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Disney Parks Chef Remy Ratatouille Plush

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice. Recipes and cooking times differ widely, but common ingredients include tomato, garlic, onion, zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, and some combination of leafy green herbs common to the region wherein … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Illustrated Magazine – The Pleasures of the Past

I’ve set the Wayback Machine to 1975 on a sweltering July day. It’s time to explore some of The Pleasures of the Past via the esteemed Nostalgia Illustrated magazine! Who’s ready for some dog-eared, yellowing, smelly fun? This old magazine … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Showcase Collection: Canadian Mickey

Is there anything more Canadian than a Lumberjack? Maybe a beaver. A Mountie. A tuque. Hockey. Tim Horton’s. Okay, but a Lumberjack is up there! Maybe top three. He’s a Lumberjack, and he’s Okay. He sleeps all night and works … Continue reading

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Disney Store Minnie’s Box Lunches Snow Globe

Building a Building is a Mickey Mouse Short produced in 1933 by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The Short depicts Mickey working at a construction site under the supervision of Peg-Leg Pete while Minnie Mouse is selling box lunches to the workers. Of course, poor Mickey … Continue reading

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Disney Mickey Mouse 2 Pack Silicone Trivets

What is a ‘trivet’? In olden times, it was an iron tripod placed over a fire for a cooking pot or kettle to stand on. Later, it became a small metal plate with short legs, especially one put under a … Continue reading

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Pixar’s Little Green Men (LGM) Candle

Little green men, or LGMs, is the stereotypical terminology for extraterrestrials who appear as little humanoid-like creatures with green skin. According to Pixar, they also say “Ooooooooooh” a lot! It was actually in the 1950’s that little green men came into popular usage in reference … Continue reading

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Vintage Cowboy Mickey Mouse Plush

The ‘Cowboy’ has been elevated to the status of the hero of heroes. Rugged and industrious, he rides the plains and herds of America. But what does a ‘Cowpoke’ do? Before we answer that question, let’s meet one of the … Continue reading

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Sesame Street BERT Big Fig Statuette

Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who aren’t part of the Muppet cast of characters currently owned by Disney. They actually appear together in numerous skits on the long-running PBS/HBO children’s television show, Sesame Street. Jim Henson made sure to separate the Sesame Street characters from … Continue reading

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Hidden Mickey Hallmark Kitchen Spoon Rest

Sometimes the smallest things can be special. And so can the simply practical. Our kitchen has a few Disney-themed utensils and a small appliance or two. But we’re always open to adding a little more Disney Magic! A recent trip … Continue reading

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EPCOT Center Eastman Kodak Information Wheel

There really is no end to the interesting pieces of ephemera that focus on the Disney properties. These little pieces of paper and card, meant to be viewed and then thrown away, endure in the hands of Disneyana collectors. Like … Continue reading

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