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4.16.2012

In Honor of the Boston Marathon - A Tribute to Runners (Rugs that is)

You may not know this, but today is the Boston Marathon.  I don't anticipate qualifying for this prestigious race ever anytime soon, but who knows - slow may become the new fast.  (To put some perspective on how fast these runners are, the winners of most marathons finish in just over two hours.  My fastest half marathon time is just under two hours.  So, they literally run twice as fast as I do.  On a good day.)  I figured I could pay tribute to the runners of today's Boston Marathon by featuring what else?  Runners!  Rugs, of course.

First off, I scored a great runner for my hallway leading into my house from the garage.  While I *love* the rug that was there before, it just doesn't match now that I've painted the walls.  Enter Overstock.com.



If it's ringing a bell with you, it might be due to the fact that it is strikingly similar to what was in there before.  Shall I refresh your memory?
Similar, yes?  Turns out, while I bought this rug at the Ballard Designs Outlet, it's actually a Safavieh rug, just like the one I bought on Overstock.   I didn't even realize it until I pulled it up to put the new one in.
I really love the new rug, and the colors are perfect for the new paint job.  Runners in general are just a fun way to add some life into a space.  Wouldn't you agree?



Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest


This kitchen runner is fantastic.

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

I can't even imagine having a storage space that would warrant a runner like this one does.
Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest


Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest



What a fun punch of color in this kitchen!
Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Happy Monday!

Linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday Treasures

15 comments:

  1. Ok now I think I need to go find a spot for one of these lovelies. Happy Monday to you.

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  2. Yes it definitely is beautiful!
    What is the paint color on your walls? So lovely!

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  3. Love the new runner! The new colors go beautifully!

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  4. I always loved your old runner, but you're right, this one is even better with these colours!

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  5. GORGEOUS!!! I love the new rug. I loved the old one too!!!
    xo-Lisa

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  6. I love runners! I'd love to get one for my entry, but i have an odd L-shaped entryway, so i'm not sure how I'd use one? They are so pretty though.

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the runner. PLEASE Share the item# on Overstock. This would look great in my kitchen

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  8. i, too, love the new runner...would look great in my kitchen/family area....is there a name for the safavieh runner or an item # on overstock???

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    1. It is called the Handmade Deco Motif Blue New Zealand Wool Rug, Item # 14121855. I just looked it up and it's currently out of stock. There is also a 5x8 version of the same rug - Item # 14121857. That one is equally tempting...

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    2. thanks, jenny...i will put google to work!!!

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  9. Love the new rug. Makes me want to add one to my kitchen. Overstock is the best!

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  10. OMG Jenny, LOVE!!! Now I need one :) Thanks for linking up
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. looks fabulous!

    come visit me at my blog anytime!

    smiles.

    michele

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  12. Your hall is beautiful and the new rug looks great.

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