Bad Taste Grotto

I actually ran out of plugs to plug my lights into. Red plastic flowers also light up on the flamingo bottom right.
There's also a light up white bird from Ikea in there but his battery is dead.

 This is all year round, I have light up eyeballs on a string too as part of my extensive Halloween decorations & Christmas gets even more twinkly.

 Last year I had a Dr Seuss themed tree. It was bright turquoise with red& white striped baubles incluing mini Cat in the Hat ornaments.

 New house is a bit bigger this year so definitely going to get a big, proper tree (getting terribly excited even thinking about that).

 Hope to decorate it 50s style with those old lantern type fairy lights, or tacky icicles, and lots of mismatched old ornaments. Basically trying to recreate my late Granny's Christmas trees.
eBay is going to be trawled for vintage ornaments next month.

Claire

Cactii Kitsch 1# Fiber Optic Cactus Lamp

Cowboys, Indians & the Wild West icons feature kitsch themes often.

 In 2007 I started my cactii collection, filling the entire fireplace of our old house with a dozen plants of different sizes & varieties.

 Once our baby was on the move they had to be re-homed for his safety, but by this point my fauna homicide had caused 8 or 9 plants to die. I can't even grow cactii!

 Now the cabinet holds the last two cactii, who seem to have made it through my anti green fingers ways to autumn 2009.

 Thank goodness kitsch is about fakery as I was able to get some cactii that I couldn't kill.

 This fiber optic cactus is an example of modern, new kitsch, rather than the retro original pieces I like to collect.

 It's quite large, bigger than my live cactii at any rate & I got it from eBay for £2 when I was searching for other cactii items.

Claire