If you hadn’t guessed already, vintage rugs are my love language. I know some of you can relate! I’ve said it before and I know I probably sound like a broken record, but sourcing gorgeous rugs is my absolute favorite thing to do for our Tuesday Made shop! I could spend hours combing through vintage rugs, picking out my favorites and dreaming of where they could live in our house. The best part about having a shop is sending my best finds to live with friends, readers, and others who are equally as passionate about interiors and adding personality to their homes. I thought it would be fun to share my latest vintage rug haul with you. I’ve been finding a lot of good ones lately and they usually sell out quickly, so I wanted to give my blog family first dibs- or at least be the first to see my recent batch before they disappear. I had a great time getting creative to photograph these in our formal living room. I think you’ll definitely be able to pick up on my preferred color palette, per usual. Click through to check them out and chat rugs with me!
All of the rugs in this haul are small- perfect for styling in front of the kitchen sink, a bathroom vanity, in a powder room, or in front of an entry door! I get the most requests for smaller vintage rugs… that is always our most popular size, so I’m happy I could oblige with this batch.
I’ll go ahead and share my number one pick of the post… the Billi rug, pictured above. She’s a gorgeous neutral tan rug with greenish accents and the pattern is geometric, yet really elegant! It’s a super soft one from the 1960s, and I’m not going to lie… I had a hard time adding this one to the shop, because I really wanted to keep it. I feel like this one could inspire our primary bathroom renovation someday. The color palette just really speaks to me! Photos really don’t do it justice.
Use the numbered links below the collage to shop or get details on each rug… sorry, the thumbnails aren’t clickable on this one!
01: veda vintage rug // 02: perry vintage rug // 03: aria vintage rug // 04: natalie vintage rug // 05: stella vintage rug // 06: rome vintage rug // 07: althea vintage rug // 08: billi vintage rug // 09: dori vintage rug // 10: dot vintage rug // 11: niccola vintage rug // 12: georgia vintage rug // 13: margy vintage rug // 14: rye vintage rug
I’m partial to the blues, greens, tans, browns, and desaturated neutrals… I feel like they have an aged elegance that really feels timeless. That’s also my regular go-to color palette, so take that with a grain of salt. Ha! I get attached to the rugs in a weird sort of way, and it’s always bittersweet to send them out the door. Technically Emmett sends them out the door (our favorite shipping guy!) after he carefully rolls them up and packages them, but you know what I mean. I spend a lot of time finding them, photographing them, taking them to get cleaned, measuring, etc. It’s a process I’ve truly grown to love!
I won’t bore you with the list of reasons I love vintage rugs for the hundredth time, but I always appreciate their character. If you ever snag one from our shop, be sure to share a photo with me! You have no idea how happy it makes me, seeing these beauties styled in their new homes. I always imagine where they’ll end up, who will walk across them, and what rooms they’ll eventually settle in. I also wonder about their past and the previous homes they’ve graced. Each rug has a unique story, which feels super special to me… that’s the beauty of vintage- the history.
In addition to character, these small wool rugs are as durable as it gets. The majority of the rugs in this batch are from the 1960s and 70s, and they’re just as beautiful as ever! They’re perfectly aged.
Thank you for letting me post and chat about my beloved rugs, while sharing a behind-the-scenes look at shop life. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on Tuesday Made things lately and it has been very fulfilling from a creative standpoint. Lots of work, of course… but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead! We’re going to be in renovation work mode this weekend. How surprised were you at Peggi’s snake post earlier this week?! Wasn’t that fun? I’m already looking forward to more of her posts. Here’s to homemade pizza tomorrow, perhaps a festive cocktail, and a summer weekend filled with sunshine. Thanks for being here!