I met Charlene in my old shop when she popped in with friends but got to know her later when we were renovating the building the shop is in now. She'd pop in periodically to see our progress. We are both part of the same retail neighbourhood in that she owns the Dog Shop building two houses up the street.
This is one of her latest salvages. A rug still in excellent condition except for a two small holes and a tattered edge. She bound the outside with binding tape and patched the two holes with linen. This rug is unique in that the back side is more faded than the front an indication that it was displayed wrong side up for most of its life. Maybe it was a case of keeping the top side good for the company, like the plastic on the sofa significance.
Most rugs are worthwhile rejuvenating, usually because they are a link to our past, a connection to a past family member. More and more they are found at auctions where they fetch decent prices. The hooked rug is in favour these days, people appreciate the hand made value so they're coveted and kept in good repair so they last throughout our lifetime and possible beyond.