Sunday, April 19, 2015

Florida kitsch


Kitsch is a word with varied meanings, but when you speak of Florida kitsch, you're referring to funky, colorful items such as this palm tree, plastic pink flamingos, etc. Actually, there is less Florida kitsch here in Ocala, and this palm tree with the purple trunk would be more like what you'd find in south Florida, which is inundated with kitsch!

18 comments:

RedPat said...

You know how I love Florida kitsch so of course I like this one! ;-))

William Kendall said...

It certainly fits the bill.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your captures, Lowell, they are the next best thing to being there!! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun!! Have a great new week!!

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder if there is a term "Arizona kitsch"? I do know there is a guy here who makes colorful palm trees similar to this but in really bright colors. I've seen them all over town.

Linda said...

I love the feel and colours!

Kay said...

Hey! I need one of these! My neighbors would be s-o-o-o envious. Then I could get a little flock of flamingos to go with it.

Randy said...

At least it doesn't need watering.

Bibi said...

I like it, too. Kitschy, but cool.

Halcyon said...

Is it bad for me to admit that I like the kitsch? There is something appealing about the whimsy and bright colors. :)

Olivier said...

un beau palmier rose, en effet le sommet du kitsch

Karl Demetz said...

Perfect title, Lowell ! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. Not my style but I it makes me smile where in places like this.

magiceye said...

Love this!!

VP said...

An interesting example, sadly kitsch is almost everywhere now...

Bergson said...

very kitch for me

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have a fair amount in SW FL too, but agreed nothing like 'the other coast'.

Small City Scenes said...

It does make a statement I suppose---but what?
MB

Jack said...

Hey! Wait a minute! There is very little kitsch down here in SWFL. Maybe on the other coast.

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