Monday, February 16, 2009
flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive .
a cheap and showy ornament; a knickknack.
flimsy, insubstantial, thrown together, makeshift; inferior, poor-quality, second-rate, cheap, cheapjack; tawdry, kitsch, kitschy, chintzy, trashy, dime-store; informal tacky, junky, cheapo, schlocky.
The definition of gimcrack seems so harsh, yet we have designed most of our decor around gimcracks. I like to see large grouping of gimcracks, so when I found this old church bulletin board at the flea market I knew I had struck gold! The vendor did not want to have to lug it back home and I bought it for a song.