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Lisa Zador

Posted in art, kitsch with tags , on April 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Lisa Zador describes her work as “Unusual Artwork for the Discerning Eccentric. Anthropomorphic animals, vintage collectibles, custom dog portraits, childhood toys; portraits of unusual things!”

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They will remind you of nursery rhymes and childhood treats…slightly askew.
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Some pieces are available as jewelry (Moon Man brooch is my favorite).
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And all of her dapper skeletons seem to be smiling.
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Lisa Zador

Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/18

Posted in absurd, advertising, candy coated nightmares, christmas, dolls, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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I think a series of all of the Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts would make an excellent ornament collection.
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This image is just perfect: happy tan lady with happy man, angry pale lady, pale lady’s partner not-so-inconspicuously eying her sunkissed rival. Don’tyou want a sun lamp now?
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Amazing relationship advice from the folks at Dormeyer: use tears to manipulate your husband into purchasing household items. Maybe if I fake a sense of victimhood I can score a toaster this Christmas.
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A man who knows what he wants (even the big Kewpie is looking at him like “Seriously, dude?”):
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Holy hell…
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How to traumatize birds:
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And by “Merry” I mean “there are bodies in the basement:”
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This drenched, freezing Yeti standing in a flood may be the most depressing card ever.
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The pudding has broken out in fluid filled pustules.
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And now for the piece de resitance (don’t gloss over this one. Take in every detail):
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Desktop Goodies 4/17

Posted in absurd, advertising, antiques, art, food, humor, kitsch, oddities, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Welcome to this edition of desktop goodies!
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Would you buy Kellog’s corn flakes after seeing a child in the ad who looks like he’s be propped and posed postmortem?
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Antique “eye massager,” for when your eyes need a little therapeutic squishin’!
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AXOLOTL in a portrait! (See some axolotl info here, and an artistic interpretation here)
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Don’t mind him…he’s really into that “sitting in a wall” thing.
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The most complete system ever? Really?
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I’m going to give you a great life tip here, folks. So listen up: be sure to set the iron to medium heat so as not to burn your crocodile.
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The world’s most wistful butter substitute:
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You can conveniently sell your sister by placing a check mark in the appropriate box.
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Don’t say it, Dana…don’t say this piece of kitsch is…”corny.” D’OH!
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Bayer Aspirin Prayer Card

Posted in ephemera, kitsch, oddities with tags , , on March 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The recent guest post over at Morbid Anatomy showcases a truly amazing item: The Bayer Aspirin Prayer Card.

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Made in the style of traditional holy cards in the 1940’s, this glow in the dark mass produced devotional object implies that faith is awesome…but for bodily ailments there’s aspirin (Jesus can’t fix it? Take a pill!). If you look at the image for thirty seconds, then view a white surface, it shows “God.”

I’ve actually never seen a black holy card, only the kitschy technicolor variety. What a great collector’s item. Can’t beat an endorsement from The Lord, now can we?

Creepmas Day 12: Diamonds of the Sea

Posted in absurd, christmas, decoration, humor, kitsch with tags , , , , on December 12, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready for some seriously absurd nouveau-kitsch? Check out the December Diamonds Collection of themed mermen.

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Hmmm…light bondage merman?
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Straight from the gym, all blinged out and ready for “da club.”
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A lollipop? Doctors don’t do that. Trust me…I know.
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You know you’re curious about the rest.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies Treat Bag #3

Posted in absurd, art, craft, ephemera, film, food, halloween, horror, humor, illustration, kitsch, macabre, monsters, music, oddities, postcards, retro, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Damn, right in the eye…
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Sarcastic ghost is like “Boo…or whatever.”
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Watched Poltergeist II the other day (great movie, but the first was awesome), and happened to pause for a break on this comical frame:
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Oh, hell yes, haunted kitsch sweater!
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Amazing pancakes (check out the one on the lower left…wow!):
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The inclusion of something that has eyes does NOT an eyeball make:
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Oh, you think your pumpkin is scary? THIS is how they did it in early 20th Century Ireland.
raditional (and utterly terrifying) Halloween turnip jack-o-lantern carved in Ireland in the early 20th century. Note the horrifying teeth.

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Ah, the 80’s…when movies had their own cheese-tastic rap theme songs. Take Monster Squad for example. What’s your favorite 80’s horror movie?

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Halloween Countdown: Oriental Trading Co. 2013

Posted in food, halloween, kitsch, products with tags , , , on October 14, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Since I’m away from home I won’t be placing an order for crap I don’t need Halloween goodies this year, but here are some picks that would be in my cart if I did.

Halloween Fortune Cookies:
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Day of the Dead Suckers:
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Devil Suckers (for the retro feel):
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Interlocking Bone Candies:
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I only want those because they remind me of the beloved Mr. Bones candy I grew up on. I LOVED these (who remembers them?):
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Zombie Lawn Gnome Set:
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And now…the jewel you’ve all been waiting for (this was a laugh-out-loud find)…

THIS EXISTS:

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When your Halloween costume idea is looking a bit hairy, you’ve come to the right place. From wigs to moustaches to beards, our selection of faux facial hair is the perfect place to find your finishing touch. In fact, this high-quality Snl Stefon Wig looks to be just what you need!

See previous roundups here and here.

Did you make an OTC order this year?

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

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