Tuesday, April 26, 2011

1961 Books for Boys and Girls by A. A. MILNE

Here are two of seven books in the series "Books for Boys and Girls" by A. A. Milne. Both are cloth cover, dated 1961 with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. I paid $1 each at a local swap meet for these charming, vintage books!

In 1961 Disney acquired the licensing rights to produce merchandise and motion pictures based on Winnie-the-Pooh.

Christopher Robin Milne's original bear, which inspired his father to create Winnie-the-Pooh, is currently on display at the Children's Center, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library.



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1940's Snow White Flour Bag

Here is a lovely 1940's Snow White flour bag we have hanging in our kitchen. It is by Master Baker Flour Mills, Vancouver, B.C. I bought it on eBay last year for $6. I fell in love with the writing and image on the bag!

1940's snow white flour bag

1940's snow white flour bag

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Vintage Disneyland

No Hipstamatic here. These are the real deal! Photos of me at Disneyland in 1979 and again in 1983 for Mickey's 55th birthday party! I cherish these memories. My grandparents are no longer with us, and I miss them dearly!


tweedles & alice 1979

dumbo the flying elephant 1979

king arthur carrousel 1979

king arthur carrousel 1979

king arthur carrousel 1979


dumbo the flying elephant 1983

mad tea party 1983

disneyland bernard 1983

disneyland donald duck 1983

disneyland goofy 1983

disneyland pluto 1983

mickey's 55th birthday 1983

disneyland 1983

disneyland 1983

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to the Finding Mickey Archives

Welcome to the Finding Mickey Archives! Like the Walt Disney Archives, this is a place for us to document our Disneyana and share our love of vintage Disneyland. I frequent eBay, estate and garage sales, thrift shops, etc. looking for bits of history. Acquiring any Disneyana is such a thrill!

We go to Disneyland Resort often, but we also love to visit Disney related places outside the parks like Walt's Barn at Griffith Park, the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Fransisco.

We have lots of stories and pictures to share... stay tuned! ºoº