Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rustic Romance


Greensboro, North Carolina has a delightful new shop that just opened up a few weeks ago called Rustic Romance.  I stopped in there a few days ago after a long day of slinging cheese.  :)  I was on my way home when I spotted that giant sunflower outside of a new shop that I had not seen before and I immediately turned in to see what it was all about.


I was greeted by Lynn Mackay the owner and knew that I immediately liked her and her wonderful shop.  I started looking around and was loving what I was seeing when suddenly I blurted out “ Hi, I’m Lisa, and I write a blog called Pickles and Cheese and I would love to feature you!” I felt like George Costanza when he blurted out “Hi, I’m George, I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.”  Any Seinfeld fans out there? :)

Anyway, Lynn quickly said “I would love that!”  So, I went back with my camera the next day.


There were lots of these fun and funky owls tucked into shelves all around the store.



I especially loved this set of chairs.  And that glass topped table.


I always love to see an old painted shutter.  Lot’s of Shabby Chic style going on here. 


Pretty yellow painted mirror.  Even the price tags are cute. 


These lamps caught my eye with the frame lampshades.  Very cute.


Storage cubes with white chippy paint.  Love.


I loved this photo of the yellow duck sitting in one of the white chippy cubes. 

I had a lot of fun with my camera that day.  I took 131 photos!   

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More unique shelving, old garden tools, and I loved this yellow nightstand. 

Lynn told me that she is going to offer a furniture painting class in September. Date yet to be determined.  I plan on attending.  I have two wood chairs that I picked up at the Goodwill not too long ago that have been sitting in my garage just waiting for me to figure out what to do with them.  If you are interested in attending the class, check out the Rustic Romance website or call Lynn for more details. 

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Now you know I just loved the stenciled seats on these chairs.


Isn’t that blue paint finish on that mini table a pretty color? 



And I loved these old pained glass windows with the original latches.  Can you see the hair studio through that beautiful door in the back of this photo?  More about that in a minute.


Cute idea with the lacy skirt for these little night stand tables.

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I am still admiring that stone garden owl.  Might just have to go back and get him. 


There was something about these baby shoes that I just loved.  How sweet.

Makes you wonder whose tiny little feet were ever in them.



And this hutch/buffet/dresser?  The paint finish on it was lovely. 



And Jane Rudd a local artist has some of her paintings here.   Loved the Roosters painting and Lynn told me that she does pet portraits.  That is Lynn’s dog Lilly on the top right.  Stop by the shop for more details on the pet portraits by Jane Rudd.


Handbags and jewelry in the back just outside of the Hair Salon.  Yes, I did say Hair Studio.


And in addition,  Lynn and her associates do hair!  She told me they just got back from a training seminar with Vidal Sassoon in London.  Looking for a new hair stylist?  You can get superior color and styling here.  Just give Lynn a call at 336-508-5209 or stop by in person at 1860 Pembroke, Greensboro, NC. 

The sign says:

Rustic Romance

Home. Garden. Soul.

Yes, I would say that is the perfect description!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a charming shop, Lisa, and it sounds like you might be there quite a lot! : ) I love both sets of chairs and a lot of the little pieces she has displayed.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a wonderful discovery! I love those king and queen chairs too! I think you're going to be a regular customer. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I could get lost forever in a cute shop like this! Those dog paintings are neat! Also like the stenciled chair seats. :-))

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That looks like a fun shop to visit, I'll bet you had a great time! The painting of Lynn's dog is amazing, caught my eye immediately:@)

Suzy said...

Ack - another shop to visit! I'm up and down Battleground all the time and had no idea this place was right there on Pembroke! Looks like a really cute shop. How kind of quirky that they do hair too. ;o)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

What a great shop! Gorgeous things... Hope you are well! x

Ti said...

I can see you in the handbag photo as a reflection!

I love everything in this shop. Probably a good thing that I don't live nearby.

I love chippy paint. I really love that sunflower!

René said...

Looks like a fun place. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

l8blmr said...

Stopped in today at Rustic Romance. Loved it! This is a shop that you have to look at everything twice or you will miss something. I will be a regular there!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Oh Good! Thanks for telling me you stopped by the shop. Every time I go in there I see something new too!