Monday, April 18, 2022

How's About A Rug Show

Thanks to everyone for the compliments on my endeavor to hook Mother with a Fishbowl.  Am sure it will be pulled out and worked on over the year since I've no plans for a camp at any location normally attended.  Meanwhile I'll take a break and enjoy the beauty of old faded and soiled rugs my favorite 'go to' time.

First up is this Star motif center with triangle and diamond end borders measuring 33.5 x 70.  On the auction site the rug sold for $140; heck, I couldn't hook it for that price... someone got lucky.
Recently found another Barbara E. Merry rug which I'd never seen before.
big dog hooked between 1900-1910.  This is a good example of people using what they have on hand to hook rugs or make quilts with the drastic changes in value and color in the background.
A pair of Peacocks measures 15.5 x 35.5 and was hooked 19th century.
Always enjoy when the auction house posts close up photos so I can see the various textiles used.  If you tap the photo it should enlarge so you can see more detail.  
Said to be hooked 
1900's is the house with hooked tongues framing the house.  Notice the almost camouflaged flower chain hooked along the sides.  Dimensions of the rug is 23 x 27.
I've had this Whimsical Whale rug for over a year and finally decided to post it.  Said to be hooked early 20th century and measures 18 x 22.5.
Here's a very primitive rug with a Cat and its Toys.  Dimensions are 22 x 47 and hooked early 20th century.
Close ups of the cat and toys.

Lastly is a soiled and tattered f
loral with hit and miss corners.
Hope you enjoyed the show.  Next post I might have a little something new going on to show you.



  1. Hi Saundra, I hope that you had a pleasant Easter Day with your family.
    Thanks for the rug show. I can't believe your luck in finding another rug by Barbara E. Merry. It's my favorite. I like Roosters and hens rugs.

    I hope the sun is shining where you are. It's beautiful here but a bit on the cool side.

  2. Wow , these rugs were fun to see & see the close ups too ! The whale looks like something my grand daughter would draw & made me smile ! I just Love the house with the tongues around it ! The peacocks were beautiful along with the last rug ....great ideas !
    What are you up to ????LOL ????

  3. I love when you do rug shows. I really enjoy seeing rugs from the past. Have a lovely Monday.

  4. Happy Monday Mummie..... Fun show as always. Think my favorites are the peacocks and the cheap star. I woke up to a ground cover of snow...again...and it has snowed all morning and is still coming down lightly. This is getting real old, real fast. ~et~

  5. That cheap star rug is wonderful...and H.U.G.E.!

  6. Love that star and for that price would really have loved it! Also, you'll get a kick out of this: I misread it at first and instead of "star motif" read "Star of Mischief" (hahaha) I think I like star of mischief better, but alas.


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