Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vintage Rug Show

Yeah, you all love it when this happens....I know...
Above, for Kelley, are two grey or tiger stripe kittens playing surrounded by an oval.  This rug was framed and it has a vintage appeal to it BUT.... the artistic part with the tails extending into the border make me wonder if it is a talented hooker and not really vintage. Whatever, it is wonderful!
May have shown the above chenille shirred rug before, not sure.  The date on the auction site said between 1930-1950 it was hooked.
Interesting that I should be hooking the Horse Trainer and above is a hooked piece called Man and His horse sold by Pook and Pook but could see no provenance or date. It was hooked with directional hooking vs. following the shape the animal's hair grows.  
As inspiration for something small, above is a primitive flower in a circle, swags in the corners and filled in with what was on hand.  No info on date or other, but sorta looks like it could be yarn, cotton or nylons.
Be still my heart.  I won't hook it as it is too prissy for me but those colors speak to me.  Perhaps because it reminds me of the design below which has been beckoning me to hook it forever!!!!
That would be the 1877 Urn.  Oh my, oh my....

Okay guys and gals, time for me to pull a few loops since life got in the way today and didn't get many pulled.



  1. I think that's the same rug (1877 urn) that was originally hooked by a man in my hometown of Amherst, Ohio. I love that rug, too.
    Hugs :)

  2. Great rugs and i have the design in my fraktur book, so they did use a lot of those types in those days too.


  3. Hi Saundra,
    Another great show!! I also love the kitty rug and the last one with the urn!!!!
    Thanks for the wooly eye candy!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~

  4. I love the urn rug and the colors of the rug above it Oh My Thanks for the rug showing

    linda m

  5. Love them all!! Great old mats!! Have a great day!!

  6. Love them all, but especially the kittens. That border is wonderful!


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