We can't decide if these ceramic artichokes from Z Gallerie are really cool or really silly. They might be both. We admit, they have no purpose beyond decoration and the spaces between the leaves look like major dust collectors...but we think they might look really charming paired together on a mantle or at the center of a dining table.
We usually steer clear of tchotchkes, but these are artichokes. Plus, they're only $16 a piece, so it wouldn't break the bank to buy a set. Is our judgement waaay off here? (Click below for more info and links.)
They're made from glazed ceramic, and they stand 8 inches high. Available from Z Gallerie for $16.