Entries Tagged as 'Collections'

Coca-Cola Collector

November 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Coke bottle collector in Dubuque, Iowa.

Coke Coca-Cola bottle collection collector unsafe knives kitchen clutter Dubuque Iowa home house for sale photo

Get this!  They placed a knife rack up on a shelf above the stove.  Let’s hope they don’t have earthquakes in Iowa while you’re cooking.  Or how about this scenario:  “Honey, will you reach up and get me a knife?”  “Ow!  They crashed down on me!  I’m bleeding.”

Coke Coca-Cola bottle collection collector unsafe knives kitchen clutter Dubuque Iowa home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Collections · Other US Cities

Invasion of the Dolls

November 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

What a lovely doll collection.  Thank you for sharing.

large big doll collection on display poor bad home staging Surprise Arizona house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Dolls · Collections · Surprise, AZ Homes

It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

October 18th, 2013 · 15 Comments

This delightful home in Penfield, New York was discovered by one of our readers.  We are eternally grateful.
Take it all in.  There’s lots to see.  [Click on the photos to expand]

Let’s start with the Raggedy Ann theme room.  Hundreds of dolls.  Plus a mannequin.

huge massive Raggedy Ann doll collection mannequin cluttered busy Penfield New York home house for sale

Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin!  Classic.  Plus Cabbage Patch dolls, Christmas dolls, and many more dolls.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

Doll clothes.  Halloween theme dolls.  More dolls.  Take notice of the mannequin in the foreground.  We’ll explain in the next photo.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

The mannequin is supposed to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  See her ruby slippers?!  There’s also a collection of jugs on each stair riser.  We’ll see more jugs on another staircase later.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale jugs collection

A bedroom filled with stuffed animals, jewelry, quilts, and more.  Now imagine this house totally empty.  The rafters in the ceiling.  The hardwood floors.  The vaulted ceilings.  This house is really nice.

teddy bear stuffed animal collection quilts cluttered bedroom Penfield New York home house for sale

There’s a lovely lady mannequin holding undergarments.  Notice the E.T. doll in the basket of toilet paper.  That’s because he visited Uranus?  There’s another E.T. doll on the shelf to the right.

cluttered bathroom lady mannequin negligee undergarments E.T. doll toilet paper Penfield New York home house for sale

Another view of the bathroom.  We have proof that someone actually used the bathtub (photo on wall).  There’s a bedpan on the wall too.  And the world’s smallest plunger that’s guaranteed to get your hands wet.

lady mannequin bedpan old toilet cluttered bathroom Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen has a sign that reads, “Two Choices:  1. Take it  2. Leave it”  There’s a ghost hanging on the lamp (left side).  A black cat (right side).

cluttered busy kitchen antiques black cat staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Another view of the kitchen.  So much to see.  The house was built in 1847.  This kitchen would be so cool once empty.

cluttered busy kitchen antiques staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The dining room is managed by two mannequins.

cluttered dining room two mannequins staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

We’re halfway through the photos.  Much more to see.  Another mannequin!  And wearing the latest fashion.  Halloween decor.  More jugs.  More clutter.

cluttered family room ugly dress mannequin jug collection staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!

cluttered family room girl mannequin staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

This is the Ladies Room, filled with pink flourishes.  Pink Christmas tree ornaments.  Tea is served at 4.

pink theme room Christmas tree ornaments tea set cluttered collection Penfield New York home house for sale

Looks like another tea set in another room.  And lots of dolls.  And another mannequin, this time holding a parasol.  Hats and clothes.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats tea set staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

The other side of this room.  A mannequin sitting in a chair.  More dolls.  Christmas trees.  Now imagine this room empty.  The beautiful wood floors.  The fireplace.  The tin plate ceiling and crown molding.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats Christmas trees staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Another room filled with stuff.

cluttered room collection staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.  No shortage of cups here.

cluttered cups collection kitchen staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Halloween decorations out front.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Scary Halloween decorations.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

And no home is complete without a gnome.

gnome statue old gas pump in front garage Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Ugly Décor · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Dolls · Rugs · Collections · Holiday Décor · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities

Plane Crazy

September 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

One person’s flight of fancy…
[I wasn’t sure if that pun would take off.  I’m just winging it.]
[Paducah, Kentucky]

toy kit model airplane hanging on living room wall Paducah Kentucky home house for sale real estate photo

We usually see clothes hangers in bedrooms, not a plane hangar.

toy kit model airplane hanging on bedroom wall Paducah Kentucky home house for sale real estate photo

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Pictures R Us

September 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

One person’s treasured pictures is a buyer’s day spent patching a hundred holes.  [Phoenix]

dozens too many pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And then can you find paint to match?  So now it becomes an even bigger project in the mind of a buyer. [Mesa, Arizona]

dozens too many pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Family photos (and couches) are visually distracting.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

dozens too many family pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Trenton New Jersey home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Rugs · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Collections · Family Photos · Other US Cities

Horse Head In Your Bed

August 29th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Sun City West, Arizona sellers must have really upset the Godfather: there are TWO horse heads in their bed!!
They have quite the toy car collection.  Plus an oil lamp!!  And what looks to be like blue bloomers hung on a laundry line across the window.

horse head bedspread bedroom toy car collection boxes ugly blue window valance Sun City West Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Bedspread

Basket Hound

August 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Collection of wicker baskets in Olean, New York.

cheap wicker basket collection displayed on kitchen wall staging Olean New York home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Collections · Other US Cities

Slat’s Wonderful

August 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

A few slats are missing from the fabric vertical blinds.
Any idea what that collection is?  Figurines?

ugly cheap fabric slats missing vertical blinds figurine collection Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Fixer-Upper

Big Winner

August 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This seller found a new use for his old entertainment center.  Lots of trophies, but will buyers be bowled over by this room?  Could the seller spare a few minutes to clear out the room?  And maybe fix the ceiling too?

too many tall big bowling trophies on display room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Collections · Ceiling · Entertainment/Media Niche

$1.2 Million Fixer-Upper

June 16th, 2013 · 13 Comments

This Lodi, California home can be yours if the price is right.  Here we see Susannah modeling the home for us.

mannequin clutter visual distractions 1963 Lodi California poor bad home staging house for sale

Built in 1963, this home boasts 8,500 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, six fireplaces, three floors, and an elevator!

cluttered dining room visual distractions 1963 Lodi California poor bad home staging house for sale

Check out that light!  Octopus gone wild!

blue carpet multiple globes bizarre odd weird vintage octopus design ceiling lighting chains 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Truly one of a kind.

blue carpet multiple globes bizarre odd weird vintage octopus design ceiling lighting chains 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Renee is proudly showing us the living room.

outdated old living room mannequin 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

You never know when you’ll need a full-size table in your bedroom.

outdated old bedroom décor 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Jackpot!

outdated old visually distracting décor family room 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

It serves as a wedding chapel on weekends?

outdated old visually distracting décor family room 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

This kitchen was considered modern in its day.

outdated old kitchen green counters 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Beanbag chairs are included.

outdated old fireplace stone beanbag chairs 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

More visual distractions in this room.  Thank you, Ken, for sending the photos.

outdated old visually distracting staging décor 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Hazards · Dining Room · Lighting · Wood Paneling · Collections · Other US Cities