Friday, April 11, 2014

Sweet Old Willow Tree...

Sweet old Willow Tree Rug Hooking.
Can you guess what the 'frame' is ??

This frame used to hold a mirror
on top of a 1950's dresser, or bureau.
The mirror was cracked.  I decided to not replace 
the mirror, but rather hooked a rug
 to fit into the opening.

The hooked rug measures 28in. x 24in.
The frame measures 38in. x 33in.

This piece is very HEAVY and needed to be hung
using anchors in the wall.

The dresser is now just a chest of drawers
without it's swinging mirror.

"Some people believe holding on 
and hanging in there are signs of great strength.
However, there are times when it takes
much more strength to know when to let go
and then do it."
                                                                                         Ann Landers

Hoping you have a beautiful and creative weekend !


  1. Wow! This is an awesome hooked rug and I love the frame idea!

  2. Oh my gosh Rose! It is absolutely gorgeous! That is a beautiful pattern and the frame is outstanding.I love how you always are thinking outside the box.Blessings,Jen

  3. Yes I thought it was a dresser mirror. How lovely. You did a wonderful job.


  4. Hi Rose, just had a wonderful evening reading post after post. Love the way you write about your crafty doings. Looking forward to many more

  5. What a beautiful design. Love your framing idea also.
    I so want to give this a try someday, will add it to my list.

  6. I'm in awe Rose! What a beautiful project you've made - and you didn't even give us a sneak peek of it during construction! Using the old mirror frame was a brilliant idea - did you leave the finish on the frame as it was originally? Or does it have fresh paint? The rug itself is great - your version of a family rug, huh? The border is perfect for it..... I'm so glad you shared this with us!

  7. Oh Rose, this is fantastic. What a beautiful way to present the work. You never cease to amaze me!

  8. What a wonderful piece! I love it. and a great quote.

  9. Rose this is ingenious!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  10. That is beautiful Rose. I do like that frame and hooking that willow tree is incredible. I love the detail you gave to it. Your loops are just perfect.
    The framing is really nice too. I think that is a nice way to use that mirror frame.


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