New Artisan Lisa Mair

I am so honored, drugstore and excited to introduce Lisa Mair, a new artisan coming to my American Artisan Store.

Lisa has been making floor cloths for the past 20 years. She has been chosen 10 times for Early American Life’s top artisan’s directory.

Lisa lives in a early 19th century farmhouse, the Henry Gould Farm, which sits at the base of Vermont’s picturesque Mount Ascutney,

Her painted canvas floorcloths are made as they were made hundreds of years ago, one painstakingly step at a time. She designs each piece, lays it out on paper, then transposes it to a prepared canvas “blank” floorcloth before begins it’s painted design. Each one is hemmed giving it a nice finished look. Each one is hand signed and dated by Lisa.

floorcloths

Just in case you are not familiar with floorcloths, let me tell you a little bit about them.

Area canvas rugs, today known as floorcloth, had their start in 18th century England. Initially used by the wealthy, the designs and patterns mimicked parquet flooring, tile and marble. As these useful furnishings found their way into middle-class homes, the variety of patterns grew. When American colonists became independent from England, they also began to create their own floorcloths. Eventually the development of linoleum eliminated the interest in these rugs. However, in the past few decades, the desire to decorate homes in a more personal way has stimulated their popularity.

hallfloorcloth

This rug will soon be available on my website.

Embrace the day

Carole

5 Responses to “New Artisan Lisa Mair”

  1. tj Says:

    …Congrat’s to Carole and Welcome to Lisa! :o )

    …I was just on her website and watched a video there, so interesting. Can’t wait to see her works featured in your shop!

    …Have a lovely weekend Miss Carole!

    …Peace & blessings. :o )

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Such a beautiful floorcloth….I have never heard the term before.
    I will have to pop over to her site and watch the video as mentioned
    by the above commenter. I love the photos of your home Carole,
    simply beautiful…love the grandfathers clock!
    Corinne

  3. carolemurals Says:

    Hi Corinne. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog today. I hope you come back again, when I hope to post more often.
    Carole

  4. Louise Says:

    Carole, Lisa’s floor cloth is beautiful!
    Xo
    Louise

  5. Jenny Depa Says:

    Hello Carole!

    I love floorcloths and their rich history! Did you know I used to make them…but they really never caught on. ):

    Lisa’s are truly a work of art!!

    Hugs, Jen

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