Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time For a mini Rug Show

Some of the rugs I'm posting are recent ones I saw on antique sites or Pinterest.  Maybe you've seen them before or not.  Some may have even been posted on my blog previously but rugs are always fun to look at anyway.

Below is a deer with flowers and scalloped border which appears to be a double layer of wool or perhaps the scallops were embroidered or whipped.
Valentines Day is over but found this today during my on-line perusing and thought it post worthy.  Not sure of the date but see initials on the bottom left.  The red hearts against the directional hit and miss blocks is attractive.
Don't recall ever seeing an orange tabby hooked before.  So if anyone has pictures to share of some antique rug photos of tabbies, I'd love for you to share.
Wow, look at the beauty below.  It has all the elements I love... a blotchy old background, a gorgeous steed, red tongues as the border and flowers in the corners.  However, it will not be on my next 'to do' list since I'm already hooking two horses back to back.
A bowl of flowers, a shirred rug.  I wonder if the rug edge was an oval which became very worn or intend to be a random border design? 
I drew an adaptation of the following antique cats and heart rug design for Polly to hook, have the master drawing but haven't yet hooked it myself.  Too many other designs from others already drawn.
Here are two different antique Dove rugs, both are lovely.

Is this old or new folk art?  Which ever it is I was intrigued enough to save the picture of this naive hooked or punched piece.
This rooster was being sold by Garth and is supposed to be early 20th century.  Nice colors.
Okay kiddies, at least I posted something while continuing hooking on the background of the second horse mat.  Not sure if I'm happy with my choices but still going with it vs. pulling out.  

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. Thanks for the rug show Saundra, My favourite of the whole bunch is the stallion galloping and look at that tail.


  2. Hi Saundra that was a fun rug show I just sat back and enjoyed. My favorite was the hearts. Interesting colors. Hugs cheri

  3. Great show of antique rugs, always love seeing what others find, and I do like the horse one.


  4. Hi Saundra,
    Never tire of the rug shows!! I especially love the one with the kitties and heart and the one with red hearts too!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!!
    Warm Hugs~

  5. I always love it when you share these antique rugs. The cats are my favorite. Wouldn't the doves make wonderful memorial rugs?


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