Monday, June 13, 2011

Pink Architectural Salvage from my Favorite Shop

Mr. MD and I took a trip to New Hampshire
and that included making a stop at my favorite shabby furniture shop,
Rustique. I was thrilled when I saw the stuff outside the door~
Bridget, the owner, has piles of old shutters and windows,
iron beds, and this time there were some beautiful trim work from 
a Victorian that had suffered a fire.
Could I make a garden trellis out of some of these pieces? 
Bridget held up a heavy piece of window trim over two sections of
columns, all painted in the prettiest pinky lavendar.
Hmm...I think I have another idea.
An iron footboard with a scrolled shape could be very 
cool with my new climbing roses covering it!
My own Arc de Triomphe~
These pieces were soon sitting in the back of Mr. MD's pickup truck.
He just said, "Are you happy honey?"
YES!!!!!!! I am very happy.
Burnt out building pieces and rusty bed parts
 don't ring his bell like they do mine.
This chair almost came home with me, 
but I knew my limits..maybe another time.
Isn't it pretty?
A superb example of cottage furniture,
just right for a small eat in kitchen.
A cottage dresser with glass knobs
A petite point footstool
Vintage garden illustration of a Nursery favorite
Pale blue grey sconces, so pretty
Soft misty blue french desk
A large cottage hutch
 Bridget has  lots of  cute shelves in her shop too.
Its always a pleasure taking a run up to Rustique.
She writes the blog, The rehab Boutique, based on her shop experiences.

You can see Bridget's creations on her blog and sign up for her email
which will send the latest shop items right to your mailbox!
I will be working on my new garden trellis
and hope to show you all my latest creation soon!

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  1. Can't wait to see what you do with this!


  2. What a great shop! I love your idea for the trellis... can't wait to see how it turns out :)

  3. Great pieces, Amy! I'm surprised you only left with what you did! Love the table and chairs set and that really cute corner shelf piece.

  4. What a neat shop. I can't wait to see what you do with the footboard. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ohhhhhhhh fun! What a cool shop, and i agree, that chair was cute as anything! I love the iron bed thingy, can't wait to see how you set that up. I have an old iron bed frame, and roses that need to be propped up, but don't quite know how to anchor it to the ground. And... I'm really curious what you're going to do with the pink wood pieces!


  6. Amy, what a terrific shop. Your hubby sounds just like mine. Can't wait to see what you do.

  7. Wow! Great stuff at that store! I love the idea of the bed frame for the roses! I seen a couple of darling cottage dressers that I loved! Stop over and see my new post on my roses!~Hugs, Patti

  8. What great finds! That lil shop looks amazing!

  9. Love it all! Looks like a fantastic place to shop. Can't wait to see your purchases all dolled up at your home!

  10. Amy, Can't wait to see what you do with your purchases, Those painted pieces give me lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Love the beginnings of the new garden trellis. That looks like a great store. I'd love to browse it with you. Lots of good furniture. I can see why you loved that chair. But....I've learned not to bring home an odd chair...they always just sit in the way. Can't wait to see how you incorporate the pink in your garden.

  12. VERY cute stuff in that shop! Love the trellis! I think those pink pieces outside the door would have definitely come home with me! And even though I'm not into cottage decor much these days, that adorable yellow shelf would have been calling my name! What a great place! ~Stacy~

  13. After reading the comments above, it looks like you purchased the pink pieces! Yeah, good for you! (*_*) Good thing we didn't arrive at that shop at the same time...there could have been a brawl! Hahaha! ~Stacy~

  14. Hey Amy girl! You don't waste anytime!!! So awesome to see you as always. Thanks for posting about my shop, again... Glad you like the pillars, they will look awesome when they are finished with your magic touch! You can tell we're waiting for Tom to hurry up and take the pic :) You're right the green paint colors are a little off, more yellow than they should look. Thank you, you are too sweet! XOXOXOOXOXOO

  15. Wow Amy, what a cool looking shop!!! You know I'd be frequenting that place if I live close enough. Good for you! Happy Monday dear!

  16. Hi Amy,
    I see lots of pretties that I'd like to have.

    Thanks for the tour.


  17. That shop is wonderful.... Waiting to see what you do with your purchase!

  18. Amy! Shut the door!!! I can't believe you walked away with those beauties! Love them...and I can't wait to see what you end up doing with everything! I really like that old chair you left behind too! I'll bet if the hubster wasn't along that would have been in the back of the truck too...that's what I think!;>) xo Diana

  19. Great store! Thanks for sharing. I for one CANNOT wait to see what you make!

  20. Wonderfull post, i like the shabby things. I knouw the Rebab blog, is wonderfull too. I dont speak english! Sorry!

  21. Thanks for the lead on her shop - looks like it's well worth the ride.

  22. Hi Amy... thanks for this post.... just the push I needed to get in the car and go over to her shop. Yesterday I bought a wonderful dresser and a dressing table from Bridget. Such a great shop... so much to choose from. thanks again.


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