1330 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
(502) 459-1044

Hooked on Rugs

November 1, 2017    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

American Hooked Rugs The art & craft of rug hooking originated in England in the 19th century. Weaving mill workers collected the useless left over pieces of yarn, which were about 9 inches long  They took these “thrums” home and used them to create rugs. Thus began rug hooking which then became popular in America about 1830.  Those who could not afford carpet gathered scraps of materials to make floor coverings.  Today fine antique hooked rugs are highly collectible and are recognized as a unique folk art. Visit our shop to see hooked rugs I have collected over the past … Continue Reading

Article in the Voice Tribune 10/18/17

October 18, 2017    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

By Nancy Miller Photos by Jolea Brown Becky Terry was cocooned in a bubble of good karma when she made the decision to sell her house and move to another. “A couple walked into my house and said they wanted it. Just like that,” she says. As if that weren’t enough of an amazing stroke of good luck, she was about to encounter another. Knowing her buyers’ house was for sale, and she was in the market for one, she went for a visit. It was a short visit. “I walked in and told them I wanted it,” she says … Continue Reading

Hidden Treasures

October 9, 2017    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

A years search finally comes to an end. After visiting many rug stores and walking away empty handed, a new friend discovered our Outlet at 1328 Bardstown Road, right next door to our main shop.  Looking for an unusual sized runner for a new home, our client worked with our helpful staff to find a special buy. Happily she drove away from our Outlet with a handmade, one of a kind, geometric Kazak at 60% off retail in her trunk. Heres’s to finding “hidden treasures”!

Decorating the Fifth Wall – Voice Tribune Article

August 5, 2016    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

When decorating a home, most attention is projected to the walls for artistic expression, and yet, even the perfect painting or well executed collage can leave a room feeling incomplete. One need only cast their eyes downward, as the floor you walk on can be an ideal canvas for one of interior design’s most timeless pieces: the Oriental rug. Fran Jasper, owner and operator of Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs, has extended her expertise to Louisvillians from her firehouse-turned-store/gallery for nearly four decades. Located in the heart of The Highlands where Bardstown Road meets Cherokee Parkway, her stunning selection and … Continue Reading

Yes, We Got Married At A Homeless Shelter!

June 10, 2016    |  by Danielle Grobmyer    |  No Comments

My niece, Danielle Grobmyer was married a few weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia and I had the honor of not only attending but being able to display some of our beautiful rugs that were used for the ceremony. It was a very unique wedding and I wanted to share this story with all of you that Danielle wrote.   Believe it or not you are looking at a homeless shelter! Picture these pews filled with people of all kinds, shapes, sizes and backgrounds. People who need temporary shelter for a night, people who have never had a place to call … Continue Reading