We go to estate sales and flea markets all the time, looking for whatever strikes our fancy. I thought I’d start a little show-and-tell here with items that have been (or are in) our collection.
This is an old stacking cup and bowl set for children. It’s painted porcelain and there are no markings on it except for “Japan” on the bottom. I love the happy face and general design of it. I wish I new more information about this piece.
This is an “Official Mickey Mouse Club” 45 rpm record from 1955 called Mousekedances – 6 Dances and how to do them. Unless there was an insert that has been lost, they only tell you how to do two of the dances. Oddly the instructions for the Big Bear dance do not match up with The Big Bear Boogie, so I won’t be including it in this post.
So for those who are keeping track, that’s 6 Dances and how to do one of them.
Side 1 has one of my favorites from this record: The Mickey Mouse Mambo. This probably marked the end of the Mambo craze in the US. You know an adult musical fad is over when they record a version for children.
My other favorite song is The Big Bear Boogie with the chorus of “Hug a bear, hug a bear, hug a boogie-woogie bear”. That will get stuck in your head. It’s not a bad thing.