Monday, July 16, 2012

Gruesome Rug

I love thrifting.  Especially when I find awesome things.

This past week-end Nate and I headed out with my family.  I really didn’t have anything on my “must find” list.  That’s usually when I get in trouble.

On our last stop I spotted a beautiful rug.  The colors spoke to me.  Rugs speak to you too, right?  I was expecting it to be pricey but thought I’d check.  $30.  What the what?  No stains.  No rips.  No weird makings.

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Just animals killing other animals.  Oh my.  Gruesome.  My brother gave me his seal of approval once he saw the carnage.

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I don’t know what says “Welcome to Our Home” more than Ligers (they’re mythical) attacking gazelles.

I like how it plays well with the Macademia color in the entry and the Smoky Blue in the dining room.  It was meant to come home with me.

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It’s missing a little fringe on the ends but I think it gives it even more character.  Ike agrees.

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Any fabulous thrift finds recently?  Do items with animal attacks have good feng shui?

33 comments:

  1. love love love! i saw it on instagram and was hoping you bought it for me. i think ike is having a stand off with me though.

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  2. Nice fine! but ligers are real :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger

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  3. That rug is both beautiful AND hilarious. And maybe a tad creepy.

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  4. Awesome find! I'm pretty sure thrifting is better than drugs. I mean, I wouldn't know because I've never partaken in recreational or hardcore drug use, but I'm sure the rush you get when you find something is comparable to the rush you would get while on heroin.

    We must be thrifting twins today because I posted about the $.50 Pottery Barn shower curtain I found at Goodwill Outlet. High five for thrifting.

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  5. can you believe that i have still never been thrifting? i don't know where to go! I need a thrifting buddy. This rug is amazing. I feel like it would have been $400 in a store.

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  6. Love it! I have big plans for thrifting this week. Hope to get some goodies!

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  7. Haha I love the carnage. What a good conversation starter for house tours :)

    The thrift stores by me are, well, lacking to put it nicely so I rarely find anything great but hopefully I'll get to do some shopping next time we travel!

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  8. So cool! My parents took home a rug once and we got it back and it has Arabic writing on it in a way that makes it looks like decoration but I'm pretty sure its an Islamic prayer rug and says something like "Praise Allah". Ah well.

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  9. Hi! I love that rug, and it's def a conversation piece! I need an entry rug, as my pooch has a passion for rugs too - eating them! LOL!

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  10. This is great!
    Love the quirkiness of the design... Especially since from a distance it appears to be your typical floral/swirly pattern.

    All the thrift/second hand stores around here smell funky, so I can't bring myself to purchase anything. Blech!

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  11. The only thing sweeter than area rugs are area rugs depicting violence of some sort. Beautiful.

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  12. "Welcome to our home; we promise this is not what Ike will do to you." You could say they were mating violently if that seemed better. But probably not. Forget I said that.

    Great find for $30! I went yard saleing this past Friday and spent $8 total on like 10 things. I love second-hand stuff.

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  13. What a deal! I probably would have never noticed that those were animals killing animals. Ha!! It looks great!

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  14. Hehe. When I first aw this post, I thought there was going to
    Be a huge blood stain from a homicide or anything. The ligers, I can handle. Circle of life, I say.

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  15. Nice find!! And I think the gruesomeness adds to its character- a great story to tell new visitors when they enter the house right??

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  16. Gosh your wood floor is just so beautiful! The rug really pops!

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  17. Nice! I got a rug at Goodwill recently ($45!!!) and was quite pleased with my purchase. Your's is much more interesting though.

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  18. what a fantastic find! Nice work! Did you have to clean it? Or did you just leave it all thrift stor-ey?

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    1. I beat it outside really well and vacuumed it. Sprayed some Febreeze on it. Let's hope that killed anything living on it.

      Ike usually goes nuts over new and/or dirty things but he could care less about this rug so I'm thinking it's fairly clean.

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    2. Sounds good enough for me!

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  19. Heh. Hehehehee!!

    I would have brought it home too. Ike looks especially proud of it!

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  20. Excellent! That's a great rug, and it looks so perfect--the colors are great in your house. I have yet to find any great thrift stores out here in Utah . . . I need to find some thrifting pros out here to point me in the right direction. Or maybe I'm just not good at thrifting. That's too sad a thought to dwell on . . . focusing my energies on finding thrifting pros instead.

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  21. Great rug, ties all the colours together in your home. Great price too.

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  22. What a fun find - the colors are amazing and I'm guessing most people won't even notice the detail until it is pointed out.

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  23. The ligers are awesome! The colors are also spot-on for your entry. I also posted about a thrift store find today. I found a gigantic mirror for just $15! And I don't even have an overwhelming need to paint the frame (double score!).

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  24. I think it is a beautiful rug with great colors! Unless you stare at it, you really don't notice the attacking animals. And for the people who do notice it, it makes a great conversation piece! And Ike likes it, what more could you want! Have a great week!
    -Shelley

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  25. No worries, rugs speak to me, too. And I'm with you--if I don't have a list or something I need to look for I'm in trouble. I tend to come home with about forty things I never intended but are still awesome.

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  26. Nice find! Your dog is adorable!!

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  27. It is a beautiful rug, and perfectly sized as well. I need to find me a rug like yours, you know, one that people can come in, and actually not have to rush to take their shoes off before they take a second step...that sorta of rug. I bet Ike likes the new smells on the rug ;)

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  28. Ike is looking very debonaire on that rug! Good purchase :)

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  29. I love it! And the way it brings out the colors in the walls is great! That rug is too perfect!

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  30. LIGERS! That's exactly what my house is missing! How did I not notice this yet?!

    I love that rug. It's perfect in your foyer! And $30? PSSSH.

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