21 July 2011

latest findings

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Nao rolls his eyeballs at me when i pick up this kind of animal junk, but even though it looks like it came out of a toilet bowl, I feel the need to rescue it. Here are few pics of some of our latest junk...

Plimsoll give us a look like 'not more bloody junk, so where are you going to put that, in my basket?'
these handkerchief's are for a project.

these are some of Nao's gatherings...

he is planning to open up a new division of RUST Tokyo, selling mostly Gentleman's attire and leather goods, that go with our Men's jewellery over there. They will all be freighted over to Japan and sold online in Yen, so don't get too excited unless you don't mind translating Japanese! I'll keep yous posted about it.

On another note, thought I show you this paint em'up job I did a while back. We picked this trunk up from Junk lady ages ago, and although I kind of like to leave things as they are generally speaking, the dusty poo brown colour of this never did much for me. So I painted it...

i sanded and waxed the wood and polished the leather bits too.

and now have space enough to buy MORE junk, what a shame.

17 comments:

  1. Yey, I like the thought of a junk trunk.

    Great finds again, perhaps you ought to find a junk cat collar or feeding dish and then Plimsoll won't roll her eyes at you and will get on board (?)

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  2. wow. i'm always afraid to paint things. but that trunk just inspired some projects i've been avoiding... beauty.

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  3. your trunk just looks amazing. i several trunks & suitcases but sometimes i do get a wiff of their mustiness - this totes solves the problem. you've inspired me to get the paintbrush out! x

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  4. i'm no birder, but i LOVE ornithology books, especially antique ones!

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  5. that trunk looks amazing after the paint job! i found all these lovely trunks in London when i was there a year ago. Sadly I couldn't bring them back to canada.

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  6. I love the new goodies. And the kitty picture.

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  7. The trunk looks fabulous after a paint job!
    I love Nao's collection too, very interesting stuff!
    Rachel x

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  8. I think it is so sweet that you rescue little abandoned toys like that. It reminds me of the land of misfit toys from Rudolph. I am the same way :)

    XXXX
    -Morgan (Born of the Sea)
    Born of the Sea <---my little blog

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  9. I've just discovered your blog and have become our newest follower.

    Love your life:0

    xo Jane

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  10. loving your blog - its such a visual treat! the bird book is wonderful...have a thing about birds myself...
    amy of four corners design

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  11. Love the trunk make-over! Very inspirational!

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  12. Junk?what junk I see lotsa treasures xx

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  13. What a transformation, it doesn't even look like the same trunk!

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  14. You made me snort my tea. 'looks like it came out of a toilet bowl'. :D

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  15. gorgeous trunk! you have sprused her up well, I cant wait to see what you do with the beautiful little scarfs you found, I have quite a stack of my own, so quaint and pretty im still not sure how I can show them off best.

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  16. If I could magically spend a day in London, left overs would be on my list of shops to visit. Love the trunk transformation.

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  17. How did you get your edges so crisp? Do you just tape and tape and tape all the parts you want to stay as is?I always get bleeding through the tape or little parts that I can't get to with a brush.It looks great!

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