Disney legend, Mary Blair began her career with Walt Disney in 1940. Working on classic animated films such as Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, her colorful style earned her a top designer spot on a little project Walt was working on for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. “It’s a Small World,” which was originally a Pepsi sponsored attraction designed to benefit UNICEF had a very successful run and after the World’s Fair it took up residence in its permanent home; Disneyland. The iconic ride has been replicated at each Disney Resort around the world. Recently, Disney Parks has added a line of Mary Blair Merchandise that, well, took my obsession to a whole new level. For my birthday, a friend gave me a set of Mary Blair postcards that she purchased at Disneyland. Going through them, I became completely preoccupied with thoughts of incorporating Mary Blair into my home. Then I came up with the idea that I needed to paint my own Mary Blair inspired mural. After 6 weeks of grueling family labor, I rewarded myself with, of course, the matching plates & pillows!
Can’t get to a Disney Park to fill your Mary Blair needs? Check out Merchandise Guest Services you can order online (if available) or give them a call and a friendly cast member will do their best to help you find the item you’re looking for.
For detailed information and more photos of the Mary Blair merchandise check out this great post over on the Disney Food Blog.