Friday, January 2, 2015



Years ago, we stopped buying each other gifts on special occasions.  We find more joy in buying together something special.  Our birthdays are in November and December, so in some years we splurge on a three-in-one gift.

This year we bought a new/old hand-knotted wool rug.
This year I suppose it was more of a present for me than Bob, as I have had my eye on it in a local antique store forever!    
We've lived with it for almost two months now, and are thrilled with the way it brightens up our living room.  The colors are luscious!

I'm joining the following:
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturdays
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Coastal Charm for Tuesday Show and Share
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday


Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's beautiful and a great together gift!

A Few Pennies said...

Gorgeous rug! I am a rug nut and as soon as I spied your blog title and saw the snipet of the red beauty; I was hooked to see more. It looks beautiful in your room.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful rug! Happy New Year!

SmilingSally said...

Oh Sally,

It's gorgeous! And, it's blue! Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

joyh82 said...

Beautiful! Great gift.
Joy @ Books and Life

Black Jack's Carol said...

I really, really love that rug! Just gorgeous! So happy for the two of you, because even if it was more your dream, the brightness it adds to the room will benefit everyone who spends time with it.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Gorgeous Sally! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you both!! I couldn't think of a thing to buy my hubby so I told him no gifts. We did go buy a new freezer on Sat. and he also brought me home a new laptop. Mine has been giving me troubles.

bj said...

OOO, Sally...that does it. Now, I HAVE to come see you again this coming summer so I can see with my own eyes this beautiful rug.
I. love. it.
So glad you got it...I know it must really brighten things up. Bill and I do the same thing gifts for the house, time, a long time ago, tho, it was a new car. hahhaa...
He has that same CRUD you mentioned...sick as a dog and coughing his head off. I am staying as far away from him as I can without sleeping in the backyard. hahhaa.
hugs, bj

Unknown said...

I am do glad I popped in! Your rug is beautiful and I am really jealous! But I am a lover of red and blue with some green thrown in. What a great find!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is exactly the rug I want also. I have been looking at local estate sales for 2 years now. Found one but not willing to pay the big price.
I want the red color to pop in my blue room.
Love it

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The Charm of Home said...

Just beautiful!