love thursday: a mouse in my cappuccino

A little while ago, Cherrye of My Bella Vita wrote a Love Thursday post with Mickey Mouse love. Little did I know I’d soon have some of my own to share via a package from la Mamma.

I’ve never been to Disney World or Disneyland; heck, I actually avoid going into Disney stores to be honest with you. But there are some Disney things I do love, and one of those happens to be something that’s been around for as long as I can remember:

Faithful readers, this is my actual plastic plate and cup combo that I absolutely *loved* when I was just a wee espresso bean and not yet allowed to play with ceramic dishes. I had kind of forgotten all about it, but thank goodness moms do no such thing.

So thank you, Mom, for bringing a little childhood mouse love back into my life. I haven’t used the plate yet, but you can bet your ears that I’ve been using the cup.

Whodathot cappuccino would taste even sweeter with a mouse?

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the O Foods round-up!

21 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: a mouse in my cappuccino”
  1. 10.02.2008

    Happy Love Giovedì!

    Michelle. As I came here to visit you and saw the Disney cutie plates, I thought for a second you had a baby announcement to make… Do you?

    Like what? That I like ’em well enough? 😉

  2. Gil

    I thought the same thing as R2R here… when I first saw Mickey Mouse cup and plate!!! You are lucky that your Mom kept it in good shape for so long.

    I certainly never thought I’d see these again Gil. Apparently there were two sets, and the other plate was quite “knifed” up, so she sent me this one 🙂

  3. 10.02.2008

    Hola Michelle! I’m so happy I found your blog through the O Foods Event :D… It’s beautiful!!!

    I love all Disney characters and things in general?. I’ve been lucky to have a girl and had the perfect excuse to buy her Disney toys ;D

    Núria’s last blog post..Octopus in a Stew – O foods.

    So happy to see you here Núria! I’m glad you have a great excuse to enjoy Disney; I *do* rather enjoy many of their movies 🙂

  4. 10.02.2008

    Aren’t Moms the best? I never fully appreciated mine until I had my first son. Suddenly I had this dawning of awareness…Oh my God, so that’s what it’s all about?! We never really *know* what someone else is experiencing until we experience it ourselves, I think.

    Good job, Michelle’s mom!

    saretta’s last blog post..You never know what you’ll find on Internet!

    I agree, and I hope to be able to experience that someday too 🙂

  5. That is so sweet.

    Mom’s are amazing.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..It’s hard not to take things personally.


  6. 10.02.2008

    My mum kept my disney fork and spoon..we lost the knife, and also a plastic strawberry shortcake mug, which I am proud to say is all being used by my daughter now!

    How lovely! I hope to pass down these things as well 🙂

  7. 10.02.2008

    Awww! What a sweet present. And it’s in such good condition. My son and daughter have already cracked and abused most of their plates and sippy cups. But I will try and keep at least a couple of them for posterity. My mom gave me my favourite metal cup and dish (which is common in India) a couple of years ago. Rice just tastes so much better in that plate!

    Milanese Masala’s last blog post..Cinema, amore mio!

    You’re a great mom who learned from the best 🙂

  8. 10.02.2008

    How cute! Did she send them to you for another reason besides nostalgia?

    Mary’s last blog post..Hair

    Actually yes–she moved from a house to an apartment and is cleaning everything out!

  9. 10.02.2008

    Ah, a Mickey Mug. I bet drinks do taste better from that! Always nice to have a sweet reminder from our past. Sounds like it was a great care package!

    Kacey’s last blog post..Grasping Reality

    It was indeed, Kacey 🙂

  10. 10.02.2008

    Aw. Moms are *great*, aren’t they??????!!!!!!!

    My Mélange’s last blog post..Armchair Travels: Stunning Venice


  11. 10.02.2008

    My 2-year-old LOVES Mickey Mouse. We recently got him some Mickey Mouse plates, and he loves them. This is so sweet.

    Save those plates Shelli!

  12. Bren@Flanboyant Eats

    momma’s are the best gift God could have given us! they sustain us, right! even as adults. packages are the best. and mickey? clearly we are *children* to them. this is awesome. enjoy ur goodies… i’m sipping on strrrrooooong cuban coffee this morning… yum.

    Bren@Flanboyant Eats’s last blog post..CARROT MOJITO! MOJITO DE SANAORIA!

    Mmmm the coffee sounds great to me right about now; I could use a pick-me-up!

  13. 10.02.2008

    Wait just one minute, smarty pants. I am a mom and you’re doing it wrong. You’re supposed to provide a new little person who needs a plastic Disney set, not regress and use it yourself.

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Rack of lamb my way

    Hey we all need regression every now and again, no? Thank goodness my mom didn’t put such restrictions on my mouse!

  14. Evviva Topolino! And long live regression to your second childhood…

    paul of the clue-by-four’s last blog post..WTF Wednesday: stuff is GROWING and MOVING on the Phoenix Mars Lander


  15. 10.02.2008

    Love this! I think my mom still has my Bugs Bunny version packed away somewhere. Sweet memories of childhood!

    Kyla’s last blog post..A Week in the Life Photos ~ Day 3

    Ooh I love Bugs too!

  16. 10.02.2008

    We enjoy reading your blog over here! Take care!

    El Sol Villas’s last blog post..Sail in Classic Style and Luxury–and Rent a Villa on Shore!

    Thanks for reading!

  17. 10.03.2008

    Everyone loves Mickey Mouse!

    Shalet’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Go Mickey!

  18. Just seeing something from my childhood and the memories associated with it take me to a special place. It makes having to sort through all my “stuff” tolerable. It’s like a trip down memory lane which is so good.
    Disneyland holds some very special memories for me.
    I hope every sip out of that cup puts a big smile on your face.

    collette~all over the map’s last blog post..when we lead by example

    So glad you enjoyed the trip, Collette! I know you love and appreciate these kinds of “things” too 🙂

  19. 10.06.2008

    When I saw this picture, I immediately remembered having a set exactly like this! I haven’t seen it in years and am sure that it was sold at some yard sale decades ago, but the memories are still hanging around. Thanks for sparking them!

    Ami’s last blog post..CSA Report – Oh, the Greens

    Happy to do so Ami 🙂

  20. 10.08.2008

    Those little memories from childhood can be so precious. And what a precious mother you have!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday: World Food Day Entry – Apple Maple Corn Muffins

    Couldn’t agree more Jen 🙂

  21. 10.14.2008

    That is the one thing that makes me sad about all the moving we did as a kid…a lot of these types of momentos are lost. Maybe I can just re-buy my Judy Jetson thermos, and pretend that it is old. And along with that, all my Lisa Frank folders and all. Ah, Lisa Frank – a young girl’s school supply dream!!

    NewWrldYankee’s last blog post..Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty & Blog Talk Radio

    Gaaaah! Lisa Frank! I *loved* that stuff! I wouldn’t mind having some of that back either. I probably have a folder or some stickers somewhere in storage…hmm….

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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