Monday, March 29, 2010

1968 Disneyland Guidebook

I went to the annual Kansas City Toy and Antique show this weekend and picked up one of the Disneyland pieces I've been looking for for a very long time. The 1968 guidebook was the first one to feature the new Tomorrowland and New Orleans Square. I also love all the neat art that accompanied the profiles on each land, especially this cool Tomorrowland art.

It's one of the coolest things in my Disneyland collection. If you enjoy the early days of Uncle Walt's Magic Kingdom then the guidebooks are a neat thing to collect. They're not too expensive and they take you back to the golden years of the park.

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Fun To Barbecue

I picked up this great barbecue cookbook from 1962 for 50 cents at a flea market I went to this past weekend. It's full of great 1960's style illustrations and cool pictures of yummy barbecue meat. The recipes are still quite valid of course and I'll be sure to use this baby this summer as we start the grilling season. It'll be the best 50 cents I ever spent!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pines Motel Postcard

I was thrilled when my buddy Neato Coolville found this postcard of the Pines Motel in Branson, MO at a postcard show a couple of weeks ago. I have a lot of fond memories of this motel from when I would go to Silver Dollar City when I was a little kid. I loved the different colors on all the doors to the different rooms. Bright colors always excited me at this age so I really dug this place. When I look at the postcard now, it seems much more rustic to me than it did back then. Nevertheless, it's one of my favorite postcards that brings back a lot of great childhood memories. Thanks again NC!