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(Un)Welcome Mats

A few years ago, I was getting a lot of mis-delivered mail meant for a local judge, so when I had accumulated a big batch, I decided to swing by her house and drop off her mail. I was immediately won over by the judge's door mat, which simply said "Come Back With a Warrant."

You can buy the High Cotton doormat for $15.99, and that's not the only (un)welcome mat I've stumbled upon lately. Here are two more funny ways for guests to wipe their feet.

The ingenious Come In/Go Away Doormat (about $30) projects a different message depending on which way you turn it.

One more, so

I love the color palette on this playful Chiasso Private Doormat ($28), which should make guests smile even as you're shooing them away.

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haydee haydee 9 years
we bought the one that says "www.wel.come" shows how very techie my hubby and I are
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Come in/Go away one is adorable. hehe
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love #1 and #2. That judge had a great sense of humour!
misslarue misslarue 9 years
i'll stick with the traditional "welcome" thanks.
saruuh saruuh 9 years
i love these! it reminds me of nights in college when we'd had too much to drink and would steal all our neighbor's cute doormats. (pathetic, i know.) my roommate got a great one that was like the "come in/go away" on, but it said deja vu!
jenintx jenintx 9 years
i'm feeling pretty stoopid right about now. it took me a solid 5 minutes to get the come in/go away one!!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I'd be afraid my house would get egged with these rude things outside...
zc zc 9 years
the come in go away one is brilliant
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Love the come in/go away mat! Great idea!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
The come in/go away is pure genius. Love it!
Random2 Random2 9 years
I love these! I think one will be on my purchase list soon.
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
I have a doormat that says something similar- it says "Leave" :) I love it.
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
LOVE the Come In Go Away mat!!!
C1122 C1122 9 years
Wouldn't the welcome mat that offered a friendly "come in" to guests as they walked into your house also say, rather rudely, "go away" as they left? Because wouldn't it be upside down on the way out of the house?
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
Those are great. My ex husband had a mat that had a big tree with a ton of falling leaves around it. It said, "Make like a tree and leave." I thought it was hilarious.
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 9 years
Love it! This are great!
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 9 years
Love it! This are great!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
WOW whoever designed the second one is clearly a genius. . .Visual antigrams are so fascinating, but notoriously difficult to create, especially when meaning clever opposites such as this!
justagirlMrs justagirlMrs 9 years
Does the 'come in/go away' mat come with a remote, so I can turn it, depending on who is coming up the walkway? LOL If so, I want one just for my mother-in-law! *snicker*
nikkih nikkih 9 years
I love the Come In/Go Away mat!
nhancieh522 nhancieh522 9 years
i like the first one, hahahaha thats nice
doowop doowop 9 years
I want.
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