Made in the U.S.A. – Green Rugs

When I needed new rugs for the bathroom, I looked around at Wal-Mart for something a little more versatile, something that wouldn’t scream “this crazy lady is using a bathroom rug by the front door”. And I needed them to be machine washable. Our home has carpet only in the bedrooms so, we have several rugs around the house (under my computer chair, in front of the doors, by the wood stove, etc. ) and I like them to be of the same type so they can be used interchangeably.

After finding these at Wal-Mart about a year ago, I bought four and have been very happy with them. Recently I decided to buy a few more but our local Wal-Mart no longer carried them. So whenever I was in a different W-M, I would go to the housewares department and see if they had them.

(Now you’re probably thinking that this crazy lady was going from W-M to W-M just looking for rugs, but I wasn’t. However, when we need things when we’re traveling, that’s where we go. )

We went to Tulsa to see my mother for Mother’s Day. When we needed to get some snacks and stretch our legs, we stopped at a Wal-Mart in one of the little towns off I-35 and eureka! I found them. These newer ones are a little larger and a slightly deeper green but in the same tone, so they’re still okay to intersperse. And instead of $6.00 each, they are $9.00.

If green scatter rugs are something you’re in the market for, check these out. They’re stocked with the runners and larger rugs and not in the bathroom towels/rugs area.

These fit the bill:

1. Although no one will mistake them for Neiman-Marcus closeouts, they look just fine to me.
2. The price is right.
3. When the dog is naughty or we track in mud, I just throw them in the washing machine, then hang them up to dry. Occasionally if I need one quickly, I’ll toss them into the dryer with a dryer sheet for static; but I imagine they’ll last longer if I don’t do that too often.
4. They’re made in the U.S.A. – which really puts them at the top of my list.

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6 responses to “Made in the U.S.A. – Green Rugs

  1. Hi, Carla! Whenever I read that you’ve been to Tulsa, I think, “Shoot, missed them again!” 🙂

    I will look for these rugs in our Wal-mart. I think they might work for me too.

    btw, are there branches of a flowering tree stenciled on your floor? How creative!

  2. Sandra, we’d love to see you in Tulsa sometime. In fact, one of my good friends that I’ve known since 3rd grade just bought a house in Broken Arrow, so we could meet there or in that area.

    We’ve gotten so used to driving a long ways whenever we go someplace in Texas, that the things in Tulsa seem close.

    The branches you asked about are on the corners of our kitchen table. It’s the one that my parents bought new in 1964 and I inherited it when my mother bough a new one back in the 90s. It’s just an old Formica topped table but it’s special to me because I have so many wonderful memories associated with it. It’s in the background of a lot of the photos that I take.

  3. Hi Carla! Thanks for visiting my blog! What a strange thing….I live just 30 miles from Tulsa. I have the same rug….I love how they are a perfect fit for the french doors in my dining area. We have a nappy poodle who loves to drag everything in on his feet if he can….LOL. Skimming your blog, it sure looks like we have a lot in common. I will certainly visit soon!

    • Traci, your blog is wonderful. And I can’t believe that the magic word (Oklahoma) didn’t jump out at me when I read your profile. I’ve been so busy today trying to get some posts ready for this week that I haven’t read as much on yours as I wanted. But I did see those great photos of the antiques show. Are you in the Pryor area? We lived there in Mayes County 1974-1978, and my husband spent most of his youth around there. We go up to see my mother and family about every month or two. Maybe sometime we could meet for a Coke or coffee.

  4. If you are looking for a way to make any room in your home more attractive, then you may want to invest in some oval rugs. You can use an oval rug in the living room, dining room, bedroom or outside, even if you get the type of carpet.

    • Good suggestion. Oval rugs would lend a softer look, rather than everything having straight lines. I actually do have 2 oval rugs that my sister crocheted for me. My favorite one is in blues, greens and a little yellow and red and it lies in front of the kitchen sink.

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