I’ve just had a new rug delivered. I made shameless use of the young delivery guys in moving my dining table off the shabby old rug, rolling out the new rug and putting the table back. And here it is.
The rug also had Milly’s instant seal of approval — she immediately flopped down on it, claiming it without even a sniff of cautious inspection — even while I was trying to tweak the arrangement slightly, so I had to drag rug+table+dog. <g>
I say ‘new’ but it’s actually second-hand. I’ve been looking at rugs for a while now — the living area in my new house is quite big and I want to use rugs to define the sitting area and the dining area. I’m very fond of the Persian-style of rug, and though I’d looked in a few rug places, nothing really hit the spot.
I went onto ebay and saw a possibility, but when I went to the warehouse see it in person it was all reds which was a bit too much red for me. But I spotted this one sitting under a couch and asked about it. They were using it for staging because it had two tiny holes (invisible to me unless I bend down with my glasses on) so I asked how much it was.
I haggled a bit (which I’m really terrible at) and bought it, along with this old wooden tea-trolley.
Not quite sure what I’ll do with the trolley, or where I’ll put it, but for the moment it’s carrying a plant.
Now I just need to find a rug to define the lounge area.
I also discovered that it will take 16 weeks before my new bookshelves will be built. sigh. But apparently that’s the norm at the moment — covid-related shortages, apparently — and that’s from friends telling me that, not the company. So this house will remain Box City for a long while yet.
But in the meantime, I have a lovely new rug to smile at.