Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cute Things #1

I'm starting a new series here at Plushpussycat. You saw the title: it's called Cute Things. Each time I write a Cute Things post, I'll feature something cute that I own, or that someone made, or that I saw somewhere. You get the idea! It may be a miniature, a plushy, something vintage, or whatever.

For my first post today, I want to share this cute thing I found at a thrift store. I paid at most 25 cents for it. And it's super-cute! :-) It's a 78 rpm phonograph record from 1948, designed for a child. It measures 6 3/4 inches (17 cm) across. On one side of the record is the song "Three Little Kittens":


The second side has the song "Wash Your Hands, Brush Your Teeth":


I adore the vintage-style illustrations and the cute critters! I wish I could listen to it, but I don't have the kind of equipment needed. By the way, the blue gingham fabric in the background of these photos came from The Knittn' Kitten: Portland's Vintage Fabric and Craft Store. I find all kinds of vintage fabrics, ribbons, buttons, beads, and more there. They also have an online shop on Etsy.

So what do you think? Is the record cute? If so, what do you like about it? Did you ever have one (or something like it)? Does it remind you of anything? I want to know! :-) Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

38 comments:

  1. Me encantan son preciosas.
    Gracias por los enlaces.
    besitos ascension

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  2. Wonderful idea. I love your record its very cute. I love the kittens on it.
    Hugs Maria

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  3. I love, love it! First, it is wonderful because are antique pieces. Second because they have beautiful artwork. I love kittens! I like the background fabric. Mini hugsssss!

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  4. It's very cute! Thanks for the link.
    Hugs

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  5. Hola Ascension! Pretty, isn't it? You are very welcome for the links! I love The Knittn' Kitten! They have vintage craft supplies at thrift store prices! :-)

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  6. Thank you, anna! I'm glad you like the Cute Things idea! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment about it too! :-)

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  7. Hi Maria! Oh, thank you very much! I'm glad you like the idea. Isn't the record precious? I can imagine a little girl listening to it over and over again! :-)

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  8. Hi Amary! Thank you for your nice comment! Looks like we both like the same things! ;-) Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! :-)

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  9. Thank you, Drora! You are very welcome! Hope you check out The Knittn' Kitten! :-)

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  10. Hola Carmen! Thank you! I'm glad you think that Cute Things is a nice idea! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :-)

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  11. The cats are so sweet. Thank you for sharing! Hugs

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  12. That is cute! And I'm a sucker for cute!

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  13. Aren't the kitties sweet! Thank YOU, The Old Maid! It's great to hear from you!

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  14. I had to explain to Flutterby what a record is... (LOL). I agree with you - it's really cute and you did well to buy it! I really like the design, it reminds me of the early cartoons like the Silly Symphonies by Disney - and I like your idea of this new "series". I'm curious what will be next!

    Greetings
    Birgit (and from Flutterby, too, who knows a little about record-players, LPs and saphire/diamond needles now *smile*)

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  15. Hi Birgit and Flutterby! Thank you for your lovely comment! Yes, it's really dated, isn't it? :-) "The Old Days!" I agree with you--it does look like original Disney--I love that era. Drora emailed me a really funny Tom and Jerry cartoon from around that time--so cute! I'm glad you like the idea for Cute Things! I'm excited to do it now and again! :-)

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  16. It`s really cute. I have never had something like that. The pictures make me feel glad.
    Mona

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  17. Hi Mona! Thanks for stopping by after your big blog giveaway finished! Oh, you're like me--you feel happy when you see the images on this vintage record! :-) Thank you for leaving a sweet comment! :-)

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  18. Hi Jennifer, what a nice idea starting a cute things post.
    I never saw such a pretty record before, I like the colors and the little kittens very much.
    What a kind way to learn children to wash and brush.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  19. Jennifer, what a nice idea! I love the vintage style too!
    Ina :)

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  20. Hi Mieke! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm glad you like the Cute Things idea and the record. I appreciate your feedback! :-)

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  21. Hi Ina! Thank you very much for the feedback! Vintage is so fun! Thank you so much for leaving a comment! :-)

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  22. The colors are terrific. I remember having my little turn table and discs. Great find!!
    hugs,
    Caroline

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  23. Hi Eliana! It is so good to hear from you! Congratulations on your Lundby dollhouse win from Mona! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment! :-)

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  24. Hello Caroline! Great to hear from you! Yeah, great colors! I remember having a little record player that played 33s and 45s. I don't know if it would play 78s as well or not. Thanks for the memories! :-)

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  25. Oooh Jen they are so cute they are squeel worthy!!! I love this new section of your blog! I can't wait to see the next cute things next time!
    Kate :)

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  26. I'm so happy you started to post about your vintage finds! And this post, oh what sweetness, this is a great find. Hugs from Sanne

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  27. Hi Kate! Great to hear from you! I love the vintage finds on your blog too, and I can't wait to see your next goodies! Thanks for lending your support to Cute Things and for leaving a comment! :-)

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  28. Caught up with all your posts finally. :) The pictures (of your gifts ) turn out really well ;p

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  29. Hi!!! Have a look at my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Hi Sanne! Thank you for your sweet, sweet comment about Cute Things! You have so many cute vintage finds on your blog--I love seeing what you find! Thanks for lending your support! :-)

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  31. Hi Sans! Great to hear from you! You were that far behind? ;-) Seriously, thanks for the compliment on the photos. I appreciate it! :-)

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  32. Hi anna! Wow! Thank you for the heads up! I won a prize on Anna's blog--woohoo! :-)

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  33. What's not to like about it? It's just so cute!!! It reminds me of a small record player I had. I had a Cinderella story book and the record played out the story. I guess it was kind of like those read along books they sell today. I loved playing it just to hear the fairy godmother sing the bibbity-bobbety-boo song. LOL =)

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  34. Hi Lataina! What a fantastic memory! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love that you remember the bibbity bobitty boo song! Thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment! :-)

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