Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For the Love of Nantucket Rabbits!

Here's one of my favorite cottage accessories! There isn't a day that goes by in which I don't marvel at this wonderful design by Claire Murray. This lovely hand hooked wool rug called "Strawberry Patch" was produced by Nantucket Needlepoint and I was fortunate to "win" it on eBay several years ago. 

Claire Murray has an interesting story about how she came to leave the busy life of NY to move to her beloved Nantucket Island. A true cottage dweller, her artistry of flowers, animals and the beauty of her island is unmatched! I feel honored to keep a small part of her spirit in my cottage home.


  1. Oh, this is lovely! Did you make the rug or buy it already made? It's so beautiful...


  2. It is such a lovely rug! And I love stories about people who followed their artistic dreams! it's very inspiring to me!

  3. Love the rug. Coralie I have tagged you. If you go to my post it will explain.

  4. Hi Coralie, I have two Claire Murray rugs and I treasure them both. We have a Claire Murray store nearby here in York, VA. It's a dangerous place, I try to stay away! xo, suzy

  5. Hi Coralie,
    I think this rug is so beautiful...You are a very lucky gal to have won this piece..
    Do you hook yourself?
    I am beginning to appreciate traditional hooked rugs, and if fact I just purchased a cutter for the wool,and various other things I need to begin. I ordered a kit from Deanne Fitzpatrick in Nova Scotia last week..She is a well known hooker. Can't wait to get it!
    After looking into the art I can appreciate all it includes. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece.

  6. Very fun, I love the rug. Your pin should be at your home soon. I'm happy to have met you and found your blog:) Blessings, Jenna Louise

  7. Oooh, you know how I love rabbits! And these two are precious.