22 November 2015

Winter festivities at Rust 2015

Xmas has arrived at our Rust Yarmouth shop, oh yes indeed! The reason we jumped at the chance to get our mitts on this shop was because we saw a beautiful shop front with a lot of potential, with a repaint and gutting of previous tenants cabinets in the window. It has two huge windows that are perfect for decorating. Now we are in the deepest depths of winter, we decided to go for a wintery forest feeling, so I cut out trees from white cardboard, and my mister went off to find some tree stumps cut to size. We ordered masses of fake snow and drew snow drops on the glass with chalk pen.






We also brought my tricycle in from the cold, and put our potted xmas tree in the back (that was also in the garden since last year!). Our littlleun loved throwing snow all over it.
I have been making a few Junkaholique items for the shop too. I already showed you some of the linen pouches I made, but I also made some scented candles using little vintage coffee cups I have been collecting. I used pure soy wax (which burns twice as long as paraffin wax and does not create any soot or nasty toxins in the air) and essential oils. The smell in our kitchen was amazing. I used Pine, Bergamot and sweet orange essential oils so it was definitely getting me in the festive mood.








In the shop I spent all day making labels, very satisfying ; )














I have also been making huge mounds of xmas cards too, with added glitter of course! It was a bit too dark to get any good pictures but I will post more to our Rust Instagram soon.

And, I made a few little candles in tins which you can take traveling or camping, or anywhere!



The candles and pouches are only available to buy directly from our Rust shop in Yarmouth Isle of Wight. Happy November peeps!

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shop you have! Love the decorations :)

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  2. Soooo lovely. Can't wait to visit.

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  3. I need to go to Yarmouth!!

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  4. Oh my, seeing your shop made me feel like I was at the North Pole dreaming about a magical holiday. Simply beautiful!

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  5. You're amazing! Wow the shop just looks fantastic and although I'm not a fan of cold weather at all it sort of has me dreaming of a real, proper winter! I love how Pehr helps with everything too. It's very inspiring for when I'm in a position to be able to work again.

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  6. I love your Christmas decorations so elegant but seasonally atmospheric at the same time. All the very best for the rest of your pregnancy. x

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  7. So beautiful. I bet everyone loves seeing your shop window! I would love to work opposite :)

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  8. Love your merchandising ideas Artemis, the xmas tree on the trike is delightful.

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  9. You are a very artistic young lady Artemis. Full of ideas, which are simple yet beautiful. I love your shop and would love to pay you a visit one day.
    My great niece wanted me to show her how to make candles for her mum and dad. I am a bit worried about using essential oils. Any advice and where is the best place to get them?
    Gx

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  10. Looks quite magical really! Again, i am in awe of your creativity and style... wonderful!

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  11. Artemis, your shop looks SO amazing! your are seriously a huge inspiration to me! it seems like there is nothing you cant make!

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  12. Looks so beautiful your shop. I like all the things you make

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  13. je vis à paris et en ce moments voir de belles images me réconforte!!
    merci

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