Antique Reproduction Table Runners

June 13, 2016

Penny Runners

If you love primitive country decor you'll want to check out this new collection of antique reproduction table runners. They're designed to look like handmade "penny" rugs or mats that were popular during colonial times.

We've seen pictures of penny rugs, but most authentic penny rugs and runners are found in museums. And for good reason- they're pieces of folk art and historic treasures.

So when we ran across this collection of quality reproductions, we had to get a few for our customers. Primitive style is not for everyone, but we know there are a lot of prim folks out there! Anyone could appreciate the beauty of these love birds...

Lovebirds Penny Runner

Penny textiles got their name from the small round medallions that were hand appliqued onto pieces of wool. Much like the art of quilting, this genre began as a practical way to use fabric scraps but soon blossomed into a true art form.

Penny textiles were used for wall hangings, table linens, bedding and various other uses. Tiny round medallions can sure make striking designs. Check out this pattern, called Indian Summer...

Indian Summer Penny Runner

These runners are made by Homespice Decor, a company that specializes in braided rugs and other country home goods. Their products are made in India with strict quality control. We've got four different penny runners that can be found at https://retrobarn.com/collections/penny-reproduction-runners.

Row of Pennies Runner

 For some reason these runners make me think of Thanksgiving. Wouldn't they make a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting? The colors are just perfect. Add a few Burlap Natural Placemats and you're ready for company. Rustic, natural and delightfully primitive.

Here's one last runner-

Penny Patch Runner

 So that's it for now. Four new primitive country runners in stock and ready to ship. If you like primitive country style, check out our handpicked collection of prim linens and home decor. Also, visit us on Pinterest to see our Primitive Country Pinboard- lots of inspiring rooms to see!





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