For those of you who haven't heard or know about Barbara E. Merry here is a little information on her. She lived in Maine most of her life and her mother was a painter. Barbara's mother told her she'd never make a painter because her perspective was off. While it is known Barbara did dabble with painting she enjoyed hooking rugs where perspective didn't matter.
Recently I found a couple more rugs by BEM and of all places on etsy. Yes, on etsy and couldn't believe my eyes. Two of her rugs were for sale. One was this red roof house with a rainbow.
Another found on a recent on-line search was this titled The Merry's which was said to have been hooked when she was married to John Merry. Dimensions of the rug are 27 x 46.
Another chenille shirred rug (below) looks like the initials are BEB not BEM. Wonder if her maiden name started with a 'B'?
depicted in the Country Home article so know there are more Barbara E. Merry rugs out there. In a previous blog post I showed other BEM rugs and you can see them HERE.
Hope this post finds you happy and healthy. And anyone reading this blog, if you know of other Barbara Merry rugs or know what her maiden name was I would love to know.