The King of Kitsch

After the recent death of a black panther purchased on eBay, I was tickled pink when David came home from an estate sale this weekend with a new kitty. With its S&M style chain, this panther is the king of kitsch.

Because of the stripes on its coat, I am really unsure whether it is a panther or a black tiger. Regardless it is deliciously distasteful. Not a T.V. lamp like our Siamese cats, this porcelain cat was a planter at one time. Although it is quite possible that plants went directly into the base of this planter, I suspect that it originally came with small dishes to make planting less messy. For us, though, it has been added to our growing mid-century kitsch collection.

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