Friday, January 30, 2015

A Cat Mask for You, M-E-O-W!!

1990.  For all the Jolly Birds.  Wear this mask and be the coolest cat in town this weekend.  "Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat."  Okay, I was watching The Premiere Collection Encore by Andrew Lloyd Webber while preparing the BOOTS paper dolls to post.  Even though there are no songs from Cats on the video, I started singing about Rum Tum Tugger which then led to posting this goofy mask.  Gotta love David Essex performing "Oh, What a Circus".  Anyway, enjoy the weekend.

Two More Pretty BOOTS Paper Dolls from 1948.

 April 04, 1948.
March 21, 1948.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MONSTER Valentine's Day Cards.

1978.  Little Monster's You-Can-Make-It Book by Mercer Mayer.  Here are a couple of Valentine cards to cut out, color, and send to a friend.  Compose your own Valentine message to write inside each card.

More Paper Dolls from BOOTS February 1948.

 February 15, 1948.  PUG has some new dresses to wear to High School.
February 22, 1948.  BOOTS' new outfits need to be colored!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BOOTS Paper Dolls from February 1948.

 February 01, 1948.
February 08, 1948.  BOOTS could wear this dress for Valentine's Day.


November 1962.  DALLASANDRA paper doll from ads for Neiman-Marcus stores.  Dallasandra models fashions available from Neiman-Marcus.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

IRENE MANNING for Seaforth! For Men ad.

December 06, 1943.  LIFE.  I do not know this actress but she sure is pretty.  IRENE MANNING, Glamorous Singing Star in "Desert Song", a Warner Bros. Picture.  "MISS MANNING - What would your pin-up man be like?"  An ad for SEAFORTH! For Men, grooming products.

Making A Model Town by Richard Scarry.

 1990.  Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book Ever!  Such a fun book for children, loaded with activities.  I liked the book so much that I bought two copies.  Making a Model Town - I think this is so cute.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aunt Elsie Club Paper Dolls, 1954

 January 03, 1954.  Peggy paper doll and her wardrobe by Deane Parkinson, age 14.
 March 07, 1954.  I like this paper doll's pedal pushers.  Tina paper doll by Ellen Bryant, age 14.
 March 21, 1954.  Pat, a little girl paper doll, by Laurann White, age 12.
 May 23, 1954.  Sharrie's Wardrobe, a paper doll and her clothes by Naomi Huggins, age 15.
September 05, 1954.  Here is a funny paper doll that was drawn by Jo Ann Gotcher, age 13.  All the above paper dolls were submitted to the Aunt Elsie Club.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Here is a pattern to make a cut-out figure of Martin Luther King Jr.

LUCY as Camille, Queen of the Gypsies.

2001.  Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in episode #38 "The Operetta" from the I LOVE LUCY television show.  I LOVE this coloring book, "Color Me Lucy" by Tom Watson.

A Gypsy Camp from BETTY CUT-OUT Series.

July 15 - July 21, 1924.  A Gypsy Camp.  BETTY Cut-Out and her father went out on a walk one day and came across a Gypsy camp.  BETTY became friends with the Gypsy girl and boy.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


February 25 - March 01, 1924.  This paper doll from the BETTY Cut-Out series is named FLORENCE.  She and BETTY Cut-Out had a sale to raise money to buy clothing for orphans.

ELTON, a Paper Doll.

May 28, 1915.  ELTON the paper doll is ready for his visit to Chateau Lake Louise.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Photographs of Chateau Lake Louise, July 14, 1947.

July 14, 1947.  Photographs of Chateau Lake Louise from the scrapbook.  Here are just a few of the photographs of Chateau Lake Louise from the scrapbook of two couples traveling from Houston, Texas across America to Canada.  I know the names of the husbands, Wallis & Elton, but I do not know the wives names.

Luncheon Menu from Chateau Lake Louise, July 14, 1947.

July 14, 1947.  Luncheon Menu from Chateau Lake Louise.  This is from the scrapbook that I bought at a garage sale.  I find it interesting that different menus were printed everyday for both lunch and dinner.  In the evening guests could listen to Jean Isobel Hayes, soprano, in the Lounge or guests could dance the night away with Jack Madden & His Orchestra in the Ballroom.  Sounds like a great time to me!

Saturday, January 10, 2015


May 28, 1915.  Here is a paper doll named Debbie Ann.  She is ready to be colored and cut-out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

VIOLET Paper Doll.

November 28, 1920.  Violet is ready to show-off her new dresses and hats.

SPENCER Paper Doll

March 28, 1915.  Spencer is a handsome little boy and he is ready for any adventure in his new explorer outfit.

FREDDY the Teddy Bear Paper Doll.

1983.  FREDDY, a teddy bear paper doll.  Another cute paper doll postcard by Kay Stamps.  Stay warm and collect paper dolls.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

CECILLE Paper Doll from BETTY Cut-Out Series.

 February 1924.  Here is CECILLE paper doll from the BETTY Cut-Out Series.  She has purchased a Valentine present and baked a marble cake.
CECILLE has three more outfits including her Queen of Hearts costume. I could not get the doll and all her clothes to fit on one page.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

MARJORIE, The Orphan Girl from BETTY CUT-OUT Series

August 1924.  Here is the little orphan girl MARJORIE paper doll from BETTY Cut-Out series.  Betty and Billy Cut-Out helped Marjorie to escape from her wicked aunt and found her a new home with a loving family.  Marjorie appears in many of the Betty Cut-Out adventures.

Wicked Aunt Paper Doll from BETTY Cut-Out Series

July & August 1924.  This is the wicked Aunt paper doll from the BETTY CUT-OUT series.  The story-line is about a little orphan girl that has to go live with her aunt.  The aunt makes the little girl do all the work around the house, gives her rags to wear and very little food to eat.  Betty Cut-Out and her brother, Billy Cut-Out, help the little girl escape from her wicked aunt.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Charlie Clog Paper Doll

February 1924.  Here is Charlie Clog from the BETTY CUT-OUT Series.  This paper doll also has a pet dog.