thing. Hmmmm...
Thanks for making me think.

Floss said...

It looks lovely! My only thing, stemming from a childhood memory, I think, is that I don't like SITTING on rust. I think my grandma had one too many rusty garden chairs that scratched my little legs and left marks on my shorts. Other than that, I'm all for rust, too!

Anne Marie said...

Welcome to Rustoholics Anonymous ;)
well, I suppose I'm not really being anonymous

cheryl kuhn said...

Well, I guess you already know my special affinity for rust...lol...so that makes us sisters in rust!! I always tell my hubby forget the bouquet of roses just bring me a pile of rusty junk and I will love him forever!!.....

Kari said...

I am for the first time on your blog,and I really do like your pictures..greetings Karin.I will follow

A Vintage Mood said...

Yep, I knew we were kindred spirits. "Queen of Rust" is a name I considered when naming my blog ~ seriously! My very next post will show you juuuust how much I love the stuff!

Lavender hearts said...

I like rust too and the weathered look.

Btw, just found your lovely blog. I was reading your profile and that's exactly how I feel at the moment. I would like to change tack and do something creative that I'm good at and get out of the rat race too.

Anonymous said...

OMG, That little green table and chairs is SO cute I can't stand it!

lia said...

I love those little chairs and table.
But your bambi is also great.

have a nice evening
Lia

linnea-maria said...

Awwh!!! This little tableset is sooo cute! Yea I love rusty pieces as well. It is something with the old tarnished things that speaks to one, a quiet story. /linnea-maria

Sharon said...

Oh yes we can be friends! I love old rusty garden tools. I hang them up for garden art! I have even been accused of leaving things out in the rain so they will rust faster. Imagine that. LOL Sharon

ein Hauch von Patina said...

oh what cute little chairs and table...
I love rusty decoration too.
love regards from germany
*PETRA*

trash talk said...

I like to say that in our world, rust is a commodity to be traded just as gold is in the real world (and just as expensive!)
Debbie

Rosemary said...

I think we are linked somehow by this. I love rust! In fact I try to make things rusty that aren't. We should live closer.
Rosemary

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You are not alone in your love of rust...... I had a customer that bought an old rusty push mower from me ...... as yard art..... she drove up in her Lexis and threw that thing on the leather seats..... like it was made of gold....lol
HUgs
Linda

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I too love rust and have gotten darn good at faking it as well. Loved the little green table and chairs.

Chrissy said...

A girl after my own heart....great post!! Chrissy

vintagesue said...

count me in as a fan of rust too!!!! i adore that green table and chairs. how sweet....'thanks for sharing...
sue

kristinco said...

Ce petit jardin miniature est fantastique !

Barbara Jean said...

Great rust!! And that little table and chairs. Oh my gosh! so small!

blessings

barbara jean