Saturday, 13 June 2009

How kitsch is this?

I have to share this. I spotted this in a charity shop today and was strangely drawn to it. I can't say that it fits with William Morris's adage "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful" but nevertheless it spoke to me. I love the picture with the full blown roses but this isn't just a picture but a firescreen with the typical plastic binding that you might get on the handles of a 50s shopping basket.

I've taken a picture close up so that you can see it. I don't know what possessed me to buy it as I don't know where I can put it as I don't have a fire but it had to come home with me. I'd love to know if any of you have any thoughts on it even if it's to tell me that it's in the most appalling taste!

Love Wend


  1. Hi Wend! I like it! But then I like anything green so am a bit biased! No, really I do like it. Now I do have a fire.....

  2. There is a certain beauty in all it's ugliness!
    It certainly doesn't get kitscher than that... It does have a Lloyd Loomy feel about it which gives it instant appeal.

    Thank you for your comment Wendy.
    I am afraid the November fair is already fully booked but we will be having two next year.. Spring and Christmas.. Do keep in touch.