Magic Carpet…?

When we first moved into Lansdowne we found all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff, but as we’ve pulled down walls and pulled up floors we’re slowly reaching the last of the finds. The lounge had not one, but three layered carpets…

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/180/57909570/files/2014/12/img_4824.jpg When we peeled back the carpets we found this rug…

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It’s in surprisingly good condition with quite vibrant colours remaining, I know nothing at all about carpets or rugs, I’m guessing it might be 1920s as it’s slightly larger than the shadow of an earlier Victorian rug.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/180/57909570/files/2014/12/img_4822.jpgThere is a dark stained border around the perimeter of the room which would have been done in 1901 as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Victoria. That will be fun when we strip the floor…

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/180/57909570/files/2014/12/img_4827.jpg I’ve sent a few images of the rug out to see what I can find out about it, if there’s no updates for a while, assume we’ve hit the big time and gone to Monte Carlo!

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8 thoughts on “Magic Carpet…?

  1. Your home is loaded with old treasures! How fun to find them! It must also be a little frustrating at times…who could be so lazy as to not remove a rug before putting down new carpeting? I hope your find is worth a fortune! Wishing you blessings in 2015!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  2. That rug is gorgeous! Even if it’s not worth a fortune, it’s a treasure. So weird to carpet right over a rug! Walking in your lounge must have felt kinda squishy. Happy 2015!!

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