Hooray for vintage Mary Kay anything! I serve Kool Aid out of this coffee urn, made by the appropriately named Poly Perk, at my all parties. Mary Kay and Brownie Wise, who invented the concept of Tupperware parties in 1950 and was the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week, are two of my biggest entrepreneurial idols. I’m brewing coffee in the pink percolator as we speak and will toast finishing another Kitsch O’ The Day as soon as it’s ready.

An owner before me painted over the lettering that was probably dulled from years of Windex and Amway products. Usually I don’t approve of such restoration but the paint is very lumpy and sparkly and adds more of that Mary Kay flair.


One Response to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Mary Kay Automatic Coffeemaker”

  1. windupkitty

    wow, this is awesome! i had no idea that mary kay had so many offerings! i do remember tupperware parties though..bunch of women sitting in a circle on our brown shag carpet, passing around plastic containers…now, that was some weird shit……they were just so fascinated by it…..all i could think was, “don’t buy any! it will only fill your cupboard and then every time you open it, stuff will spill out!” our “tupperware cupboard”, as it was appropriately labeled, did just that….my dad got so frustrated, he made up a country lament song called “I dreamed I was there, in Tupperware” and he’d sing it,ready to explode with anger every time that cupboard opened and dumped it’s contents onto the linoleum……