Tuesday, 13 August 2013

STUCK UP

When I was young, I had bedroom wallpaper similar to this, though rather less sophisticated (and probably cheaper)...


But before that, not having the money to redecorate the house into which we had just moved, my father improvised by carefully cutting out pictures from the back of Rice Krispies cereal boxes featuring 'Heroes of the West' and pasting them up over the existing – somewhat faded – floral design wallpaper...



I was reminded of this when I discovered (during our move year) that I own a set of unused vintage (c 1956) 'Walt Disney Nursery Decorations'...


These gummed cut-outs feature scenes from classic Silly Symphonies: Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling and Little Hiawatha...




How lucky to have been a kid with these on your bedroom wall!

But then, lucky for me that these ones survived in tact and un-gummed for over fifty years!

You can see the whole set on my Decidedly Disney blog.

7 comments:

SharonM said...

Ahhhhh - the last one is so cute.

What a find that must have been for you!

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Nice to see someone in the UK remembered "Anthony Wayne". That's practically a blurb in any history book here. There's a school district in my section of the state named after him but the best is the site of the "Battle of Fallen Timbers" that took place south of my town. Sadly part of that land today is a "lifestyle center".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fallen_Timbers
http://www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com/

There I schooled you!

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Oh I just remembered, there's the "Anthony Wayne Trail" that the Toledo Zoo is on as well!

Brian Sibley said...

SharonM – So, do I keep them in their folder, sell them on eBay or surprise David by sticking them up on the bedroom walls...??

Christopher – Thank you for the fascinating information: more than Kellogs told me back in nineteen-fifty-whenever-it-was... :)

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Yeah well, I had to take a class on this in school/college, that's probably why!

SharonM said...

Ah, there's a question, Brian. If you think that they'll just sit in a folder forever, you could test the water on Ebay.

I would think it might be best to sound David out first rather than just surprising him!

Brian Sibley said...

Oh, do you really think so...? ;)

I can't explain why owning things such as this (that I will never actually use) is so important to me. The collecting bug is hard to explain – let along defend!