Oriental kitchen rugs

Moving last November has been a test of patience for me, even three months in. My landlord has been so great - letting me paint, install new light fixtures, and install a gate in the backyard for Mo, so the biggest struggle has been with my own budget and patience. Since my new space is much differently laid out and bigger than my old apartment, it's taken time to figure out where my existing furniture goes, find out where I need new pieces, and declutter and let go of items I don't need anymore. It's been a process.

Lucky for me, my neighborhood has a few Facebook for sale pages, so I've been able to purge several pieces of furniture pretty quickly - a floor lamp, my dining chairs, some trays and decorative pieces I realized I didn't use anymore. I've even bought a couple of new things, including a vintage green velvet chair for $50! For the past three months I've been using my coffee table as a tv stand, so after my Ikea trip last weekend for this tv unit (!!!), my next focus is the kitchen. 

Since buying my first oriental rug for my living room in November (see here) I've been scoping out several eBay shops for one to add to my kitchen, and now with more intention. My kitchen is sooo much bigger than the one in my previous house - I actually have counter space! I have room for a pretty decently sized rug - maybe 4x6 or 5x8? Bad for my budget, great for my pool of options!

My mom thinks I'm crazy because she's practical and predicts food getting everywhere, but I'm an idealist damnit! I want my oriental kitchen rug and I want it worn, with character, and impractical - just the way it should be.