I really do think the overall quality of the heavenly host is slipping. Something about them seems tawdry, I don’t know what it is. It MIGHT be that they’re wearing Umbrella Hats, which weren’t really all that funny even in the 90’s when you could get a Sinbad movie greenlighted.
No, it’s probably the way she’s holding her dress open for all takers, with a big “Come and GET it!” sign on there.
Unless she’s actually found a way to KEEP rainy days up her skirts. That would be impressive. And probably hygienic.
The world of whimsical ceramic miniatures really has its work cut out for it in terms of audience suspension of disbelief. On the one hand, I might imagine that this was a small and whimsical novelty with no existence other than as a receptacle for spare change, despite its obviously anthropomorphic–angelopomorphic?–design.
On the other hand, I might imagine that this was a life-sized Seraphim hanging out on the celestial street corner with a sign saying “Bored? Sample the goods. They are QUITE wholesome.”
Seriously, gift designers, think of your audience! Give me clear guidelines for interpreting your creations, so I might appreciate them as they were intended! This one’s just kind of creeping me out. Plus, I think the Raggedy Andy miniature on the next shelf was getting ideas.
Goodwill on Metric and 183, Austin. The only Goodwill that sounds like Barry White when it sings.