I’m pretty sure KITSCHY is my new favorite word. I don’t know why. Probably because it’s rude.
Remember that really long vacation I just got back from?
I tried really hard to not load up on
crap decor while on the road, but I did manage to come home with just a few fun little tasteless inferior kitsch art things…
I know, it’s pretty much the most random mismatch of hodge podge anyone could have picked up on vacation. I’m cou’ like that. 😉
I guess I’ve got some serious splainin’ to do.
Let’s start with the ridiculously large lantern.
My facebook fan page looked like this while we were in Chicago:
After 9 people told me I was cookoo-crazy to leave that lantern behind, I quickly updated my status while I had Ben do a wheelie in the parking lot to turn the car around. I sprinted through Target.
Hallajulah! No one found it and bought it from underneath me. Woot.
After some serious crap shifting, we found a nice home for the lantern behind Travis’s head. It remained locked in that position for the next 3 weeks.
I’m still not sure where I’m going to put my new prized lantern. I’ll let you know as soon as it finds the perfect home. I was thinking my porch, but I don’t want it getting stolen, so now I’m not sure.
While we were in Washington DC Ben had to work for 2 days, leaving the kids and I to fend for ourselves. We spent a good 3 hours in Cracker Barrel one afternoon eating dinner and shopping in their huge gift shop. I couldn’t resist the 50 off table and walked away with these two tchotchkes.
Item 1: a cute cast iron bumble bee.
I’ll probably put this ca-utie patootie on the railing on my deck.
Item 2: a yellow beehive glass mister.
I love the color. I love the shape. And it’s GLASS. I’ve got a makeover planned for this little guy though. I don’t really need a mister considering all my plants are fake. lol
And last, but not least, I bought a ceramic peace sign hand.
Would you even believe that I found this ceramic peace sign hand on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk in a really REALLY crappy 99 cent store?!
I’m pretty much obsessed with doing peace signs in photos. so it seemed appropriate for me to own my very own peace sign hand.
I don’t know why. It’s like this involuntary tick. I see a camera, I do a stupid face and throw up a peace sign or two.
Even my shadow is not exempt from the peace sign.
Are you surprised that I only drug home four decor-related things with me? Ya, me too.
I’m really not a tchotchke or, as the Salvation Army calls it, a Brick-Brack fan, so I do try to keep the random kitschy crap to a minimum. But sometimes, even I’m not immune to the peace sign or a little bumble bee.
Do you collect knick-knacks? What is the most random thing you’ve ever drug home from vacation?