Entries Tagged as 'Holiday Décor'

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Artificial Christmas tree in a box, on display July 1st in Goodyear, Arizona.

170725a

Christmas tree still up on July 1st in El Mirage, Arizona.

170725b

Christmas decorations still on display as of June 5th in Hallstead, Pennsylvania.

170725hallsteadpa

Christmas tree still up as of May 6th in Phoenix.

170725c

Christmas shower curtain still up in May in Arizona City, Arizona.

170725d

[Read more →]

Tags: Holiday Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Shower Curtain

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 9 Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

170723richmondtx01

Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

170723richmondtx02

Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

170723richmondtx03

We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

170723richmondtx04

Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

170723richmondtx05

Sorry again for the nudity.

170723richmondtx06

Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

170723richmondtx07

Here’s another view of this room.

170723richmondtx14

All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

170723richmondtx08

The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

170723richmondtx09

Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

170723richmondtx10

Wonderful life. Fun.

170723richmondtx11

He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

170723richmondtx12

It’s Christmas year ’round.

170723richmondtx13

The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

170723richmondtx15

Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

170723richmondtx16

Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

170723richmondtx17

Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

170723richmondtx18

He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

170723richmondtx19

The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

170723richmondtx20

[Read more →]

Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Happy Fourth of July!!

July 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is the 4th of July.

170704a

Everyone is proudly displaying the American flag.

170704b

The flag is a symbol of freedom. Freedom to use it as a window curtain. Freedom to acquire and keep things (except when selling).

170704c

The flag encourages you to work harder.

170704d

The freedom to convert a covered patio into a living space and covering the fireplace with the American flag.

170704e

We are grateful the bed was made.

170704f

Happy 4th of July!

170704g

[Read more →]

Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Flag Day

June 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day when we honor the American flag. Except for these three home sellers who display their flags incorrectly. The blue field should always be in the top left.

170614a

Dog-gone-it! Another flag fail.

170614b

Ugh.

170614c

[Read more →]

Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Garage or Carport · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio · Pets · Phoenix Homes

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

170608a

Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

170608b

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.

170608c

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

170608d

Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

170608e

Crack in the corner of the room.

170608f

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

170608g

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

170608h

Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

170608i

Now let’s visit the kitchen.

170608j

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

170608k

Help wanted!

170608l

Old flooring.

170608m

Here’s a bedroom.

170608n

We turn to the right.

170608p

And to the right again.

170608q

Another bedroom.

170608r

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

170608s

We look to the right.

170608t

And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

170608u

We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

170608v

Total rehab needed.

170608w

[Read more →]

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

Tan Your Hide In Mabelvale

June 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments

One of our readers, thank you, sent photos of a foreclosed home in Mabelvale, Arkansas, located near Little Rock and only one mile away from Bass Pro Shop on I-30. We did a little sleuthing and found photos when it was up for sale before the bank took it back.

They have a tanning bed in their bedroom! Along with a Sturgis (South Dakota) Black Hills Rally flag.

170604mabelvalear1

Many items on display in another bedroom including Valentine’s Day balloons.

170604mabelvalear2

Booze and more on display around the fireplace.

170604mabelvalear3

If we step back and shift to the left, we see the rest of the room.

170604mabelvalear4

The only overhead light in the kitchen needs a cover.

170604mabelvalear5

You have two options leaving the front porch: stairs or slide.

170604mabelvalear6

You can shoot hoops while jumping on the trampoline. And there are two giant TVs on the porch. The riding mower does not convey with the house.

170604mabelvalear7

These are the current photos sent by our reader. No more trampoline or TVs in front. Bummer.

170604mabelvalear8

The slide and the rider mower are gone too.

170604mabelvalear9

The front side of the house.

170604mabelvalear0

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Staging · Window · Wood Paneling

Happy Easter

April 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Easter Bunny is very happy that little Susie made her bed and did not knot the curtains.

170416a

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Holiday Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

170214a

Romantic bedroom.

170214b

Love is in the air.

170214c

We (heart) you too.

170214d

Love makes the world go ’round.

170214e

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

Christmas Is Over, Valentine’s Day Is Next

December 30th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Christmas was five days ago. These sellers were so excited about Christmas.

161230a

And they are getting excited for Valentine’s Day! (And Easter too?)

161230b

Knotted window curtain?

161230c

Easter lilies?

161230d

Dark bedroom with tiger bedspread.

161230e

Where’s the M&M Man’s left hand?

161230f

Another cluttered room.

161230g

Home salon?

161230h

So much to put away before selling.

161230i

The foil keeps the stove clean.

161230j

Another dark bedroom. Happy New Year!

161230k

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Window Coverings

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tonight is Christmas Eve. All the Christmas decorations are up. Everyone’s excited about tomorrow.

These sellers love Christmas so much that they left the Christmas tree up when they listed their home on February 14th.

161224b

These sellers still had their Christmas tree up when the house sold in late April.

161224c

These sellers started decorating early. Their Christmas tree was up when they listed the house on November 23rd.

161224d

[Read more →]

Tags: Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Staging