Rugs: Tuesdays of Texture


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Rug hunting for us equals indecision. The only rug we liked in the first shop we visited would have gone well with our new reddish floor.


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But we couldn’t bring ourselves to make the purchase. We hadn’t looked at enough rugs and for some reason rug buying always makes us feel as though we have been duped.


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As we left the shop we saw this Kashmiri hand made rug. It was beautiful. A mixture of silk and wool. But we have a dog that likes to come home dirty and sometimes likes to try her digging skills with a rug. It was too expensive not to care if it was destroyed.

So we had a day out rug looking.

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Did we go a combination of sisal and material. What would the texture be like underneath the feet? How easy would it be to clean?


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The sewing looked somewhat flimsy and certainly appealing for a puppy to eat.


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Pure wool at a reasonable price but could we live with the sputnik?


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From a distance perhaps it was a butterfly. It’s texture would at least feel nice beneath the feet and cleaning should be no problem.


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Perhaps we should just go really cheap. Less than $100 we wouldn’t care.

But no, all rugged out, we purchased nothing.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to Rugs: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. What fun I had shopping with you and Roger! I love looking at rugs and you chose some really lovely ones.

    I’d like to ask a question. You are welcome to disregard or edit this out, should you not want to address. You’ve written about Muffin recently, but we’ve read nothing about Bundy. I hope he is healthy.

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  2. Ha! 😀 I’ve had similar trips. Leaving with nothing. It’s funny but kind of frustrating. Love the texture in these. Nice job.

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  3. Paula says:

    I could live with the sputnik :D. Excellent choices for texture, Irene.

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