Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Floor That Has Everything


Wow, it has everything! Or rather, 'everything,' which sounds a little - coded. Ironic. What does that even mean?

Maybe she really does think the floor fulfills all her desires. Maybe she thinks it makes a lot of money. Or that it washes itself and the rest of the house. Perhaps she hears it making sparkling conversation.

And who's on the other end of the phone? Maybe the ceiling.

When she does talk to the floor next, she might want to ask it what happened to all the furniture. And what it's planning to make for supper. Before it boxes her in with the brushes it's got in its strange power.

You can't see them, lady, but we can. And you might want to get off the phone right about now.

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Thank you to my friend RetroKimmer, who has a terrific retro/vintage blog, for the Lemonade award!

8 comments:

Chris said...

Beware of the brush. Doobie Doobie Doo. Run away! Run away! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Lux said...

You know, most of these old ads are rather frightening, in one way or another. ;-)

Thanks for the wishes!

Melanie said...

Yes, they are just a bit frightening.

The part of this ad that stuns me is that this wonder stuff only "takes 4 hours" to dry.

Lidian said...

Chris - I really am worried about those brushes...

Lux - They really are. And you are welcome! :)

Melanie - Yes, that is weird...I find a lot of the old ads rather strange and unsettling. Which is fun, too.

Bill said...

This ad is...just so...awful. Devoe's Post-War collection makes the future look grim. Or at least very linear.

ettarose said...

Post war? What did those poor women do pre war?

Lidian said...

Bill - Yes, grim AND linear. What fun it will be!

ettarose - They had floors that did nothing, I guess. My floors are sort of like that now...

Ms Macky said...

I love that Penguin! His scarf is to die for. He moves with such purpose!