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Have I crossed the line into Tackyville? I love these Anthropomorphic vintage collectibles. Anyone like them?

Asked by Jude (31974 points ) March 22nd, 2011

Right here.

I get a high from looking at this stuff and other antiques.

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zenvelo's avatar

It’s kitsch. Fine to collect them, just don’t think of it as high art or sophisticated decorating.

Jude's avatar

They’re awfully cute, though. I wouldn’t do overkill. Just a few pieces for my kitchen. :)

JmacOroni's avatar

Ack, no way, those are awesome!!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

They are mass produced folk art. If they please you, enjoy them. Just don’t allow them to take over your home or life.

Buttonstc's avatar

It’s your home and your money. Enjoy what pleases you. If someone else is offended by them, no one is forcing them to come to your house. Different strokes for different folks.

Seelix's avatar

I think those are super great! Don’t do more than a few, though. Overkill is overkill.

Jude's avatar

Three pieces tops would be great. I have a small shelf for them (made from old barn wood).

marinelife's avatar

I am afraid you have crossed my line.

Jude's avatar

Haha! :) You don’t like?

Kardamom's avatar

I love love LOVE those things! I collect all sorts of 50’s and 60’s stuff, especially kitchen related items. If you like those, then you would probably like these too!

JmacOroni's avatar

I want those.

Jude's avatar

Which ones do you want, @JmacOroni?

JmacOroni's avatar

Everything. Those salt and pepper shakers are darling. I have a soft spot for those little wooden knick-knack type jobbies. This whole thread makes me want to go shopping for cute stuff.

Jude's avatar

@JmacOroni, They are cute.

I really, really like the three that I posted.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Why don’t you just get them?
I bought a pair of red bell pepper salt and pepper shakers at an antique store in town.They don’t have a face on them but do look like Satan’s testicles.That counts for something,doesn’t it? XD

Jude's avatar

lmao. Those ones aren’t for sale. I’ll keep an eye out, though.

Maybe, you could, too. :)

JmacOroni's avatar

Me too, the onion is my favorite.
I’m currently on a quest for a set of vintage kitchen jars – like the ones meant for flour, sugar, coffee, tea.. etc. If I find something like those while on my quest, I will pick it up for you.

Jude's avatar

@JmacOroni Ah, thank-you! If you find anything, let me know. I will send you my address and some cash.

Kardamom's avatar

My next door neighbor has one of these A ceramic kangaroo knicknack holder that I covet. You guys might like it too.

Kardamom's avatar

I had this elephant cookie jar when I was little. It kills me that we didn’t keep it. If I ever see another one, I’d grab it up in a second.

Jude's avatar

Check it out. :)

Kardamom's avatar

OMG! I can hardly catch my breath. I LOVE all of those things. I’m especially attracted to the 2 fruit figures that are playing a guitar and is that an accordian?

Jude's avatar

It’s hard to tell. Really cute, though!!!

Kardamom's avatar

My grandma had a set of ceramic pixies when I was a little kid that I adored. After she passed away, when I was about 20 I have no idea what became of them. Last year, my best friend found a similar set of 3 and gave them to me. I wept when I saw them.

My other grandma had something similar to these kissing bobbleheads that met the same unknown fate. I’ve yet to find another pair of these that were not in a high priced antique store.

JmacOroni's avatar

@Kardamom my grandmother has that elephant cookie jar, no lie. It is on top of her refrigerator.

Kardamom's avatar

@JmacOroni Please give it a little kiss, next time you see it : )

JmacOroni's avatar

You got it. :)

janbb's avatar

Cute in a a tacky way or is it tacky in a cute way?

Kardamom's avatar

Maybe we should call it “Cacky” because it’s both cute and tacky, but we love them!

JmacOroni's avatar

“Cacky” sounds like it wants to be a dirty word.

Kardamom's avatar

@JmacOroni Well then you could use the alternative “Tute” for tacky and cute at the same time.

JmacOroni's avatar

Aww, that’s so tute. :)

Jude's avatar

Tute sounds a bit stinky.

janbb's avatar

‘Twee” is a great English word that would kinda fit.

JmacOroni's avatar

Oh, I was thinking “t-ew-t” not “toot.” That does sound stinky like that, though.

aprilsimnel's avatar

As long as you don’t end up like this chica with your collection. Ack!

JmacOroni's avatar

Wow, can you imagine trying to dust all of that?

aprilsimnel's avatar

@JmacOroni – I just worked on a series of shows that’s going to be on TLC the week before the royal wedding. One of them features her and two other people like her who obsessively collect such things, so I’ve seen her entire ground floor. Stuffed. To. The. GILLS! with cheap, ugly tat. She’s well aware that she’s a bit looney and, in that irrepressible English way, she doesn’t give a fig. She adores her stuff.

wilma's avatar

I like them too.
My grandma had a lot of that stuff, I have a few of her things.
If you love them, then go for it.

JmacOroni's avatar

@aprilsimnel that’s tute, too!

Kardamom's avatar

@JmacOroni It’s even cuter when you say it like this: “Dus wook at dos widdle tings. Days so tute.”

My cat seems to appreciate being spoken to in this manner. Especially if I’m nuzzling his ears when I’m talking like that.

BarnacleBill's avatar

I think they’re fabulous!!!!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I’ve tried to like them but I can’t.

josie's avatar

Line em up. Let’s see how they do against a 5.56 NATO!

Brian1946's avatar

Being a fan of Spongebob, I like them.

What’s the intended function of the one on the right?

Haleth's avatar

They’re fun and old-timey. If I saw those in your kitchen I would think that you were unpretentious and a bit of a homebody- but in a good way! My grandmother has stuff like that in her kitchen, and I love them.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Jude Here’s a crying onion jar on ebay. ;)

rooeytoo's avatar

Well I personally wouldn’t collect them or own them, but hey, I probably have some stuff you wouldn’t like either, so who cares!!!

By the way, the easiest way to dust stuff like that is with a hair dryer. Not very green (using all that electricity) but so much easier than with a rag and by hand!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You can’t do tacky. You’ve got taste out the wazzoo.

Jude's avatar

The photo that I posted, what is the thing on the left (that is winking)? I can’t make it out.

Jude's avatar

Make that right (I’m hopped up on meds right now).

janbb's avatar

Couldn’t figure it out; a Savoy cabbage maybe?

Jude's avatar

i was thinking a pear (?).

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Jude That piece is not available on Etsy, google, yahoo or ebay right now. It’s hard to say. To me, it looks like bumpy pear. Why not leave a comment on the person’s Flickr page & see if she answers you back?

Jude's avatar

Great idea, @SpatzieLover. I will!

Kardamom's avatar

@Jude It looks like a cherimoya to me, but those fruits were probably not even known in the U.S. at the time that the ceramic pieces were made. Cherimoyas are still fairly exotic. Whatever it is, it sure is cute, especially because it’s winking.

Why are you hopped up on meds right now?

Jude's avatar

@Kardamom My Aunt Flo is here visiting and I took some Tylenol. I am a bit loopy.

Kardamom's avatar

@Jude Well tell her I said hello and I’ll see her in about 2 weeks : )

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