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The ultimate destination for decorative antiquities & bespoke homewares

Find your unique piece

We curate a selection of one off 19th & 20th century curios abundant in character, uniqueness and timelessness-qualities that we believe a truly original object should have.

All our goods have a story to tell. We hope that they will help in creating yours.

What makes us different

About us

Rust & Splinter is a means by which to re-interpret and to re-invent, offering something that will be inspiring or thought-provoking.

Our goods have a story to tell. We hope that they will help in creating yours.

Online offers a visual vehicle for our displays, but this will never replace the portrayal of the tactility of our lovingly handpicked selection, that we offer.

How we can help you...

What we do

Having a penchant for the hands-on approach, we fabricate many components ourselves often adding character to our materials.

Imported Victorian ceiling tiles transformed with unparalleled commitment to craftsmanship, we fabricate our creations one by one in our rural workshop with peppermint tea by the gallons. Attention to detail and love…carefully preserving the historical value, while breathing new life into its function.

We are a business of industrial chic, repurposed antique and eclectic artisan lighting; design industria.

Simply that! An unusual object that we feel has its own unique qualities of design, or a beautiful artefact from its form, colour or patination.

Painted to suit your personal scheme, distressed letter blocks with a contemporary twist; pins and thread! Thread is wrapped and knotted and wound around the pins to reveal the individual letter.

Perfect as a personalised gift for that special someone. Stack multiples of blocks to have entire names or just have initials. Great for wedding table centres, a choice of an array of thread colours, including metallics.

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What people say

Polly has a truly wonderful eye. She is immensely artistic and deeply passionate about interesting, often individual, unexpected, tactile and beautiful items. She searches out the most stunning pieces and has true flair for creating, transforming and styling in unexpected ways. A fantastic lady.

— SJ

Rust and splinter have all design and advice anybody would want. Done with enthusiasm and creativity. There is so much to choose from for all interiors and budget. This site has been created by a very special person with really creative ability. I have purchased the vintage tile picture frames, and recommended these to people who have seen them at my house.

— George

Suffice to say I love Rust and Splinter as all its work it is... individual, artistic and very unique! I find it tricky not to buy one of everything! Also, have had pieces made by order. Excellent work and I highly recommend.

— Ruth

If you are looking for a bespoke or unique item for your home that has the WOW factor Rust and Splinter is the place to go. Polly has a great eye for characterful pieces that she can transform to suit your colour scheme and style. She recently restored a family heirloom that had been sat gathering dust. It now looks stunning, suits our house and has pride of place in our kitchen. She is a real pleasure to deal with and I am looking forward to seeing more of her creations.

— Mrs Denny

Fab, warm, rich website, with so many gift ideas. I have bought many items from R&S over time and would recommend Rust and Splinter to anyone!

— Mrs Williams

R&S styling and props were the icing on the cake our wedding, they achieved an intimate, vintage ambience. Victorian ceiling tile frames for table centrepieces.

— The Wildings

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