Meet Bessie, our newest addition to the household.
Gorgeous, isn't she? A real Brazilian tri-color stunner, I'd say.
Not only is cowhide easy on the eyes, it's also incredibly practical with a mix of durability, stain resistance, and retro-modern flair that you won't find in any other material. In addition, the rug has proven surprisingly soft and comfortable underfoot.
A small part of me may have also wanted one because, as an animal by-products salesman, I found the inclusion of a large, dead animal in my decor very apt.
So that's the great rug dilemma solved! Those of you who were with me back in the beginning can now breathe a sigh of relief. We've finally turned the page on that chapter of our epic decorating saga. There will be no more posts agonizing over which floor covering to bring home. I promise... at least for a while.
Many thanks go to Second Hand Hannah, because without her I'd still be a bare-floored savage.
So, in honor of Hannah and Bessie, here's a little Western tune by a favorite artist of mine, Slackeye Slim.