I’ve been looking through the UK Vintage section on Etsy… Proceed with caution: you may be about to suffer from kitsch-overload!
The Alessio Tasca mid-century Italian wall plaque (measures 36cm x 20cm), available from Lizzy Loves Vintage for £22.28.
The über-kitsch ‘three kittens in a basket’ – circa 1950′s/60′s (measures 10cm x 8cm), available from Dolly Topsy Vintage for £13.60.
A 1950′s/60′s Siamese cat figurine (measures 5cm long x 5cm high), available from Lovely Lily Lou for £6.00.
A vintage Helios cat thermos (1 litre capacity), available from Rose and Water Vintage for £25.00.
And, of course, no kitsch cat collection could ever be complete without a handful of long-necked figurines.
From left – right: the Siamese bud vase (22cm tall), available from More Tea Vicar? for £9.17; a black cat bud vase (22cm tall) for £7.00, and a retro grey/black cat ornament (22cm tall) for £4.00, both available from Sarah Sells Vintage.
Now if all this kitsch has left you feeling like you’ve just consumed a bucketful of Angel Delight (butterscotch flavour, natch) washed down with 6 pints of Cresta, then I suggest you suck a lemon and then lie down in a darkened room until your brain regains its equilibrium. But if you’re made of stronger stuff and feel you could cope with more, ask me nicely and I might get my nick nacks out one day.