Saved a few vintage rugs to show when I needed more time to work on my project.
The first one looks like a story rug to me which isn't organized in sections but rather like puzzle pieces. It was hooked in 1889 and I see initials which could be CMS. It may even be a wedding rug since it has mingled hearts in the center, fish for Christianity, doves, lucky horseshoes, an eagle on top left, stars, cross, etc. Quite an interesting and busy rug so bet the hooker didn't get bored.
Below is a primitive pot of flowers with bird images and diamond shapes at border edge.
The rug below has colors which look rather good together but not something I'd probably hook...unless I was trying to get rid of those colored worms. Sorry, no provenance on this one either but was on an auction site.
Isn't the rug below cute? Two kids sitting on a fence looking and the animals. No provenance on this either...sorry.
Okay, so as not to keep you wondering..... here is what the antique Cherries and Candy Stripe looked like.
And this is my adaptation of that rug which I offer in pattern form.