Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Thing for Rusty Old Wire

I overheard my daughter talking with one of her friends recently.  We were on a walk and she saw something rusty.  She said to her friend, "My mom would love that.  It has lots of rust.  She calls those old dirty things vintage."  

I have tried to put this lovely little basket in my Etsy store for months.  No can do.  I just love how delicate it is.   

I have no idea what to call this.  I found it in a darling shop in Paso Robles called The Cottage. I believe it is made to hold utensils and it spins! 

I did manage to part with this little beauty.  I thought it would be a lovely part of a centerpiece for a baby shower.  Or great decor in a baby's room.  I always find it tough to buy for a baby when I don't know the sex.  

Again, not sure what to call this.  It can be used to hold candles or even as a cake stand I believe.  It is a huge wire cloche.  And when I say huge, I mean waaay to big for my little apartment, but I just love it.  

I think it is unique and interesting.

I like the rusty detail.

Now on to the items I love but that belong to others and are for sale.  (I believe that is called coveting, but didn't really want to say it). 

These are completely different wire cloches and are available on Etsy from a store called The Pansy Patch.  Aren't they great?  

And these I found at Save on Crafts.  (Surprisingly they are currently sold out)

And no post of mine would be complete (if I am talking about retailers) if it did not include my absolute favorite Mothology.  Of the four, my favorite is A.  I really like the contrast of a hard industrial look against white linen and a few ruffles here and there.  

Happy Friday!



  1. Hi~~ Loving that huge wire cloche!! It is so perfectly rusty;)))

  2. Oh Michele, I'm with you, the rustier the better! That's so cute what your daughter said, my son says the same of me!
    Hope you have a beautiful night!

  3. I do have to agree with you on rust! I love it! Now imagine my delight when I visit my husband at work (he works at a scrape yard with piles of rusty treasures just waiting for me to pick!) Once I found an aqua wire basket in the perfect rust condition!! :)

  4. LOve what you daughter said!lol that is so cute!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!! xoxo

  5. Krásne vecičky si nakúpila. Prajem pekný deň.

  6. Oh! Those wire cloches. I adore them! Must put on my 'to buy' list.

  7. Too funny, my daughter says similar stuff about me..."mom, why do you only like stuff that looks really old?"
    I have a thing for chicken wire and rust, love it all!!
    Happy Friday to you,

  8. I remember when we used to toss rusty they have become unique sculptures in our world.

    I didn't get a chance to tell you how wonderful your grain sack baskets are. I WILL have one for my bath one day! I need to pop over to Etsy and read a bit more about them. Are they washable?

    Your daughter knows your design heart well!

    I love that you are displaying your beautiful pillows in your banner! I hug mine every day!

  9. I love your blog. I’m a follower!

  10. Oh, you're right, they're all wonderful... i love the little silverware holder that spins...


  11. Hi there Michele,
    Finally, I'm here...What a beauty of
    a Blog you have! Ok, now I want a wire
    cloche even more.I have one but, those
    chicken wire ones are way cool. Thank
    You for stopping by...
    xxx Liz

  12. Good Morning Michele

    What beauties you have, I too have a thing for anything with old chicken wire on it, cloches, armoires with chicken wire front, I get very excited when I spot someting rusty!

    Best wishes

  13. So nice to meet you! You have a beautiful blog and wonderful etsy shop. I am a new follower and can't wait to get to know you better.

    Blessings, Amy


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