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February 6, 2014

Vintage Retro 50s 60s Flamingo and Swan Chenille Rug…..and A Super Amaze-Balls Poodle Bathroom Rug!

By Sara In AZ

Y’all know I love me some kitsch, and vintage rugs are no exception! I just had to share some of my favorite vintage rugs with you all.

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This first rug is actually the bathroom rug for our master bath and we use it each and every day. I love this rug SO much….most especially for the lovely pink swan and pink accent border!

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Mike and I found these chenille flamingo rugs a long time ago at a (now closed) antique store in Denver. We were there visiting family and made it a point to check out a few antique stores while we were there. These flamingo rugs were tossed into a pile with other material and textile type goods so I almost missed them.

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As soon as I saw the images on the rugs I knew I HAD to get them!

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I was stunned that they still had the original tags on them. The tags are different on each of the rugs – here is a picture of each of them.

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And this is the tag on the other rug.

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The back of the tag.

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And finally…..my (not JUST amaze-balls, but……) SUPER amaze-balls vintage poodle rug! ha! Seriously though, I love this rug to bits and pieces.

Mike found this for me on eBay a while back and just gave to it me for a gift this past Christmas. Needless to say I was thrilled beyond words!

Really – could the images of the poodles ‘cleaning up’ be any more adorable?! That girl poodle in the corset kills me!!!

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Here is a picture of the back of the rug – and the best part is that it STILL retains all of the original tags too!

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A close up of the tags – you can see it was made in Belgium and was sold through Bucilla.

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A view of the original price tag…I wish I knew how much it cost originally – maybe that first number is a 2 or 3???

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Just for kicks I looked up Rosenbaum Company and it appears they were a popular department store in Pittsburg that went out of business a very long time ago. This site Life In Western Pennsylvania talks a bit about the store.

Well, that wraps it up for me! Does anyone else have a penchant for kitschy bathroom rugs? I’d love to hear from ya!

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10 Responses to Vintage Retro 50s 60s Flamingo and Swan Chenille Rug…..and A Super Amaze-Balls Poodle Bathroom Rug!

  1. CAT Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I seriously need that pink chenille flamingo rug for my kitchen, to go with my pink flamingo wallpaper!!!! LOVE it.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Oh my gosh – yes that rug would look FAB with your flamingo wallpaper wouldn’t it…..wow, that REALLY was amazing wallpaper you had!

  2. Andrea Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    So cute! I don’t think I’ve come across a vintage bathroom rug before, but now I am going to start looking!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Totally start looking Andrea….I bet one will pop up faster than you think!

  3. Janice Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m sad to say I don’t have a vintage bathroom rug, but I would do anything to have that pink swan rug for my pink bathroom! I get first dibs if you ever decide to part with it….which I know you won’t! You’ve got some nice ones and a very sweet hubby for finding you the poodle rug!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 6, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Hmmmmmmm, you’d do ANYTHING Janice!? I will have to think about that one! 😉 And yes, you can totally have first dibs. 🙂 Totally jealous that you have a pink bathroom….I SO hope to have one of my own someday……someday!

  4. Jen Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    The flamingos and the poodles…both adorable, but especially the preening poodles! That’s not even my bathroom COLOUR but I love it! Just great finds!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Thanks so much Jen…..and I know, those preening poodles just make me giggle every time I see them!

  5. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    February 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Oooooh! The one with the poodles!!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 7, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! The poodles Eartha……the poodles!!!

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