Would love to know the story behind this rug with the words 'No Drummers Allowed'. Measuring 32 x 51 hooked late 19th century and the collection of Albert and Lindamarie Mitchler. ********newly learned information.
I've such educated and talented rug hookers who read my blog and so glad they respond. Sweet Joanm7 provided this information she found with an internet search:
"The Drummer, an early salesman. In the nineteenth century, door-to-door salesmen were called “drummers.” In a horse-drawn wagon, the drummer visited village homes and outlying farmhouses in order to sell trinkets and necessities. He was a seller of small goods."
Delaware doesn't have indigenous moose but I am drawn to Moose by the Light of the Moon.
Recently found this Red Horse listed on Live auctioneers and up for auction in August. Love the blotchy background and it has primitive scrolls on the bottom and scrolls with hearts in the top corners.
A Hutchinson style rug "Don't listen to the Mermaid Lad you think she is good but she is bad. She'll play upon her harp and beck but leave you and your ship a wreck" Dimensions are 35 x 54.
Love this old landscape called Cottage House with apple tree, horse and hooked on burlap 1920s. It measures 30 x 42. I couldn't get a good copy of the enlarged rug because I wasn't listed as a bidder.
The yard still needs mowing yet I did manage to cut some in the very front where the neighbors see when they come home.
I live on sandy soil so it was mostly those sparsely spaced but irritating grasses which have burrs on them. The ones my boy Ben's paws would pick up, he'd stop and look at me as if to say...fix me mama. Miss that hunka boy Rottie Ben. Had I known I wouldn't have to stress about putting my beloved pet in a kennel during camps (as there haven't been any camps since last November) I'd have a Rottie or Pittie right now.