Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Decorating Ideas for Smaller Oriental Rugs

I just did a rewrite on my article on How to Decorate with Oriental Rugs so if you are a rug collector or just anyone interested in this subject, here you are.

This is a small Turkoman runner and it really enhances this beautiful bathroom.

This yellow runner was sold many moons ago but I included it here as I think it looks fantastic in this kitchen.


Here is an antique Persian Afshar piece draped on a table.


  
Here is the article:
Decoration with your Oriental Rug Collection

I hope you find something of use.

Thanks for checking in.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Video of the Tree of Life Design. August Summer Sale Continues!

Here is a brief video of two beautiful rugs woven in Afghanistan. They are both 8 x 10's and there are a few other random small pieces at the end of the video but the two bigger rugs are both in the Tree of Life design. New Oriental Rug Video! 

Here are the two pieces featured in the video.



We are still running our Summer Sale so if you would like to see more rugs, here you are:






Saturday, August 5, 2017

Breakfast for Champions! Nutritious Quinoa Salad with Red Bell Pepper and Corn!

Had some fun in the kitchen this morning. I had been thinking about creating this salad for the last few days and so, step by step I put it all together and it turned out pretty darn good. Took some photos and even did a taste test with my employee. All A-OK, so here we go.

I used 1 package of white Quinoa (1 lb.) which I purchased at Trader Joes. Some may choose the red. I had cooked and cooled the quinoa the night before so that was ready to go when I started my preparations this morning.

Here are the ingredients I added, all of which were organic except for the olive oil.

1 lb of white quinoa
1/3 of a package of frozen corn, briefly cooked in boiling water and cooled (only 1 minute).
1 medium sized red bell pepper finely chopped.
1 medium sized green bell pepper, finely chopped.
1 white onion, finely chopped.
1 bunch of parsley
A few sprigs of fresh cilantro.
Juice from 2-3 large or medium sized lemons
3-4 TBS extra virgin Greek Kalamta olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 6-8

I did not use fresh cracked pepper as I wanted the pepper to be more of a subtle flavor than a dynamic one.

                                       Here are the first three ingredients in my salad bowl.




1 medium white onion, finely chopped.

                                           1 bunch of curly parsley
                                             Finely chopped.

Getting ready to mix all together. 

I used two large lemons and approximately 4 tablespoons of olive oil but when I cook, I rarely measure anything so that is my best guess on the oil.  I had to add a bit more lemon and then I added my sea salt and pepper. 

After mixing together these basic ingredients, at the last minute I decided to add a bit of cilantro so I did. 

Prepared my lemons so they were ready to squeeze.

Tossed the salad in olive oil. Added the lemon juice. Added salt and pepper. 
The olive oil I always use is Greek Kalamata extra virgin, which is my favorite!

I garnished this salad with some sliced lemons, first on top and then at the edges of the bowl.
Now, after all this preparation, I was very hungry as I had been up for a number of hours and eaten nothing so I thought why not? It's ready, nutritious was very satisfying. 

Alternate ingredient: 1 can of rinsed and drained black beans for a heartier meal. I tried it the next day and it was very yummy! I did have to add a bit more fresh lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt but I'm sure you could have figured that out:) 

If you like this recipe please share on any social media or with a friend.
If you would like to email me any comments, please send to Penny at:
afsharlady@aol.com 








Saturday, July 29, 2017

SUPER SUMMER SALE on now at Paradise Oriental Rugs!

Just put up my sale signs so here we go! My gallery is filled with many gorgeous rugs and with this SALE we are offering 20% off any rugs currently in stock. This is my NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE! An original for sure:) Here are a few of the pieces currently available. Give us a call or come by soon! If you are looking for beautiful tribal rugs, I welcome you!

Just completed a short video of my gallery, Paradise Oriental Rugs, with an assortment of different rugs that are all available.












Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.               Gallery phone: 707-823-3355
137 No. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472   We ship all over the US. Questions welcome! Call today. 

Paradise Oriental Rugs, GALLERIES

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Oriental Rug Runners at my Gallery, in Living Color: Video!

Greetings to one and all. I recorded this little video today with some of the newest runners that have arrived recently at my gallery. Also included are a few smaller pieces.

New Rug Video

Preview photo:


Many of you may not be aware of my video channel but I now have over 100 videos on YouTube.

Here are a couple of the more popular ones:

How to Tell if a Rug is Handmade

8 x 11 Turkoman Rug

The rug in the Turkoman rug video is sold but I actually have an even more beautiful, similar piece currently in almost the same size.

If you would like to sniff around my video channel, here is the link.
Paradise Oriental Rugs Video Channel

If you are seeking Oriental Rug Information, here is the articles page on my website!
Oriental Rug Articles

Thanks for stopping by!

The UnderCoverRugLove which is me:)

Penny
Paradise Oriental Rugs 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

We Are Currently Offering 15% off Your First Purchase on ALL of our Beautiful Oriental Rugs!

By popular demand, we are once again offering 15% off your 1st purchase, be it one rug or six!
If you live out of state, we do ship rugs all over the US with many happy clients from New York to Portland!
Have a look at the many beautiful rugs in stock now! 

Hope to see you soon.

Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.

137 No. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-823-3355

(Sebastopol is 1 hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Beautiful Piano Solos! Calming, Inspirational and Original. More....

Recently I was searching online for different radio stations and I came across the most wonderful find of all. An online radio station exclusively composed of solo piano originals. It indicated where to click to listen for free and I was literally mesmerized by the beauty of the music.
WHISPERINGS Solo Piano Radio! 

As I am an admirer of all forms of aesthetics I felt compelled to share this with any of you that enjoy hearing original and inspirational piano solos.

Here is a fascinating article about David Nevue and how he created Whispering Solo Piano Radio back in 2003. 

Please share the station! I love to support anyone, anywhere that adds beauty and goodness to this world we live in.

WHISPERINGS Solo Piano Radio! 


Penny
Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc. 
  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gorgeous Rugs from Afghanistan.

Just arrived. All up on my site! Here's a video: beautiful tribal rugs from Afghanistan. 








To see more, here is my website: Paradise Oriental Rugs! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More Beautiful Tribal Rugs in Today!

All of these pieces just arrived today. Have a look. They are all are up on my site. If you see something you LOVE, come and see us. Cheers!

Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.
137 No. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472  707-823-3355 Open Tues-Sat 12-4 or by appointment.

Rug Gallery