Ah- the plastic doily. Fanciful- yet pragmatic. But before you scoff- check out Etsy and see some of the beautiful clocks made from these mid-century modern doilies. Or look at some contemporary street art which uses plastic doilies as a stencil. Or- you know- just use them as ironic pieces in your minimalist modern home.
This is a selection of plastic doilies-six different colours in two designs. Wash and wear, the doilies are displayed with a dog in a suit and bow tie- also from the 50s.
A lovely collection of kitschy plastics grouped around a ‘white’ theme. The swan is a little memento holder, the flowery salt and pepper shakers [the ‘leaves’ screw off to allow the insertion of said salt and pepper] speak for themselves, and the lovely woven basket was originally sold as a bread basket. The teaspoons are 50s picnicware and lend a little comparative colour to the image.
I often ponder my love of kitsch- I am aware that I have a great fascination for 50s swans. This is due -I think- to being refused a [probably horribly tasteless] swan of my own when I was young. All my friends had bedrooms swimming [terrible pun] with swans…it was the 60s and my mother thought they were terribly tacky. She was right. But I’m the one left with an enduring love for all things kitsch.