Saturday, June 25, 2016

Too Much Fun Working!

Was chatting with a neighbor the other day in the front yard as our dogs were engaged in
rapturous greetings and she mentioned she was looking for a rug for a small room adjacent to her kitchen. As she only lives a couple doors down the street I offered to bring a few rugs home for her to look over.

With rugs, less is not more, more is the best. I brought a number of pieces for her to try and we had a great time, all the while getting tons of attention and love from her wonderful puppy Coco.

Coco was found on the beach in Mexico where they have their second home, abandoned and left to fend for herself . Never in my life have I met such a sweet, loving dog, other than my companion dog Prince who is also a rescue.

My neighbor is pretty darn nice too! Here is the rug she selected and her beautiful puppy Coco!

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Little Rug That Could!

The smaller the rug, the more places one can find to use and enjoy it. A small piece can be hung on the wall, used on the side or at the end of a bed, in a bathroom, and yes, people use Oriental rugs in their bathrooms and many other locations in their homes.

Recently, I purchased a number of Persian rugs for my gallery and some of them spoke to me right away. Of course, before they were shipped I studied the photos from my wholesalers within an inch of their lives! My middle name is fussy and sometimes when I have numerous rugs shipped to the gallery I might return one or two pieces, if just not right.

It's always very exciting to get new rugs in and with this recent shipment there was one piece I could not resist and so I did acquire a very small runner for my collection but there were many jewels I passed up.

One such piece is "The Little Rug That Could". At first glance I thought to myself, those are pretty colors. This piece is interesting. The next day I continued to look and then discovered tiny little dogs sneaking into the landscape from varied and whimsical spots. The third day I was almost mesmerized by the color combinations that were so perfectly harmonious that I had to step back and admire the perfection of how each of the colors within the drawing was so perfectly placed to compliment the color next to it!

The fourth day I started wondering if I might just take this little rug home but held back as I had been featuring the rug in the front window of my gallery and it was getting some attention. Last night I received an email of interest on this piece. Today, I shipped it out of state "on approval" as we do.

This little rug, with all these beautiful greens, blues and the other colors you see below, had a great drawing.  If you were to try to envision an amazing small rug, I guarantee you, you would never have thought of this but the weavers did! Here and there, in the course of doing business, there appears a rug that never stops improving. This is one such piece.  As it was shipped out on "an approval" basis, if it comes back, it's mine!

This type of design is called a Landscape Gabbeh. They are finely woven like the very best Gabbehs (similar to Kahskuli quality) with plant-based dyes and hand spun wool. I wish I had more photos with close-ups but these two photos are all I have.

The Little Rug That Could!
 The Little Rug That Could has found it home! Just got the call so this piece has been sold.

Here are a few more of what I call jewels. These pieces are available as of this moment.
For me, this piece with the aubergine background has the most delicate Tree of Live drawing I have ever seen, I found to be quite spiritual. I see midnight stars at the base of the tree.

Another LOVELY landscape Gabbeh, this one also has luscious light and dark greens with mountains, trees and sky!

This runner is in the classic Cypress and Willow design with the Tree of Life taking center stage in a deeply saturated gorgeous blue. Superlative runner!

If you have any interest in these types of rugs, please visit my site and have a look.
Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc. 

We are 55 miles north of San Francisco but we do ship all over the US on "an approval" basis.

The UnderCoverRugLover