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Friday, March 29, 2013

just a little inspiration ~

I love to peruse the internet for
 vintage hooked rugs...
I found the ones pictured here on Pinterest,
of course ~
i love that this rug has such a dark background and vibrant colors...

the striations in the dog perfectly balance the meandering vine of flowers along the border of this rug....

black cat, rabbit, dog, horse and goat....beloved farmyard animals ~

different shades of blue, paired with cream & army-blanket green...be still my heart!

ok...is there ANYthing about this rug that doesn't make you smile?
...those little peeps crack me up.

this is a sculpted rug, the technique is known as Waldoboro-style.
the dense-ly packed strips of wool are hooked at different heights, then snipped and sculpted for a 3D effect.

the way this rug was hooked, very straight & orderly, keeps it rather serene and quiet.
love those black cats.

the expression on the horse in this rug is priceless....
...love the corners with hearts & flowers.

my heart sings when I look at this vintage rug ~ robin red breast's on a log...
Hello Spring!

and I think this rug is my all-time favorite...
hooked in true scrappy style with a heartfelt sentiment.
I'm sure the maker of this had as many wool worms in her collection as I do!

"Warm Friendship
Like The golden Sun
Sheds Kindly Light
On Every One..."
Hoping you all have an inspirational day!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Patty C. said...

Definitely inspiring- enjoyed the photos :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great rugs, Lori,
So much inspiration!
Happy Easter :)

~Sara said...

Beautiful inspiration! Blessings for a wonderful weekend~ Sara

Martha Doe said...

You found some great rugs...don't you just love pinterest!?

Have a Blessed Easter!


Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful rugs and so many stories to tell !
Thnaks for sharing.

gracie said...

I do not hook rugs but do appreciate the work involved and certainly love the pictures...thank you for sharing.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon Liori, so many old beautiful rugs....love the sayings....Bless the Hookers.....Easter Blessings Francine.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Each one of these is gorgeous . . . Of course I LOVE the 3 red birds! It's on my pinterest board too. The chickens and peeps are fun as you said they make ya smail. That little peep all the way to the right looks , by his posture, that he should have a spyglass watching for danger. :-)

Happy Spring Lori!

P.J. said...

Let the stories continue on. Thank you for sharing this wonderful pieces of history; old or new just wonderful.

Jane said...

Thanks for posting these vintage beauties. Very inspiring!!


What earthy works of art...you bring them new life!!


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