Kitschy Figurals …Floral Friday

You can call them knick-knacks or you can call them novelties because small figural ceramic planters are often manufactured by the same companies that bring us tchotchkies. The fun thing is that they’re kitsch.

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What baseball fan wouldn’t like this 1960s era Napcoware planter?  The little slugger has a cartoonish expression as he stands next to the regulation size baseball flower container. A solitary spider mum is all that’s needed here. An air-fern would also be a home run in this piece.

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The tiny kitten is pure knick-knack.  It’s also a 1960s era artifact that was made in either Japan or Taiwan. The little thing is just a cute shelf sitter.

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The small teevee lamp isn’t strictly a tchotchkie, but it’s slightly taller than a standard lightbulb so I include it here.  The green panther fits into my definition of kitsch.  It’s just a fun piece.

Ciao
J 7-1-01The Blue Jay of Happiness says a house isn’t a home if there is an absence of knick knacks. The secret is to not horde too many of them.

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About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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