Tuesday, June 9, 2009

REMEMBER I SAID WE WERE GETTING IN SOME GRAIN SACK RUGS???

Images courtesy of Olivia Harsham



Well...

I don't think I've been happier about a seeing a new item for the shop as I was when we started opening up these rugs and laying them out to view them.

Each one is just fabulous!

They're soft and lightweight with a mellowed look/feel. I just adore them!

And one of the things I think I'm most excited about is the fact that these "rugs" will TOTALLY lend themselves to.....

DRUMROLL, PLEASE.....

ROMAN SHADES!!!!

When we unpacked the first one, my daughter's first remark was something like "These would be great on a window as a fold-up shade!"

Yes m'dear, they WOULD!

All that you would need to do to convert one of them into a shade is flip it over and sew on plastic drapery shade rings at evenly spaced intervals on the back - making as many rows as you want. Then thread string or cord of some kind up through each row and across the top. Tie the strings off together and attach a cleat to your window frame for tying the shade up or down to it's desired height. Voila!

(If any of you decide to try this, just email me for better directions, or try searching on line for how to make a roman shade. Once you get the concept, you'll see you can turn just about anything into one!)

The cost is very reasonable whether as a rug or a window treatment, so you can't go wrong!

There are two designs and two sizes (both designs are available in both sizes).

Wanna see?

Want one for yourself?

(Before I decide to re-do all my windows at home with them?)

Just thought you'd like to know....

~RUTH~

10 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

You are absolutely right ~ Fabulous!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

I love these Ruth! They are fabulous!

Today I used your pillow as a backdrop for a photo. It looked amazing.

I'm off to check out the rugs now...

Lynn

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Thank you, Rebecca! :)

And Lynn, how fun that you used the pillow for a shot!

Life's just too good... too good. :)

Hugs to you both!

Ruth

Jackie said...

Beautiful!

ness lockyer said...

Too nice to walk on. I think I would hang it above the fireplace as a statement piece. The shade idea is great.
Ness xx

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Ness! Excellent idea! Yes - it would be fabulous hung "tapestry-style" on a large wall -- a clean, simple focal point!

With all these great ideas, now I need to hurry and pick out a few for moi! :)

-Ruth

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Well what do you know. Those grain sack graphics really do look good on everything. Happy Wednesday.

Lisa said...

Super cool!
Hugs, Lisa

Jeanneoli said...

These are fabulous! I hope they do well in the shop.

Heidi said...

I saw (and liked!) these rugs at Mothology as well, but that site's selection is not even close to as fab as yours! Going to go check out your new stuff!
:)Heidi