This Woman Bought Her House Because It Had 20-Year-Old “Ceiling Carrots”

This Woman Bought Her House Because It Had 20-Year-Old “Ceiling Carrots”

It’s not every single day you discover a set of faux carrots suspended from the kitchen ceiling, however that’s simply one other day of house hunting in 2021.

Ami S. had nearly given up on her quest to purchase a home. However when she walked right into a Key West-style cottage in St. Petersburg, Florida, the restaurant employee and yoga teacher knew she was lastly residence. 

“This was our final home that we have been going to take a look at,” Ami informed our mates at Apartment Therapy. “We had our quarter-hour in there strolling round and all of the tchotchkes and issues, and I used to be within the bed room and my agent was like, ‘Huh you don’t see that every single day’.” 

Ami went out to the kitchen to see what her agent was referring to, solely to find a set of carrots hanging immediately from the ceiling.

“I cocked my head to the fitting and mentioned ‘Huh, I’m sort of in love with this home,’” Ami informed AT, mentioning its further distinctive options like a tiki hut, guard dinosaur, and lobster entice sitting on the roof. “All the pieces that this man had in his home was a mixture of me and my boyfriend. And it was like the primary time I’ve checked out a home and mentioned ‘Nicely, I don’t hate it.’”

Upon nearer examination, Ami found the carrots have been created from a styrofoam-type materials, and have been suspended from the ceiling. She posted her story on the Fb group “Weird (and Wonderful) Secondhand Finds That Just Need to Be Shared,” and has since racked up over 20,000 likes and 1,200 feedback from followers of the group who love the kitschy carrots. 

“Very long time member, first time poster,” wrote Ami on Could 22. “We’re shopping for our first home right now. And we’re shopping for it due to these infants. Women and gents, I’d wish to introduce you to my ceiling carrots.”

Curious in regards to the origin of the vegetable decor, Ami requested the house’s vendor the place they got here from. He defined he received the carrots over 20 years in the past.

“He received them at a yard sale in D.C. Apparently this little previous girl put collectively and painted these styrofoam carrots and she or he was so upset as a result of nobody would purchase her carrots,” Ami defined. “The vendor provided to purchase them off her and she or he was so comfortable she simply gave them to him, and he’s had them ever since.”

Ami was so enchanted by the carrots that throughout the sale course of, she signed an amended doc that made positive she received to maintain the carrots proper the place she discovered them. 

“I feel I can safely say that I’m doubtless the one individual on this planet who negotiated ceiling carrots into her first residence buy,” mentioned Ami, who’s at present within the technique of packing up for the transfer to her new residence. “I’m blown away that folks like my ceiling carrots as a lot as I like them.”

Megan Johnson


Megan Johnson is a reporter in Boston. She received her begin on the Boston Herald, the place commenters would depart candy messages like “Megan Johnson is simply terrible.” Now, she’s a contributor to publications like Folks Journal, Trulia and Architectural Digest.

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