Friday, 22 August 2008



More rust for this weeks colour for Shades of Inspiration

Such a well used wheel barrow.
I hate to think how many metres/yards of concrete it has carted and it has been fabulous for soil and mulch.

Love the spots where huge chunks of paint have fallen off the bottom of the wheelbarrow to reveal the rust

Love the way the rusty paint is flaking on this chair. I have been tempted to scrape it off and repaint it but I just love the look of the rust

Love the mottled, layered look on this chair

Matching set - well weathered chair and market umbrella stand.

This rusted arch holds my beautiful Pierre de Ronsard climbing rose. So battered and rusted, now broken during some strong winter winds. Might need to do a bit of repair work on it before Spring starts on 1st September

Fabulous looking rusted screw from my arch

Remember to go check out more Rust photos here


When Max went to the physio on Saturday they thought that because of the lack of mobility in his shoulder and being unable to lift the arm that the tendon was torn from the bone. So after a visit to the Doctor Monday for a referral for an ultra sound that was done Tuesday, he went back to the physio last night and it was found to be nothing more than a large pocket of fluid.

He is one lucky man.
So out of the fall he gets a new training bike, helmet, bike clothes (at the hospital they cut his other ones off him- mind you he has 3 other sets) a bucket load of sympathy and thankfully just some exercises to do. He was so happy to hear that all it was, was fluid.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how even rust can be beautiful! Glad everything is oing well over there and Max is fine...My husband rides also and I can't tell you how I worry when he's out riding...not about him. But the crazy drivers out there! :) Karin

Connie said...

Alison, they don't call me the "Smiling Fool" for nothing, ya know, sweet chickadee!!
Connie said...

Nice rust Alison!! Actually, I have a thing about wheelbarrows that have been well used! Lucky Max, that is such a relief, literally!! Rachaelxo

Sherry said...

I love your rusty stuff. There is so much plastic now that they beauty of rust isn't seen to much anymore.

I'm so glad Max is doing well and will be back to biking! Good for him!

Have a wonderful week Alison!

Linda said...

We recently bought some patio pieces with rust and hubby wanted to paint, no, no that's part of thier beauty:).

Good news regarding Max. Have a happy weekend...hugs, Linda

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Alison, that's great news about Max. He sure is one very lucky man!!!

I bet he will be back on Oliver's Hill in no time.

Anonymous said...

Thank Goodness it wasnt anything major for Max.
I loved your rust pictures I think they defiantly have character and tell a story!!
Hugs have a wonderful weekend!!

Gail McCormack said...

Thank goodness Max is OK and a happy man with his new practice bike, helmet and outfits, I bet the buckets of sympathy didn't go astray either.
I love your rusty photos, my fav is the one with a hint of powder blue colour as a contrast

Katrina said...

I think 'Mad Max' suits him!! Good to hear all is well! Your banner picture is lovely too - did you take that?

Bristol said...

Love the rust pics. Glad your husband is okay. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear all is well with Max. I love rust also. My hubby can't understand the fascination. He wants to paint everything. Oh well, "Viva la difference!"

{oc cottage} said...

Oh I love your banner!

M ^..^

Sugar Bear said...

Glad Max is okay! I love the rusty wheelbarrow!

Karen Bosch said...

What a pretty chair! I like rusty things, too. I have a friend who thinks that is crazy, but I think there can be pretty rust, and you must think so too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Alison, I love the rusty look of wonderful pieces like you have shared. The chair is a real treasure.

Thank you for stopping by my anniversary post with your kind comment.
Have a great weekend,
la rea rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
So glad to hear Max is on the mend...
Enjoying you rusty pictures and you change your banner it looks great!

Have a wonderful to school shop with the family:)


vintage girl at heart said...

THank goodness he is okay and on the mend!!
I love your rust!!! Isin't it the best!!

Heartinmyhand said...

Great news that Max will be back in action in no time. Love the rust. Funny how a few years ago I would have thought it needed paint. Now I love rusty things

Anonymous said...

Love your rust photos...especially on the white iron seat and with the blues!

Teresa McFayden