Best Antique Rugs - 2011
We put it off for as long as we could: buying a runner for the downstairs hallway in our old, old house. It needed to be an antique, but not too worn-looking. A reproduction wouldn't do (too new-looking), and we knew what that meant: Pulling out a big wad of cash, because vintage rugs in decent shape are hard to come by. But we weren't counting on the newly renovated QCumberz, a kinder, gentler place to shop, thanks to new owners who've reorganized and re-staffed the entire joint. We were surprised to find a half-dozen vintage rugs for sale, several in great shape and all priced to move. We settled on an all-wool, 1920s Clementine Souza rug with a Greek key pattern and most of its original fringe still in place. We got it for a song and had a nice chat with the friendly proprietor on our way out, promising to stop back in soon — and even if we don't need another rug, we'll be there!