Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The "F" Word(s)




Epitome of Frippery - A Decorative Key!

Before anyone has an attack of the vapours, this is not a Parental Advisory or explicit post!  I have recently changed the Rustiques tagline to "Purveyors of Fine Furnishings and Frippery". Just say it out loud.....it feels good to wrap your chops around such a great bit of alliteration doesn't it? But, what the heck does "Frippery" mean? I hear you think. Similar to another great "F" word, "Falderals", their meaning is a bit all over the place as they are fairly ancient words, but the definition I have taken is this:
An embellishment, ornamentation, a decorative object of no significant use, a gee-gaw(I have no idea, but it sounds great, and let's reintroduce it into common parlance).
Tiny Wooden Owls - Cute vs Use!
Anyway, you get my drift. Sometimes we just want to own a thing because we like it. It appeals to us. It possibly stirs a memory, or relates to our aspirations. Or it would just look fine and dandy on our mantle piece. The point being, everything we own should have a function, especially if that function is to make us happy.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Let's talk...it's been a while!


Yes, Rustiques is still very much alive & kicking!  I have to admit that the past couple of years have just flown by and as the business has grown I have neglected the blog, well, abandoned really. I feel bad, and I am back on board with it and hope to be posting regularly with renewed vim and vigor!(Hmm, sounds a bit like cleaning products).

Well, what is new? For a start I opened a second store in May 2014 in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. So that really has taken a lot of my energy. A bit like having a second child I suppose, it's waaaay more than twice the work! I have also been working on the website, which I am adding to continually. The staff role has also increased and with permissions pending (they are a shy bunch!) I hope to introduce you to all the wonderful people who support me on a daily basis. Without them Rustiques would not be...well...be!  
Stick with me folks as I continue my journey, I hope to give you insights as to what the Rustiques "concept" is all about, the people who make it work, the suppliers & how we choose stock, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and all the exciting buzz around the paint & sundries and not forgetting the customers without which we couldn't succeed!
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