Salton Sea Ashtray

Submitted by Cheetah Velour December 5th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

I saw one of these at the flea market years ago, and walked away. I kept kicking myself over “the one that got away” & was thrilled to find that a reproduction is now available to everyone!

From the Palm Springs Modern Committee website: “This wonderful and nostalgic ashtray is a direct replica of an original design created back in the early 1960’s and sold at souvenir shops as a memento of the popular Salton Sea recreational area.”

Once known as California’s Riviera, the Salton Sea was the playground of the rich and famous. Today, the Salton Sea is better known for its more haunting qualities.

I love you, Salton Sea.

4 Responses to “Salton Sea Ashtray”

  1. Allee Willis

    Crazy about this!! I love swimming pool ashtrays and this is even better. I love that the shape is a little lumpy so it has a handmade look to it without being handmade.

    Love The Salton Sea as well. I’m down south at least once a year.

  2. Lisa Rios

    Anyone ever see the John Waters documentary on the Salton Sea? Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea. Great kitschy documentary!