Saturday, March 03, 2007

Color! Fantasy! Glory!

More pics from our surprise carpet show.

The shiny ones are silk.

The one Melinda Snodgrass is fondling is a vision of paradise, with animals, trees, fountains, and one very happy guy.


Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

I'm sure Bob is grateful that I wasn't there.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

parris here -

the private showing was a delight, and made selecting some rugs for the new floors upstairs a pleasure.

The cream and dusty rose silk 4x6 in the pic above the pic of Melinda is now mine. Mine I tell you!

Ali is a consumate sales person. We had agreed on a terrific price for 4 rugs, ranging from a 8ft wool runner, a wool/silk 4x6 and 8x12 for the bedroom, and the silk for my room. He saw the house and front hallway, brought in a tribal green, cream and rust that's about 5x7 that looked so good in the hallway we kept it.

I showed Ali the living room, and he agreed that the red and black rug you and Kathy kept would have worked very well there. He promised to keep that in mind for next year.

I'm well on the way to wiping out all memory of the orange shag upstairs. For that alone, I'm grateful.

Still planning on hitting Crownpoint sometime this year for some smaller rugs for downstairs. But the more formal old furniture (Thanks grandma) works well with the Turkish rugs. I doubt we'll buy more that two rugs next year, but will look forward to seeing Ali and all the beauty he can haul in one large van.

Next year you'll have enough time to make sure there's a large crowd eager to buy. I've spent a lot of time looking for new furnishings for Terrapin, and can attest that the prices we got from Ali for hand-made silk/wool rugs were better than the prices of machine made wool rugs from local furniture stores.

All praise to the creators of such beauty, may they prosper and may these wonderful crafts live on, even in our age of machine-produced crap that breaks down or wears out before you've finished paying it off.

Thanks Walter and Kathy for hosting the event, it was a lot of fun.

12:09 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

You're very welcome, Parris. Come and enrich my commissions any time!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can I buy one of these rug from sandy

1:52 PM  

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