I was reading Elizabeth Scalia’s (The Anchoress) blog post, How I Loved My Kitschy Madonna, when I realized I have my very own Catholic Kitchen Kitsch!
We have lived in this house thirty-one and half years and I just didn’t pay much attention to the switch plate that has been in the kitchen all these years (and probably long before that!).
As I walked passed it one day, I was moved to clean it and I just stopped and stared at it. It was like I had never really seen it before and perhaps I hadn’t.
I grew up in a non-religious household. The only thing that I remember of any religious significance was an angel planter that my dad would use for smaller plants. After both my parents died, I brought it home. For many years I had it packed away. One day while looking for something else, I found it. I looked at the angel’s face and melted. How could I hide such a face?
What Catholic Kitsch is on your walls? What Catholic Kitsch do you remember growing up? How about those spooky pictures where the eyes seemed to follow you? Yikes!
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