Friday, February 12, 2016

At Rugged Country, we love to explore!

To create something that's perhaps not been imagined in such a way prior
to our vision.

It's always "lovely" when someone passes by, stops to take notice of and to pick up, examine 
and SMILE with GREAT PLEASURE!

That's the response we're looking for! 

Create on!


We took ordinary, store purchased Thank You cards and antiqued them with
the same antiquing that we have chosen to always use on our tags.


This creates an "all new - old" experience for those who are on the
receiving end of things!


Send these "non-typical" cards and watch the responses!


We LOVE "rugged"!


What's your opinion?


You'll want to MAKE ROOM for more than one set!


Monday, January 18, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Yes, this is US. 

This is the "big question" at the beginning of 2016 - for us - and for you: "What will you ASK of the 
Heavenly Father in this New Year?"

Perhaps you are in the place that I was for most of my young, religiously educated life. I didn't know 
that part of our relationship with God, is that He commands us to come before Him and to ask of Him, 
in His Sons' Name, whatsoever we will.

I had no idea, no right,Biblical knowledge to tell me that God wants us to "ask of Him". How about 
you?

So, read the Word and then tell us, are you being prompted by the Holy Spirit to "ask" in a way 
that you never have been before? Do you have a new comfort in asking, now that you've found the 
scriptures to back you up in the Word? 

Thinking of you.

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger Renken 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Yes!  This is exactly how we start the New Year every year: PRAYER!

And the scriptures of promise for our lives, families, our future and all of our steps forward. 

HAPPY 2016 - EVERYONE!

From our Trunk Treasures set table, filled with leftover 2015 Christmas stuff.

Some things remain the same - year round.

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger Renken / Rugged Country Collections


Some white gift bags we decorated ourselves a few years back. 

Since we still chose not to use these particular ones because we liked them SO MUCH OURSELVES, 

they've become part of the decor.

Love the WHITE PAPER, reminding me of the purity in Christmas.


And of course, being the avid Starbucks fan that I am …

I collect those little gift bags too and they somehow show up all around the house as some kind of 

"novelty" decor.


You can never have enough SNOWFLAKES for winter decorating or enough twine!

We search for twine of many varieties. Great for gift wrapping those special gifts any time of the year.


I missed so, the "fresh" sprigs of greenery this last year. I much prefer the wonderful smell and realness 

of that brought in from the outside but we were just far too busy this year with other things and …

so the sacrifice this time. 

Next year - Christmas 2016 - watch for it!!


Sunday, December 27, 2015






My "more than likely" last project of 2015. 

Well, you never really know. This was a total accident.

I was so wanting a piece of wood just like this about a week ago but didn't have time to go shopping 

one. Moving that old buffet in the background, I noticed a backboard barely hanging on the back, 

which I realized did NOT need to remain attached ….

Yes! It worked absolutely perfectly for what I was imagining!

Love it.