Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The weakest link


I've shown you a number of Christmas decorations around the city before, now here's the suburban version. It seems to me that Christmas home decorations and lights have sprouted like mad in the past few years - courtesy of cheap 'made in China' mass production ? Now think of a brutal sun and outside temperatures reaching 30°C (over 90° Fahrenheit). Do you find this tacky or cute? I call it the weakest link!

Je vous ai déjà montré quelques décorations de Noël en ville ces dernières semaines, voici la version des banlieues. Ces dernières années, on a vraiment vu les décorations extérieures et les maisons illuminées se multiplier : merci la production de masse 'made in China' ! Imaginez le tout par une température de 30°C sous un soleil de plomb. Vous trouvez ça mignon ou kitchissime ? Pour moi c'est limite !

17 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, yes, so, so familiar! Blond brick and kitschy decorations! Saw the first of those ENORMOUS blow- up plastic things on a house verandah this week - didn't have time to stop for a pic, but am hoping to get back.

Gives me the shudders (though I DO have to admit to a rather twinkly single strand of flashing lights outside chez nous ;-) Some have argued it is the slippery slope!)

bv said...

Tacky, kitschy whatever you call it, it is indeed. But hey, it's Xmas and it's gaudy time, isn't it?

Mauvais goût, kitsch, vous l'appelez comme vous voulez et vous avez raison. Mais dites-donc, c'est Noël, non? Et Noël, c'est l'époque de la bariolle...

Susan in Hotlanta said...

Not my style but to each his own.

I see what you mean, it would seem so strange to celebrate Christmas with the temperature that high! I never really thought about the southern hemisphere celebrating Christmas in the summer until I found this blog community!

Kate said...

This has almost as much appeal as a recent post I made of a house with (ahem) an overload of decorations. But, I agree, if it makes the homeowners happy...who are we to disagree??!!

Carol said...

Not my style, but to each his own. What I think is funny is that Christmas Down Under uses the snow motif! Why is that?

Jing said...

:)
but the decor looks good via the photo!!
and its a little bit different when seeing this winter figures in the hot summer days!!
but,hope Christmas is happy wherever you are!!

jing

Janet said...

...ça doit être quelque chose la nuit!

Janet said...

...ça doit être quelque chose la nuit!

Olivier said...

c'est kitsh, mais le kitsh c'est à son charme aussi. et puis c'est noël il faut etre charitable ;o)


it is kitsh, but the kitsh it is with its charm too. and then it is Christmas he is necessary to be charitable ;O)

Pod said...

they have made an effort. tacky in a smiley way
bon nuit madame!

Jazzy said...

they made such an effort it's almost admiring =)

eloclo said...

Que le Père Noël dépose les cadeaux au devant une cheminée ou une clim, le côté représentatif reste identique (assorti de la bariolle, bien vu dans le comm de BV !!)

Julie said...

c'est marant comme d'un bout à l'autre de la planète tout est pareil.en france aussi le kitch s'invite pour noël!noêl c'est bien, ok, mais combien d'énergie dépensée pour illuminer et pour toutes ces babiolles en plasiques qui vont ensuite plus polluer qu'autre chose. que noël redevienne noël, et d'ailleurs que toutes les autres fêtes redeviennent elles mêmes sans tout ce marketing, elles n'en seront que plus belles, plus magiques et donc plus appréciées. et notre planète ne s'en portera que mieux.

Ja said...

Ha. Without the snow that looks really out of season.

Annie said...

Shouldn't Santa's sleigh be drawn by kangaroos and shouldn't the lights around the houses be shaped like koalas or crocs? Some marketer is missing his/her mark!

norman said...

Kitsch feeds on affluence. Long after Australia becomes a Republic, Nathalie, Kitsch will still be King --- provided we're still affluent.
Enjoy the Xmas trip.

Pueratelier said...

Is it typical decoration in australia?, where does it take influence? it seems that comes from many places...
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