Monday, December 29, 2008

Trash to Treasure Tuesday: A Family Heirloom Passed Down...

Welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words. For today's trash to treasure, I would like to share with you something I'm very proud to have received over the weekend. Below is a few pictures from a few different angles of an authenic Persian rug that dates back between three hundred fifty to four hundred years. It belonged to my Great Aunt Mary Emma years ago. It was then handed down to her sister Anne(who is my grandmother), and she used it in her home for over twenty five years. It was then passed along to my Aunt Robin, who has used it for the past several years. She recently did some remodeling in her home, and decided not to use it. She asked me if I would like to use it in my home, and I jumped at the opportunity. I'm sure you can see from the pics why:) I didn't know until this past weekend that Persia is what is now known as Iran. The rug is hand woven, with a beautiful unique design. I'm very proud to have it, and hope that one day I will have someone very special to pass it down to. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day!













10 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...
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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Ok...I'm going to start over on the comment! The rug looks beautiful in your home! I think Aunt Mary Emma would be happy to know that those great great nephews of hers have this pretty rug to run those little toes over!

Mama

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That rug is a real beauty! And it is definitely a treasure! Such a gorgeous rug!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

what a history this piece has...and that you are using it, and loving it...will keep the memories alive...!

Steph said...

That rug is gorgeous! So neat that all those generations of your family have enjoyed it.

Cheryl said...

What a lovely rug you've gotten your hands on! A family treasure for sure!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful rug and quite an heirloom. I'm sure you will find just the right person to pass it down to when the time comes. I think it is wonderful that it has been in your family for so long!~

take care,
Dawn

ann said...

I'M SPECIAL YOU CAN PASS IT TO ME ANYTIME.I DON'T MIND AT ALL.HAHA RIGHT????IT'S BEAUTIFUL.YOU LUCKY THING YOU...ANN

Aunt Robin said...

Looks fabulous Kelli..I will make it a dedicated mission to try and locate the papers with its history. I think Annie remembers more details..she may have the documents. Happy New Year to You and Yours!

Katie said...

I would love to have that, I love it. It is so beautiful!