It’s no secret vintage rugs are my FAVORITE. They’re made of natural materials (like wool, cotton, and silk), they add a ton of character, color, texture, & pattern to any space, and they’re as durable as it gets, so they can live anywhere. My favorite design aspect of having our shop, Tuesday Made, has been curating beautiful vintage rugs to share with you. They’re just so special! Emmett always finds me admiring my beauties in our “rug room” at the office, where they hang on racks. It’s just my thing- my happy place… even though it smells like a sheep given the amount of wool in the space. Haha! I convinced Emmett (the financial brains behind our business) to let me have a GIANT rug sale this week! Click through for the discount code for 20% off all of our vintage rugs, to see my favorites, and to learn more about how I select rugs for our shop and style them throughout our home.
First, the important details… the big vintage rug sale begins NOW and ends Sunday evening, so you have throughout the weekend to use the discount code. Use code: 20-OFF-RUGS for 20% off your vintage rug purchase at tuesdaymade.com.
Each rug is one-of-a-kind (obviously they’re vintage), so if you see one you’re thinking of- grab it. I receive many messages and emails asking when vintage items, like a specific rug, will be restocked, and obviously I can’t restock them. I hate disappointing people, but since they’re one-of-a-kind, there isn’t really anything I can do to help with “the one that got away.” Check out some of my favorite neutrals (requested by lots of you!) below…
01: brit vintage rug (4×7) // 02: dani vintage rug (6×9) // 03: april vintage rug (6×10) // 04: oliver vintage rug (5×9) // 05: mila vintage rug (4×7) // 06: theo vintage rug (6×9) // 07: rose vintage rug (5×9) // 08: holly vintage rug (3×11) // 09: hollis vintage rug (6×9) // 10: vine vintage rug (3×6) // 11: logan vintage rug (5×9) // 12: fleur vintage rug (4×7) // 13: brin vintage rug (6×10) // 14: grey vintage rug (4×6) // 15: maya vintage rug (6×9)
If you’re wondering how I choose vintage rugs for the shop, it’s a really fun process for me! I scour estate sales, work with a few other small, family-owned businesses in the rug industry, and even some local resources to curate our collection. It has been really fun getting to know other people in the biz who are just as passionate about rugs as I am. I have very high standards for the rugs I bring into our shop. I try to curate patterns, colors, and textures that are interesting, yet timeless. They have to be in excellent condition, I have them all professionally cleaned, and then I photograph them before hanging them in my beloved rug room at the shop to admire. Of course then Emmett carefully rolls them up, ships them out, and they end up styled in the homes of lovely people who appreciate them, which makes me the happiest!
All of our rugs are handwoven using natural materials- primarily wool. Although we do have a few wool / cotton blends and silk. The aztec rug pictured above is actually from my personal collection and is one of my very favorites! It has a higher, plush pile than most of the flat-woven rugs in our shop.
Although I just shared a collage of neutrals in today’s post, we have a lot of bold options and rugs infused with color as well, if that’s more your vibe. You can see all of them here.
In the next month or two, I’m hoping to have even more options available in our shop. I’m currently working on curating more smaller sizes, since those sold out quickly, as well as some larger area rugs- which have been a popular request. Let me know if there is something specific you’re looking for, or if you have a size or color preference!
Where to style a vintage rug in your home? Easy… anywhere! I’m partial to the kitchen and bathroom because wool is naturally moisture wicking. I know that’s a hot topic, so I shared a Design Discussion post on it here, if you want to read more. Of course I also love them in a hallway, bedroom, home office, living space, entryway, etc… like I said- pretty much anywhere.
The rug pictured above is our Reeves rug. I feel like I get attached to my rugs. It was really tough to let go of the first one that sold, but I knew it was going to a good home to be loved and appreciated (thank you, Danna!). It makes my day seeing my rugs in your spaces. Last week I received a message of one of my favorite runners gracing the floor of a beautiful galley kitchen and I was beaming all day. They always create a happy design moment for me.
Honestly, when we first decided launching a store would be a fulfilling and smart move for our business, I seriously considered opening a vintage rug shop. All of that to say, it’s a big passion of mine and I truly appreciate you letting me share it with you! If you need a rug and see one you like, be sure to use the code 20-OFF-RUGS for 20% off… a hefty vintage rug discount at Tuesday Made. As always, your support means the world to us. If you already have a vintage rug, or two, or five (like me) in your house- take a minute to admire those pretties for me today. If only they could tell us the story of where they’ve been and who has stepped on them! Have a great day, friends.