Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flying carpets / rugs....they're out there...

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from Ceccialdi

They're out there. Rugs zooming off to new owners. Not necessarily with little poppets hitching a ride, but flying about nonetheless. Yes a new rug is only a mouse click away. Have a look at these beauties from Buyster Rugs. They're not expensive. They follow ethical trading practices. And I can tell you from personal experience that their service is fantastic. Try CSN Rugs if you're in the US.

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For more lovely rugs, real works of art, do a bit of mouse clicking over at Etsy. Left to right, Crocheted Rug from Sago on Tuesday, Faux Bearskin from Fringe Collection, Handwoven Recycled Wool Sweater Rug from Five Forty, Nunofelted Rug / Wallhanging from Vilte, Handpainted Floor Cloths from Dwagonflies

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Of course you could whip up your own floor covering like these below. I know the next two aren't technically 'rugs' but I couldn't resist sharing these clever ideas. This first pic makes me yearn for a cement floored studio where I could splatter paint about.

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Here's one that's been painted onto a wooden floor by clever Genevieve Gail, with some tips on doing your own.

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Or paint a rug of your own in any design and color that your heart desires. In this one a piece of vinyl/linoleum is flipped, and painted on. There are instructions here if you want to try it yourself.


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Whether your rug comes to you flying through cyberspace, or flying from your fingers, keep your landing pad cleared and ready! And if your still hangin about here from the Halloween Party and giveaway in the prior post, be careful taking off on your broom; there are obstacles about...

44 comments:

Renee said...

Chrisy finally I am going to follow your lead and have a giveaway tomorrow so come over.

Love Renee xoxo

Clorivak said...

Omigoodness you read my mind...I am looking for a couple of rugs like a maniac for my new apartment. What beautiful choices!!! I have to go and check these out, hopefull some ship to Canada...eep..they better.
Have a Great Week!! :)

Sophia said...

Ohhh.what a great post. I loved the red rose carpet one! :)

Hope you had a good Monday!

Stop by when you can. The Queen made two special announcements at the Manor!

Jetta's Nest said...

I so wanted to do our concrete floor in bright colours when we moved in but alas Mr Jettas Nest loves a good ol' fashioned neutral colour so it's baby poop brown all the way here.....I'll be showing him this pic though...might twist his arm :)

Linda S. Socha said...

I love this post...but then I love your blog Christy! The rugs are great!

elsiee said...

my hubs is rug crazy so although I like them too HE gets to pick out our rugs and his taste runs to the traditional - hmmmmmm maybe something fanciful is in order for my powder room... why yes, I believe it is!!

Rose said...

Oh I adore the red rose rug! How lovely that would be in a lounge room. And that yellow painted floor is quite amazing. I also spied the gorgeous chair in that last photo, i wish i had one of those for my bedroom.

Rose

demandablog said...

I love the painted wooden floor. How creative and adorable!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous carpets, darling! Love the polka dots!

xoxox,
CC

studioJudith said...

You always find the BEST stuff at etsy ... .
I should give up doing my own searches and just blindly follow you.
(love the polka dot rug,too ... .)

Jjjjj

Hot Fudge said...

what a glorious collection of rich, fabulous rug ideas. How I'd love to shock the world by painting my own rug on the family room floor!

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous rugs and floors! I'm actually in dire need of a new one... very inspiring! :)

Hey Harriet said...

It would be fun to splatter paint on a concrete floor! I like the painted wooden floor. Amazing quality! That cute little doggy looks so realistic!

DELiciousDesignz said...

Oh I love the polka dot lino, and the rose mat..and the painted floor....all so very cool.

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

I love the peacock rug, and absolutely love the painted concrete floor.

Sam said...

Sylvia Plath! I'm so with her there - although I think people do that anyway, don't they - they bring their own life and experience to any piece...I love those plush rugs - I'd love to take my shoes off and shuffle all over them!! That last room and rug are so nice!!

LindaGJ said...

As I've said before, you always have the best posts!!! Always enchanting. Gorgeous rugs and painted floors too! I guess the pup is the rug on that yellow floor! Is that your pup? So cute.
Thank you for all your ideas and how to dos!
Linda :)

cabin + cub said...

I remember it took me almost 6 months to find the perfect rug for our house! i wish I had seen this post then. ;)

Susan Tuttle said...

thank you for sharing these splendid rugs:)

Chrisy said...

Oh yes, they make you wish you had a huge castle so that rugs could be flung about willie nillie, and floors painted on a whim, with somebody else to clean them of course, and a good looking man to lay on them with in front of those open fires...

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

There is nothing like a good rug under your feet! I would so love a cabin so that I could throw one over the sofa like in the pics. The painted ones bring me to the beach house...so many to choose from!

Snowbrush said...

I'll just have to vote for the feathers--and you can throw in the snake plant from another photo too.

Annabelle said...

We all need a magic carpet to take us somewhere lovely and warm.Waitng on hardwood floors and maybe later I'll come back for some pointers to the right direction .Lovely post!

Adore the pooch!
Annabelle >^..^<

Mizz Snape said...

The splatterpaint on the floor reminded me of two things: Isaac from Heroes, and awesomeness. Talk about inspired art! *note to self for future dream home*

jeannette stgermain said...

It would be cool to have a splatter paint floor, but I think that would be too much for hubby:)
Also, I love the rug with the feather print and the roses print!

I realised that you were not on my bloglist for some time, but today you appeared again!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Forgive me while I gush over that splendidly adorable puppy for a movement, awwwwwwwwww!!!

Delightful, dreamy, wonderful post, sweet soul, I've always wished magic carpets were real. It would be unimaginably lovely to zip around the sky like a bird for any time you fancied.


Wishing you a marvelous & serene weekend, honey!
♥ Jessica

Splendid Little Stars said...

such a perfect thought by Plath and quote from Fitzpatrick. I have often thought that. Art is a living entity that gives birth to yet more art, be it the art of interpretation, feeling, or expression.
The cement floor is wonderful and the polka dot linoleum is fabulous!

noodle and lou said...

what a great post! that painted wood floor is SOOOO fabulous. i've painted linoleum before...it is super fun! xox...jenn

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ross said...

Spacify has a collection of Rugs with an array of modern designs. Each has its own great look that will find a way to enhance your home.

Norman said...

Your post overwhelms me! I want to take some in my home in Naperville. Carpet cleaning it will take some time but it doesn't matter! I would like to have it. I would get some help from a carpet cleaning (Naperville area) just to have those lovely carpets.

Great blog!

Large Rugs said...

!!! Love the post, keep up the great work on flying carpets

Flying Carpets said...

Excellent post - we love it :) Very Creative collection of various forms of rugs, especially the flying carpets image

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