Put lipstick on a pig (again) and cherry up

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Mar 19 19:54:32 UTC 2007

See http://www.freebackgrounds.com/photos_A000017.html for a close-up
look. The "My shade garden" photo at
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/53/47.html shows
a garden with it, but the photo doesn't do justice. Beauty bark
basically gives the clean look to a garden that gravel provides, but
it's bark and so has a nicer, warmer feel. BB

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> Subject:      Re: Put lipstick on a pig (again) and cherry up
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> What's 'beauty bark'?
>>>> gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM 3/19/2007 11:56 AM >>>
> These two real estate idioms have been bouncing in my head for several
> months, and I thought I should mention them.
> "Lipstick on a pig" is in the archives, but I didn't find the real
> estate term: To put lipstick on a pig means to fix up a dumpy house
> superficially to fetch a better price. A nice paint job, beauty bark
> in
> the yard, and other things like that.
> To cherry up (a house) evidently means to pull out all the stops, to
> make it really "sweet".
> BB

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