Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pigs will fly...


Growing up I promised never to have an oriental rug in my home. This all came from my parents love and tendency to have at least one rug in every room and in once case four. (Mom/Dad if you are reading this there were four in the living room of the Prince George House and Anne will back me up.)
As I mature, I have started to appreciate and even love the look of a well worn oriental rug in a room mixed with both traditional and modern furniture. This weekend I am hoping to make my first rug purchase at a local auction. It is a 9x12 antique rug that from the photos looks like it has already lived a long life in all the right spots. I need to go to the preview to make sure it is exactly what I want. If all goes well, I will go against a childhood promise and welcome the rug home. I hope this is start of a collection, but I draw the line at one or maybe two in one room.

3 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Great rug. I have some from my parents' house.

Something Old~Something New said...

I too made that promise.. Mine however was to NEVER use country decor.. However, as of the late I have been drawn to antiques.. and let me tell you I did not see that coming! I like to mix the antiques with my modern decor, much like you.. Not what I would consider "country" but I fear.. dangerously close! There is just something charming and wonderful about a perfectly old or vintage piece... Good luck with the rug..I hope it is esactly what you are hoping for..
Jolena

CatHerder said...

Im HOOKED on old rugs..the one in your pic is to die for!!!