Tuesday, May 31, 2016

End of May Rug Show

Where oh where did May go?  We went from needing heat to monsoon and now air conditioning.  Seems Mother Nature has a schedule of her own.

It's too soon to post another update on Simple Gifts so figure I'll entertain you with some antique rugs.  This first one looks like it is new and as if it could be needle punched.  But it came from an auction house site.  It is framed and there were other less bright pictures and now wish I'd saved those pictures too, but this one made more of a showing.
Another eagle hooked piece with 13 stars and is to have been hooked in 1800s.
Below, Two horses hooked late 19th century and located in Pennsylvania.
Seems I'm on a roll with fur and feathers.... here is an old rug Jersey Brand cows.
A cat said to have been hooked early 19th century and the background is really faded but still visible are the faded flowers and the triangle border.
Three foxes with a geometric border and sorry don't have a provenance on this one.
A tree, cat, two parrots and bird.... or maybe 3 birds?
First time I saw the mat below there was something intriguing about it and I'd like to replicate it one day.
Below is a geometric which is visually interesting and wouldn't be boring to use up those left over strips of wool.
Wonder what the real color of this rug happens to be?  I'm thinking the lighting or the camera is making the walls and the rug appear with an orange/yellow glow.
Well kids, I do have a few more antique rugs pictures but I've got to save a little something for the next time I need to put something on my blog.  BUT..... you newbies could help if you had a question you'd like to ask or something you'd like to see.

Do you believe tomorrow is June 1st?  So now I know there are 6 months before I need to  have my grandson's rug done for the word Lauren (Rugs and Pugs) doesn't want me to say.

Just another week before Sears comes to work on my New riding mower purchased last year.  So after the rain the weeds are beyond my ankles so in another week can't imagine where the grass will be.  FYI, I have used the push mower to cut Ben's backyard but it doesn't have working rotor wheels so I look like a cartoon character at a 45 degree angle leaning against the mower.  No way I can do that for the rest of the acreage here.  Plus, my wooded area is so cut up there is no way a lawn service could come in and do it....they wouldn't want to do it.

Have a great evening everyone ~ stay dry and cool.



  1. I love that little house rug. I hope you get your mower fixed soon. We are in the heat but not the humidity of last Sat.

  2. Thanks for the rug show and thank you for not saying the "C" word.
    Hugs :)

  3. Wonderful rugs and I think I used that kitty piece as inspiration, my memory fails me right now, lol.


  4. Thanks for the rug show,,,,, your posts are great,,,, nice every morning to be greeted by ur email,,,, and read it while I have my coffee,,,, that flower style mat intrigued me, too,,,,,

  5. Thanks for the great rug show, I like them all :)

  6. Hi Saundra,
    Another great rug show, my friend!! Thanks for sharing them and I always look forward to more!! Hope your mower gets fixed soon, so you can get that grass cut!!! No grass here and it is a good thing too as it is supposed to be 118 by Saturday!!! Staying in the AC for me!!!
    Have a great week!
    Warm Hugs~


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