Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How collections get started...............It all started with a Mouse (Walt Disney)

I didn't plan this vintage collection.  I do love Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  Actually Minnie the most.  I have been to Disney World and Disney Land.  I am actually planning a trip with my BFF this fall for our birthdays.  Two senior citizens........  She is the serious Disney person.  She recently moved two hours from Orlando and has a season pass. 
Okay, back to the subject.   I was at a garage sale and saw the first Mickey on a table. I asked about it and she it was her daughters'.  She said her daughter was 40.  I thought I couldn't leave him on the table and end his career like that.  I picked up the night light at a barn sale and it still works.  Then another small Mickey.  (He would be probably 30 years old)  The little figurines are from when I took our youngest to Disney World 21 years ago as well as the large Mickey.  And tada, the new Mickey......the rubber faced one, I just got from the French Hen Sale.  I did finally figure out how to turn my pictures but forgot to turn this when downloaded so .....sorry.  I picked him up and put him down.  I talked to Linda about him.  She could tell that I was really interested.  It's not the kind of thing she has in her sales.  I brought him home with me and cleaned him up.  He is filled with sawdust.  He has a voice box and a place where there used to be a pull string.  I researched him on the net and he used to talk.  I don't know if all of them were a mistake but the ones I saw were.  They said, "I am Donald Duck."  Does anyone know if you can rig it to talk again?  There is am imprint on the back of his neck .  He was born in 1974 and has the #10.  The one on the net is #18.  So I don't think there are alot of them.  I don't think he is really valuable and he has been really loved, but he is cute, don't you think.  Some early Mickeys can look a little mean.  So there my folks,
a collection that just happened.  I have several other Mickey cups, stuffed Minnies, mouse ears, and etc.  But I am not overboard.  The vintage ones are just if I happen to see them.  I think a collection is better built like that.  Sometimes too many can dilute the fun.  I did that with Boyd's bears. I wanted more, I wanted the little girl in the commercial.    Tell me about your collections.  You will see more of mine soon. 


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very cute collection. I have never been a huge Disney fan but recently over the last few years have been enjoying both of the parks her in the USA.

Susie said...

Debby, What a cute collection. My g.daughter used to have her room done in mickey mouse, when she was about 8 years old. I wish I had some of the things I had bought her, I would send them to you.:):) xoxo,Susie

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, Your post brought back memories of our trip to Disney World. We went twice and I can still hear my daughter trying to talk her dad into getting her Mickey Mouse, but it would have required a plane seat to get him home. You are never to old for Disney World. I have never been to the one in California, even though we had relation that lived out there. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend

Art and Sand said...

I have been a Disney lover all my life and went to Disneyland the year it opened. We are only 2 hours away, but i don't get there much. Maybe when we have grandchildren we will start going again.

What a fun collection.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I can't tell you anything about Mickey...wish I could. My oldest son had one we got him at Disney World back in 1980 but I don't know what happened to it. I would think the one with the mistake vocal would have a # to let you know if it was from that lot. Good luck!~Hug, Patti

Loretta said...

Great collection...hope you find more pieces...My grand's are not into them unfortunately! Have a good evening!
Loretta xx

Art and Sand said...

I commented on your e-mail with the message below, but it got bounced back. The same thing happened last week when I responded to your e-mail. I didn't want you to think I was being rude by not responding.

I had to go and look at the picture to see if I agreed with you. She is
one of the first decorators whose books I purchased. I remember saving up
to buy American Country. Were you into Americana? Our first home in
Ventura was navy, maroon and cream with lots of Americana wooden pieces. I
still have some of them I drag out on patriotic holidays.

I don't know if you meant it as a compliment, but I took it as one since I
like Mary Emmerling.

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