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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - Oliver & Rust

This week I am super, super excited about getting to Show Off & Brag about Meg from Oliver and Rust.  Now you all know if you follow my blog that I love to create different vignettes and that I am not a minimalist at all, well wait until you see the vignettes that Meg creates.  I study each and every one all the time.  She has definitely mastered the art of grouping various and diverse items together in the most amazing vignettes and collages.  I love it and her home is such a showplace of all of her DIY projects too.  So sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy, you are in for a real treat.

Hi everyone! My name is Meg and I am the author of the vintage eclectic blog  Oliver and Rust. I was honoured to be asked by Marty to be a part of her Show Off and Inspire series with a tour of the home I share with my husband, Jack Russel terrier Milo and 2 wild cats Oliver and Sammy.
We have lived in our home for about 5 years and have been steadily renovating and changing things and then changing them again to our liking. Our home is a reflection of our taste, travel and how we live day to day. We have never met an antique/vintage store that couldn't draw our attention and we are just starting on the venture of owning our own.

Enjoy the tour of our home! 

we spend the majority of our time in our living room, listening to music, talking and watching tv. mad men anyone? it is our gathering space and where we entertain. the chalkboard wall was a recent addition and adds a dramatic piece of interest to the space

our main entry is the hub of our home leading to the backyard, basement and the garage (our workspace, mad scientist area)

our dining room is probably my favourite area in our home.  there are  a few pieces i refinished, an industrial shelf i built with my dad and the whole space is exactly us. vintage, industrial, and eclectic with a european flair


our kitchen is small but mighty. we refinished the cupboards ourselves, changed the counters, vent hoods,flooring (pretty well everything) and added the wine barrel island as soon as we moved in. we are adding a few updates right now that will be shared soon on the blog

the upstairs hallway that serves all the bedrooms and bathroom


our upstairs bathroom

our master bedroom is rustic and white. it got the white part in a makeover last fall.


the spare bedroom/ reading room/ orchid greenhouse


lastly, our basement space. this room was brought back right to the walls when we renovated changing everything from the ceiling to the floor and outlets in between. we spend a lot of time down here in the winter months. it is comfortable and rustic and makes the perfect space for lounging with a glass of wine


Thank you again to Marty for asking to tour our home and I hope you will stop by and say hello at Oliver and Rust.

See what I mean?  Isn't her home fantastic and did you notice how she seamlessly incorporates a wine barrel for her kitchen island and stumps for end tables and they have the most amazingly elegant look.  That is talent to be able to achieve that kind of look.  I love it all.  Thank so much Meg for allowing me to brag a little about you.  Now rush over and click on the follow button, you really don't want to miss a single post. 

I am linking to the following parties:
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party, The Flying C for DIY Done Party
Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
 Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky, Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat., 
Be Different Act Normal for Show & Tell Sat.

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  1. Marty, what a treat! Thank you for sharing such fabulous features from Meg's home! I'm heading over there now!

  2. Yes, Meg's home and style is fantastic. I love Meg's blog, am a loyal follower, and I love her style.

  3. Oh my that house is stunning!!! Wow!! Thank you for sharing. :-)

  4. Marty I am already a happy follower of Meg's blog...LOVE her beautiful home and style!! Great feature!

  5. Marty I am already a happy follower of Meg's blog...LOVE her beautiful home and style!! Great feature!

  6. Beautiful Marty! I love this home it's so charming, warm, with lots of unique details, simply wonderful! I could live here and be very comfy! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Absolutely fabulous!!! So many to look at and savor in this home! Love that it feels collected but not stuffy, warm and with so much character! Love all the Juju hats all over the house! Wish I could have just even 1 in my home! Thank you for opening up your beautiful home Meg!

  8. Love that basement space! I don't think I've ever seen a basement look this good before!

  9. Hi Marty,
    What a lovely home, so full of charm and character. I love that Master Bedroom! :) Thanks for sharing! xo,Liz

  10. Who needs magazines when you have blogs that show us every conceivable style there is. This home is just gorgeous..

  11. Wow what a fabulous style her home has! Love that basement! Have a great weekend Marty!

  12. What an amazing home! Love her creativity! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  13. Hi Marty, enjoyed touring this interesting home. Thanks for introducing to us!

  14. Great choice Marty. Love Meg's style. She has a great home.

  15. Great tour, Marty! Meg, I love your style! Your basement retreat was my favorite. Hoping to do something like that in the future. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. What an amazing home! Thank you so much for sharing!!~~Angela

  17. I follow Meg's FABULOUS blog and ADORE her style!!! She and I even have the same coffee table!!! I, too, study her vignettes and have copied some ideas here. Thanks so much for featuring her, Marty. I am sure she will get LOTS more followers from this. Hope you are having a great weekend. We are off to a SURPRISE dinner for our daughters birthday. I can't believe my baby is 43!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Thanks Marty for the introduction to Meg. She is seriously talented and I love how she used the wine barrels.

  19. What an amazing home. It is filled with some very creative pieces! I'd love to take a good look around in real life! Thanks Marty!

  20. Her basement is my favorite ever! It doesn't even look like it's in a basement.