knitxcore.: Vocabulary Lesson: "Gimcrack".

Friday, June 24, 2011

Vocabulary Lesson: "Gimcrack".



A cheap or showy object with little or no use; a gewgaw.


Two weeks ago, a friend had told me about something called "Celebrity Bric-a-Brac Theatre" and I thought it was the cutest thing. I don't know a lot about celebrities, so I could take or leave the impersonations but I love watching the little knickknacks dance around.

Yesterday, we went to the boardwalk in Ocean City for my niece's birthday, and I couldn't stop thinking about the junk shop at the end. They have a giant collection of those funny "made in japan" knick knacks from the 1970's. I found a little fawn for about $6, last fall. We never made it to the shop, so this morning I'm "browsing" Etsy for good deals on gimcrack.

What do you collect?

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Coming Up...

-Tissue Paper Peonies
-Connor the Clown
-Our Bathroom; A Work in Progress.
-An Easy Recycled Vase

...and so much more!


Colby Kern said...

I think this might be my favorite feature of yours. I like learning new interesting words, who knew!

Jessi said...

sounds like a great shop! I am not really collecting anything - but am addicted to yard saleing (sp?) right now!

Meream said...

That may be my new favorite word. So fun! And I collect a lot of those. Haha I call them dust-gatherers. :D

BTW, my cats are your standard domesticate short-haired felines :)

Lilea said...

i thought you would enjoy it!