Several years ago, when we lived in an apartment building, some friends came to visit, but they forgot to write down our apartment number. As they wandered around our building, the guy saw a doormat that looked similar to this:
And he said “Look at that door mat, that has to be them!” Of course, it was us.
Up to that point, I had never thought all that much about doormats. So I stepped outside and looked at all the other front doors. Only about 1 in 8 even had a doormat and if they did, it was either plain paper-bag-brown or just said “Welcome.”
I guess that door mat showed our personality. And in a sea of apartments, it lead our friends to us.
That one began fading from the sun, and I saw this one and just couldn’t resist:
But it’s about time to retire the poor doormat, because lately, it was looking more like this:
(Rollover to see the new doormat–just because I love rollovers.)
It’s good to give the front porch something fresh for the spring anyway.
I picked up the new one for only $13. There are so many cute doormats out there now, and you can really get a lot of impact for under $20. Being the first thing that guests see, it’s a great place to greet them with some warmth and personality.
What do you have outside your front door?