4.01.2013

My New Area Rug (& Obsession)

On Friday, I had a blissful day off from both school and work. With the weather being so nice I wanted to do something a little spontaneous (and it just so happens that I had access to a vehicle last week for project week). I was perusing kijiji when I spotted an estate sale close by!
 I had never been to an estate sale before, although I always wanted to try! I wasn't fully prepared for what met me (more on that tomorrow). But I did walk out with one purchase, and I consider it the deal of the century. Actually though (keep reading).
Meet my new rug:
 I'm obsessed with it.
While it definitely needs a professional cleaning, would you believe me when I say I paid less than 100 dollars total for this thing of beauty?
 My jaw dropped when I heard the price, and I immediately paid for it and stuck my 'sold' sign on it. I didn't really get to inspect it very well, but when I got home I looked it over and spotted this on the back:
 Hand-made in Pakistan, and from ELTE?! You mean this ELTE? The one with the very, VERY expensive rugs? Like many thousands expensive? Pinch me I'm dreaming.
It also had this written on the back, although I'm not sure what it means exactly...

 I believe it to be made of wool, because of the larger knots. It's foldable, which I learned in textiles this term is a sign of a high quality knotted rug. Furthermore, the fringe is woven into the rug rather than added on later. All bonuses.
Whether or not my rug is actually worth thousands remains to be seen (I am thinking about getting it appraised), but either way, I love it!!! What do you think?!
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22 comments:

Kristen said...[Reply]

Isn't it the best when you find a deal like this! I have yet to try out estate sales but now I want to! It's so hard to find good rugs, especially really large affordable ones! It looks great.

Laura Collins said...[Reply]

WOW amazing find- looks great!! xoxo
Laura

Sarah said...[Reply]

Oh WOW!!!! An Elte rug for under a hundred???? I think you hit the jackpot! SO FAB!!!! Lucky girl!

Brittany said...[Reply]

What a great find! Estate sales are my favorite because there are always so many great treasures :)

Hannah said...[Reply]

INSANE! What a steal and that is such a classic piece.

I'm interested to hear about your estate sale experience! I've never been but am hoping to go to one soon!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Michaela said...[Reply]

WHAT?! Find of the century!!! Gotta love a good estate sale deal :) It looks FAB in your space!

ChicLiving said...[Reply]

I think I need to go to an estate sale immediately! What an awesome find...it looks fabulous in your space :)

jackie jade said...[Reply]

what a great find! it's a great rug either way, but it would be nice to find out it is valuable too!
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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

Did I tell ya you would love estate sales or what?! :) So happy for you - what an amazing find!!!

coby kutcher said...[Reply]

just love the light blue in the rug!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...[Reply]

Way to go Tiffany! Now I'm sure you'll be a regular at the local estate sales : ) !

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Lisa { Showered With Design } said...[Reply]

Love finding deals! Especially for the home! & on something you will use for years!


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Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Great Find! You did GOOD!!!

Jen said...[Reply]

Amazing! Looks great!

Jen
houseofrubyjean.blogspot.com

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...[Reply]

Oh my! What a steal! Those estate sales can really turn up some amazing finds!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...[Reply]

Awesome find! Looks beautiful!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...[Reply]

I love it!! What a great find and it's gorgeous in the room!

Amy D said...[Reply]

What a great find Tiffany! I absolutely love the rug, goes great with your decor :)

Nancy said...[Reply]

Love your rug Tiff- GREAT find and a fabulous price! I'd love to go to estate sales with you..wouldn't we have a blast!
xo Nancy
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Linda {Calling it Home} said...[Reply]

Great rug....I would be obsessed, too.

charmaine said...[Reply]

Great find and an amazing deal! Love it!

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