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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hangin' Out At Home

Today has been one of those rare days when the three of us just lazed around the house, mostly watching an NCIS marathon and playing on some sort of electronic gadget. Modern day family time...

With a couple of inches or more of snow on the ground and more coming down, it was just a good day to stay in by the fire.

I did manage to be somewhat productive, installing a heated water warmer in the chicken coop, then taking down the Christmas tree and packing away some of the other decorations. I guess sadly, that means Christmas is officially over.

I spent a good share of the day bouncing around the internet, looking in on blogs I like to follow, and checking out fun stuff on Pinterest.

So thought I would share a few goodies I found today...starting with this fun how-to from
 Treasures From The Heart an awesome blog with some fabulous stuff.

Check out this how-to on rust dyeing fabric...one of these days I am going to do this.
A great article and instructions are here at hobbyfarms.com

 and then I couldn't resist a stop at Etsy after I saw these amazing earrings...
 I would love these from blackstar.etsy.com

 I don't know what my fascination is with rust, but sometimes I just can't get enough when it comes to decorating with it or searching for it at yard sales, so needless to say I have several treasures laying around.

There's these gorgeous weathered saw blades..most of which I inherited from my grandfather,
he used to do oil paintings on them.

or...this vintage egg scale

I dug this gem out of the dirt near an abandoned old house, it is one of my favorite finds.

And who wouldn't love the patina on this dustpan?
So what if it's missing it's handle.
I could go on and on, but I won't I will just leave you with a final photo of this lovely rusty cabinet I scored at a yard sale several years ago.
What kind of rusty treasures do you have laying around, please share as always I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!


  1. oh you know I am lovin' your rust... I call myself the rust queen at my shop. =)

    blessings and great to see your blog now too...
    (we met on FB)


  2. Thanks, Barb...only fellow lovers of rust can understand. ;-) and thanks again for the share on your blog, it has done wonders for my readership stats today.