Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mini Rug Show

As I'm still finding my direction on background and border of the Birthday Lion thought I'd show a few antique rugs. 
The rug above was named Birds in a Tree by the auction house and was stated to have been found in Pennsylvania and hooked around 1890.
Above are two hooked cat rugs which are obviously very similar in design but look how differently they look.    Hooked early 20th century.
Giving equal time to the canine species, the above rug was found just outside of Hagerstown, MD and was said to have been hooked between 1890-1915.
Above is a folky hooked farm scene with sunrise in the background. Hooked around 1930.

A rainy day here so maybe it will give me time to figure out where I will go with the rug I'm hooking.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    Thanks for another great rug show!!!
    Enjoy your time hooking today!!
    Heart Hugs~

  2. Sure wish we'd get some rain in Ohio.
    Tks for the show.

  3. How interesting that the two cat rugs are so similar. Obviously one of them was inspired from the other but which one??? The first one has a different background that really compete with the birds, almost an optical illusion kind of effect.

    Thanks for the show and I hope that it will be a go for you at the rug retreat. September is going so fast.
    Take care.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Love ur rug shows! Interesting rugs,, love them,, thanks for sharing,,,,
    Have a busy weekend for me ,,, so no hokking or punching,, thats ok, its been beautiful this week! The best week of the summer,,, no rain take care,,,


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