This rug has a story. And in the end, things fell into place with the kind of serendipity I like. For me, bigger purchases like this are never spur of the moment. I look around at stores and on line, make lists of possibilities, think about what I like and then think about it some more. Finding the style and pattern is usually easy. The problem is narrowing it down. Sometimes the size is wrong. Sometimes the quality is bad. And sometimes the price is just too high.
I loved many different rugs from Pottery Barn, but I really wanted a 4x6 rug and that size is not available there. I found some possibilities at Ballard Designs but they weren't exactly what I wanted and for the price I wasn't willing to settle. Home Goods only had bigger sizes - I love Home Goods, but you have to get lucky.
Then I tried Overstock.com. I made a list of of few possibilities that were perfect and decided to think about it for a couple days. Imagine how happy I was to receive an email that one of the rugs I liked was on sale and would be eligible for free shipping. After ordering and receiving it within a few days, I am thrilled with the price I paid and the quality of the rug. The colors look great and it is plush underfoot. I love when things work out like it was meant to be :-)