Dear Mr. Crowe,

Earlier this summer we bought a green and sand colored Rockport Rope Doormat for our very traditional cottage on the coast of Maine. Rope doormats had long been a source of contention between my husband and me because he loved them the first time he saw one years ago while I did not think the bright colors and plastic texture were appropriate for our house. When I found your mats, we could finally agree. We love the soft texture, and the colors you offer are perfect for a traditional cottage. That the mat can be machine washed is an unexpected bonus. When my brother-in-law visited recently, he loved the mat and promptly ordered several for his New Hampshire home. Your mats are stunning, they function superbly, and the shopping experience is efficient. Buying your mats saves marriages and strengthens relationships among in-laws.