Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A New-to-Me Rug

Hank, November 30

We were at my revered mother-in-law's house for Thanksgiving. It had been a while since I'd been there. I admired one of her rugs and said, "If you ever get tired of this, I'll take it off your hands." She is like me in the sense that her feelings for a household object can turn on a dime.  She said, "You can have it, I am trying to get rid of some things, and it is more you than me. I think it is too Native-American for me." It's a kilim from Turkey. But I knew what she meant.  She is more the Aubusson type.

So we brought it home and I am loving it in that spot.  I like the dark rug in the light-colored sun room, and it helps ground my couch, now in its winter plumage.  Do you find that you want to change up your d├ęcor from season to season?  I like having a bare floor in the summer, but it's a nice change for fall to have something lying there besides the dog.

And somehow in my system of decorating beliefs, the kilim rug and the tartan blankets totally go together.

Here's another pic that shows the rug better.

New-to-Me Rug

Speaking of things from far-off places, my parents are returning from Australia tomorrow.  They've been gone for a month, down there visiting my sister, who continues to live 8,000 miles away from me in selfish pursuit of her own life.  Amy, don't you know I need you to come over here and look at my rug?

I am glad that Mom and Dad will be back on this side of the world.  We are used to seeing them every couple of weeks, either here or up in the mountains.  I know they are sad to leave the other grandchildren, but I have two here who are very fetching.

The only downside of their return is that we'll have to give them their iPad back.  That's what Hank is so engrossed in above.  It was nice of them to leave it in our care.  iPad, you will be missed.  And Dad, I owe you $18.97 for the iTunes purchase of Plants vs. Zombies, Smallworld, and an episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."  Sorry about that last one but we canceled our cable and I had to find out what the deal was with Phaedra's baby because there was no way that chick didn't know how far along her pregnancy was.  Please.

Anyway, rugs, iPads, hurray for generous grandparents!

It is raining here with the raining.  It rains therefore I blogs.  Please enjoy your day.

16 comments:

Elle said...

hey there, funny lady w great taste + a clean house. I'm into it. xo

Michele said...

I think that the tartan and the rug go very well. They are both tribal.

Hank looks adorable playing on the iPad. I want one bad enough that I am almost to the point of begging here at the library.

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

AMEN about Phaedra!! I am sorry, but ANY first-time mom knows when their kid is due. I totally agree w/ NeNe when she was all "ghetto girls may not know who the daddy is, but they sure 'nuff know when they're birthing" or however she put it...probably at about that level of eloquence.

Rebekah said...

I really like the rug in the sunroom too. Please come to my house and help me decorate some day :)

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

If your interest in that rug ever turns on a dime . . .

; )

It looks fabulous, dahling. Truly.

mmeperpetua said...

Atlanta is THE BEST Housewives. No contest. I absolutely loved it when Kim whipped out her high-falutin' nursin' words. Surfactant!

Becky said...

OMG Perpetua. I know, surfactant!

It is a close contest between the Atlanta group and the Beverly Hills ladies. An all-you-can-eat crazy contest.

Ginny Marie said...

I thought that looked like an iPad! I haven't had the pleasure of trying one out yet...have just looked jealously at photos of other people using them!

Elizabeth said...

The rug is swanky. I'm dying for a rug in our house despite the fact that our seasons are minimal. It's all bare floors around here, except for my daughter's room.

In fact, I'll take the rug if you decide you want an Aubusson.

Amy said...

That rug is almost worth a 9000 mile trip. Love the way it looks in there! Man, I miss being able to leave the parents' or in-laws' with new major acquisitions!

And yes...Dad mentioned there were a few extra purchases on his iTunes account. :)

Beth said...

I'm writing this comment on my new iPad!!! I asked for it for my birthday, which isn't for 3 more weeks, but you know, urgency.. Have you seen Angry Birds HD on the pad? Awesome.

You really are the decorating guru. Why you hiding your light under a bushel, girl?

Veronica said...

Very nice, looks warm and cozy in there.

The Stiletto Mom said...

LOVE the rug!!! It showcases Hank nicely. :)

Sjn said...

from one cancer survivor to another, I thank you for your words of support. I know we are both grateful that science and medicine and prayers and love are seeing us through.
I think of you all the time and my prayers are always with you. xoxox

Star said...

Another great post. Especially appreciated the bit about your sister selfishly deciding to lead her own life so far away (I did it, too...Thank the Cosmos for Skype!). Lovely house. Thanks for sharing.

Jenni said...

Love the rug.

Oscar plays that Plant/Zombie game on my mom's iPhone and loves it. Isn't it amazing how the kids seems to naturally know how to use all these iThings? It is second nature to them. A touch screen computer is basically all they are going to know. Crazy, man, crazy.