14 January 2011

the dog and the orange

some good things are happening over at chez junkolique! but more about that later...

For now, I thought I'd show you the beginnings of our springy display for our RUST showroom. Its not quite finish yet as I ran out of moss {using real moss this time as it seems to stay alive no matter what}.

a vintage enameled pear on 9ct gold chain, is the first of many {yet to be completed} items from our new collection...coming soon I promise.

We found the tree in our local garden centre, it had produced one rather plumptuous {is that a word?} orange which did make us fall for its charms. However, seconds after we had paid for it, it dropped off the tree, bounced onto the counter, then onto the floor landing at the paws of a GIGANTIC horse-sized dog, who looked quite astonished and gave it a sniff with its slimy nose.
hmmm, but I still like it very much and hopefully it will produce another {in three years time probably}.

I am going to be waiting everyday for that orange to ripen, then im going to gobble it up.

still lots more to do for the shop this season, but im getting there!

by the way, those bulbs are Hyacinth, Narcissus, Crocus and also those little blue ones that look like bluebells but are different, y'get me?


  1. Oh my goodness, what a totally gorgeous display!!!

  2. Gorgeous! I wish I lived close to you, I would love to shop and see what amazing things you have going on over there!

  3. i am not sure if plumptous is a word, but i think it's a fabulous way to describe an orange!

    love the pear necklace!


  4. If plumptuous isn't a word, I think it should be! This display is so pretty, which really isn't a shock- everything you make is so lovely.

    p.s. I think maybe the flowers you're talking about are scylla?

  5. oh looks like a fairies garden - anyone else used to make those.. but REAL!

    looks amazing and is just going to get prettier and prettier as the flowers start to come out.. a little bit of spring in your shop!

  6. Good luck with the tree! I once bought a lovely lemon tree with 5 juicy lemons hanging from it and within 2 days they had fallen off and not one of them contained even a drop of juice! Three years later it never did grow any more fruit and I dumped the damn thing before we moved to Norway!!

  7. Hyacinths smell divine, and it really looks lovely. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous jewels!

  8. You need to get a companion banana for your orange and then it will ripen faster...and then you can gobble it up sooner rather than later, although I think a banana on the display may look as though someone has left their lunch in the shop!

    Better to let them snuggle up together at night in a mini sleeping bag (paper bag) me thinks (?)

  9. I absolutely love your aesthetic: from your bucket tree purchases, to your jewelry, to your displays, and, of course (the reason I found tales of a jUnkaholic) your shed. This is so gorgeous. I love all the different textures. I wish I could easily get some of my moss to you. My entire front yard is covered with it. You could do such wonderful thinks with it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hmmm nice work as always on your display front. Will have to get to your gorgeous shop on day.

  11. I love your blog so much I just wrote about it!


    Thanks for all the lovely inspiration. From one junkaholic to another :)

    xo Kelli

  12. such amazing photos. thanks for sharing.
    i can't wait to explore london yet again in a month ;)



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