If you are a follower of this blog you know that vintage rugs are my weakness. Or addiction, if you must. Maybe even more than vintage chairs or vintage lights, vintage rugs are my jam. If I go to a thriftshop I’m always hoping most to find a great rug. We have rugs everywhere, livingroom, bedroom, our daughters room, in the attic.. And while we already had a rug in this 2nd floor landing, this area got even better when I could replace it with a rug I found at the thriftshop.
Funny story: I hardly go thriftshopping lately, well basically since I am a mom (so 2 years now). I don’t always have time for it, I don’t have a car and thriftshopping with a toddler ain’t easy. So plenty of reasons to not go. But a while back I found myself having some time and a car so I had to. I visited several thriftshops and saw this rug in the storage area of the shop. I politely waited for a store worker to walk by and asked him if I was allowed to see the rug. I saw a rolled up version so only saw a bit of the back, but it looked promising enough to me. Sadly he was very strict and said that I wasn’t allowed to see it, because it was still in the back.
But the rug got in my head and wouldn’t leave. My husband is often traveling for work and coincidentally he had to be in the place of the thriftshop the next day. So he visited and the rug was still in the back, but he found someone that allowed him to see the rug and some photos via chat later, I was able to buy the rug. Yay!
And while others might be bothered about damaged rugs, I don’t mind. These rugs have a story, and I love that. I don’t mind that one side of the rug has a different color than the other side or – like the photo shows – a crooked sideline.
It felt good to replace the new rug for a vintage one, it adds a lot of character to the room.
And the colors also match the other side of the room, that has “Wine Red” on the walls. So I’m enjoying the fact that our house is flooded with vintage rugs. They add color but also a story to our home ♥
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