I love anything rusty but I'll let you in on a secret. I'm impatient. If it ain't all red and rusty to begin with I've been know to whip out the Porter's Liquid Iron and Instant Rust. The only thing real in this group is the old lantern. The rest started life as wood and metal and glass and ceramic.
I've always loved Coral & Tusk's embroideries. The little soft toys, the patches and pins. Now they are selling their designs by the yard. The mind boogles with possibilities. Yes they are cute as tablecloths and runners but as upholstery fabric? Oh yes please. Foxes and bears and feathers on wing back chairs in an otherwise stuffy "gentleman's room". Imagine a canapé, an ottoman, curtains, the backs of dining chairs and don't even get me started on their embroidered indigo range.