VINTAGE PERSIAN RUNNER FOR THE ENTRYWAY

November 16, 2015

Often, I wax eloquently about a theory I have on making purchases. I am still workshopping the name, so do not get hung up on that. I call it the tri-clops principle. (I know!).

When shopping, there are three desirable traits a buy could have – fast, cheap, and good. The tri-clops principle, states an item can be two of the three things, but extremely rarely is it all three.

A pizza from Little Caesar’s is fast and cheap, but not good. Something can be cheap and good, but it is unlikely you could get it fast. You would have to patiently hunt around, waiting for the bargain to turn up. And finally, you can have fast and good, but it will not be cheap. I could buy any number of things on my wishlist from Anthropologie right now, but I would have to lay down for it.

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Why am I telling you about the tri-clops principle? (It should really be called the bi-clops principle because you can only have two traits in each purchase. But “bi-clops” manages to sound even weirder than the already insane “tri-clops principle.”) The tri-clops principle was in full effect for our entryway’s recent transaction.

With the fresh new floors, the wet winter months, and a slew of visitors coming by for our second born, we had a recipe for a new entry rug. That means we need fast, but we will have to strike a mix on good vs. cheap.

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Our favorite source for vintage persians (the best thing to put on your floor, in my opinion) is eBay. Happy girl am I that David is a mini-eBay-expert. (He does the eBay stuff for us; I do the craigslist. What a match we are.)

I taped off dimensions of one contender and gave it the thumbs up to bid on. We were actually bidding on it in the hospital after our delivery, but lost out. It was for the better, however, because we found a longer one whose proportions I like more.

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The old one was 3’4″ x 6’2″ and this one is the same width, but 8 feet long.

In its refurbishing process, the vendor did an overdye treatment on it. Overdying is a cool trend right now, and I usually like it, but it left this one a little pinkish in the formerly white areas. I have to dock points for that. And I normally would go for a pattern a little more tribal. Otherwise, it is a pretty good place to, you know, wipe mud on. And it was cheap and fast, right?

This one purchase single handedly reminded me how bare our house is right now. I saw how much my eyes have gotten used to mostly blank spaces and remembering the warmth and coziness of a room that well, has furnishings made me quite excited for what is to come.

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