Entries Tagged as 'Dolls'

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a tour of this Phoenix home. Lots to see.

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Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

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We step back from the dining room into the family room. After noticing the ceiling damage, remember the red vacuum handle, the blue folded rug, the aluminum pan (right side middle), and the plastic chairs. They will help orient you as we move about the house.

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We step back again and shift to the left. Lots of dust. That stereo and yellow telephone are old.

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Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

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Crack in the corner of the room.

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We step back again. There’s the wall crack. And now we see the aluminum pan.

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And when we look down, there’s the folded rug.

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Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

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Now let’s visit the kitchen.

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Original cabinets. House built in the 1950s, likely.

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Help wanted!

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Old flooring.

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Here’s a bedroom.

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We turn to the right.

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And to the right again.

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Another bedroom.

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And now a visit to the living room. With more ceiling damage.

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We look to the right.

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And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

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We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

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Total rehab needed.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Clowning Around In Canada

May 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to two readers who sent this photos, M.L. and Jennifer. A house of clowns in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, not far from the town of Ontario. Enjoy!

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The sellers collected thousands of clowns.

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Everyone loves clowns.

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Especially buyers.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Other International Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not Wonderful

March 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Multiple items. Multiple patterns.

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Overly decorated living room.

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Assault on the senses.

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Visual distractions.

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If buyers could see past the stuff and notice the high ceilings and nice flooring.

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Too much furniture for a small space.

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Giant bed.

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Too much going on.

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Themed bathroom. Looks very small.

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Again, too much furniture for a small space.

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Less is more. Hint hint.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Boxing Day

December 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Boxing Day in Canada. Last year, we posted a photo of a punching bag to celebrating boxing. But some Canadian readers said we got it wrong. This year, we’re posting photos of boxes. We hope we get it right this time. Happy Boxing Day!

This Phoenix home has lots and lots of boxes. They really know how to celebrate Boxing Day!

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More boxes in the bedroom closet!

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Toy collection pinned to the wall. Plus pin-up calendars. And a messy home office. No boxes?

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Since they’re selling the house and since it’s Boxing Day today, they should box up all the books and movies.

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Cluttered bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Family Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

New Season of Hoarders Starts December 18

December 6th, 2016 · 7 Comments

New season of Hoarders will begin Sunday, December 18th on A&E Channel!
Here’s a potential candidate for the show.

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The room is full of stuff.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Another view of the messy kitchen.

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And more stuff here.

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Why is there a blow torch in the bedroom?

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Piles of stuff on the patio.

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And more stuff on the patio. Save everything, because it might be needed someday.

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Caution: I am a bitch. Beautiful words in a beautiful setting.

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Chaos.

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So much stuff.

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Another view of this cluttered bedroom.

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And one more.

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Notice the cracked toilet seat is taped. The shower door too.

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The photographer got caught in the mirror. By the way, those are those infamous John F. Long cabinets.

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Another cluttered bedroom.

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Home office.

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Another view of the office.

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Lots of junk in the back yard.

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Piles of stuff everywhere.

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Treasures abound.

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Sparkling clean swimming pool.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Hats · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Toys

Inspirational Message For September

September 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sing like no one’s listening.  Dance like no one’s watching.  Love like you’ve never been hurt.

sing like no one's listening quote on wall crying baby kid doll Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They have one of those crying kid dolls!  He probably heard her singing and saw her dancing.

crying baby kid doll Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Afghan Blanket · Dolls · Faux Paint & Murals · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Thank you to our international reader Jo for finding this home down under.  It’s from a house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  The owner loves cats!

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There are pictures of cats all over.

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Run out of wall space?  Hang them from the ceiling!

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And dolls too!

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Macramé plant hangings, more dolls, and bamboo wall hangings.

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Stepping back to see more of this room.

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Wind chimes and more in this room.

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The kitchen.

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More cats.

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Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Clutter · Collections · Dolls · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other International Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Mystery Doll

July 2nd, 2016 · 2 Comments

First thing, the TV is on.  Second, they didn’t finish painting the cabinet.  Third, there’s a lot of visual distractions around.

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Fourth, what is that doll thing?  A dog doll?

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Tags: Dolls · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging

Collections On Display

April 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Though not necessarily ugly, collections can be visually distracting to buyers.  They almost force buyers to stare at them and ignore the home’s features.  It then becomes the “doll house” instead of the “house with the beautiful kitchen.”

Doll collection.

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Stuffed animal collection.

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Liquor bottle collection.

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Beer tap handle collection.

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Tags: Collections · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

February 21st, 2016 · No Comments

ABC TV has a special program tonight to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland.  Can you find Mickey Mouse in all this mess?  There are several.  Don’t let the knotted curtains distract you.

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Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse are so happy.

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Is Mickey raising his leg so he can pee in the toilet?  Or is he trying to kick the lid down?

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Mickey Mouse looks down on you while you sleep, like a guardian angel.

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Mickey’s cousin Gabriel Mouse?

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Tags: Dolls · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Shower Curtain · Staging