I love hooked rugs, and I know that Retro Renovation readers do, too, because I see you using them in your decorating. To me, hooked rugs evoke a sort of cottage, homey look that you would have seen in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and into the 1950s. In fact, I often see old hooked rugs at estate sales in nearby Pittsfield — usually at fantastic prices, and for large rugs, too. Like: $75 for a 8′ x 10′ rug. They are often faded and may be a tad holey — but to me, that just adds to the charm. Pittsfield also is home to the company Pine Cone Hill, with its rug brand Albert & Dash. Albert & Dash seems to be a go-to place for vintage style hooked rugs made today. I’ve written about this extensive line of hooked rugs before, but I went poking on the website to see what’s new — and found 8 new designs. Above is “Garden Path”, I love these colors.
Above: Garden Path, full view.
- These rugs are all from the Albert and Dash collection of cotton hooked rugs.
- Be sure to also see the wool hooked rugs — there are even more designs, and a number of them are quite stunning.
- Same idea — look for braided rugs like those made in America at Thorndyke Mills… at Capel…
- Or, shop vintage to save big bucks and to minimize your carbon footprint — of your footprints! At estate sales: Look to the floors and you may be able to get a great deal on a high-quality vintage rug. More of my tips to shop estate sales here.