Friday, July 18, 2008

Immaculate



Someone, buy this house! You know that anyone who would use this many plastic slipcovers is selling a spotless home.

I once saw a living room set in a thrift store, still with the plastic slipcovers. The owner had lived with the plastic covers for years, sweating away each summer, rustling away each winter -- and never, ever took the covers off. They were always being saved for... for what?

Don't be like that person.

12 comments:

Suzanne said...

I agree. This was the custom in the uppity neighborhood when I was growing up. Everything covered in plastic, like a strange museum exhibit. And there was always a "statement lamp" in the front window that was meant to send a message...we have money! I would say that this is probably someone raised in the Depression because they REALLY hold on to everything FOREVER.....except for the fact that there's a baby carrier in the photo.

Strange, strange, strange....

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

mlessirard said...

check out the bedroom snaps, even the windows are lined with plastic over the mini-blinds. oh my! Marie Barron.

ipa said...

Oh NO! Not again. I already told you about my flashbacks - with my bum sticking to my neighbor's couch in the summer! Argggg. It's a Chicago thing, you know!

Jo said...

Definitely an old person thing. Perhaps the baby carrier is for a grandchild? Poor grandchild may be asphyxiated when a plastic cover is put over its carrier :(

Alternately, perhaps the person is a germaphobe who bought all these plastic covers when they decided to sell the house, and has put them on ready for showings and open house.

Tink said...

Time for the Senior Center! Either that or someone may have died here.

Kim said...

Wow, I want to buy it just to watch how quickly my kids could trash the whole place. All of that vintage molding would be chipped and gashed and written on. The hardwood floors? I won't even go there!Destruction is so much easier than preservation. Why fight it?

Jean's almost a "Painting A Day" said...

Ida Morgenstern!

Alicia said...

My mother's family all had their "fancy" living rooms done up this way. They went so far as to have plastic carpet runners. I thought it weird as a child. I still think it's weird. This is not living.

Patti McCracken said...

and their kids have some sort of plastic-intolerance, no doubt.

Patti McCracken said...

and their kids have some sort of plastic-intolerance, no doubt.

Theresa said...

Wow, there's so many things I could say about those photos. Isn't the whole point of having nice furniture, that it looks nice. And does it look nice covered in plastic? NO! I can just hear the poor couch crying out, "I'm suffocating! Someone let me out!! HELP!!!" I don't know maybe the owners are allergic to... everything?
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Jen Shikami said...

My philosophy is that if I really wanted to protect the furniture, I would wear clothing. :D