Friday, June 24, 2011

THERE IS A GOD

Sometimes, if you are lucky and the stars align and the gods of shopping shine upon you, you look down and rolled up in the corner is a perfectly worn rug, just the way you like them. You take it to the counter and again your treasure hunting luck is sprinkled with fairy dust, for the cashier states 5 dollars. So for 5 dollars and some odd cents, you have a new antique rug, and you say to yourself, there is a god.


19 comments:

Share my Garden said...

FIVE DOLLARS!! I'm getting on a plane right now!

Al said...

Fabulous find! Enjoy every fantastic stitch of it! Love to hear happy endings like this one.

An Urban Cottage said...

That's a beauty!

betsy said...

Can you imagine a story behind this rug? Where it has been, who has walked over it. The provenance of a find like this is so intriguing. But who will ever know?

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Amazing!!!!!

Sarah atRosePetals said...

OMG! That's right....I am SOOOO jealous! Bet that was a happy day! :)

Mlle Paradis said...

hey no kidding, great find!

haven't been by for a while but OMG those "other path" photos!!!!! no turning around now please!

stunning.

eileen @ www.happyhorsesh-t.blogspot.com said...

Un-belieeeeeve-able! I want to know what shopping gods you are worshipping and just what you are sacrificing, because I need a $5 rug in my life.

I would settle for a man head on my mantle like you have in your blog header, though.

A Perfect Gray said...

really. is there any better feeling? I found one of my own this week, about the same size. only the shop dude said, 'forty dollars.' ugh. I wanted to hear 'twenty bucks.' If he'd have said 'five dollars' I would have turned a cartwheel! mine didn't come home with me. glad yours did...donna

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

The Gods of Rugs have been happy with you.
I love worn rugs, the older the better and this is a beauty. Like Betsy said I always try to imagine where a rug has been and what it has seen.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Oh my, you've positively reaffirmed my faith here.
Bravo, Alcira

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Hellohello baby said...

There is a God.

And he thougt: "There is a Man that will love this rug just the way I want it to be loved."

"Thank Man" God said and made sure his beloved rug found its way to you.

Midcenturymadam said...

Stupendous! Where will you put it? Do you have a place picked out or will it go from room to room until you find the perfect spot? And will you photograph it in its new home? I hope so. I really need to keep myself far away from estate sales and thrift stores. It's sooo hard when I see posts like this.

vicki archer said...

Treasure when you least expect it=perfection....xv

Fabiana said...

I love when that happens! Enjoy your treasure! xo

ciao from Newport Beach

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W.E. said...

I'm positively green with envy....that rug is perfectly worn and wonderful!

The Vintique Object said...

Yes, yes. And where will you put such a fabulous find?

I love a good oriental in the kitchen.
Camille

kacky said...

5 dollars???? STOP IT! That is incredible!