Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 72 – August 2010)

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Submitted by denny December 1st, 2010
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I’m italian so there’s no doubt I would absolutely be willing to try this product out. I wish we had these when I was a youngster with all the spaghetti I’ve eaten!

This character looks like my Uncle Nickie.

I know this is a bit of an odd collection here but the kitsch featured here are all items that have permanent places in the kitchen at “Willis Wonderland”.

I love these nutcrackers but love it even more that he’s wearing a hat. I believe this little nutcracker was made to promote the ship line that is advertised on his hat. The little bowling pin was featured on Allee’s “kitsch of the day” blog.

The Pee Wee cola just kills me and I never get tired of looking at it! It’s the “Sweetie” cola that I NEVER heard of.

Leave it to me to fall for this joke. I saw this on my first trip to “Willis Wonderland” and this rubber waffle has a permanent place on the kitchen counter.

7 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 72 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I love the spaghetti forks in the first photo in that they don’t involve any mechanism like the ones in the second photo do. It’s just that the spaghetti wraps around the fork better because of all the ridges in it.

    The fork that comes in the red box in the second photo has a crank that sticks out of the end of the fork. You position the fork in the spaghetti, twist the crank and the spaghetti winds around fork.

    The ice nudes in the third photo is an ice tray that pops out female nudes when frozen.

    I used to collect nut crackers, which is what the sailor is in the fourth photo. You can see more on him here: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/10/28/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-hms-nutcracker/
    You can read more about the miniature bowling pin next to him here: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2010/09/02/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-miniature-1970s-wooden-bowling-pin/

    I think the Pee Wee cola is from the 70s though I don’t know that for sure. That’s just what the person who sold it to me said. The Sweetie bottle is from the 50s. You can read more about Sweetie here: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2010/04/22/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-vintage-sweetie-soda-bottle/

    The plastic waffle in the last photo has been sitting out on my kitchen counter for at least 25 years. It’s my favorite of all my plastic food. It looks so real, despite fading from its original syrupy self by sitting in the sun that blasts through the kitchen window everyday. At least 1000 people have asked me if its real.