My mom tells people that her house is decorated in “Early Cottage” style. This is not so secret code for “Yes, our furniture is mostly made up of unwanted pieces from the summer cottages, half of which may border on antique, but that’s merely by happenstance.” The cottages are old.
There was a time in my life when this embarrassed me to no end.
Of course that was during those years where the fact that I had parents that interacted with other people embarrassed me to no end.
Those times are gone.
I now happily go out in public with either of my parents and have a house complete with a few “Early Cottage” touches of it’s own
I love my “Early Cottage” rug and thought it would be a perfect addition to this weeks Mundane Monday even if the clouds did roll in before I caught the beam of sunlight that often falls across it.
We had a lot of those kind of rugs when I was growing up. There was always one in front of the kitchen sink. John’s great grandmother, Sophie Anderson, made most of them.
I love these rugs. We have a few other smaller ones too. They are just so cheerful! (And I’m not going to lie, I also love how they hide a fair amount of dirt and grime in their colors and stripes before you need to wash them!)
You need to paint your toenails… Maybe that green from your early cottage rug…
I was looking at my toenails as I was taking the picture and debating painting them. But, obviously, I didn’t because it would be crazy to paint your toenails to take a picture of your rug and because who’s even going to say anything about it anyway…
Lovely post. 🙂
That rug was in my bedroom at The Big House when I was a little kid.
No… It can’t possibly be *that* old! 😉
We had a beautiful hand made rug from my husband grandmother. Very similar to yours. It was a wedding gift but it was destroyed in a fire.
That’s too bad. I love the colors of this one. Perfectly cheerful without being obnoxious! 🙂
We also have similar rug here. It is the cheapest and most handy rugs ever!!
I love this style of rugs. Fun colors, easy wash (the small ones anyway) and they just seem friendly! 🙂
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I like that photo. Not least because we had a rug exactly like that.