I’ve been thinking that it would be really nice to have a not-too-big area rug in the nursery, and since we are going with the home-grown artist motif (Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Floyd Shaman, Lonnie Holley, etc) to maybe get a Gee’s Bend rug! I think there are a couple of different ‘scales’ of the rugs that have been licensed – the less expensive line is carried by Shaw Floors.
ABC Carpet carries the more upscale (not nursery-friendly!) Gee’s Bend rugs.
I am *in love* with the blue checkered (which I know would be great if it turns out to be a boy)…but even with it being on sale, it’s still $3800, which is definitely not nursery-friendly…
When Leslie and I went furniture shopping over the weekend, I told her I wanted to find something nice for the den, but also something I wasn’t going to worry over. I don’t want to be the ‘not on mommy’s good furniture’ mommy when it comes to the den. The living room is a different story, but in the den, I figure that’s where we’ll do all our crafting and playing.
I remember going with Nanny to Aunt Helen’s house, and her furniture – this was in the 70s – was covered in see-thru plastic (so you could see it was nice furniture, you just couldn’t spill your tea in it (oh! and she made the best ice tea – she put Tang in it, and would wrap a paper towel around the glass before serving it, which for me as a little girl…I somehow thought that was the classiest way to serve a glass of tea, ever!)). In the summertime when I would be wearing shorts, I remember getting off the couch after we would be sitting there a while, and leaving the top three layers of my leg skin on that plastic-covered couch!
…Anyway…I’m going to see if I can find one of the rugs locally so we can look at the colors.