Monday, November 04, 2019

Hurrican Dorian and the Hunting Scene Persian Rug

When Hurricane Dorian struck I watched as tidewater poured over my fence, up onto my porch, and into my house. Shocked that the water had risen so high and so fast, I turned and saved the first things I saw...a small stack of VHS tapes!!! Then I stepped back onto my Persian rug. It was floating. Why hadn't I rolled it up and laid it across some chairs, I wondered. But it was too late.

For the next week I pondered how, or even if, I could save the rug. Then volunteers, a family who had been visiting Ocracoke for years, came to the rescue.

You can read the entire story of Hurricane Dorian and the Persian rug in our Ocracoke Newsletter: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/hurricane-dorian-and-the-hunting-scene-persian-rug/.

7 comments:

  1. Great story and boy what a nice job of cleaning up that carpet!

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  2. Marie Conner8:22 AM

    So glad to hear it was saved! The pictures and details of the cleaning process were very interesting. Is that a current picture of your house? I was wondering about the platform rocker from the Ariosto. It looks like it is there on the rug. Am I correct? Hope things are getting back to "normal." You are all still in our thoughts. #ocracokestrong! Marie from PA

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    1. Marie, the platform rocker is a reproduction of the Ariosto chair that my father made in 1974. My son now has the original rocker.

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  3. Thanks for the clarification, Philip. And how did the Cool House fair?

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  5. What a beautiful story. I am so glad that your mothers beautiful rug could be saved.

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  6. Glad to see you posting again. I love the fact that your rug is saved and had a great "spa" time off island!

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