Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Dopey Christmas Ornament

This is Dopey, from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", looking really happy on the Christmas tree. I bought this at Disneyland just a couple of years ago.

Mickey Mouse as Santa Christmas Ornament

This is a Mickey Mouse as Santa Christmas ornament, featuring Pluto as a reindeer. Mickey has a bone on a stick, which is making Pluto pull the sleigh. I didn't know that Pluto could fly, but hey, at Disney, anything is possible!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Ornaments III

Here are more Christmas Ornaments that are on my Christmas Tree this year. Here is Donald Duck and Daisy Duck as Christmas carolers, all dressed up in white. Next is Eeyore, just hanging on the tree. Next is Donald Duck, who's got himself all tied up while wrapping a gift; next is a small boy from Mexico, in an "It's A Small World" ornament from Walt Disney Classsics Collection; then we have a Christmas bulb featuring Donald Through The Years, commemorating 60 years of Donald Duck (this was from 1994); and finally is a Jiminy Cricket Christmas bulb by great Disney Artist Alex Maher (this is one of my favorite ornaments).

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

...And Here's The Christmas Tree!

This is how our tree looked this year, with all the lights and decorations. Normally we have multi-colored blinking lights, but this year I forgot to take out the box that had those lights, so we only had white lights. We kind of liked the all-white lights (for a change), and we went with that. It turned out to be really nice.

More of My Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are more of my Christmas tree ornaments. As you can see, I have quite a "Magical" tree! All of these ornaments have been collected over the years from Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and The Disney Store. Aren't they nice? Shown are: A Christmas Tree Ornament, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as Christmas Carolers; An Ornament with Tinker Bell (looks like a Christmas Cactus that she's sitting on); A Christmas Tree Bulb featuring Tinker Bell, for Disney's 2005 Holiday Cast Party at Disneyland; Mickey dressed as Santa Claus, with a bone for Pluto; and finally it's the Chesire Cat from Disney's Alice in Wonderland, wearing a Santa hat and holding a candy cane.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My Christmas Tree Ornaments- Part 1

Here are some of my Christmas Tree ornaments. I've been collecting Disney Christmas ornaments for over 20 years now. Only about half of the ornaments made it onto the tree this year. Here we have Mickey Mouse bringing in the Christmas tree, Jessica Rabbit baits you with some mistletoe, Winne the Pooh is still looking for hunny, Eeyore is just kinda hung up there, and we have cute Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Christmas stockings.

Monday, December 24, 2007

WDCC Mickey Mouse - "On Ice"

This is a Walt Disney Classic Collections statue, entitled, "Watch Me!" It's from the classic Disney short, "On Ice". Here, Mickey Mouse is ice skating, showing off for Minnie (she is not pictured here).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Beauty and the Beast Gallery of Light Box by Olszewski

This is the "Gallery of Light" , a special light box created by master Disney miniaturist, Robert Olszewski. His work is very detailed, as you can see from these photos (look at that ceiling). This light box is so beautiful, it is one of my favorite things that I've bought in a long time. I can just sit and stare at this thing for a while- a colorful framed moment from the motion picture, "Beauty and the Beast", with Belle and the Beast dancing in a memorable scene from the movie. I actually now have a store on Ebay, Babycito-Disneyana, and I offer this piece for sale on my website, brand-new and in the box. This piece is currently sold only at Disney Theme Parks in California and Florida, and is a best bet for gift-givers.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mickey Mouse Picture Matching Game

This is the "Mickey Mouse Picture Matching Game" from Parker Brothers. This game is from 1953. My Mom gave it to me a few years back...I don't know where she got it from, but it is in great condition, and has all of the game pieces and the instructions intact. I keep it because it's pretty cool artwork, instead of trying to use it. Note: this game board is 2 years older than Disneyland! This game features lots of Disney characters: Mickey Mouse, of course, Cinderella, Daisy Duck, Thumper, Dopey, and more.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let's Go Somewhere Else

How about a ride on the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jessie Doll

This is a Jessie doll from Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2". This doll was so cool-looking that I had to get it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"Little Charmer", from Walt Disney Classics Collection

This is a little porcelain stature of Tinkerbell, from Walt Disney's 1953 classic, "Peter Pan". This statue is called "Little Charmer", and is the Membership Sculpture that you received when you joined the Walt Disney Collector's Society in 2001. Look at her face! They get such realism in their scultpures!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beauty and the Beast Lithograph Set

This is a Beauty and the Beast Lithograph set, which was my free gift from the Disney Store when I pre-purchased the "Beauty and the Beast" video at the Store. It's an unusually beautiful set of 4 lithographs, with great scenes from the movie. I recently was rummaging through a box of stuff when I came across this, and thought it would be great to show on my blog. I hope you like it.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Let's Go Somewhere

So far I've shown you stuff in my house. Let's take a break and go somewhere fun, just for about 3 minutes. You have 3 mintues, don't you? Click on the video and here we go!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Disneyland 50th Aniversary Mini Glass Set - by Shag

This is a Disneyland Mini Glass Set of 4 colored glasses with retro designs by artist Shag. 1 glass of each color: Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow. Each glass depicts a Disneyland icon: " The Matterhorn", "Sleeping Beauty's Castle" (with Tinkerbell), "The Haunted Mansion" and "It's A Small World". This set is unopened, brand-new and is displayed in a beautiful retro-style box. This was a Disneyland Park exclusive. A great gift for someone who loves Disneyland or collects Disneyland memorabilia, or who just wants something cool and colorful.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Queen of Hearts from Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland"

This is a Walt Disney Classic Collections sculpture of the Queen of Hearts from Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland", along with the King of Hearts. The Queen is playing croquet. The name of the sculpture of the Queen is "Let The Game Begin!". Both of these sculptures were retired by WDCC a few years ago. You can still find these sculptures on Ebay sometimes, but they are rare.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Disney Dollars

Do you know about Disney Dollars? They came on the scene in 1987. They are, to put it most descriptively, money created by Disney. It's currency that spends like U.S. currency, except that it's only valid for purchases at Disney's U.S. theme parks, as well as at the U.S. Disney Stores. As you can see, the Disney Dollars are so beautiful, you might just want to save it instead of spending it. In fact, there are lots of people who collect them. Every year the designs change on them, as well as the characters. I really like that Snow White $5 bill!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

WDCC Panchito from "The Three Caballeros"

This is a Walt Disney Classics Collection sculpture, Panchito, from the Walt Disney 1945 classic movie, "The Three Caballeros". He is one of the movies 3 principal cast members (Donald Duck and Jose Carioca are the other two). Panchito is a Mexican rooster. There is a revamped attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot- a boat ride in the Mexico pavillion, featuring Panchito, Donald and Jose.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Haunted Mansion by Olszeski

I'm posting this in honor of Halloween. This piece is a miniature of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, by master artist Robert Olszewski. This particular piece was part of special merchandise celebrating Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Mr. Olszewski is creating everything at Disneyland in miniature. His work is really quite amazing! He's a nice guy, and really enthusiastic about his creations and he should be. If you didn't know better, you might think this is a picture of the real Haunted Mansion!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

One Reason That I Do This Blog

Today something happened which brought it home to me the fact that my collectibles will not last forever, nor will I. That is why I'm taking pictures of my Magical Collection- because they can be gone in an instant. Today my 5 year old nephew came to visit. He was rolling on the floor, and then he stood up and bumped into the table that was holding this piece, "Dancing Partners" by the Walt Disney Classics Colletion. The whole glass tabletop almost fell over, but the piece went right over onto the carpet and it broke into 4 pieces. One other piece was damaged as well, though not as much as this one. I love this piece and thought about photographing it, even today before it was broken. It's still nice-looking, right? Well, I'll have to buy a new one someday when I can afford it. Lesson learned: keep these fragile things more out of reach of children, and, moreover, I need to prepare for earthquakes (I'm in California). I went out tonight and bought some putty to hold my sculptures in place so that they won't be lost so easily.