Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fashionable & Functional

operational: in good working order, serving a purpose

currently popular, trendy

Sometimes those two words don't go together.  For instance...

The Shirt Clip

Breakaway Pants
Platform Shoes
These things don't say fashionable or functional but at one time in history they did.  Thank goodness we can learn from our past...ahhmmm.

As the lady of the house and a artist at heart I love to decorate my home.  Since I also have a husband and 3 boys I want fashion with function so I am not stuck cleaning all day on a nice summer day or cold winter day for that matter.  One thing I do is to use rugs.  Throw rugs.  It has been documented that when a person comes to a mat at a door they will wipe their feet most times.  If you will put a rug outside the door and inside the door most people will even wipe twice!  It works, I have seen it, I have done it.

Back door.

Inside and outside my front door.

Try it and see if it works!
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  1. Replies
    1. Angi do you also use two rugs at each door?

  2. LOL Oh dear! :-) Those were all popular when I was growing up! Love it! I used those shirt ties all the time. HAHAHAHA!! Visiting from Thrive at Home Thursday. :-)

  3. Love the tree branch one. My momma taught me to use nothing ugly if there is a pretty alternative--fashionable/functional!

    1. Love momma's like that! Hope I am also one to be said so well of ;)

  4. Hi
    I'm co hosting at Katherine's Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello. Thanks for linking up today.

  5. lol. I remember them all well :) Thanks for joining us at the Let's Get Social Sunday link party. Have a wonderful week :)

  6. Cute post - you know, it is true - I have added a mat indoors and have noted and thankfully, that visitors will wipe their feet twice! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. I remember the shirt clips. Our mats are sort of ignored. :/ Maybe I need prettier ones. Thank you for linking up to the HomeAcre Hop! We'd love to have you back today. New hop just went live: