Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Welcome Home: Our New Outdoor Mat

Can you believe that I've never had an outdoor mat to welcome people into my home? Never. In all of my house. I know, it's pretty pitiful. A couple months ago, I reached out to The Rope Co. I have to be honest, I had this mat for almost two weeks before I put it out. Listen, it was so pristine I didn't want it to get dirty. HA! Don't harass me, this is just me being me.

Knowing I had to review it, I finally put this beautiful mat in front of our door. I was tempted to put a sign in front of it telling everyone to avoid stepping on it. STOP! If you had this at your front door, you'd feel the same.



That being said, everyone has been stepping on it to get in the front door. See, I'm not a horrible person. I allow people to walk in my front door still. =) 

You might be thinking, "Um, this is just a doormat. What's the big deal?" So glad to know you were thinking that, because I have the answer. First of all, it's Made in the USA! Logan, the owner, is a 5th generation lobsterman, and his roots in ropes stems back to his great-grandfather who worked in lace mills. His story is amazing, and I would encourage you to read it. How many people do you know who can trace a line like his? It's really cool! Their products are made from his father's rope company in Maine!



What I've already loved about this doormat is that it's taken a lot of muddy paws and dirty shoes because it's been raining for almost two weeks here in Maryland! It's also easy to clean off. We can just whack it against the porch or rinse it off with the hose. Honestly, with all of the traffic of people coming in and out of our home, we knew we needed something that was durable.

This particular doormat is the Navy & Light Tan from their Nautical Line. Pretty apropos since I'm living near the ocean now, and my hubby loves all things that do with the Bay. Specifically the crabs and oysters.



My doormat is hand woven. It doesn't retain water so no concern about mold or mildew. It's also UV protected so I don't have to worry about the blue fading or bleeding. The Rope Co suggests using their doormats on non-skid surfaces or with a non-skid pad underneath. The smallest the doormat comes in is an 18" x 30" up to the largest for a double door of 26" x 50". So a great range of sizes for any home.

They also sell more than just doormats. They have a magazine rack, a bin that would be perfect for keeping your blankets in your living room, and a rope basket that would look beautiful in a child's room.




The Rope Co will add beauty indoors and out. Please be sure to visit this family owned company on their Facebook and Instagram channels as well!

32 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

We don't even have a welcome mat and I have told my husband about 2400 times that I want one. And this is the one I want. It looks REALLY nice.

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

Gorgeous! I love welcome mats and always had one at my house. I miss having one now that I live in a high-rise.

Kid Minds said...

Oh I'm a huge fan of a good outdoor mat. It's such an easy way to personalize the space, to make a fashion statement or just get in a mood for the upcoming season. I have several that I rotate and this hand woven one looks like it would be a nice addition to my collection.

Karen Morse said...

You had me sold with him being a 5th generation lobsterman. I lived in Boston and have maj respect for these people! The matt is really cool, too!
Karen | GlamKaren.com

Rachel Langer said...

You know now that I think about it I did have a doormat... now where did it go?! I bet I haven't seen it in years. This one looks awesome.

Lauren G said...

That looks so pretty! It is nice to have a door mat to welcome people into your home, I think that it gives your front door a "finished" look!

Terri Steffes said...

It's gorgeous! I was all ready to get one but I don't have a nonskid pad. I'm wondering if it would show through?

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

I love this doormat and that is a great story. I want one!

Danity Donnaly said...

That is gorgeous. I love the blue and I absolutely love the look of it. Amber N

Housewife Eclectic said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! We don't need a doormat in our house and I kind of miss having one!

CourtneyLynne said...

Ong how fabulous is this mat?!?! We just recently got one for our back door... Now we need one for the front.

Megan McCoig said...

We don't have a mat either, and now you've swayed me to want one! This is gorgeous, I love that it's rope and hard wearing :)

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This outdoor mat is really nice. I was just thinking this week that the outdoor mat to our house is looking a little raggedy and needs to be replaced.

Tabitha said...

This so cool and unique! I love handmade things and this looks super durable! LOVE!

Hannah Adkins said...

Oh I really like that mat! Its so classy and sturdy looking. The colors almost remind me of a nautical theme!

Cheryl said...

I love the look of these mats. They look both attractive and durable. My favorite is navy and gray.

Maryann D. said...

I am always purchasing door mats. I really dislike all the dirt that comes in our house. I need good mats like this one. The styles are wonderful.
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Felicita said...

I love the nautical feel to it. Love the dark grey and blue from the website.

Carries Rambles said...

I love this, it is stylish, the colors are vibrant, yet it seems as if it will hold up for a long time.

Terry Poage said...

They look like great mat's. I usually have one of those hard rubber ones.

Dianne Mumpower said...

Your photos actually do a lot better at showing the details of the mats than the sites photos do. If someone showed me your photo and theirs and asked me which mat I wanted, I say yours. lol

Shannon Fowler said...

these mats are gorgeous. i love the ones with the brighter colors too. i love how durable they are. we are always going through mats so maybe this one would last a while

Barb said...

This seems to be a really substantial mat. It would be great to have or as a gift item for anyone. I went to their website and I adore the royal & blue mat.

D Johnson said...

I just love the look of this doormat. I really like handmade items for the home.

mommy2luke2008 said...

This looks like it would be really easy to take care of! I love the colors and it definitely gives a pop to the front entrance. I'd love to have one!

Amy said...

That is a gorgeous mat! I know that when we move, I will be looking for door mats and stuff just to make the house feel like Mine! Thank you for sharing this brand with me

tannawings said...

I really like the looks of this rug. It looks nice. It also looks sturdy and well made. Around here I would love it because it would really get the dirt before it got tracked inside!

Birdie Bee said...

I love the look of this mat and the fact that it really works. I have never seen one of these rope mats before but will be looking for a mat here in the next few months when I move.

freddie said...

What a nice looking mat. It would really look great outside my door too. With five grandchildren and a husband who are outside all the time and tracking dirt and mud in the door this would help stop some of that....

Cyndi F said...

I love these mats, as a boater, all my friends would be so jealous if i had a rope mat. It is so cool, and amazing looking, and it lasts.

jopb said...

I can understand how at first it was difficult to put such an attractive mat in front of the door to be stepped upon. It is great that the mat is so easy to clean and it still looks great.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I have not seen rugs like this but they are beautiful. They look rugged too.

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