What naice things do you make sure are visible to visitors

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Wiggles84 Thu 06-Oct-16 02:51:05

Most of the time I have detol hand soap in my bathrooms but if I know someone is visiting my home I get out the posh L'Occitane matching soap and moisturiser stuff I recieved for Christmas a few years back. Surely people notice it's always the same amount of fullness each time they visit? Plus who has enough time to moisturise their hands every time they wash them with a toddler in the house. Jesus if Im more than 15 seconds having a wee he'll be banging the door down wanting to come in or he will have jammed quavers in the xbox. There's no time for the luxury of hand moistorusing. Plus it's a bugger keeping a grip on his squirmy hands St the best of times let alone adding lubrication into the mix.

When my guests leave, back it goes under the sink so as not to waste it.

I also like the fruit bowl to be bursting with beautiful fruit. We always have bananas and satsumas but for some reason a pineapple just makes my mundane life feel that little bit more exotic. "Ooh look at wiggles84 she must peel her pineapple fresh each morning for her delightful childs breakfast". No a quick bit of toast and a banana and we're off to start our days. No one's got time for that surely?

None of us even like pineapple shock

I know, I know I shouldn't care what people think but what little things do you project to the world so as to not to appear the frazzled dog tired slutten you are?

ShinyDiscoBalls Thu 06-Oct-16 03:02:04

I always put out my fancy Next towels rather than the bog standard Asda/Tesco ones. It's completely daft really as they have Next printed on them really small at the bottom so I doubt very much anyone even notices...

instantly Thu 06-Oct-16 03:07:47

Honestly, nothing!

I don't get why you would care.

lolalament Thu 06-Oct-16 03:19:10

I always use my matching mugs, rather than just any I find in the cupboard

Tartyflette Thu 06-Oct-16 03:19:43

If friends are staying they get the best, fluffiest towels plus nice toiletries (but I use nice smellies too!)
Other than that, fresh flowers.

suspiciousofgoldfish Thu 06-Oct-16 04:19:13

I am a bit obsessed with pointless shite like this OP.

I LOVE that you buy pineapples to show off despite not liking them.

I am stealing this idea.

suspiciousofgoldfish Thu 06-Oct-16 04:21:42

Sugar cubes. ( loose sugar on show?! How common!)

frikadela01 Thu 06-Oct-16 04:25:28

Nothing. Everyone I would invite to my house knows me really well so would see through it.

I am however lusting after a complete tea service for Christmas so I can entertain visitors out in the garden like a proper posh un grin

frikadela01 Thu 06-Oct-16 04:26:27

Oh and of course my complete tea service will need sugar cubes as suspicious states.

APlaceOnTheCouch Thu 06-Oct-16 04:29:02

I love that you have a 'stunt' pineapple (parachuted in to pretend you eat it) grin
If I know certain people are coming, I might put out a particular coffee-table book or magazine. I can't think of anything else.

Gallopingthundercunt Thu 06-Oct-16 07:05:53

Lol at "stunt pineapple" I have one of them grin

Sweetpea302 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:12:12

Ditto to the hand wash (Molton Brown dahhhling) only coming out for show. We also usually have our bath towels hanging up in the bathroom and over the banisters to dry, like some kind of laundry service. When visitors come over I shove then into OH's wardrobe (no room in mine - too full of impractical shoes that I no longer wear but can't bring myself to get rid of) and usually forget about them. Cue damp towels and a pissed of OH....

Cockblocktopus Thu 06-Oct-16 07:15:53

Matching towels
Nice soap

the house is actually clean and tidy

P1nkP0ppy Thu 06-Oct-16 07:15:54

Fresh flowers are a must, along with homemade cake and biscuits.

WaitrosePigeon Thu 06-Oct-16 07:17:38

Stunt pineapple, love it.

I agree with the bursting fruit bowl.

Oblomov16 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:18:36

Love stunt pineapple!

AbyssinianBanana Thu 06-Oct-16 07:21:22

I burn expensive candles in different rooms of the house so as you enter, you get hit with one strong lovely scent but as you make your way to the back and the kitchen, there's a lingering one from a few hours ago. One in particular usually has guests wondering if there's cake. Except actual cake baking doesn't smell as lovely. I tried.

elQuintoConyo Thu 06-Oct-16 07:21:43

Absolutely nothing.

Although I might arrange DS' Playmobil characters in a semi-circle to make it look like he was playing 'schools' grin

merrymouse Thu 06-Oct-16 07:24:36

Are the soap and pineapples for all visitors?

Are they on constant standby?

I am a little in awe of this but don't really understand how it works in practice.

(Or is the idea that the pineapple is so distracting that nobody notices the pile of laundry on the sofa?)

PurpleDaisies Thu 06-Oct-16 07:25:09

abyssinian you need to bake a heavily spiced fruit cake. That's the best smelling cake of all. Or make caramel.

I don't put anything special out for visitors but I do use the tea set we got on our wedding list.

icelollycraving Thu 06-Oct-16 07:27:02

Nothing I can think of. We always have L'Occitane hand wash,nice candles etc. If someone is coming (rare,I don't really have visitors) I always give them a few of ds' pictures & say he drew this especially for you. He didn't. He draws a lot. There's only so many pictures I can keep.
Stunt pineapple grin

Sgtmajormummy Thu 06-Oct-16 07:30:40

I have a special "tête-à-tête" espresso coffee set for two, with matching mini tray and sugarbowl (granulated, sorry!) for when mums join their kids on a play-date.
Kept at the ready for only those occasions.
I blame it on a childhood obsession with teaparties.

brasty Thu 06-Oct-16 07:33:22

Posh sugar cubes. But I still have the same cheap handwash from LIDL in the bathroom for visitors.

Fozzleyplum Thu 06-Oct-16 07:33:37

I once read that a couple of hundred years ago, people rented stunt pineapples to put on the table at smart dinners.

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 06-Oct-16 07:39:11

fozzle I think the victorians had greenhouses specifically to grow stunt pineapples to show off their wealth.
Stunt pineapples is brilliant.

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