Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Old White Rug


When I was twelve  years old my folks built a new house and I chose pink walls and red
carpeting for my  bedroom. It sounds bizarre, but it was cute. Above is one of the two
white rugs my mother bought for the floor. It had a fringe around it, but over the years
it began unraveling and rotting. So I cut it off. It wasn't very pretty after that. I saw a
rug very similar recently on another blog where someone had crocheted a scalloped
edge around the rug.

It was so much fun making these scallops. And it turned out just the way I had hoped it
would. I really don't have many things that I've saved from my childhood, and had I realized
years ago this was stuck in an old box, it probably wouldn't have been here either. It's silly
but this rug brings me joy whenever I look at it. One, because of all the memories attached
to it from my teens years at home, and secondly because it's the first time I've ever tried my
hand at scalloping and it actually turned out not looking too bad.
Simple pleasures-Sometimes we find them where we least expect them!
Today I'm partying with:

28 comments:

  1. How great that you salvaged it! The scallops look great.

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  2. The rug turned out just great, and so nice to still have a childhood piece. How did you ever think up that idea:)

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  3. Kim, that's just beautiful and I love the way you use it on a tabletop! Memories... sweet memories!

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  4. That is just awesome and looks great. I don't have anything from my teen room and sometimes wished I had kept something..nor do I have pictures to tell show the kids, "yes we had that back then" LOL

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  5. So cute...glad you were able to resurrect these fun memories!

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  6. I love the new edge on your childhood rug...so sweet!

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  7. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  8. The rug looks wonderful with the newly added edge. You did a great job.

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  9. I'm impressed that you still have something from your childhood and it looks GREAT!

    Nicely done.

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  10. Good job...turned out great and looks really pretty in your setting.

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  11. Wow I am impressed that you still have something from your old room as a teenager, AND that something was WHITE for goodness sake and STILL looks sooo good! The edging looks wonderful. I saw this done too, and it is such a good idea. Have a good day!

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  12. The rug looks really pretty, Kim. You did a great job and lucky you to have a treasure from your childhood! Have a great day!

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  13. What a great idea! And you get to enjoy the rug for many more years! I was just thinking that this could be done in a color to coordinate with a room as well. Very cute!

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  14. Looks wonderful!!! I to don't have much from my childhood....happy for you that you have it and it looks great!

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  15. What a great way to rescue an old friend. It turned out great. I love that you still have it. xo Diana

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  16. You are so smart! You did a great job making the scalloped edge on your mat. What a fun keepsake to have. Hugs, Pamela

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  17. Adorable! Great idea! You re-purposed it!!

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  18. I love that you saved this little rug from your childhood!
    Great job on the scalloping.

    Isn't funny how lucky we are to find simple little pleasures in everyday items. Things that put a smile on our faces.

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  19. Hi Kimberly!

    That scallop does look good on the rug. Funny how the little thing can trigger our memories.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting about my recent crocheting post. I just love all the bright yarns that were used. I really do want to try it myself.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  20. It looks lovely, Kim.. It is so nice to have something in your home that makes you smile when you look at it..
    God bless..

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  21. That looks so pretty! How wonderful that it has such good memories attached to it too. :-)

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  22. You did such a nice job on the scallop, doesn't it finish it off nice?! How fun that you still have that rug from when you where young and those type of rugs last forever. I have several and never hesitate to pick them up at the thrift shops. xo

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  23. I love seeing pieces that have a history to them. How wonderful that you have something to decorate with from your childhood home. You did a great job in finding a creative way to rescue it to use now. Thanks for sharing your sweet story on my party!

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  24. Wonderful rescue! I recently found some little treasures that had been in my childhood bedroom. They'd be packed away for years. I put them right out on the bookshelf where they really belong.

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  25. Simple pleasures really are the best.
    I had a red rug kind of like that in my bedroom as a teenager, it had a fringe. My comforter had red and pink roses on it. Wonderful memory!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  26. What a great looking border! Wonderful work. I had dusty pink carpeting and walls in my teenage room with a white bedspread and shams. I loved that room. My father had a job, though, covering the pink before they sold the house many years later.

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