3 Responses to “Vintage Dancing Frogs Tray”

  1. Allee Willis

    On the kitsch level you can never go wrong with dancing animals or, for that matter, with the wood grain underside of these frogs. Wood grain texture on plastic is always excellent. Though I guess this tray could be painted wood too. If it’s plastic though it’s a much better grade of Mid Century plastic than had it been made today.

    I would’ve snapped this up for $6.99. I would’ve taken that green vase in back of it too and would also have been curious about what was attached to those two antenna like pieces of wrought iron sticking up in front of it.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

  2. Nessa

    Oh cool! My mom has a few of these trays in her frog collection, they made them in all different sizes and shapes. Also with many different animals, I also have an owl. I will share them here soon.

    I read somewhere that the company that manufactured these was sued for saying they were inlaid wood when they were actually plastic. Apparently some of them actually had inlaid wood, though.

  3. denny

    Holy crap! I collect this line of frog stuff. I have a small dish, a small platter and this serving tray is wonderful! I would have snatched this up immediately. Great post!