Friday, September 3, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Rust or Bust 09.03.10

Rust gets a bad rap. Admit it, what do you think of when someone says the word rust? Most people think of rusted out old cars, or that old rusty bucket laying out in the shed, or those noisy old rusty pipes that groan in the winter's cold.

Well, maybe it's because I live in a climate that's so dry that rusty iron just isn't very common at all, but when I hear the word rust, I think of that amazingly rich orangey-brown that personifies the beauty of Mother Nature donning her autumnal coat. Pure bliss! How could something that inspired such a beautiful color have such a poor reputation? Well, I guess I can understand why iron rust can be a bad thing, but let's give the color a little higher place in our mental recall processes, ok? Rust can be beautiful... and today's feature will showcase some great rust items that just may help you develop a lust for rust! And now - on to my "rust or bust" collection of mini themes!

These three are real gems!

Dragons fire sterling silver and carnelian earrings from ruthiefromaus
Beneath the Surface - Opal in Ironstone Pendant set in Fine Silver and Sterling Silver from SCJJewelryDesign
Fall Foliage Key Chain Purse Charm from GlassRiverJewelry

Medieval Legends, Vintage Radio Shows, and Fairy Tales come to mind with these...

Autumn Greenman by BunnyKissd
Shadows Inside Fine Art Photography Print from photosprint
Top Whorl Pumpkinhaus Spindle - Rustic Orange 1.2oz from pumpkinhaus

The Fox and the Hounds?

Sweet Sleeping Fox Sculpture from ALDDesigns
Big Dog from TurntableArt **
Dachshund Fridge Magnet in Fall Colors from LaughingFridge

Aren't you glad that life isn't just black and white?

The Pure Clutch in Burnt Sienna Geometric - Eco-Friendly from humade
ACOMA SEED POT from takeitfrombill
Rust suede belt (m-l) from brownbagvintage

Sss....Sassy, Sophisticated, Secretive - which one are you?

There you have them... I hope you'll agree that some rust is a must in everyone's wardrobe and world! Do you have a favorite? I'd love to hear which one you adore!

Tomorrow, in honor of the last US holiday of the summer - Labor Day, I'll be featuring some patriotic reds, whites, and blues. Have something you'd like to show me? Send it to me by Just clicking here for the submission form to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can see your items or your favorites from another shop. If you would, please put the date of the feature in the subject line for any items you're submitting for any future feature!

Just as an FYI, I thought it'd be a great idea to start getting a jump on some Halloween costumes and throw in a bit of nostalgia for good measure. So, starting Sunday, and ending next Saturday, I'll be devoting an entire week to costumes as well as a variety of vintage values for your virtual viewing pleasure!

TGIF - Enjoy yours!

** (denotes an undiscovered/underdiscovered shop of the day!)


ViKotas said...

Autumn Greenman is a rare beauty

ALD Designs said...

As a fellow lover of rust, this is magnificent! Thank you for including my fox among these beautiful treasures! ♥

niftyknits said...

rust certainly is beautiful!

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

I think rust is a beautiful color! Thank you for including my pendant, "Beneath the Surface" in this gorgeous collection!

laughingfridge said...

Love the rusty colors of Autumn! Thanks so much for featuring our Dachshund magnet, "Autumn"

BunnyKissd said...

Lovely! Thank you for including me!

SassySashadoxie said...

Aww, so many lovely items. Love the autumn doxie. My favorite season is Spring. Autumn all ways makes me dread the long cold months ahead. But, I do love all the pretty colors.

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