Sunday, March 27, 2022


I've been perusing the internet again looking for antique rugs.  This rug was  hooked 1879 and the date is barely noticeable.  It has the wonderful blotchy background I like.
Below is 11 Star Flag hooked late 19th early 20th century and from the collection of Barbara and Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA.  The rug measures 33 x 44 and was the subject of a rug hooked by Lisa in my previous blog post.
My favorite subject, the horse, has scrolls and from the New England area.  It was hooked 19th century and measures 26 x 46.
It is quite apparent the Cats and Scrolls below was done by the same hooker.  The dimensions of this one are 27 x 49.
A naïve floral with crochet edge measures 25 x 40.  Something about this design I find quite appealing.  If you click on the photo it will enlarge so you can see the delicate crochet.
View of a corner of the back.
For you feline lovers here is a hooked Cat with Butterflies dated Jan 1888.  The dimensions are 24.5 x 43.5.
One more rug for good measure....Rabbits and row of Houses measuring 25 x 36 is from a Maryland Collection. It was hooked early 20th century.
Something I noticed in the rabbit rug above is that the hooker outlined only two of the three rabbits with a thin dark color for them to stand out from the snow.  But used white to define the tail, ears and paw of the one on the right.  Guess she must have run out of the dark textile?

Happy hooking and may all your loops be perfect.



  1. I really enjoy the rug shows. I really like seeing how and what textiles they used, using what they had on hand.
    Thank you for finding them, I don't know if I would have the patience.

  2. You find the best antique rugs. TFS.

  3. rug shows are fun to see those bunnies !

  4. Ahhhh, you had to show me those cats with the scrolls didn't you??? 😬 And, yeah ok, right, on the perfect loops malarkey. Not everyone is a gt. ~et~

    1. PS...When I saw your title "Oldies But Goodies," I thought you might have been referring to Sissie and me.

  5. One of the features I like on your blog is that I can click on the rugs photos and view them close up. I'm always amazed at the ability of the rug hookers to use whatever material they had at hand. Mostly clothings that had been worn a lot but didn't wasted anything.

    Thanks for the show.

  6. Thanks for the show!!!
    Love the cat one!!! And bunnies,,,,the first one is interesting ,,,Too,,,Awesome mats ,,,,,

  7. I love the bird pattern so sweet

  8. That 1879 background is superb!! Wow!!! Thanks for the show

  9. Just love those first two, but I wont even attempt to do a rug with stars as I know I would screw it up. LOL Janice

  10. Love the antique rug shows. Thanks for sharing.


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