But I always make the argument (to myself) that these whimsical pieces are brilliant when used in a traditional or modern setting. A little statue pair can look darling on a bookcase or an accent table. Contrast is key...the rest of the room must be straight-laced or at least living in this decade for these statues to pop.
I recently bought this pair from Etsy as I was completely enamored with their french blue/periwinkle coloring. Don't exactly have a place for them but I could not pass them up. It was love (and they are fetching in person).
And these guys would be perfect in my dining room, but I am showing restraint. Love their chartreuse coloring and their tall, slender silhouette. (They look great with that lamp)
These are my glam friends - I love the pink and gold combo. If you don't think these would go over well in your home (say, if you live with Carter), consider taking a risk in a smaller space like a powder room, child's bedroom, or dressing room.
Once figurines cross over into lamp territory, it's a deadly combo for me. I will vehemently argue that if you don't think this trio of lamp people would look adorable in a nursery sporting matching black drum shades, there is something wrong with you.
This fancy lamp pair is quite chic, I think. I wouldn't hesitate to use these guys in a formal living room or study. Next to a butter yellow sofa with some periwinkle pillows...yes.
So, have you judged me as having questionable taste? That's cool. Kitsch is definitely one thing that I understand if it's not your jam...and let's be clear that I'm not equal opportunity when it comes to kitschy vintage items. I'll pass on most of it, but as you can see, I have my soft spots.