Beyond the Pale


Subversive Crockery: Zombie Portrait Plates
October 4, 2010, 12:09 am
Filed under: Art, Etsy, Vintage, Zombies | Tags: , , , , , ,

Could there be anything more appealing than a pretty, if somewhat kitsch, antique plate made all the more desirable by the careful placement of a zombie portrait?

Lucy the Zombie Girl - Serving Platter by Beat Up Creations: $69

Well, can there?

I happen to think not. Well not much, surely, can compete?

Look at the close up of the serving platter…

Lucy the Zombie Girl Serving Platter Close-up

I am madly in love with the idea of serving cake to the vicar on such a platter, and the altered portrait picture slowly being revealed with each slice. I am also supposing the vicar wouldn’t come back to tea at my house.

Zombie Contessa - Beat Up Creations: $25

I suppose it might not be to all tastes, but this collection is very much my cup of tea. I love art and fashion which looks to be traditional and twee but, on closer inspection, turns out to be vintage with a definite twist in the tale.

Princess Hipster Altered Antique Plate - Beat Up Creations: $39

Beat Up Creations is an absolutely brilliant shop which I have just discovered, and already I covet many of their pieces. Many. 🙂

Tattooed Lady Circus Plate - Beat Up Creations: $69

It’s run by a lady called Angela, who rescues “unloved, thrown-out and abandoned” pieces which she transforms into delightfully quirky portrait plates.

Zombie Contessa Altered Antique Platter - Beat Up Creations: $69

I really like the idea of recycling orphan pieces of crockery, pottery and porcelain and having them re-made into items that new owners will love.

I’m especially fond of the vintage portrait series, as you can tell, but Beat Up Creations also create mad sculptures using broken & forgotten ornaments, art prints and fantasy terrariums.

The entire shop is well worth exploring. J’adore!

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