Thanks to reader Stacey, who emailed a tip that reminded me about a great source for vintage-style hooked rugs for a prewar home: Dash & Albert Rug Company. This company, which is part of the Annie Selke / Pine Cone Hill empire, is based in Pittsfield, Mass. – the next town over from me. And, the Pine Cone Hill outlet is about a mile from my house, here in Lenox. So, I’ve seen these rugs in person — and assure you, they are quite luscious. Even if you are totally devout about mid-century, these make you wish you had a house built in the 1930s or 1940s so you could put them in every room..
I am particularly a fan of the Gypsy Rose pattern — I have this thing for crazy quilts and patchworks. But oh my goodness, I do love that scalloped edge rug at the top, too. You can buy Dash & Albert rugs at various retailers, or online. If you’re ever in the Berkshires, be sure to check out the outlet store in Pittsfield — I think that sometimes they have big sales…
You can also find some of these on Amazon: