Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 26 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny September 24th, 2010
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I still can’t believe I do not own any acrylic grapes. There is no shortage of this kitsch here and you can see grapes everywhere you turn. Hanging from trees, sitting in the kitchen, if I only could have saved the grapes that my Mom and Aunt owned, I would probably have just as many that are featured in this photo.

An amazing fish planter that sits outside. I think he may be missing a fin but just because something gets damaged here doesn’t mean you throw it out, anything broken ends up being part of the outdoor kitsch.

This is a bottle that sits outside and near the cabinets that hold the party supplies for “Willis Wonderland”.

I believe the blue-ish bottle is a bird and of course there is this fabulous mermaid bottle.

This hangs way up on a wall at “WW” .

On my first visit I did not see this either as it hangs high up on a wall. I love all things pixie and have been obsessing over this ever since I discovered it.

3 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 26 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Seeing as I recently posted some kitsch of yours that was acrylic grapes I’m happy that you’re now part of the grape club!

    The ones of mine resting on the ledge are just some of the multitude of bunches I have, as you mention. The grapes do lose their shine in the sun so I don’t put my most favorites outside but I also love what they look like when they age so don’t mind the fade.

    Where do you see a fin missing on the pink fish planter? I love the waves on the base.

    The silver modern design body bottle is a 1960’s Avon cologne bottle that I spray paint silver once a year.

    Yes, the blue bottle in the fourth photo is a bird. If I knew my waterfowl’s better I could tell you what it was. It’s something with a long neck and very recognizable to someone who knows their birds.

    I never leave the bottles outside without a cap on them as I hate all the muck getting inside. Looking at this photo reminds me I need to go find a cap for the mermaid.

    As for the standup bass bottle that hangs on the wall I always grab music related items when I see them cheap enough. This was $2.

    I’m not a big pixie person but I do love this little pixie sitting on the bunch of bananas because it makes no sense why its there. This was a birthday gift one year from one of my best friends, Lesley Ann Warren. This is so not her taste but she’s always very good at attempting to step over on my side when she looks for gifts for me.

  2. denny

    Just looks like the pink fish is missing a bit of fin on his top side.

    Lesley? Now I know why I love this pixie. It really is one of my favorite items at Willis Wonderland.