Friday, June 19, 2009

Not included: prince

Want to buy the house Salamanda found? First you have to spend the night in this bedroom. If you toss and turn all night because of the pea under the mattresses, it's yours!

Meanwhile, in the back yard...

Oh, blue Chairs, why do you discriminate? Bring the table back and let Chair join in your game.

But anyway. It's not just an Ohio thing! Kansas is looking for a princess, too, as this listing knitorpurl found shows:

I am confused. The castles don't look like I expected them to. I'm clearly out of touch with modern royalty.


newportjoey said...

What standards would one use to choose the tippy top mattress? Evidently bedskirts, and top and bottoms sheets are not in fashion anymore? Or maybe the matteress's all fell off the back of Uncle Tony's Moving Van???

newportjoey said...

A whole lotta living is going on in Kansas. Evidently washing your clothes and car take a back seat to nap time.

Christy said...

I am truly confused about the whole bed situation in the first listing. First, why in the world do you need so many mattresses? And second, is that bed in photo 9 just sitting in the middle of the room? Would that not just make the room look super small and akward?

As for the 2nd listing, why am I not surprised that the other listings appear to reveal true horders in the making.

fposte said...

Way to decapitate your princess with your ceiling fan.

Anonymous said...

Is it classy to still use a head board and foot board when you pile mattresses that high?

mudslicker said...

A note under the heading "The Obvious":

3 or 4 sh!!ty mattresses dragged from the alley and piled on top of each other DO NOT equal one Scandinavian memory foam bed no matter how hard you try!

blake said...

Room for Rent:
Princess fell to her death from the top mattress.

Mandy said...

WOW I would rather sleep in a swamp then on the mattress in that last listing. They make mattress protectors cheap now a days. WHY people don't protect something they are going to be on for 8 hours a day everyday for many years I'll never get. However to keep something like that around and even photograph it is mental.

Lulu said...

umm...those are some nasty lookin mattresses in the second pic.

theres no way i would EVER sleep on something with mold

Lulu said...

oh...and kansas needs to learn how to tidy up before taking a pic.

if nothing else, move all that out into the hallway, take the pic, and move it all back.


dissimilitude said...

For the Ohio one, I'm going with the theory that they had two twin beds in that room and took them apart and piled the mattresses and boxsprings up to make room for something unseen in the picture, because they weren't being used. Now, why they would take a picture of that for the listing, I don't know.

Yeah, the other one's just nasty looking.

burhanistan said...

The story of "The Princess and the Pea" is an allegory of the subtle nervous system of humans that can sense things beyond the body. It is a truth that is often debased, neglected, and denied in our modern materialistic paradigm. That is all.

Jill said...

And to think most stagers just use air mattresses! I guess there isn't an over abundance of real mattresses here in California:)

bikergeek said...

Sorry, but your princess is in another castle.

Anonymous said...

I'd guess they have at least $10 million in those mattresses, if they are using hundred dollar bills.

Glory von Hathor said...

I shouldn't say these things out loud, but the second one, I can't help but see as a bit like a flower press, with a previous resident squished between each mattress.

donkeyinawhitecoat said...

Let's talk about that last pcture. I have no problem with the four and let live, you know? In some cultures, the number of mattresses you have dictates your place in society.

What I DO have a problem with is that they picked the absolutely GROSSEST MATTRESS EVER for the top, you know CLOSEST to your FACE? It looks like someone pooped,peed,vomitted and dragged it through the valley. I'd love to shine one of those ultraviolet 'spooge finder' lights on there. YUCK!

mudslicker said...

The mattresses were just too much of a hot mess for anyone to even have mentioned poor, sad ostracized Chair. Not one comment. I must rectify this:

Ode on A Kansas Chair

When old age shall this generation
Thou shalt remain, in midst of
other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to
whom thou say'st
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," -
that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need
to know.

Copious apologies to Keats