The above images are from a set of amazing books from the 70’s that I thrifted awhile back. I’m not going to tell you about them now though, as I want to give them a well-deserved post of their own. I did however, choose these interior photos to start off the post because I adore the layered and mismatched woven rugs featured.
I’ve been dreaming of starting a collection of gorgeous old ethnic-patterned woven rugs to one day have strewn about our home. Oh, to be able to walk into shops like these and stock up to my hearts content!
The rugs o’ my dreams look something along the lines of these beauties…
Unfortunately, the darn things ain’t cheap. The beautiful vintage ones that I fall in love with while browsing antique stores are hundreds of dollars at least. Even the few that I’ve come across in thrift stores have been priced in the one to three hundred dollar range.
So when I walked by this fine specimen laid out on the ground at the flea market on Sunday, I stood and gazed longingly at it for a little while before almost walking away without even asking about the price. Luckily, I stopped myself, went back to ask just for the heck of it, and was told to my delight that I could have it for $40… and have it, I do!
It’s old and worn and has imperfections but that kind of adds to its charm I think, and it’s a nice size at 4 ½ ft long by just under 4 ft wide, not too big or too small. I wish I had found out some background info about it but I was in a hurry to get back home after spending so much time at the vintage clothing heap and regrettably neglected to ask.
I really love the pattern and colors though: black, pale blue, yellow, and pinky peach against rusty brown. My collection has officially begun, hooray!