Sunday, December 19, 2010

French Aubusson Rug...should it stay or go?????

Hi Bloggerettes!  I need your help.  I have a beautiful French Aubusson handwoven rug.  It has  been in hiding underneath the bed in the guest room. I mentioned it to Amy at Maison Decor and she suggested I bring it out and play around with it and that's just what I did!  Thanks Amy!

I'm really liking the pink toile panels and I thought a little more pink couldn't hurt.  The rug has pinks and creams in the colors.  My question is, do you like it or not?

I plan to place it underneath the dining table and chairs but for now I am just trying it out to see if it's gonna work or not.  And, I know there is no better place for decorating advice than right here on my blog!
Please excuse the wrinkles, it's been stored away for a long time.
Should it stay or should it go??
Don't hold back, let me know what you think~



Theresa said...

Hi Sissie! I think it's gorgeous and would probably look wonderful under the table. I saw one at the thrift store and got all excited but then upon closer inspection it had way too much lavender in it and I knew it wouldn't work. Yours I would have snatched up in a second! Good lock! Theresa xoxo

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I think it is beautiful and would look lovely under the table. I would definitely leave it for awhile :)
Happy Holidays,

The Mac's House said...

I love it.

Kathysue said...

I looks perfect to me!! I think it will add texture and it will ground the room beautifully, Imho,Kathysue

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

It should stay! It is fantastic! I agree..under
the table!

Flora Doora

Nancy said...

I like it! I think it would look great in your dining room.


Sherry said...

Oh , I would keep it out. Under the table would be perfection. I think they are one of those classic pieces that never go out of style!

sonya said...

Hi Sissie,
I think it would look beautiful under the dining table! I think it will draw your eye clear around the room. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, it is gorgeous. I would certainly use it!

Pamela said...

You lucky girl! This is a gorgeous rug and just the one I really want one day! The colours everything is what i'm looking for!
It should stay!!!

Lynn said...

Sissie, your rug is absolutely beautiful! I would most definately use it! I think it'd look absolutely gorgeous used underneath your table!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

OMG Sissie! I'm the last person to offer any decor advise, I can only say that rug is beautiful! I love it:@)

Donna said...

Definitely stay! Your rug is just gorgeous, and deserves a place of honor! It looks perfect in your dining room, and will help to anchor and ground your dining table and chairs. Love!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

ARe you kidding? Its is fabulous and looks great in there Sissie!! I am envious girl. The colors are perfect! I need to see a bigger room pic to see where this beauty should go!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it's fabulous. I think you definitely should use it. Beautiful rug. Hugs, Marty

Jeannette said...

Stay! It gorgeous and enough cream that it isn't overbearing.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think it looks horrid, so you should just give it to me!!!! Sissie, it is perfect,it is so hard to find a rug in "Our colors". Use it, word of caution as my cats just reminded me this weekend, they live to barf on fancy rugs!


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, I love your rug and my vote it to keep it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Sissie :) It should STAY :) That is such a beautiful rug!!!

Ann said...

Oh MY STAY...or I will give you my address where to mail it to! Will look great, anxious to see the after picture!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
I agree with everyone above; it definitely should stay, under the table to ground the room. It is beautiful! Perfect smidgeons of pink to go with the pink toile!:)

Christmas blessings,

Sandy said...

Well Sissie, it looks like the majority of bloggers want you to keep it under the table. I have to gives texture to the room, it warms it up, it gives you more to play with and it anchors the room.
Then when you tire of it....take it out. Easy peasy.
That's what I would do.
xoso Sandy

Jacqui said...

Absolutely love it! It's a keep!! xx

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have to use is gorgeous! has been in a closet all this time??

Olivia said...

Oh Sissy, your rug is oh so chic. Especially through winter! I would use it to cozy things up. For spring you could move it to another room for a light airy feeling.

katie said...

It stays, it is beautiful and feminine and belong in your home.

Mona @ la la by mona said...

It should definitely go.... to my house! I love the beautiful rug. Stay, stay!

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Sissie, for sure YES!! This rug is stunning and the colors in it are perfect!!!

It will be awesome under the table in this room!!

Lou Cinda

Helen said...

YES .... I think, especially during winter months, it would be perfect. That is, unless there is another rug close by that would clash. Merry Christmas, little missy.

The Decorating Diaries said...

I love the rug in the dining room.


The French Bear said...

Love it, keep it in the room, it really looks good there!!!
Margaret B

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I think that is a beautiful rug and it would look gorgeous under that table and chairs.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think the consensus is to keep it! I agree!~Hugs, Patti

Polly said...

I think it's gorgeous!! Stay Stay!!

From Tracie said...

I love it!

I'm voting stay. =)

Merry Christmas to you!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

It's a keeper.....fills the room with warmth.

Tanza said...

Ooohhh Sisie,
This is just beautiful !! And, you had under the bed ?! It adds just the right amount of warmth and romance to the room .. LoVe the colors and the texture of it !! Fantastic !!

Sweetie, thanks for all kind words and inspiration you continually share with all of us !! You create beauty, and your heart is soo full of warmth and encouraging words shared .. thanks for being sweet you !! Have a very Merry, blessed Christmas with all those that you LoVe ~
Christmas HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Linda said...

Sissie, it should definately stay....beautiful, lucky you.


Mari said...




Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, I have this same rug in a smaller size so of course I love it. I thinks it is beautiful and would look great under your table.

Susan said...

OMG, I can't believe you had it stored!! That is a beautiful rug and would add beauty to your dining room!! Let it stay!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, it should definitely STAY... it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
hugs~~ Daphne

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh my, it needs to STAY!!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

O. MY. GOODNESS. WOMAN!!!! My vote is to KEEP THIS GORGEOUSNESS!!!!! I mean it's absolutely beautiful and with your other pretties, just perfect! hugs and love, dawn

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my that's a gorgeous rug!! If you can't find a place for it I'll gladly take it off your hands!!!

bee blessed

trash talk said...

It's beautiful Sissie and it's pink...what was the question?
Seriously...keep it. Use it in the winter for a little underfoot warmth on crisp morning.

Allison said...

I say keep it! It is a gorgeous rug and works very well in your room. It looks like it was made just for you. It really is perfect! I also love Gizzy sleeping there on your dining room chair.

Fish Tail Cottage said...

most definately, STAY!!! looks so pretty in that room!!!

Vicki said...

noooooooooooooooooooo dont get rid of it KEEP IT!!!.. it's stunning!
Vicki x

Pink Princess said...

It HAS to stay (or send it to me lol)it is gorgeous ♥

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...
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Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I would guess if you are really would like it to go...otherwise it would be a moot subject. need to decide that. Is a family heirloom....??.....and to how long have you had it ..and if it still goes with your current decor. And do you STILL like it ???
WHY was is stored away in the first place ?
That might be your first question to ask yourself..and go from there. asked for my honest opinion...and I am KNOWN for those..especially if asked.




Ok I am soooooo jealous, I want one so bad but can't afford it and can't really find one at Marshall's lol! It is beautiful, keep it and enjoy and if you get rid of it you can send it my way any time (;

bj said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I would K.I.L.L. for a rug like this. It is your perfect colors...It looks as if it were made for your house. :)
Merry Christmas.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Looks great there!Enjoy your holiday. Hugs! P.S. last day to enter my giveaway today

" SHABBY JUNK" said...


Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sissie!

I say it's a keeper! It looks nice with your table and colors.

Merry Christmas!

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I'm late to the party, but I adore that rug. Those rugs have always been favorites of mine...but I can't have rugs in my house because of wheelchairs and 8 animals. Shucky darn!

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