Monday, October 29, 2018


....time to show some antique rugs.   First up is a 19th century period rug with stars, diamonds and two deer at the bottom border.  The other three border sides are checkerboard style.
An American hooked rug depicting a house complete with weather vane at the top and stylized trees.  Original measured 22 x 33 and hooked late 19th or early 20th century.
Blue Birds and Pot was part of Harriett Gorman's estate from Pennsylvania.  Original measured 36 x 56 and was hooked 19th century.
A Dog with Block border looks like the color bled after getting wet.  The auction house said it was hooked 1900s and measured 24 x 35.
Chickens and Horse and have no other information.  
Again no information but it is obviously 2 ducks swimming and I'm wondering what the original colors were and if they either faded or the hooker used what she had.  BUT.... if that was the case think I'd use that grey/blue as the water and the golden brown as the ground.  So that's why I'm thinking it was faded.
Kelley, this one is for you.  A mama cat carrying her kitten to a better place.  My imagination is thinking the angle of the directional hooking indicates rain and the owner wanted to capture the protective nature of that mama cat.  The original size was 25 x 34 but no date or location was given.
And finally, a Reclining Lamb which is dated late 19th early 20th c.  The original measures 23 x 41.  
Hope you have enjoyed the show and a perfect pause for me.



  1. Evening Sandra, so nice to be back....I love all the rugs, such talent there..Hugs Francine❤️

  2. Wonderful old rugs, lots of great ideas for inspiration.


  3. Thanks for the show. It's been a while 😊

  4. Great show,,, tthanks saundra!
    You will be getting excited now,,, camp coming,,,,
    Time going soo fast,, wow almost november!!
    Take care,

  5. Great rugs! Thanks for the show.

  6. Always fun to see the pretty old rugs !!!

  7. Hi Saundra,
    Loved the show as always but have to say that my favorite rug is the very first one!!! LOVE!!!!! Momma cat and her kitten is a close second though!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Heart Hugs~

  8. Always such good inspiration now if I could only translate it into my rugs.

  9. I always try to choose a favorite when you do this. This time I think that it would be that darling house with stylized trees. It even has birds flying! Wonder what the original colors might have been.

  10. thanks for the wonderful eye candy...I learn so much studyitg each rug...thanks for the mama and kitty in the rain!


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