“My desire is to create beautiful pieces of art that glorify God…”God is the creator and leader of my life. Without His word I would be lost, without his love I would not exist. Therefore, I give Him my everything! My family is everything to me and I adore my dog. I love to crochet, make and eat pies, knit, eat chocolate, drink coffee, play in the dirt, collect beads, read and work crossword puzzles.”
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. My name is Cindi and I am the owner and designer of Rustique Art. Rustique Art is where rust is a must! I love anything rusty, old, vintage, antique and just plain junk. I even decorate with rusty finds and there are rusty treasures in my garden too. So it only seemed fitting to name my little company after two things I love, rust and antiques.
I design and create Christian art, home decor and jewelry with rusty wire, vintage elements and beads. Most of my designs are wall crosses and reflections of my Christian faith. This blog is my vessel that I use to share my passion and creations with others. I enjoy playing in the dirt, planting flowers and now we have broadened our adventures with a vegetable and herb garden.
When it comes to decorating our home, color is not spared. Most if not all of my furniture is mismatched, comfortable and typically gently used. Mr. Rust and I aren’t ones to buy much of anything new. We prefer the flea market find, thrift store score or the garage sale deal, even some curbside shopping from time to time. We then bring it home and make it ours by giving it a fresh coat of paint or using it for something else other than what it was made to do.
I began creating Rustique Art designs in 2003 from my studio in our home located in TX, where I live with Mr. Rust and two of our five kiddos. Mr. Rust is a Packer fan that lives right smack in the middle of Dallas Cowboy country. He endures this with the help of cable and rejoicing openly when the Cowboys lose. This rubs people the wrong way of course and he’s okay with that. He bleeds Green and Gold and on weekends during football season, because I love him, so do I. It’s a wonderful life. Mr. Rust and I have been married since 1984, he is an amazing Christ centered man who loves me despite all of my faults and he supports all of my creative indulgences. We are blessed to have five amazing children, two SILs and 2 DILs, thirteen grandchildren and one adorable dog, named Rudy.
Our favorite past time besides renovating our home is rummaging through flea markets, salvage centers and thrift shops looking for vintage treasures. Of course after so many years of this there is a need to purge every so often; so Muggsey & Mae Vintage Collectibles joined forces with Rustique Art to form two wonderful venues for your shopping pleasure and I blog about all of this here!
Both shops can be found on Etsy;
http://www.etsy.com/shop/rustiqueart and http://www.etsy.com/shop/muggseyandmae