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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santa Got a Rug Down the Chimney!

Hey guys!  So how was your Christmas?  I've been lounging around with my family since Christmas Eve and enjoying every minute!  We have friends in town from Virginia that will be staying with us until New Years Day.  This is why I've been on a little blog break this week, but I wanted to pop in to show you what Santa brought us this year.


Did you guess what it is?  I guess the post title sort of gave it away huh?  Santa somehow fit a 9 x 11 ft. rug down the chimney.  Those who have been around this little blog for a while may remember that my hub sort of ruined my old rug.



I had planned to paint the old rug to cover the stain, but I changed my mind when I (yeah, I helped Santa out this year) found this rug at Lowe's for $169.  It looks and feels like a natural fiber rug, but it's actually polypropylene.  It's an Allen + Roth indoor/outdoor rug, but it looks too nice to use outside.  It really is perfect for a dining area that gets used as much as ours does.  It's stain resistant - enough said!  The pictures don't really do it justice.  I resolve to learn how to take better pictures in the new year.



We had breakfast in the dining room on Christmas morning.





When the dishes were cleared, I was left with a simple centerpiece that will probably stay until February. 



I still have most of my Christmas decor out, and I have no plans to put it away until after the new year.  What about you?  Do you still have your tree up or did you put everything away already?  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  I hope to be back with a year in review post, but in case I sink deeper into my life of laziness leisure I want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!  

17 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Your new rug looks great and what an awesome deal. Happy New Year :)

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  2. Your new rug looks perfect!! Your home is SO gorgeous Carmel!!!

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  3. Great! It is perfect with the rattan chairs. I bet you have something really cute planned for the old rug, and I can't wait to see what it is. Happy New Year! (And by the way, the Christmas decor is packed away).

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  4. Your new rug looks great!! Happy New Year to you!! Enjoy your time off!

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  5. Happy New Year to you too! The new rug looks great---and at that price point---awesome! :) All of our Christmas decor is still up--and I plan on keeping that way until after New Year's too. Enjoy your time with your family.

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  6. woo hoo! it looks awesome!!!!! and yes that price is awesome!

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  7. Isn't Santa amazing?! That rug is perfect in your dining room. Loving all the textures going on in there. We leave our Christmas stuff up until New Year's Day.

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  8. First, that dining room is SO fabulous! I love the styling on your buffet. And, Santa's helper chose a perfect rug!

    Leave our decor up till New Years, but I'm starting to get antsy!

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  9. Nice! We have an indoor/outdoor rug in our dining room and I pretty much pat myself on the back DAILY for coming up with that genius idea. (It's our only eating area, so three meals a day plus crafts are done there.) I'm telling you, they're AWESOME with kids! Not only are the inevitable food and drink spills cleaned up super easily, but that bad boy puts up his dukes for play-doh and acrylic paint too! Ah yeah.

    Enjoy the relaxation and company!

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  10. Hehehe...yep, I also have absolutely no plans for the Christmas tear down...February?? (c: Sounds like y'all had a great Christmas, so here's hoping that New Years is just as fabulous (and all of 2012, right?)!!!!

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  11. love the rug. I can't find it on the Lowes homepage. Please help me locate it.

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  12. Lucy - I bought the rug in store and I couldn't find it online either. I'm sorry - hope that helps though.

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  13. Santa is the best! It looks amazing and your styling is impeccable! Where are those plates from? I love! We leave everything up until my dad's birthday on January 3rd because he loves it :) Wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

    xoxo,

    Carly

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  14. Happy New Year Carmel! I have a similar rug from Loew's in my family room and it is awesome. With 3 little kids and 2 big dogs, the rug definitely takes a beating. I just drag the rug outside every month or so and give it a good spray with my hose and it looks good as new.

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  15. That's an awesome price for a great looking rug... might need one myself ;) Santa's the best!

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  16. Carmel I am so excited your rug arrived via Santa!! Miracles do happen!

    All the best in 2012!

    I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  17. Your new rug looks perfect!! Your home is SO gorgeous Carmel!!!

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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