Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Disney Treasures

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It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday again. Man the week flew by for me. Hope every one's week is going well. This week for your viewing pleasure is vintage Disney children's items.

Now this first item is very dear to my heart. This is a baby spoon and fork set with adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse. My grandmother told me that it belonged to my father. I can remember as a very young girl, I would always look at this set in her silverware drawer. For some reason, they always intrigued me. I don't really remember using them, I just liked the way they looked. She eventually gave them to me, and I have treasured them ever since.

To tell you the truth, honestly, I love them for the memories they represent. Memories of getting up very early in the morning and being in the kitchen while my "memaw" made breakfast, and me pestering her about the spoon and fork. I like the fact that they were my dad's but that is really not important to me, because as a child I could never imagine him using these at all! For some reason, that just did not seem to fit with my dad. This little spoon and fork represent a beloved time spent with my grandmother in her kitchen. They are truly a family treasure, just like the memories I have of my dear grandmother.

From what I found out on the Internet these date back to the 1930's. My dad was born in 1938, so that fits. The 4.25" "Mickey Mouse" fork shows Mickey walking w/one hand waving in the air. The 4" "Minnie Mouse" spoon shows her full figure also w/one hand waving in the air. Back of each reads "Fairfield Silver Plate."

Sorry, I did not polish these little jewels, but I think you can see the graphics on the spoon much better the way they are.
I really love the old vintage Mickey and Minnie, they are so cute.
Now this is the a picture I found off the Internet. This is the original box they would have came in, and I am sure increasing the value. Very neat. I just wanted to show you how great this is in the original box. I don't have the box that they originally came in, but that is OK, I have wonderful memories instead of sifting through a silverware drawer in my grandmothers kitchen and being fascinated by them. You can not put a price tag on memories like that.



Oh, and here is my little spoon and fork set with a Disney Donald Duck cup from my own childhood. I was born in the 1960's so I would date this back to that time. I love this as well. Donald is so cute. The bottom of the cup is stamped "The Disney Collection, Japan". Lot's of milk was sipped out of this cup. I'm glad that after forty something years, this cup is still in fairly good shape.

Have a great week everyone!!!


20 comments:

  1. What a priceless treasure, Suzanne! So sweet! Thank you for hosting this party!

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  2. Suzanne, sorry about posting twice. I was not able to upload the picture at first, but it worked the second time. Can you delete one of them? Thanks.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  3. This set is just precious.
    It is always fun to play in your meme..thanks so much.

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  4. Hi Suzanne! Such precious childhood memories. I still have a silver baby spoon and fork and a junior size one too. It's wonderful to have these precious old things! I enjoyed your post about the restaurant in Hartsel. Any place that can make a great hamburger is a keeper in my book. Thanks for hosting!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  5. I also got an error msg twice, then hit quit and now see my thumbnail up there 2 times!

    Great graphics on the utensils but the memories are what make them precious.

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  6. Such precious memories. Vintage items from the family are the BEST.

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  7. i LOVE the baby spoon & fork, they are a real treasure!!

    btw i also had dramas with linking in again this week..i'm in twice lol!! i'm also having error msgs come up when i try to leave comments, blogger can be ssoo temperamental!!

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  8. I love your Mickey utensils, but mostly the sweet memories that are attached to them.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are adorable. Real vintage Disney.

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  10. Very cute spoon & fork! thanks for hosting this link party.

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  11. How wonderful that you have such a special "vintage thingie" pair, Suzanne! I would love to own something from my dad's childhood days.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi Suzanne, I love the fork and spoon and the darling story about them is so sweet. It is wonderful that you now have them as a memory of how much you loved them when you were young. The cup is very cute as well. Disney collectibles are in great demand. Lucky you and thank you for sharing them with a bit of your childhood with your memaw. My sisters grands call her "memaw"

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
    Love, jeanne

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  13. Love the little spoon & fork! What a treasure you have! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup party.

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  14. You have many vintage material treasures, but the memories are the best treasures of all.

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  15. Hi Suzanne!
    I adore your post today and have joined in and posted Mickey Mouse stuff too! I'm so sorry, I won't be able to visit everyone and comment this VTT, I'm still very much up to my eyeballs in my father's estate but you gave me such a smile today that I wanted to play too for a moment. Sorry - that was the worlds longest sentence EVER!
    I've missed you and VTT and all the lovely participants. Hope this finds you well and happy!
    Sally

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  16. Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  17. That Donald cup is adorable. I have a "baby cup" from the 60's that belonged to me. No "sippy cups" back then! LOL
    This is my first time linking up to this fun party. Thanks for hosting!
    Roselle

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Sometimes someone says something really small, and it's like it fits into this empty space in your heart!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts here, they really mean a lot to me!

Suzanne

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