One of the categories of vintage things I love are old rugs. Old Oriental rugs. I am notorious for picking them up at traditional auctions (like William Bunch, Alderfer, Converse, and Pook & Pook) and at secondhand stores like Resellers which used to be in Frazer, PA but closed a few years ago (and we all miss that store!)
I also have some that I have gotten from Caring Transitions auctions, and my first new old rug came from a house in Gladwyne that was a Sales by Helen house sale. I have even picked them out of barns!
I am not a wall to wall rug person. I am a hardwood floor and area rug person. But I like old orientals. They tell a story and like vintage quilts add warmth and charm to a home. They do however, require maintenance.
I decided to give a local business a try who cleans and repairs carpets. Museums and professional rug dealers use them as well as regular residential customers. Their name is Tribal Loom. They are located in Frazer, PA at 17 Coffman Avenue, Unit C. (610)-647-7802. They are open Monday through Friday 9AM – 5PM.
I have several friends who swear by them, but because this was the first time I was using them and they were getting used to me, I bought in five small scatter rugs. four of those rugs not only had to be cleaned but required repair.
￼Today we picked up the rugs. How many times can I say they did a fabulous job?
They did a fabulous job. They were also reasonably priced.
I am so pleased I decided to write about it.