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Old 06-18-2018, 04:20 AM
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Who grew up with plastic slip covers that were only taken off when company came?


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I didn't, but the lady
Old 06-18-2018, 04:43 AM
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who cleans our house has them on her couch and they don't take them off for any reason. Even her grand-kids are not allowed on them.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:45 AM
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My grandparents had them in the living room. They NEVER came off! We spent all of our time in the finished basement that had a living room, kitchen area and a bar.

We never spent much time in the "upper house".
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:52 AM
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I did grow up in that time when that seem to be done a lot.

My family did not use the plastic covers, but I vaguely remember visiting some relatives who used the plastic covers on their living room furniture. Those relatives were very fussy about their furniture, even though the plastic covers were on it!

That was when a lot of houses had separate living rooms ( with the doors that closed it off from the rest of the house) that were reserved for use only when company came. We had one such room and we were only allowed to enter it once a week to dust and vacuum, to receive visitors, and for Christmas where we would have our tree and open up our presents.

I can also remember that many houses had a separate "den" room was used by family members every night to watch TV and things were "relaxed"in that room.

The "rules "we're very different for our den growing up. Pets were allowed in the den. Eating was allowed in the den etc.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:25 AM
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I just posted on the other thread that when I grew up we had slipcovers that were made of fabric. My mom was great at sewing. Most of my friends had everything covered in clear plastic and it did not come off when company came. Even the lampshades were covered in plastic.
Oh, we did have crocheted doilies over the edge of the arms and backs of all the upholstered furniture.
https://www.pinterest.com/olinmargaret/doily/?lp=true

I am thinking that trend is not coming back.

Abbigal-that room in my grandparent's house was called the parlor. And used only for very special occasions. I will always be grateful that by the time I was born they stopped using it for funerals for loved ones who passed away.



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Old 06-18-2018, 05:39 AM
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I grew up when people would put on PERMANENT, thick, durable plastic covers that were sewn on with a perfect fit stayed on their sofas permanently. People just sat on the sofas like that, but it wasn't comfy and cozy by any means.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:02 AM
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The plastic covers were the worst. My family didn't ever use them but I remember thinking they were pretty silly and icky to sit on. My SIL had blankets covering her couches. They never came off. She would lift up the corner to show us the new sofas and then cover them right back up again.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:08 AM
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My Italian aunts all had them! Remember sitting on them (when we were allowed) and sticking to them! One aunt even had the velvet rope that blocked off her livingroom!
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:39 AM
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My mom also made fabric slipcovers but that was when the original fabric was worn out. We always used our couches.
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I have a plastic cover on one of my couches
Old 06-18-2018, 09:35 AM
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My kids are grown. I never used them when they were little. I have it on the couch in the front living room to keep the dogs from ruining the couch. We always sit in the family room at the back of the house, but the dogs like to guard the front room at night. I bought them dog beds to put on the floor, but I keep the plastic on the couch.


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Old 06-18-2018, 05:18 PM
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One aunt even had the velvet rope that blocked off her livingroom!
I wonder if we are related!?! My aunt had a velvet rope that blocked off the living room- nothing was covered in plastic because no one was allowed in the room, you could only look at the room from behind the velvet rope.
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