Unfortunately for Alex (who tends to be quite grumpy about the spending of money when it does not involve books, DVDs or games – both Nintendo and computer), I bought two more carpets. That brings the running total up to 13. Twelve purchased in the last 2 years, one purchased in Turkey during a holiday from Munich (oh, how I love the Grand Bazaar – I could live in there!).
I’m starting to get a real feel for the kinds of carpets I like (tribal), the price of the carpets (no more than RM1000 each for me!), and how much the owner will sell them for during auction (two for two this weekend). Sometimes he does this “too low” thing when I try to low-ball him, but I’m getting better. I advised several people during the auction to bid much lower than they were intending, and they actually got the carpet every time! This is a sport I can get into.
Needless to say, Alex hates the whole experience. He sat in the showroom, on the floor (on the Persian carpets, of course), with his sudoku book the whole time. And he was none too happy when he found out I bought more carpets. I will admit, he does (kind of) have a point. We simply don’t have enough room for all these carpets in our current apartment. Right now, at this very moment, we have 2 of our favorites rolled up on the bed in the guest room. The two newbies are out on display, on top of other carpets in the living room. However, what Alex conveniently leaves out of his arguments is our future home. It’s gonna be big. And have a lot of hard wood flooring. Thereby requiring an enormous amount of plush, handwoven, original, Persian carpets. Flawless.
And, thus, the following two tribal carpets have been added to the collection:
the current favorite – a deep red and light blue
(it’s very similar to another favorite from last auction)
the final purchase – a bit crazy, but I love it!