What is “Kitsch”? The Customer Asked

Vintage Poodle art by Joyart Company, California.   Each measures 29" h x 13" wide.

Vintage Poodle art by Joyart Company, California. Each measures 29″ h x 13″ wide.

Our vintage poodle art by the Joyart Company says it all.

However, if you’re looking for an actual definition, check out the one below from the Urban Dictionary.  The URL is included for kicks.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kitsch 

Kitsch
“As an art movement, lifestyle, or literature and film genre, kitsch is pleasingly distasteful. It’s melodramatic, overdone, gaudy and tacky or sentimental and folksy. It’s so bad that it’s cool. Your cat might attack it, but it’s hot.

“And, no, Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer are NOT bad enough to be kitsch. At all. Paris and Nicole though…

“You’re looking rather kitschy today, your grandma’s necklace is hot.

“I saw an awesome Andy Warhol knockoff at the galley yesterday, it was so kitsch. I couldn’t get it though, I didn’t have the cash. *sounds disappointed* 

“by Avant-Garde Hero August 15, 2004″

These fabulous Joyart Poodles are located at our home shop, 189 Main Street in Lewiston ME.  Price: $75.00 for the pair.

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Main Location:  Heritage Collectibles at 189 Main Street, Lewiston  ME 04240.
Hours: Usually 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays|Fridays|Saturdays and occasionally 12:00 noon to 5:oo pm on Sundays.  We’re also often open until 7:00 pm on Fridays (especially the last Friday of the month which is ArtWalk night from May-September).
And we try to be open Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, although that’s a bit tougher for us.
Our hours vary depending on the demands of our day jobs (Linda is a social worker, and John is the post press supervisor at the local newspaper), whether we are exhibiting at a show (rare nowadays), or are attending an auction we just don’t want to miss!  Your best bet is to call us first to make sure we’ll be there, or to make an appointment.  We do try to post our hours each day on the shop’s door, and on this blog.
Contact us:
Maine locations
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
Los Angeles location
… Jessamyn: 818 738 4713 0r JHopkins@regroupbiz.com
Generic Email
… HeritageCollectiblesMaine@gmail.com
Other Locations:
… Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross, Brunswick  ME
… Sherman Oaks Antiques Mall, Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles CA
Upcoming Shows & Exhibits
… none scheduled at this time; we’re taking a breather!
Message re Our Products:
Most of the items we offer are vintage, antique or simply pre-owned.  Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and as described in the photos and/or in person.
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.
Also, please be aware that vintage and antique items are unlikely to be in factory condition, so if you aren’t used to buying antique or vintage items – and are in fact looking for a pristine, unused item – a new reproduction may be better suited for you.
We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value.
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!

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