I wanted to do something a bit different from my usual posts. This time, I wanted to talk with you about the latest trend in vintage collecting… “Vintage Nursery Kitsch!” It’s actually been around a few years now, but it’s taking instagram by storm! I’m talking about the cheap nursery decor of the 50s through 70s, ceramics, dolls, toys, etc. Melanie Martinez is into it, and you can see it in her music videos, especially the latest one, “Madhatter”, with Rushton type friends she interacts with.
Kitsch Art: Big eyed waifs is another must, adding a lost little girl or boy, with Margaret Keane’s style big eyes. Just as she said it, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” Beautiful boys and girls from Mojer, Lee, and Eden, just to name a few. Kitsch Dolls and Toys: Rushton Toy company, bunnies, lamb, ‘Chubby Tubby’ bear, baby chicks, squeaks by Edward Mobley, Iwai, Ninohira, Woodland dolls, and more.
Even in Japan, the collectors there do the same, as well as in South Korea! It’s nice to see what others collect and how the vintage things they find, makes each of us want something similar to decorate our spaces with. Well, for however long this trend lasts. I say enjoy it and decorate your favorite space, as much as you want! Like my sister always reminds me, “We only live once, we might as well enjoy it!” So true Lita, so true!
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls