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Manhattan Vintage Show - Come Meet us in NYC!

Posted on January 06, 2014 by M+D | 0 comments

We could not be more excited to be a part of our first ever vintage show experience in a couple of weeks! January 17th + 18th -- we will be at booth #44 with a small never before seen vintage clothing collection as well as lots of our ONH shop vintage textiles (rugs) + other lovelies - with the specific collection availabile for pre-viewing here (there will be some new items, mainly rugs, as well!)

If you come to see us at the show + simply mention the website, we will have a little gift for you, will give you an instant 20% off of anything in the booth AND we will even credit your admission towards a purchase -- so buy your tickets here +  come on down! Can't wait to meet you! And although the beautiful model below will not be there (we don't think) some majorly awesome vintage fashion will be -- including one of our favorite pieces that indeed has black sequins galore. 


 & Just one of our beautiful antique rugs we will be bringing:

Also, we are taking special requests if there is anything from our shop that you would like us to bring down so that you will have an opportunity to view it in person before purchasing. Just e-mail us at md at oldnewhouse.com and let us know when you plan on attending + the item of interest. 


See you there!

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Top Ten to Celebrate Rugs

Posted on September 26, 2013 by M+D | 0 comments

There's something about a fine rug that captures humanity in an honest way that few other art forms can.  Here is our top ten list on why rugs are among the ultimate in art forms.

10 - Substantive quality:  Carpets and designs may convey anything from historic woven interpretations of life, poetry, literature, livestock, and even feelings or reverence for other rugs.  Carpets take time and loyal dedication to create.  Any one single aspect of making carpets can be considered an art form individually:  From procuring materials to dyeing, weaving and finishing.  Carpets are an art form greater than the sum of its parts, meant to be enjoyed by touch, texture and design.

9 - Rhythm & harmony in aesthetic and construction process:  It is not uncommon for the design of a carpet is conveyed to weavers in the form of a flowing artistic map or voiced as a chant.  Beautiful!  Similarly, the elegance of a simple or sophisticated hand knotted carpet can easily set the tone for a space.

8 - The mystique:  We all have an innate ability to identify with a fine textile, but sometimes we cannot easily put our finger on why.  With carpets, there is a certain level of mystique

7 - Nothing is perfect:  Random or intentional imperfections make the perfect rug.  We love abrash.

6 - The comfort and warmth:  Nothing says cozy like an Oriental Rug.

5 - The light and dark sides of a carpet:  How true of everything in life.

4 - Testament to patience and time: 

3 - The history

2 - Art with purpose:  How amazing is it that one of your favorite art pieces can be

1 - It can be yours.  That carpet may have a long past and journey to get to where it is now, but when you own it, it is yours to enjoy.


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