|Budgies, not just for Nana's|
But, as with every reincarnation of a trend, the 2016 version has it's own definition. Lava lamps, for example, they are what most people see as kitsch. Yeah, well they were kitsch immediately after the first one was switched on in all it's globby, glowing glory in the 1960's. Nouveau kitsch is about being bold and confident. The idea is not to turn your home into some sort of 1960/70's shrine but to introduce fun, humorous and stylish additions to your home that are conversation starters, memory jolters and classic designs. Where to start when the high street is awash with second hand shops?
|Flamingos, eccentric elegance.|
|My own Radio Gramophone|
|Create a cloche collection like this great one from Cathe Holden|
Create a Kitsch corner. Be confident. that none of your friends would have the balls to display a large nail and string picture in their dining room!
My Top Nouveau Kitsch Must Haves:
1. Ceramic animal ornaments, grouped together.
2. Flamingoes. In any shape or form, as long as they are big. And pink.
3. Macrame. Plant holders, door curtains or hanging owls.
4. Nail & string pictures, particularly of sailing boats.
5. Pineapples, not necessarily the plastic ice bucket kind.
6. Cacti. In any form.
7. Any working mechanical/electrical gadget from 1960/70.
8. Aprons when at home (not the wipeable kind). Try it, you will be a convert.
9. Retro glassware.
10.Photo albums. With actual photos. With comments. And pages.
|A trio of pineapples, because, why not!|