No husband should have to come home to a boring asphalt driveway after patrolling the city for 12 hours! Wouldn't you agree? There are just enough Persian rugs to cover the entire thing!
Just kidding! We were finally able to move these from the garage. It is difficult to tell, but the smallest of these is ten feet long! They are so very heavy!
I wish I could have taken a photo of my neighbor's face! You know they are always curious as to what the heck I am up to! She drove by twice and pretended not to look when I looked up and waved! Tee hee!
The rugs were all rolled up and stacked in the first bay of the garage. I was going to take them directly into the house but decided, at the last minute, to bring them into the driveway and let them air out. I'm glad I did because a little mouse had carried eight tons of birdseed into the largest carpet! No damage, just birdseed husks. Phew!
We grew more excited with each carpet we unrolled. It has been ages since I bought them on ebay and I had forgotten what they looked like! Romantic arabesques, clouds and medallions cover each one. The colors range from deep reds and turquoise, to muted greys and creams. To think, that from a humble sheep, vegetable dyes and the hands of an artisan in a far off country, 50 or more years ago, these rugs were born!
We carefully measured each carpet and I wrote the dimensions on back. Then we rolled them back up and brought them in to be vaccuumed.
Gracie helped me measure the rooms in the house, now it's time to place them!
I bought these on ebay before we even moved into our new home. There is a rug for each room and they all fit perfectly! How's that for fate? Now we get to move all of the furniture out of each room and place each rug!
It's my fault. When we moved in I was so excited to get the furniture into each room that I never even thought about the rugs. So they sat...and sat. Then I became involved with the gardens and the details that make a house a home. I knew the rugs were going to be a huge undertaking (Get it? Undertaking?)
Just to give you an idea, this rug is over 14 feet long. It was the heaviest of the group! Two days later and I am, once again, walking upright!
The rugs are stacked in our breakfast area, where six kitties and a certain puggle sit strategically, like fuzzy little chess pieces!
Six stray cats on ten Persian rugs...
I finally feel like things are coming together. This was the bottleneck, so to speak.
Have you had any recent turning points?