Christmas at RUST

1 December 2010

we foraged lots of nice twigs, moss and berries from the meadow/graveyard at the back of our flat that other day. It is always good fun to get your crimbo decs for free. We also went to an amazing model making supply shop, and bought some preserved lichen {on top of well} which is used in architectural models for trees and such. It looks good but it stinks of wet dog, which is not great for a jewellery shop!
We are using scented candles to eliminate the whiff...hmm, see how it goes.

please ignore the contents of the cabinets...I haven't done them yet as a customers was due to arrive and I ran out of time...we are planning to put those little unimaginable paper creatures in these.

so, the top of the well now looks like this! logs are firewood from our local DIY shop, twigs from the woods, lichen from the model shop. I sprayed a few oak leaves gold too.

I poked some fairy lights through the lichen, they look a bit like glow worms!
I have to say, without blowing ones own trumpet, it looks much better in real life, the light was going when I took these today.

I put the real moss in a bowl and some tea cups...i think the moisture from the moss makes the jewellery tarnish quickly, that's why I needed some fake moss too.

some dead weeds sprayed gold!

in the festive mood...

so, what with the heavy snow in SE22, mince pies in bed for breakfast {oh yep} and fairy lights in every corner, I am feeling very christmassy indeed, I hope you are too?

icicles on my shed!!

Plimsoll is trying to find the same paw holes to save her tootsies from freezing.

it must be confusing for a cat.

our neighbours snowman in the meadow...

cake anyone?

we had some revolting plums sitting in our fruit bowl for a few days, so I decided to bung them in the oven with a splash of water, creme de casis and some sugar, and blimey they were so good! I never did it before so we were quite surprised how tasty they were...we had them with vanilla ice cream. *recommended*

so that's our festive round up! take all you Londoner's with slippery pavements and irate bus drivers.

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