Tuesday, November 10, 2015
ANTIQUES, RUGS AND BARTERING
A while back Gayle told me of a gentleman who would love to have a hooked rug. He has a home full of antiques and would love to trade something for a hooked rug. Well I love antiques so I was game for the trade. I met with Bert in his home and he showed me around his place which looks right out of the 1800 time period, Just the kind of home I would feel real comfortable in. Most of his pieces are around 1840, which is the time period I am really drawn to, We settled on a rug he wanted hooked. It is a design from a friend Kay Wild. Bert has wanted this rug for a long time. I borrowed Kay's rug and drew the pattern off the original rug. Here is the finished rug.
Here is the piece that I traded for the rug. It is an 1800 New England Mule Chest, One board( meaning one piece of would was used ) It has original red paint on the back of the chest. The top opens up and there is a candle box inside along with storing for blankets. Lots of character too. I Love this piece and I most enjoy getting to know my new friend Bert- I might just get him to try hooking, Gene Shepard watch out!