Rustic Simplicity

Embracing imperfection

All of our quirky products are hand made in Scotland from a tiny workshop in our garden. We love the slight imperfections and shade variations that characterize the oak. These just serve to enhance the beauty and should not be thought of as defects.

Rustic Ramblings

A glimpse behind the scenes at Rustic Simplicity


Our inspiration

We are inspired by the natural world around us – simplicity is the key

Fusion Coos by Rannoch Studio

October 18th, 2016|

Fusion Coos by Rannoch Studio See original article Introducing ~ Fusion Coos! Most days Scottish artisan Anita leaves the comfort of her little wooden cottage and makes the arduous

Rustic Simplicity questions and answers by Jewellery of Scotland

October 18th, 2016|

Q&A WITH RUSTIC SIMPLICITY - MADE IN SCOTLAND SERIES Posted by James King on Oct 16, 2016 - See original article Rustic Simplicity are husband and wife team James and Anita Peggie who create

Scottish Farmer Article

October 18th, 2016|

We approach two garden sheds with the doors wide open, and from inside there emanates a racket that gives the impression of some fairly robust sawing and hammering.

Hector the Highland Coo at Aberdour- a rags to riches story

September 19th, 2016|

Hector the Highland Coo joined us at the beach today - at the lovely Fife coastal village of Aberdour. Hitching a ride in my bag, he was able

Custom Coos

September 8th, 2016|

Custom coos are a great way of telling someone you really care! We can make Highland Coos with the hairy dossan of your choice. Maybe you have a

Cow Making

August 25th, 2016|

Cow making has many stages! First I find a piece of stave that I like - they are all different, and sometimes it depends on what James has

Artisan hand crafted versus mass produced

Just 100 years ago, everyone relied on themselves or their neighbours to come up with most of the things needed to live a comfortable life. Hand made was the norm. Sons learned valuable skills from their fathers or served apprenticeships to become highly skilled craftsmen. Today, for the most part this has been lost. Here at Rustic Simplicity we are rediscovering the pleasure of hand crafted artisan furniture.
It is always much better to give a home made gift. Not everyone has the time or resources to produce things themselves. Why not give your loved ones something simple and well made that you know will last.

Browse our shop for lots of unique and interesting items that make great gifts. Each item is unique – you won’t find another one exactly the same anywhere on the planet. We make everything ourselves, dreaming up the designs as we find inspiration in the natural world around us. We are constantly amazed by the beauty of the recycled oak we work with, running your hands over the curvey lines of the smooth sanded barrels is just irresistable!

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