This spring, we spent time decorating our dining room, and I chose a lovely charcoal and gold William Morris paper, along with a new stone rug for the floor (also with a William Morris design.)
The rug was not in stock when I ordered it, and I was warned that I might have to wait until April for it to arrive.
I loved it so much that I thought that I thought the wait worthwhile, so I was delighted when it arrived on the 24th of March; just in time for Easter. Sadly, on Good Friday as I opened the rug up to complete the room, I discovered a large tear in the underside, so it will have to be replaced. My photo below shows the finished room but with my old rug.
I hope the replacement doesn't take 6 weeks to come as the original did.
Oddly enough, as I was online on the 24th I discovered (thanks to Google) that it is the anniversary of Morris's birth.
I wonder if Morris realised that his designs would still be popular 182 years after his birth.