Entries Tagged as 'Holiday Décor'

The Nightmare Before Halloween

November 12th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Twas the night before Halloween and all through this house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse?

Now let’s take a look inside this Great Bend, Pennsylvania house. [Thank you to KG for sending us these photos]
Here we see a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray, plus sugary breakfast cereals.

Ashtray in the bathroom.

There is a child’s toilet in the living room! Dad is paralyzed with indecision: should he remove the toilet first or the Halloween balloon or unblock the front door?

And there’s the child! A little big for that training toilet. He seems sad. Perhaps because he’s not allow access to the balloons?

Party like it’s 1999. Or 1979.

Sorry, but that planking fad ended three years ago.

Band practice.

Like father like son. A drum set in the boy’s bedroom.

Cluttered kitchen.

Enclosed patio with dog and clutter.

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Staging · Toys · Wet Bar

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween! Watch out for giant spiders in Phoenix. “…It’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.”

The beagle dog is scared of the witches.

Watch out for black cats.

Cowboy pumpkin. Or is that a country bumpkin pumpkin?

Trick or treat.

The joke(r)’s on you.

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Tags: Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Holiday Décor · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

A Pile of Rocks

October 3rd, 2017 · 6 Comments

I saw this on a Realtor home tour last week. Right off the patio in the back yard is a wire cage filled with rocks, wrapped in Christmas lights, plus a vine growing around it. Because?

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Tags: Back Yard · Holiday Décor · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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Tags: Holiday Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Shower Curtain

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 11 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.

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Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

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

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

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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.

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Sorry again for the nudity.

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

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Here’s another view of this room.

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

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The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

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Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

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Wonderful life. Fun.

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He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

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It’s Christmas year ’round.

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The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

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Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

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Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

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

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He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

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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.

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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.

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Everyone is proudly displaying the American flag.

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

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The flag encourages you to work harder.

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

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We are grateful the bed was made.

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Happy 4th of July!

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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.

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Dog-gone-it! Another flag fail.

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Ugh.

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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.

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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

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.

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

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Booze and more on display around the fireplace.

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

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The only overhead light in the kitchen needs a cover.

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

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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.

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

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The slide and the rider mower are gone too.

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The front side of the house.

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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.

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Tags: Bedroom · Holiday Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging