Saturday, January 4, 2020

First Antique Rug Show of 2020

It's been a while and as I get a lot of positive comments about showing antique rugs thought it was about time.  

Reclining Deer with scrolls and Flowers, no size or provenance was provided.
Birds in a tree dated 1895, measures 33 x 47, a collection of August Knapp sold for $7,995.  Great use of hit and miss using all the colors in the center of the rug.
This rug below is quite interesting.  It is hooked with the straight lines and only change in color provides the design, almost like weaving.  The bird and cat are larger than the house, which leans itself to the naive primitive style.  Measures 23.5 x 38 but no date given.
Cat and Dog early 20th century, measures 22 x 39.5 from the estate of Susan Parrish.
A faded floral with the blotchy background I like, dated 1880 on burlap 23 x 45.
And last is Pootsie.  I adore this rug.  Dog named Pootsie late 19th century measures 23 x 36 and is a shirred rug.    
Here is a close up of Pootsie.
And a close up of a flower.
Hope you enjoyed the mini antique rug show and hope you are pulling a few loops yourself ~ maybe to finish some UFO's for the start of the new year or starting something new.  Happy Hooking.



  1. Another great show.
    You will be done with your sled in no time at all. So what's next?

  2. a wonderful show I am in love with the birds in the trees I wish that was a pattern.

  3. Hi Saundra,
    I adore Pootsie, too!! Such a darling name for a pup!!! I really like the birds in the tree and the faded floral, too!!! Always love your shows!!! Hope you are enjoying that sled rug and getting close to the last loop, no doubt!! lol
    Enjoy your weekend, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  4. I think those deer need to be on your to-do list. (Hey, maybe I'm getting smarter- putting things on other people's to do list instead of my own 😂).

  5. Sweet mats!
    Wow,,, love birds in the trees!😊😊

  6. Great examples of some fine rugs! Janice

  7. Love seeing these beautiful rugs ...Pootsie is my fav ….you will be happy to hear I Am hooking again & Love it !!!! Also finishing things that I hooked last year while recovering from foot surgery ….feels good !!!
    Happy 2020 !!!!

  8. I just love the bird rug....everything about it.


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