Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Melrose Crawl ~ Rust & Roses ~ Part II

Yes, a Trip to RUST & ROSES never ceases to Inspire me and delight the eyes & soothe the Spirit.  It is one of those places I thoroughly enjoy visiting because it is filled to the rafters with incredible Sourced Treasures that you rarely find in just one location.  Granted, the Thrill of the Hunt is pleasurable, but you need those places where you know you will ALWAYS find something perfect for your Vision and that you have been desperately searching for.  Sometimes you can't afford to wait a long time hoping to stumble upon the perfect pieces to complete your Decor and coming up empty handed after going from place to place.  It can be frustrating to see Images of Shops & Shows across the Country or World that you don't have access to and yet have those pieces you are lusting after.  Often you may not have the resources, time or opportunity to travel extensively in search of your Found Treasures.  You may not yet be able to attend the Shows & Events across the Country that you long to and might offer wider selections of the things you desire and don't want to settle for less than and are more common in other parts of the Country or World than where you reside.  So it is a real Blessing to have those Special Places Locally that you can count upon to supply the needs, the wants, the desires of your Heart.  RUST & ROSES is such a place for me here in the Valley, where an abundance of the Styles I Love are always available to Feather our Nest with, bring our Friends to, or just wander around being totally Inspired and Wowed by the Inventory.  In fact, I could never do the Melrose Crawl without stopping by Shelly's Fabulous Shops and they are always one of my primary destinations on 7th Avenue when I'm seeking that Perfect Something-Something!


And now, let me Share with you just some of my Treasures from the Crawl as they now look in the backdrop of our Home:

{We decided to fill the Loving Cup with a Collection of small Feathers we'd found.}

Be sure to come back tomorrow... as we continue the Melrose Crawl and reveal the rest of our Haul!

And today I'm also linking up with ARTISTS IN BLOGLAND for the 1st time to show the latest Project I'm working on.  A Bohemian Treasures Bag for an Artist Friend... still in the initial primary stages of completion, it will eventually resemble a Mary Poppins Style Carpet Bag to Tote all of her amazing Artwork in progress.  So come on over to the Link and check out what other Artists in Blogland are working on!

And I'm also linking up with FADED CHARM for another fun White Wednesday Blog Party being Hosted... since there were so many Beautiful Inspirational Whites at the Shop this day that I visited it was a perfect opportunity to Share some Whites that delighted my eyes.

Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. Most excellent treasure!!! I love the altered bottles! I really need to try and get out to Rust and Roses, it looks fabooooo!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie
    P.S. Glad you got a kick out of the hair shirt comment... I was feel'n my oats yesterday -lol-

  2. Will you stop already! I'm going broke! Those DemiJohn Italian wine bottles... ok dear lord stop me now.... I need those. Guess I'll have to mosey on over to Rust & Rose next week and blame you for being overdrawn!!!! :)

  3. I am inspired by all your terrific finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Have a great day~Angie

  4. Your blog is always filled with wonderful treasures. you do have the special haunts to scrounge in. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

  5. Thanks for visiting... Your blog is so amazing! Charming, bohemian, eclectic pieces. Very beautiful!

  6. Wow, what great images they really told a story. Love the bottles you chose. Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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