...antique rug show time. I found some sweet and some humorous old rugs for you to enjoy.
Below is Roses and Strawberries rug hooked in 1859. I measures 38.5 x 71. I have always admired old gold and red combination rugs.
Hooked late 19th or early 20th century is this horse with pine trees in the corner. The colors and design give it a western appeal, it measures 36 x 39.
Below is a country folk art rug with hit and miss border, it was hooked 1900 - 1939. Not sure if those are horse shoe shapes with an O in the middle or some other significance. The rug measures 20 x 40.
Below is the back side so you can see the colors didn't fade a lot.
Flowers with a tongue border hooked late 19th century and measures 19 x 37.
This is a HOOT. An adorable hooked piece which I think would be fun to replicate. Named Fat Man it consists of wool and burlap, 1916 Burgessille, Ontario 29 x 40 collection of Jim and Ilona Flemming.
A view of the back. Sorry the photo on the auction site was on the floor and on the side and I straightened the photo upright which causes the distortion.
Another cute rug is the Cat, Dog and Mouse hooked between 1880-1910 and part of the Garland Warren Americana Collection measures 20 x 33.
NOTE: Like Gail (see her comment) my initial thought it was a kitten and not a mouse. You can check out the listing HERE to see their wording.
You can see the true colors in what is exposed of the back.
He was to come back yesterday (Monday) to figure out the problem but his daughter got sick so picked her up from school and didn't get here. HOPEFULLY he will get here today around noon as he'd indicated.