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leebamarks

I am a crazy unorthodox, orthodox mom of six. I have my own kitsch line of clothes called Kaos recycled. We take licensed shirts ( bought legally-all royalties are paid), and deconstruct them into kids clothes and sometimes adults too. I love kitsch, and anything fun and bright.

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sweet dreams sign

I got this at the Rose Bowl flea mkt. I love hand made signs and I thought it was totally kitschy and reminded me of something for a honeymo...

milk sign

I got this at a flea mkt in Long Beach about 10 years ago. I loved it then and I love it now. I am not sure where it came from. Did you ever...

pez collection

My pez collection is not old but it is fun. I have them hanging in my kitchen so that they may keep me company when I wash the dishes. My ch...

broken kosher sign

I found this broken star kosher sign in the gutter on Burbank Blvd. in front of Valley College. My family could not understand why I would p...

Doe Eyed Girl

This kitshy painting hung in my husbands mothers house for many years. I am not sure who the artist is. It is hard to make it out....

Amen painting

A man came to my door a few years ago selling paintings. I thought this was so tacky that I actually liked it. It reminded me of the velvet ...

baubley necklace

My grandmother used to wear this baubly concoction without shame. She really got into the kitsch factor!...

cat figurines

My daugher painted these at Color me Mine. No they are not old but they way she painted the one on left with the spots totally gives it the ...

retro baby gowns

Kaos Recycled takes men’s tee shirts and deconstructs them into wearable clothes for kids. You totally have to get the kitsch factor i...

steak knives

These knives are from Germany. I especially like the peacock/flamingo image that has been attached to the bottom. I think it gives it the ki...

Owl lantern

I found this owl at my grandmother’s obm house many years ago. I think you are supposed to put a candle in it. As usual my kids are li...

fish mold

My friend Susie is an apartment manager and found this left behind when someone moved out. I thought it was kitschy and hung it up in my bre...

laundry room sign

This is definitely a repro. I got it on ebay and hung it in my laundry room hoping my sloppy childrena and husband would get the message!...

wicker covered bottle

This wickered covered bottle belonged to my grandfather Ted. I am not sure what they did with these but it was for sure hand made and is for...

kind of ugly painting

I couldn’t decide if this painting was ugly or kitschy so I bought it and hung it in my bedroom. I got it at the Fairfax flea mkt....

Beaded Wallet

This beaded wallet reads genuine leather on the inside. Nowhere does anything say that anymore? That was the whole kitsch factor for me, bes...

60’s kosher sign

I found this kosher sign in a thrift shop on Fairfax about 20 years ago. It was exactly like the one my mom had in our kitchen in the 60R...