Monday, July 9, 2012

Just hooked rugs

Everywhere we went in Newfoundland, we saw beautiful hand-hooked mats.  Some were new; most were well-loved and had found a new use in the exhibit rooms.   Today it's the old ones that were made of necessity for warmth but also to add beauty to  the harsh reality of a Newfoundland winter. 


Hanging on a wall in the visitors' center in Trinity...


 In the kitchen of a home in Trinity...


In the room of the apprentice lighthouse-keeper at Cape Bonavista...


In the children's room at Cape Bonavista lighthouse...this was one of a pair that were identical. 


same place ...


Lighthouse-keeper and his wife's room...


Office in the light-house at Lobster Cove...


Bedroom at the Mudge family residence at Broom Point... the flower under the mat are on a piece linoleum. 

Most of these room displays looked as though the people had just walked out and would return in a few minutes.  The rugs had been walked on by many feet.  There were even rugs down where we walked.  I feel happy in my decision to have my own hooked mats walked on.  That's what they're meant for.  














5 comments:

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's defuinitely what they're for :-)

deb said...

LOVE all the hooked rugs! Hard to pick a favourite.

Rudee said...

Wow! They're just beautiful!

anjoe playhouse said...

Just a little mat brings warm in the rooms. I like them much!

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