Friday, November 18, 2011

~ Faded,tattered and worn ~

I recently inherited this antique rug that belonged to my great aunt Clara for many years.
 My great aunt used to have it on her buffet and not used as a rug.
I wanted to actually use it as a rug,so I washed it in my washing machine with a little bleach to lighten it a bit.(I know its probably not how you are supposed to wash these old rugs) lol.
I am so happy with how it turned out because we now use it in our entryway.
I love the soft faded blue colour

Faded,tattered and worn
And the fact that it has been in our family for years makes it even more special.
I started loving these old scatter rugs when I came across my friend Tausha's blog

(Tausha ~ Simply Me)
The photo above shows three of Tausha's scatter rugs in her living room.She has some really beautiful ones.
LOVE them!

Do you have a special item in your home that has been passed down to you?

Have a wonderful weekend friends!!
Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last post
It really means alot to me

~ You still have time to enter the Ruffled Linens Giveaway!! ~


Susan Freeman said...

I like it faded too!

Susan and Bentley

Allison said...

Oh, how pretty, Rachel! I love having special and meaningful things in my home! I have a beautiful hand painted vintage bed passed down from my great great-grandmother. I treasure it. Happy Friday to you!

French said...

LOVE the pretty soft blue tones...

Anonymous said...

Love it faded Rachel, I would have done the same thing!! I bet it looks just beautiful in your home!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

You're lucky to have one, a family one at that, they are so hard to find. I can't believe you were brave enough to put bleach in the wash but it turned out so the blue.

I have several pieces given to my that were my great-grandmothers. My favorite is a little red French transferware platter. I love living with special family things especially when they fit in with my own decorating.

Enjoy your rug! :)

Debbie said...

How wonderful that you have a handed down piece that is tattered and worn, Rachel. I'm sure it will look beautiful in your home.
Your friends scatter rugs are pretty too!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I love old family pieces, things that I can connect to a person! They have a value that you just can't put a dollar sign on. Your rug is one of those and I'm glad that you're getting to enjoy it! I would never part with my favorite Christmas ornament from when I was a child. My parents had it on their tree before I was born. Not sure of its origin, but it's Mercury glass with a cut out in the front. Inside is a glass ball that contains orange liquid. It shines and reflects the orange color and that of the tree lights. It was always my absolute favorite so I was thrilled the year my mom gave it to me for my tree! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

Angie said...

Lucky girl--that is one beautiful rug and I love it bleached out! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Unknown said...

Wow Rachel! It's perfect and I'm with you washing it.. I was everything, even down pillows or blankets. It's beautiful!

Tricia said...

What a pretty rug, Rachel. I love things like that with a special meaning. One of my most favorite things I have is...get ready for this...a coconut. Isn't that funny?! When my grandpa was in the service he mailed it to my grandma from Guam, not in a box or anything. It has her address painted right on the side of it. I love that thing.

Hope you have a good weekend :)

Gracie's Cottage said...

That's beautiful...I don't have much passed down from the family - just lots of happy memories.


Vintage Gal said...

I like it faded ~ it's perfect! I have an old cookie jar handed down to me from my mother. I LOVE it

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone~I loved reading your special items that have been passed down to you~Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

This rug is so beautiful, how lucky that you inherited it =)...Wishing you a lovely weekend! Xoxoxo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

How lovely...the rug and the story behind it..x0

Blondie's Journal said...

How sweet that the rug was passed down to you...I love the old and faded!! This is just perfect!


summersoul said...

very special Rachel. I have a child's rocking chair that is canes, my fave. It was my mom's when she was a little girl. It now sits in my girls' room.


savvycityfarmer said...

I had to giggle about the bleach part ... only you, my dear

gotta love it

Heaven's Walk said...

You are such a daring girl, Rachel! lol! How did you know that you wouldn't ruin that rug with adding bleach?? It sure turned out beautiful, though! Love the soft, faded, "spent many years in the sunshine" look. :) Oh...and Tausha's house...? LUV.

xoxo laurie

rusty hinge said...

I love this rug! So true about how special it is when it has been passed down to you. We just recently lost my husband's grandmother to cancer and I was given her formal dishes and an old chest that she finished herself. Items like that are treasured and will get passed down to my children someday.
PS Thank-you so much again for all your sweet comments on my blog, they make my day!

Sweet Young Journey said...

Yes, l love it faded too! I've also fallen in love with them after seeing them in Tausha's home. Your is just beautiful and what a treasure to having something so special passed down from family!
xo Cheryl

Unknown said...

That’s nice! Isn’t it amazing how being old and faded can create an attractive vibe to your home? I think it’s not the design or the color that makes it awesome, but the fact that it is a legacy. Great job!

Tom Monahan