Samplers & Ornaments

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I like to make sure that I vary the way my rugs are displayed. I have a stockpile of wooden panels that have interesting shapes and edges, and are painted with milk paint and then distressed. I add reproduction hardware or grosgrain ribbons and safely affix the small mat onto the panel by sewing it on carefully.

I also like to make ornaments. The themes I use for these are angels, stars, red and green geometrics, ponies and scotties. I find that these small hanging pieces can be used year round and are perfect for the small wall that needs decoration but cannot handle even a moderately sized piece.

Available pieces are at the top of the list. Click on the link that mentions Big Cartel to go to my shop.

More Samplers & Ornaments

Small Round Mat - Blue Pony

                          One of the four small round mats I made when I was working on some pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo. It measures 7" in diameter and has a hanging device for display on the wall. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45. | Click title for larger image.

Small Round Mat - Blue Pony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the four small round mats I made when I was working on some pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo. It measures 7" in diameter and has a hanging device for display on the wall. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45.

Small Round Mat - Cat on Green

A small round mat 7" in diameter with a orange cat. It can be hung on the wall, or, if you tuck the hanger, it is great on a table. I like these small pieces for that narrow wall that needs something, but something small. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45. | Click title for larger image.

Small Round Mat - Cat on Green

A small round mat 7" in diameter with a orange cat. It can be hung on the wall, or, if you tuck the hanger, it is great on a table. I like these small pieces for that narrow wall that needs something, but something small. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45.

Small Round Mat - Dark Cat

This small 7" diameter hanging piece is bright and cheerful. How could it not be with such a goofy, happy cat? It's one of a few small pieces I recently found when moving my studio. I'd made a number of similar pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo a few years ago. It was a treat to find these that had been stored away. It costs $45 and can be purchased by visiting my Big Cartel shop by clicking here. | Click title for larger image.

Small Round Mat - Dark Cat

This small 7" diameter hanging piece is bright and cheerful. How could it not be with such a goofy, happy cat? It's one of a few small pieces I recently found when moving my studio. I'd made a number of similar pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo a few years ago. It was a treat to find these that had been stored away. It costs $45 and can be purchased by visiting my Big Cartel shop by clicking here.

Small Round Mat - Scottie

I recently found several small round mats that I made when designing some pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo. There's a Scottie (here), two cats, and a blue pony (all in this section). They are backed with calico fabric and can be either hung by the holder or it can be tucked on the back with a pin. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45. When I make these I seem to produce ponies, Scotties, and cats. Have not tried birds yet, but will! | Click title for larger image.

Small Round Mat - Scottie

I recently found several small round mats that I made when designing some pieces for Ralph Lauren Polo. There's a Scottie (here), two cats, and a blue pony (all in this section). They are backed with calico fabric and can be either hung by the holder or it can be tucked on the back with a pin. This particular piece is in the collection of a friend in New Jersey, but a 7" round piece usually costs $45. When I make these I seem to produce ponies, Scotties, and cats. Have not tried birds yet, but will!

Night Bird Sampler

While I was working on Night Bird, I thought that perhaps I'd do what I do sometimes -- make a rug with colors so close that it's hard to see what I'm trying to do. But when I finished the small rug, I realized that it looks as if it's nighttime. The panel measures 11"h by 12"w. This rug has been sold to give as a wedding gift. | Click title for larger image.

Night Bird Sampler

While I was working on Night Bird, I thought that perhaps I'd do what I do sometimes -- make a rug with colors so close that it's hard to see what I'm trying to do. But when I finished the small rug, I realized that it looks as if it's nighttime. The panel measures 11"h by 12"w. This rug has been sold to give as a wedding gift.

Small Rabbit Sampler

A pale old fashioned greenish blue is the background for this pretty active rabbit rug. It looks as if it's thinking about something, bringing up memories of Mr. McGregor's garden. The panel has antique hanging hardware. If you fall in love with just the rug, let me know. I can remove it from the panel for you. The panel is 12"h by 19"w and the rug itself is 10"h by 15.5"w. It's in a private collection in Pennsylvania.
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Small Rabbit Sampler

A pale old fashioned greenish blue is the background for this pretty active rabbit rug. It looks as if it's thinking about something, bringing up memories of Mr. McGregor's garden. The panel has antique hanging hardware. If you fall in love with just the rug, let me know. I can remove it from the panel for you. The panel is 12"h by 19"w and the rug itself is 10"h by 15.5"w. It's in a private collection in Pennsylvania.

December Angel Sampler


This is the latest of my samplers. I find the dark tweed edge really exciting. I have a pile of small wooden panels that are underpainted or stained, then painted with milk paint and distressed. I add a small rug and antique hardware and it's ready to display either from a nail on the wall or leaning on the mantle. The rug is attached safely so that it can be taken off if need be. This one measures 12" high by 11" wide. A sampler generally costs between $150 to $250 depending on the size and complexity.
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December Angel Sampler


This is the latest of my samplers. I find the dark tweed edge really exciting. I have a pile of small wooden panels that are underpainted or stained, then painted with milk paint and distressed. I add a small rug and antique hardware and it's ready to display either from a nail on the wall or leaning on the mantle. The rug is attached safely so that it can be taken off if need be. This one measures 12" high by 11" wide. A sampler generally costs between $150 to $250 depending on the size and complexity.


Tulip on Blue


I think that my customers like a change in pace as far as the way my rugs are displayed. I have a pile of really nice distressed wooden panels painted with milk paint in the loveliest colors. I make a few rugs of the right size and then see which panel it looks best on. Samplers seem the best label for them since they are one of the ways I can experiment and add some new things to my work. | Click title for larger image.

Tulip on Blue


I think that my customers like a change in pace as far as the way my rugs are displayed. I have a pile of really nice distressed wooden panels painted with milk paint in the loveliest colors. I make a few rugs of the right size and then see which panel it looks best on. Samplers seem the best label for them since they are one of the ways I can experiment and add some new things to my work.

Old Heart


Another small ornamental heart. You can see how well the traditional motif of a heart with a base shape and small circles made of lines works in this size. I'll be making more of these, so watch for them. | Click title for larger image.

Old Heart


Another small ornamental heart. You can see how well the traditional motif of a heart with a base shape and small circles made of lines works in this size. I'll be making more of these, so watch for them.

Little Angel Sampler


A small golden sampler – an angel in a blue dress and red slippers holds her torch above her head. A friend bought this to give as a Christmas gift. Watch for new samplers to come. | Click title for larger image.

Little Angel Sampler


A small golden sampler – an angel in a blue dress and red slippers holds her torch above her head. A friend bought this to give as a Christmas gift. Watch for new samplers to come.

Pink Twig Sampler


This sampler is an interesting shaped wooden panel, painted with milk paint and distressed. It has antique hardware to hang it on the wall. The small mat is attached carefully to the panel in a way that allows it to be removed if desired. It's an unusal method of display that works really well. This sampler is sold, but contact me if you're interested in them. I'll be adding more as I make them. | Click title for larger image.

Pink Twig Sampler


This sampler is an interesting shaped wooden panel, painted with milk paint and distressed. It has antique hardware to hang it on the wall. The small mat is attached carefully to the panel in a way that allows it to be removed if desired. It's an unusal method of display that works really well. This sampler is sold, but contact me if you're interested in them. I'll be adding more as I make them.

Red & Green Ornament


Around the holidays I produce a great many ornaments for both the tree and on the wall or door to make things more festive. Some of the ornaments are round, and there are angels, trees with birds, Scotties and ponies as well as geometric designs like this one. | Click title for larger image.

Red & Green Ornament


Around the holidays I produce a great many ornaments for both the tree and on the wall or door to make things more festive. Some of the ornaments are round, and there are angels, trees with birds, Scotties and ponies as well as geometric designs like this one.

Sweetheart


This is an example of an ornament that would be pulled out at Valentine's Day. This particular one was a gift given to a customer's wife. It has a hanger made of a strip of wool from the rug. I make lots of these, so check back soon, and you'll probably find a batch of new ones. | Click title for larger image.

Sweetheart


This is an example of an ornament that would be pulled out at Valentine's Day. This particular one was a gift given to a customer's wife. It has a hanger made of a strip of wool from the rug. I make lots of these, so check back soon, and you'll probably find a batch of new ones.