New RUG!!!!


Yes, the use of exclamation points in the title was needed. Because.... we have a new rug for the living room!!! Thank you HUBBY for this fab anniversary present (we are celebrating 3 years of marriage today!) If you follow me on Instagram you already saw one pic (taken in the yard of the CraigsList seller we were picking it up from...) but here it is in our space.

Try as I might, I'm just not a 'beige' person. I love the look of neutral rooms but when it comes down to it, I need color. So, my initial Flor option didn't end up winning out. However, I hold that the tape was an integral part of the process :)

I know this rug might not be every one's cup of tea.... But I really love it! One of my favorite things in both fashion and decor are unique pieces- items that no one else has! Which is why I love vintage/thrift shopping.

I had been checking CraigsList in St. Louis pretty much every day for a month and a half and couldn't find a rug that A. was the right size (8x11) and B. I actually liked. So on a whim, I checked the listings in Lawrence, KS because we were traveling there for Memorial Day and BOOM. I found her. The seller said his mother purchased it from an estate sale 20 years ago and had just been holding onto it ever since. They claim they've never even used it and its in awesome shape so I believe them.  Before installing it in the living room, I followed these instructions to clean it.

So, all in all, I'm a reeeeeally happy camper! Tonight, we are going out for a fun dinner to celebrate our anniv AND the fact we have a great rug. Maybe I'm the only one who will be celebrating the rug, but whatev.

And because I'm a sap, I just have to share a pic from our wedding.  It truly was the most wonderful day.

PS! As I was pinning yesterday, I ran across this pin from my friend Hallie. Apparently, the symbol in the center of our rug is the Chinese symbol for 'luck'... I just really love that!


  1. 3 years!!! Dang! When did you guys get so old and mature! Hope you 2 have a great day!

  2. Looks great!!! Score one for Craigslist and Bonus for the luck symbol :)

  3. AnonymousMay 30, 2012

    Nice work on the choices, rug and spouse. Love you!


  4. Yay!!! Happy Anniversary Lovely!!! Your room looks GORGEOUS!!!! Love!

    Sarah xo

  5. Yay!! So glad you all like it too! Was really worried that 95% of people would think it's 'granny'... I guess it kinda is, but whatever!

    1. Uuuum so not granny, it's fab! The pattern is delish.

  6. Love it! Happy Anniversary!!

  7. LOVE! The stained glass windows. So pretty

  8. Great rug! We have quite a few of those types of rugs in our house. What a sweet Anniversary gift. :)

  9. What a great gift! Happy Anniversary. I hope this day is a great one for you both.

  10. Seriously love your room! The different patterns are perfect together. And, happy anniversary!

  11. YAY! Good things come to those who wait - love! And happy happy anniversary!

  12. Thank you all SO much! You are just beyond sweet! xoxo!

  13. LOVE it!! And happy anniversary to you!!!

  14. I LOVE that rug! it is gorgeous! and so was your wedding picture!

  15. Hi, I'm here from S&S. I love your room...and that rug. So glad to have found your blog. You will love my CL table I am sharing today. It is probably a good thing we don't live in the same town...we would definitely bee fighting for the same pieces.


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