My Kitschy Animal Collection

Way back in May, during the blog every day challenge, I published a post which I planned to be the introduction on a series of posts about the tat treasures I collect.

As you can gather, I have not exactly rushed to publish much about my collections. In fact I have published a grand total of nothing at all since May.

From today it will be a topic that occasionally pops up on the blog. Lets make a start by sharing the girliest, tackiest, and tasteless collection of nick-nacks I have in the house!

Its no secret that I love kitsch, but as Rob is not a fan, I keep the kitsch contained in the kitchen. I.e the room that he spends the least amount of time in.

My love of kitschy animals started around seven years ago when I purchased this little owl below at a bootfair for just 50p. Weather owl has been a constant companion in my kitchen(s) for a long time. It does say weather owl on the little stand he is on, I think I used the wrong lens on the camera to capture this. Whoops, amature alert! Don’t worry – I have not given my nick-nacks names! Im not completely nuts. Almost. But not completely! owlNext, came this cat ornament. Found around 18 months ago in a local charity shop for £2. I thought it would match the colour scheme in the (then) newly decorated kitchen. It did. catIm not so keen on how it looks like from behind. But lets be honest, its not a flattering angle for most of us really!cat rearRecently I had another lucky find in a local chazza. I found the perfect kitschy, vintage cat ornament for £3.99. It just had to come home with me. When I first bought it home, I cleaned it up then left it on the kitchen work top for a few weeks before I rearranged my kitchen shelves, and it triggered this conversation between Rob and I –

Rob – “I think our home has been invaded”
Me – “Huh?”
Rob – ” Yeah, someone has been in the kitchen and left behind this god awful tacky cat thing”
Me – “No, thats mine. Thats my new nick-nack. Its great is’nt it”
Rob – “What you actually paid money for that? Through choice?”
Me – “Yep” (feeling proud of myself)
Rob – “Sheeze…….” (Insert a few choice swear words in the blanks!)

This is just typical harmless ribbing between Rob and I! We like to wind each other up. I have to admit that it is an added bonus that Rob hates it!kitty cat

Next, came these two dogs. And a collection. I did not intend to accumulate a kitschy china animal collection. But somehow it happened. Believe it or not, I do not like too much clutter!

I could not refuse these two ornaments as they came from my nan’s house. Nan has recently gone into a care home, and we have been emptying out her house. Sad times, but it is nice to have a little reminder of my grandparents in the kitchen.doggysAs you can see, I like my kitschy china animals like I like my men – all big eyes, cute and cheap!

Here is how my kitchen shelves have recently changed. From this –nik naksTo this –shelves
The ever evolving shelves of goodness!

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