Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rust Love!

Found her in a pile of rusty junk.  Most would not even dare put their hands in to pull her out....but I had been thinking about this creation for a very long time.  So, I dove in and rescued her.  Underneath the nasty strings, cobwebs and dirt was this beautiful rust, the rust of all rust, the goldmine of rust....I had to have her.

I asked the lady the price and she looked at me rather oddly and said, "honey you must be an artist to want this old thing, so I'll just give it to you." 

 Hard to put a price on yummy rust!  I cut the strings and loose wires and gave it a light sanding being careful to preserve the rust. 

 I then wrapped it with burlap ribbon, tied a bow and gave it a little vintage brooch and there she it....all gussied up and looking happy.


Next I went around trying her on some lamps.  She loved it.


Now I know this look isn't for everyone, but I think there are quite a few of you bloggers who adore rest, metal and burlap....three
essential elements of survival!



As you can see it doesn't take much to make me happy.

Now, it's your turn to show me what you've created.  Please tell me all about it.  And in the meantime get out there and write, create, paint, cook, sew, repurpose and find something wonderful and show it to all of us!

~~hugs~~
Sissie

32 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That is a beauty, Sissie- I can just see you dumpster diving to get that beauty and then offering to pay for it, too! Blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend- xo Diana

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie, it is just gorgeous in all it`s simplisity , Love it with light turned on, it looks so cosy, and sweet, and I would love one here in my room.
I also adore your blue painted ladder back chair in the post below, it is the sweetest withj your wonderful pillows - Hope your sunday is sweet and wonderful.
Hugs,Dorthe

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Truthfully I was a bit... confused by your interest in this. But she turned out beautiful-love burlap:@)

Diane said...

I love it! It's just perfect. Not too much nor too little.

sweetvintageofmine said...

OH SISSY! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED A GREAT FIND IN MY JUNKING ADVENTURE AS WELL! AND OF COURSE, YOU BURLAP/BLING IT TO lIFE! FROM ONE SWEETIE TO ANOTHER....ROXIE

Victorian1885 said...

How cool is that? I love it!

Aledia said...

Sissy!
She is absolutely gorgeous!! I just LOVE her :)

Have a wonderful weekend dear!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Fantastic....and please don't tell me you are selling her! She is absolutely beautiful!! Love the bling!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great shape, Sissie! I love the scallops!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that you didn't try to cover the whole thing! Very artsy! And is that a new profile pic? You look marvelous!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have such a good eye to see the wonderful beauty in that frame. I always enjoy seeing things through your eyes! Hugs, Linda

Barbara Jean said...

Oh Yeah! sooo cute!!

blessings
barb

Blondie's Journal said...

I was wondering where you were going with this! It's gorgeous! You creative souls...

xo,
Jane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissie, what a great find! I love it! Just sitting all by it's self like a cloche it's adorable!

Carol

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love what you did with this!

I agree my biggest kitten looks like Gizzy. His name is Butterball. Have a great Memorial day!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Wow I have the same one and had no idea what to do with it until now...Thanks Blessings Lori ~

Lucille said...

My goodness, Sissy! What imagination you have! That lamp shade is fantastic. When I first looked at the photo, I had no idea what it was. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

i'm a rust lover too! love your free find! and you have dressed it up perfectly :) Kate x

Marydon said...

What a fabulous fantastic creation! You have such a knack for bringing out the inner beauty of objects for us to see. She's a princess, for sure.

Please pray for those that are serving our country & those that have gone before us.

TTFN ~
Happy holiday weekend ~
Marydon

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Only you could come up with such a cute idea for the wire lampshade frame. You are just amazing!
Be a sweetie and Happy Memorial day,
Shelia ;)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Super cute ~ good job! (*_*)

Shabbygal said...

It is so simple yet lovely! I love rust,burlap, and anything sparkely! Traci

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie you seem to have just the right knack of bringing out the beauty in what ever you touch! Love the shade with it's pretty burlap ribbon and bit of bling!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the rusty lampshade. I would totally put that on one of my lamps!!

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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
So very NEAT!!! Love how you added the burlap.

Blessings,
Linda

Michele said...

So neat ~ I like rusty things too :)


Michele
Pearl 13.1

Cindy said...

GAAAAHHH! Sissy, you took that old rusty thing, and made it ADORABLE! I have a lamp thingy just very similar to that, and i've been giving it the "what can i do to make you cute" eye... and now i know! I'm so excited, and i'm sooo gonna copy your adorable idea!

Cindy

stefanie said...

eeeeekkkk.... I love it!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love it!! So gald you dug into that rusty pile for it...I would have too :) Laurel

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my goodnes...I LOVE that lamp!!! Beautiful!!

LuLu~*xoxo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

YOU be SO smart, Sissy! Fantastic stuff, as always. I do love those pastels! The lamp made me grin. So cute!

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  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
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  • going to antique shops
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