Summer in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

15 April 2016

Summer is coming, so it was time to change our RUST window display again. We wanted it to be nice and summery and colourful, and of course it is the time of year that people start planning their weddings so we included lots of flowers! Of course real flowers are best but they don't last long in a sunny window and are expensive to keep replacing. These artificial flowers are from the Hambledon shop.

We found these 1920s seed packet labels from France, I love the colours!

These wooden crates are from Kempton Market

Our consultation area ; ) ...

I just uploaded some new one-off diamond rings to our online shop, but four of them have already sold. See our 'Engagement rings' tab on our website to see what we have available, if you are on the look out for a diamond ring.

This is actually the 'High Street' in Yarmouth but it's more like a tiny side street! Anyways, there are a few lovely shops to peruse, and the walk along the street to the sea is full of beautiful old buildings, tiny alley ways that dip down to the sea and stunning gardens full of scented roses in summer.

This is the town hall, Yarmouth is actually one of the smallest towns in Britain, but it does have it's own 16th century castle too!

If you are visiting our RUST shop on a hot day, you can pop down here a few yards from the shop and dip your feet in the sea and watch the yachts in the Solent...

Next door to our shop is this very well stocked antiques shop called Number 20, specialising in all kinds of nautical related goodies. Just look at that ship in the window!

I love the collection of ships in bottles that the owner has recently found.

And then there is the harbour, the river, and a little sandy beach! A little bit of everything in a tiny area, a few yards from the ferry.


  1. Looks lovely! We're toying with the idea of a holiday on the Isle of Wight this Summer, looks the perfect place for a quiet break...although I imagine it gets a bit busier in the school holidays? I love the seed packets, I'm a sucker for vintage graphics! x

  2. Anonymous18.4.16

    Your posts always inspire me. Those pictures of your street are enchanting - thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you - I love to have a little taste of the Isle of Wight - your beautiful home!

  4. I wish I could marry my husband again so I can have one of your rings, they are so awesome! Love that first one :) What a great, cozy area - dreamy. Love that your shop windows are so simple and cost effective but look so amazing at the same time. Keep up the good work.

  5. I want to come to Yarmouth this summer- but alas, it doesn't seem to be possible. Soon, I hope- you make it look so lovely.

  6. Superb photos of Yarmouth Artemis, it looks charming. Btw I don't know why, but I failed to comment on your previous post....congratulations to you all (but especially you of course)on the birth of lovely Leif, who is absolutely adorable. x


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