WHAT IS KITSCHMAS??
Recently, you may have noticed that we are hosting our Christmas party, deemed the "Kitschmas Cabin". What is Kitschmas you ask? Let us elaborate!
"Kitsch", according to Wikipedia, is; (//; loanword from German) is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons. Kitsch generally includes unsubstantial or gaudy works or decoration, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal.
The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama. Hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art. Kitsch is also related to the concept of camp, because of its humorous, ironic nature.
We at the Toronto Vintage society love kitsch! Some people like to think of kitsch as a tacky, and cheap version of an original item, but we like to think of it as the tacky, cheap, over the top, MORE FUN version of an original item!
So naturally, Kitschmas is the marriage of the traditional "Christmas", and "kitsch"! You probably now understand that when it comes to the Holidays, we love and appreciate all of the fun, and kitschy novelties, decorations, and and traditions that come along with it! It is so much more that just "Tacky" Christmas, it is truly embracing and celebrating the colourful and joyful holiday items of the 1950s and 1960s. Think glitter, colour, and shine!
FESTIVE FEAST AND TREATS
Now that you've had some visual inspiration, we hope feel a little more inspired to add some vintage kitsch to your Holiday celebrations!
Even better - come out and celebrate KITSCHMAS with us in our KITSCHMAS CABIN - Saturday, December 6th at the Cadillac Lounge. Starts at 8pm.
Be sure to get decked out in your finest Holiday Kitsch!