Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Cuties

We hope your celebrations are safe, a friend (hopefully clothed!) is there to hand you an umbrella, and the New Year ahead brings you much happiness... and Cutie-ness!!! Hello There 2011 Cuties! xxxo

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some Vintage Cuties

Looks like these Cuties started their New Year's celebrating a bit early! This is from 1935, so hopefully they are done (or permanently pickled)... Either way, I adore their great expressions of happiness, fabulous outfits/accessories, and the joy that comes thru from this photo. Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rainy Day Wishes

As you know, I adore cute umbrellas, and this one by Lulu Guinness fits the bill. The simpleness of the handwritten sweet message of "Every cloud has a silver lining" and the sophistication of the design def speaks to me. Add in that the shape is old fashioned, it gets a big "Hello There Cutie" from us! xxxo

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Planning for 2011 Cuties

With 2011 just around the corner, gotta start planning for the year ahead. Each year I buy the same boring planner inserts at Vuitton, but this agenda might set me on a different course. Featuring illustration by Earmark's Mike Berndt, I adore all the different silly scenarios going on all over this... super Hello There Cutie, isn't it??? xxxo

Monday, December 27, 2010

Artsy Cutie

Earlier this month Sanrio invaded Miami's Art Basel 2010 and look who was there… Hello Kitty!!! Original art and installations by Shepard Fairey (piece above) and dozens more brought cute to the world of fine art. And I say it's about time. Now to see if any are on after Xmas clearance yet… xxxo

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas Cuties!!! (we hope you didn't get any Tupperware)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cutemaskah Stocking Time

Now don't forget to hang your stockings with care tonite Cuties... Santa also drops presents for those of us who celebrate Cutemaskah! And if you don't have one, just do what this little Cutie did: take one off your foot and use that instead (I do wonder what happened to her knickers tho).

Your friends here at Hello There Cutie hope Santa fills your stocking with lots of treats, love and surprises tonite. xxxo

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cutemaskah Santa

Put down the glasses Santa... we're going to need you to deliver presents to the good boys n girls! This vintage Holt Howard flocked Santa is a candle holder but he sure looks tipsy to me. Whatcha think Cuties? xxo

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cutemaskah Snow Family

If my family had sent Cutemaskah cards, this would of been perfect for the five of us (replacing the word Christmas with Cutemaskah, of course). I love how the five snowpeople are so happy in their ensembles, and the fabulous retro (mod for the time) typography. Happy Cutemaskah Cuties!!! xxxo

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cutemaskah Hi-dee-ho Cutie

Each holiday season in anticipation of Christmas I watch the first South Park holiday special. The star of this is Mr Hankey, the Christmas poo who appears to all who have a high fiber diet to give them presents. And poo kisses. Add in that he's a Cutie, we give Mr. Hankey a big Cutemaskah hello!!! xxxo

Monday, December 20, 2010

Another Cutemaskah Cutie

This is Wilma, who is def a Cutemaskah Cutie! She was found on Etsy, and we adore so much about her it's hard to find a place to start. From her sweetie face to silly antlers that remind me of Max (the Grinch's dog), I think we can all agree on one thing: Wilma is def a Cutemaskah Cutie. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cutemaskah Cupcakes

For Christmas Eve this year I was ready to make Cutie cupcakes but instead was requested to make my super rich mac 'n' cheese. (sigh) I was kinda excited to make something as adorable as these guys above (esp. the Santa face and the giant candy one!) but might do these anyway for my friends. Would you like one Cuties? xxxo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Groovy Cutemaskah Cutie...

"Who is this groovy Cutemaskah Cutie?" you might asking... I don't know much 'cept that she's on a card from the early 60's, is wearing a great outfit, and has a wonderful little bird friend. And a dancing tree for all her Cutemaskah presents. xxxo

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cutemaskah Elves

These cutie vintage Napco elves Christmas tree ornaments were made in Japan in the 1960s. Linking arms in celebration of Cutemaskah, these two are adorable with their innocent faces and silly proportioned bodies. Add in their vibrant outfits, we need to shout out a big "Hello There Cutie" to them! xxxo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Red Nosed Cutemaskah Cutie...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was one of my favorite shows each year on tv, and as a wee girl I adored my Little Golden books. This one predates me (it's from 1958) and I began singing a certain song (can you guess what Cuties?) when I saw it on Etsy... how Cutemaskah!!! xxxo

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Shoe-In for Cutemaskah

Yes Cuties, this is a bit of a mirror as I adore buying myself presents. And who doesn't love a fab pair of shoes for the holidays? This collage is by the UK artist Kris Atomic, who has a wonderful eye in both her illustrations and photography. And, altho we've never met, seems to have captured me in this Cutemaskah collage!!! xxxo

Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm Back Cuties!!!

I'm flying back into SFO today and sure wish this place was still there! Circa 1961, the Pancake Palace was (per the text on the back of this postcard):
"... located at San Francisco International Airport, in a regal early San Francisco setting. Pancake is King! Fourteen varieties of the finest pancakes in the world."
Both looks and sounds soooo cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cutemaskah Hanukkah Cuties

This is a vintage Israeli poster from the Jewish National Fund that was done in 1960 to commemorate Hanukkah. The two very cutie Eretz Israeli children are together with a menorah, perhaps to light on this last nite of Hanukkah (and the 9th of Cutemaskah). As an fyi, you're going to need some more candles Cuties!!! xxxo

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cutemaskah Friends

Reader Andy of SF sent us these penguin Cuties just in time for Cutemaskah... aren't they just adorable? I wonder how tiny their little elf friends are. Perhaps they are mice? (yes, I love Cinderella!) Whatever the story, we send out a bit Hello There Cutie love to them!!! xxxo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bernal Cutemaskah Cuties

Down the hill from where I used to live in Bernal (an area of SF), these Cuties would come out to say hello each holiday season. They live in the window of a hardware store, and would always make me ponder "Which of the three is the REAL Santa Claus?" (I always suspected cowboy Claus) Even without an answer, they get a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cutemaskah Kitty

Isn't it nice of Hello Kitty to wish us all a Happy Hanukkah? She does seem a bit confused in her Christmas dress and holiday song book but hey, she's cute so can get away with it. And perhaps, by mixing the two holidays, she's also truly us a Happy Cutemaskah! Thanks Kitty!!! xxxo

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hola Cutie Puerto Rico!

Guess where I am Cuties? On a beach in Puerto Rico... experiencing the Cutie-ness of the Caribbean. Time to defrost and chill for a spell. I'll miss you this week but have no fears: Cutemaskah continues on while I zzzzzzzz. xxxo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hanukkah + Cutemaskah = Cutie!

Happy Hanukkah Cuties! May your dreidels only spin winners so you get lotsa gelt candy, and fabulous gifts await you with each nights candle. Oh, and hope you're as mellow about that dreidel as this kitty is. xxxo

Kitty card can be found on Etsy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Cutemaskah... Year 2!!!

Hello Cutemaskah Cuties! This is our 2nd year of celebrating the month of Holiday Cute. Are you as excited as I am? I hope so as this Cutie above is kicking off the party. He's a vintage paper doll illustration from 1965 that seems to be saying "Hello There Cuties... Happy Cutemaskah!!!" xxxo