Christmas 2011

2011 Birth of a new Christmas Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods —
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American

labor . This year will be different . This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Americans hands . Yes
there is!

It’s time to think outside the box, people . Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut . How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some
health improvement .

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, Ameriocan owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates .

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down
the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course .

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift
certificates . And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint . Remember, folks this
isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town
American with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open .

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day .

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running .

OK, you were looking for something more personal . Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves . They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes ..

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip . And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre .

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands ..

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese
lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about
fifty cents stays in the community . If you have those kinds of bucks to
burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip .

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that
China can build another glittering city . Christmas is now about caring about
us, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams . And, when we care about other Amerifcans, we care about our
communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine .
THIS is the new American Christmas tradition .

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion
groups — throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments . This is a revolution of caring about each other,
and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

BUY AMERICAN – BE AMERICAN – The job you save might be your own.


Jute Rug on Cover Elle Decor October 2011

Shown on the October 2011 is a jute rug  from a source that we used to offer.  The rug shown is self bound on the sides and has a matching jute braid on the ends.   We also have an identical product from another source that offers the jute braid option for LESS MONEY!  Check out our natural fiber fabrication page.   You will see that we  have the option to fabricated this rug using cotton and leather bindings.


Luxe Magazine: Unique Avignon Wool Shag

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has the widest selection of shag carpets and area rugs in Orange County. Our showroom offers standard nylon shags, custom colored nylon shags, a huge variety of standard and custom wool shags and metallic polyester shags. The products are all unique in color and texture. Some of our wool and nylon shags offer the opportunity to use multiple colors within the rug.

The photo above is from the Spring 2011 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine. Hemphill’s is proud to offer the complete line of wool shag area rugs and carpet from Unique Carpets, Ltd.

Stop by and visit our showroom – you are certain to find the perfect shag rug or carpet.


Fibreworks Taj Kochi Jute Featured in Veranda Magazine

Fibreworks Taj Kohci is one of our best selling jute area rugs. Taj Kochi offers the most consistent quality of the jute products that are available. Our showroom offers a wide variety of binding options to apply to this product including matching jute, leather, suede, cotton, linen and espadrille stripe.

Check out our sisal rug fabrication page – click HERE


Custom Hair on Hide Area Rugs

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
continues to search the world for great looking unique products for your floors. We are featuring a collection of hair on hide rugs that offer some interesting stitching options not found elsewhere. These rugs can be made in whatever size you desire. We offer the sewn squares in a variety of sizes ranging from 2″ to 16″. An additional border of leather can be added as well.

We offer creative options including stripes or the addition of a random zebra square within the rugs.

Hide Rug Architectural Digest May 2011


Custom Rug on February 2011 Traditional Home Cover


Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has the strike off of this custom rug in our showroom. This rug is hand tufted and can be colored and sized to your specifications. Our showroom is filled with unique floor covering options such as these custom area rugs. We use a variety of sources throughout the world depending on type of weave or construction, fabric content, and delivery time.

Take time to explore this blog and our website. We have over 70 different vendors for our wood floors, broadloom carpet, area rugs and specialty floorcovering products. We even offer accessories such as Vovito candles, throws, fabrics and pillows.

Purchase this rug online HERE


Find out why we have clients come from all over Southern California to shop in our showroom. We have clients in Manhattan Beach, Laguna Beach, Palm Desert, Irvine, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Dana Point, Tustin, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Ladera Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and more.