Friday, April 29, 2011

Elderly Cuties

I've always have had a soft spot for seniors and after becoming an orphan, it got louder. Houston based artist Isa Leshko has photographed elderly animals in a powerful and stirring way that speaks to my heart rather deeply. The Cutie above is Marino, a Bronze Turkey that is 5 years old who seems to have alot of experience in his face. Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pocahontas is a Cutie

Thank goodness for Urban Outfitters to bring us unusually cute stuff. This "tea for one" is a tea pot sweetly painted like our old friend Pocahontas, and comes with a matching tea cup, plus a tea strainer for inside the pot. Although I find the idea of decapitating and scalping Pocahontas for my tea a bit odd, she sure is a Cutie nonetheless!!! xxxo

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tink is a Cutie

I love a sassy character and one of the sassiest of all is the fabulous Tinkerbell from Peter Pan! This little bundle of fairy dust is an inspiration to me when feeling a bit low energy or not entirely positive and helps makes my devilously silly side emerge! Add in that she's one of our faves, a big Hello There Cutie goes out to Tink!!! xxxo

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sugar is a Hello Kitty Cutie

Shocking but true Cuties... I don't know everything about Hello Kitty. Awhile ago I wrote about her pet Charmmy Kitty but I didn't know about Sugar! Given the name because of his color, Sugar was given to Hello Kitty the same time as Charmmy to keep them company. Sugar's a white hamster whose birthday is this Sunday, so lets all give a big Happy Birthday Cutie to this adorable hamster friend (seen above with Charmmy). xxxo

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Umbrella Cuties

Awhile ago I wrote of the movie Kamikaze Girls and the sweet Lolita movement in Japan. The most popular store for these fashions is Baby The Stars Shine Bright, and the other weekend I wandered into the SF branch of it. Trouble!!! Above is my new umbrella (I needed a short one as I only have a tall umbrella) and I really wish it would rain. The lace is lasercut with hearts and is the most Hello There Cutie possible... watch out for me on the streets of SF cuties. xxxo

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Cuties!!!

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Chickie Cuties

These cuties have a fuzzy texture. Somebody got this card for their grandparents back in the 1960s - and now we share it with you on this special day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Loving Cuties

A vintage Easter greeting from an old friend. Hoppy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Humane Society Cuties

A friend of mine recently went to the "Puppy Love" fundraiser for the Marin Humane Society. On the runway, in addition to fashions, were adorable puppies like this little guy above. The MHS offers refuge, rehab and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year... This is non profit that is def very Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

for more info about the Marin Humane Society, click here

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Passover Cutie House

Now I've seen gingerbread Xmas houses my whole life but never before a Passover matzo one! And who else but Martha Stewart could come up with this? Made of matzo and traditional Passover sweets, this gets a big kosher Hello There Cutie for Martha!!! xxxo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cutie Bunny

Reader Wendy of Encino sent us this adorable bunny from the website Cutie Roulette... and you know we can't resist a cute bunnies! Throw in that she's nibbling a flower almost as big as she is, we just gotta say Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

thx Wendy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hoppy Passover Cuties!

Today is the first day of Passover so just wanted to wish everyone a hoppy one!! One part of the sedar (aka dinner service & prayers that start the holiday) speaks of the ten plagues God sent as Pharaoh would not let the Jewish people free from slavery. One of the plagues was toads, so the double entendre of this graphic makes this our Passover Cutie card choice! xxxo

Monday, April 18, 2011

Taxes Are Due Today Cuties!!!

Because Federal Emancipation Day is celebrated in DC (what it is here), taxes are due today instead of on the 15th. Hooray I say as it gives me more time to procrastinate. Now if I lived in Nevada and it is as this postcard of the 1950s says, sure seems like Uncle (and Auntie) Sam's might be gettin a bit less. Whatcha think Cuties? xxxo

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fireman Cutie

Missoula firefighters who raced to a burning home last week were relieved to find no people at home when the fire broke out. There were, however, pets, including a striped gray kitten with big blue eyes inside the front door. "He wasn't breathing too well," said Firefighter Brett Cunniff, who scooped up the tiny body and gently carried it outside into the fresh, cool air. "So I put some oxygen on him." And voila! A Hello There Cutie photo moment... xxxo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smurf Cutie

I was recently at a friends house and was told that he, being Dutch, grew up with Smurfs. I decided to check them out online and low and behold found this Cutie. Did you know that there was a beer drinkin Smurf? I didn't and adore that there is... Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York Cutie Query

A month from today I'm going to be in New York... have any recommendations of places to go, things to see or shopping(!) my dear Cuties? thx and xxxo

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tiger and Piglet Cuties

Reader Andy of SF sent us this fabulous image and the story behind it:

In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a set of cubs that died shortly after birth. Post delivery, the tigress fell into a depression. Her vets decided to see if a set of weanling piglet orphans, wrapped in tiger outfits, might help her cope. And now they are a family. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Monday, April 11, 2011

OJ and Amelie are Cuties!

As you know, the mascot of Hello There Cutie is Amelie the bunny. During this time of year, Emme likes to have new friends come over for Easter-y photos with her. This little Cutie is OJ, who is non-stop crawling action, drool and bunny love. When he's a bit older, I think these two will be having tea parties and lotsa cuddles... for now, they're sweet bunny buddies. Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gold Bunny Cutie

Doug and I both admire Yoko Ono... If one looks at her as an artist, Yoko has truly influenced modern art with her ground breaking performances & installations. Add in that she has done tons to promote peace in the world, def a woman to admire. This gold bunny was autographed by Yoko for Autism Speaks, and is currently on eBay charity auctions looking for a new home. A bunny plus an artist plus a wonderful org always equals Hello There Cutie. xxxo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Talented Cutie

I love checking in on our readers to see what you're up to, and what a talented bunch of Cuties you are! The painting above is from Julie of Northern England's blog and it totally grabbed me... the moment captured reminds me of a Roy Lichtenstein painting, but there is something underlying that draws me into the subject's story. Whatever it is, we send out big Hello There Cutie "don't smear your mascara" wishes!!! xxxo

visit Julie's Etsy shop here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trader Vic's Cuties

As you might have guessed, my aesthetic is rather eclectic: here's another example! I've never smoked cigarettes (and never will, nor should you my dearest Cuties)... yet I have a collection of Trader Vic's ashtrays from the 1950s. Vic's was a popular Polynesian themed restaurant (history can be found here) that allowed smoking in both the lounge (home of the Mai Tai) & dining rooms, utilizing these adorable ashtrays. I know of six designs, all very un-pc and all very Hello There Cutie!!! (I own the one above) xxxo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Royal Wedding Cuties

With the wedding of William and Kate just around the corner, I was trying to find some tacky (but useful) souvenirs with my name on them. But I got distracted by this totally cutie one on Etsy instead. I adore the whimsical yet artsy way the silhouettes are done, and how this feels old fashioned but modern. (sigh) Guess I need a mug seen on Hello There Cutie, don't I??? xxxo