Thursday, April 23, 2009

"San Diego Home with Charm"

If the charms don't work, try prayer. And if prayer doesn't work... well, you've always got your backup plan.

(Found by Heather.)

23 comments:

Mid-C Frank said...

Nothing says "charm" like security bars on the window!

Mandy said...

Darling, would you mind straightening your AK47 so it's even with the photos? It looks sloppy hanging all crooked. People will think we are untidy.

PrincessLuceval said...

Such a charming mishmash of decorating styles, from Early Victorian to Mid-Twenties Bootlegging Speakeasy!

Lauren said...

I love how the picture on the left (and on the right, a little) is nicely dropped in the oval frame. Better yet, I love that the kids' (or grandkids'?) pictures are nestled around the crosses, flowers, and AK-47!

And are those stuffed animals hung on the headboard the casualties?

p.s. - your blog is one of The Perplexikon's choices for our turn at the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Lauren said...

Don't publish this - just a clarification to my previous comment:

Ooops! Not specific enough of a link to the Kreativ Blogger post:

http://perplexikon.blogspot.com/2009/04/kreativ-blogger-award.html

Sabra said...

I love the little peace symbol favicon which Craigslist puts in the tab when I open the listing.

I'd not have much of a problem with the gun if it looked as if the owners were gun enthusiasts. However, the other pictures make it seem more as if the gun's a necessity...

Anonymous said...

must be some bitter Pennsylvanians that relocated there.

-- chase said...

Gotta keep it high where the kids can't reach it!

burhanistan said...

Mid-Twenties Bootlegging SpeakeasyMinor gun-totin' nit to pick. You're confusing the AK-47 with the famed Tommy Gun popularized by Prohibition era gangsters and lawmen. The AK-47 was invented in Russia, where bootlegging is a useless activity thanks to State subsidized booze, in 1947.

That said, nothing ties a room together quite like a Kalashnakov.

Hollasa said...

I'm sure that if that was a higher resolution picture, it would turn out that the machine gun is crocheted, or something. Perhaps the kids made it at school?

I sure hope so...

Stuart said...

Putting the "arm" back in "charm".

drjim said...

Looks like one of Chair's relatives is working security now.

blake said...

That might be it!
It was a paper-mache project for school.

Thats why its on the wall!
Because it wouldnt fit on the Refrigerator.

It's ok, it's just a proud parent!
I feel so much better about society now.

Elizabeth said...

I think your post is going to go viral on Facebook. It's HILARIOUS.

Mandy said...

Oh Dear, the 3rd photo shows an infant car seat.

Tony Paul said...

How... uh... quaint...?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

There's just so much to love... the shrine to the gun on the wall, the Christmas tree still up in the living room, and the makin'-my-eye-hurt crooked shower curtain.

Pride of ownership written all over it.

Yep.

Anonymous said...

Hey now! I sleep better knowing there is a gun in my room too!

sherri said...

wow.

bungalowbliss said...

I see that Chair's snobby cousin from the city dropped in for the annual visit.

Such a stand-offish attitude, I swear. Just because you can afford a little upholstery and woodgrain does not make you better!

Meg said...

Praise the Lord, Pass the Ammunition?


(there's no way you're posting this, but it had to be said.)

Anonymous said...

My friend Mq. has read all the books, knows the literature. She says:

"These people are getting a bad rap. Crosses and automatic weapons on the walls? They're clearly keeping their neighborhood safe from vampires and don't have time to clean up. When they move, their neighbors will be massacred and property values will plummet."

Charlene said...

Keep this in mind, realtors: foreclosure + guns = buyers wondering if the former owners are about to hold a standoff.