Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Disney

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This week, I'd like to show you some of my vintage Disney items. I love these and hope you enjoy seeing them.

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.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone!!! Have a great week.


  1. I love you vintage Disney items. They are even more valuable because of the memories that come with them.

  2. The spoon and fork are darling and how sweet that you still have your cup. I have my children's things...I can't part with anything, but nothing very old!


  3. Love your Disney vintage, maybe now that I am living in Florida, I might run into some at yard sales.

  4. That is a cute set! I luv it and the vintage Mickey look's so much nicer to me. Thank You for hosting today.......Julian

  5. Lovin' the cute fork and spoon, I'm sure I'd be asking my G-Mom about them too! Great memories:@)

  6. "I love the Disney Vintage Thingys"... I especially LOVE that Donald juice mugs. We had as our everyday orange juice mugs the SAME ones only with Florida Orange Juice written on them... LOVED them, and I still have the set...Hmmm, I'll have to go HUNT for them! Even though mine have memories "I LIKE yours BEST"!!!
    Have a great week,

  7. You need to reserve one of your kitchen cabinets for treasure from grandma's life. I really like any Walt Disney products, but the cup is my favorite.

  8. What a precious family treasure and yes, the memories are more special than the itme itself. Thanks for hosting! Nan

  9. How cute! Such good memories, nothing like being in the kitchen with Grandma. I have my mother Mickey little washing machine, Donald Duck straws in the original Grandmother made it a treat to use them! I think they will end up on Vintage Thursday!

  10. Howdy Suzanne
    Oh what a blessing you have :)
    I really enjoyed this post !
    Thank you for hosting and for sharing your love of vintage .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  11. They are very cute but it really is the memories of your grandmother and the time spent with her that counts.

  12. Oh Suzanne, this is so wonderful to read and see. As you know I love anything vintage and the memories that go with them. This is just a treasure to have!

    Thanks again for hosting another great party, its been a while since I stopped by to play along!

  13. Suzanne, it's wonderful that you have something so sweet that belonged to your dad. And don't worry about not polishing them. They look great just the way they are. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  14. Those are nice items, and your memories make them even better.

  15. What a sweet story. It is all about the memories, you are right!

  16. Those are awesome. I have similar memories of a mary poppins spoon my mother had sent away for when i was very young. loved that thing. yours are so great. glad you still have them.

  17. oh what wonderful memories and adorable them all! x

  18. What a treasure you have, in the little spoon and fork! Such sweet memories they bring. I agree, that the special memories are so much better than original packaging!

  19. My best friend is going to LOVE this post! They head to Disney in 8 days!
    Happy VTT!

  20. They are indeed special. I never got to Disneyland as a young person and don't remember ever seeing that spoon and fork. All your things are very interesting. Blessings

  21. Hi Suzanne!
    I love this post! What treasures you have. I've never seen anything like the fork and spoon before, so darling! And how wonderful to still have your adorable childhood cup! Isn't it amazing how the memories come flooding back, as if it were yesterday?!
    Being a So. Cal. native, Disneyland played a huge part in my growing up years and your stuff brought back a ton of memories for me. One time in particular when I was about five or six - my brother's best friend was coming along with us (my brother was seven years older) and his friend entertained me, talking like Donald Duck the hour drive down. I thought he was the greatest thing ever!
    Thanks so much for the smiles,

  22. Hi Suzanne! What precious memories and vintage treasures! I have lots of fond memories of Walt Disney movies. Just magical!!

    Susan and Bentley

  23. I love your Disney items! What a sweet and precious memory.


  24. Cute flatware! What great memories! I just saw some Mickey Mouse Christmas dinnerware today.

  25. What a precious set -glad you still have them!

  26. lovely pieces! and great memories.

  27. I love this post, such great memories of your grandmother! And the spoons are awesome, too. So glad you shared these.

  28. What a great story ... really enjoyed reading this post! I love all things Disney. I've been going to Disneyland since it opened ... unfortunately, I do not have ANY of the many souvenirs/knick knacks my parents must have bought me when I was young. And wouldn't you know it, today was DS#2 first day of work at Disneyland! I'm collecting Disney ornaments for him this Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  29. I love your cute Disney spoon and fork. The memories make them priceless.

  30. Suzanne I haven't had anything new in so long that I haven't posted. The economy has hit me in thrifting.

    But I got some great buttons and wanted to share and then forgot to do it yesterday - but I still wanted to do it because buttons are so great!


  31. wonderful vintage this week and the story/memories behind the fork and spoon is precious!


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