6th 2008
Santa Baby…

Posted under: childhood, Dolls, fluff

"A '54 convertible too, light blue..."The entire staff at Historiann HQ has been dreaming about a “”54 convertible too, light blue,” while shopping for presents for many of my blog friends.  (Sorry, gang–it’s just pictures, not the real thing for you this year!  But you don’t need more stuff to clutter up your homes, right?)

For GayProf, here’s a vintage Mego Wonder Woman companion, Major Steve Trevor!  (He’s not nearly so handsome as the actor Lyle Waggoner, but then, the Mego WW doll doesn’t really look like Lynda Carter either.)  Check out his six pack!

For Tenured Radical, a new pie-baking enthusiast, a great new cookbook–Lynne Rosetto Kasper and Sally Swift’s How to Eat Supper.  These recipes look fun, speedy, and tasty.



For Roxie’s moms, these companion cowgirl salt and pepper shakers.  (Do you know how difficult it is to find same-sex anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers?  In the course of my research, I’ve found that heteronormativity is strictly enforced in kitschy kitchen condiment dispensers.  I think my next book will be called The Epistemology of the Pantry!



For Notorious, Ph. D., Girl Scholar and The Bittersweet Girl, book contracts!



I hope Erica (aka Cleanser) at the good old days likes the Snoopy Snow Cone machine I got for her, Buzz, and the kids.  It doesn’t snow much where they live now, so I thought they might enjoy saying, “Thanks for the snow cone, Snoopy!”



Knitting Clio might appreciate these patterns for tiny Barbie, Ken, and Skipper-sized matching 1950s-style sweaters. 




For Rose at Romantoes, a whole posse of Dawn dolls outfitted for winter! 



Ann Bartow at Feminist Law Profs is a vegetarian who really, really digs bacon-themed bibelots.  Here you go, Ann–a bacon cake!



Clio Bluestocking might enjoy this Queen-sized margarita machine for the holidays.  (Did I mention that it comes with a ticket to Palm Springs and a date with a Peter Lawford lookalike?)


And, for Squadratomagico, I got one of those Russian Cat Circus cats that she could perhaps incorporate into her act one day.

Ok, Santa Baby–you know what Historiann wants, and it’s got a landau top, white sidewalls, and bench seating front and back.  I know it’s no good for carpooling or hauling ski gear around and tying Christmas trees to the top–but then, that’s the point, isn’t it?


16 Responses to “Santa Baby…”

  1. GayProf on 06 Dec 2008 at 11:14 am #

    How did you know? It is exactly what I wanted! Though, it is a little odd that Steve Trevor looks kinda like he is wearing a UPS outfit. Well, more like he is wearing a stripper’s version of a UPS outfit.

    I can so deliver on your Christmas cocktail needs. My Midwestern-Funky-Town peeps can all testify to my astounding mixology skills. If this whole tenure thing doesn’t workout, I think that I will open a bar.

  2. squadratomagico on 06 Dec 2008 at 11:24 am #

    Actually, this isn’t a present for me, this is a present for TrannieDiva. You cannot imagine how much he wants to do this. I’ve nevere met a more star-struck animal: if he could wear a feather boa and false eyelashes every day, he’d be a happy boy.

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness!

  3. Historiann on 06 Dec 2008 at 11:44 am #

    Glad you like your gifts! I would love to have a Christmas coctail with you GayProf, but alas, I’ll be in Colorado this vacation and nowhere near Midwestern Funky Town. Raise a glass and a prayer that Santa Baby brings me those wheels.

    Sq., I’m so pleased that TrannieDiva will enjoy his new friend! Maybe the new cat can train him?

  4. Roxie on 06 Dec 2008 at 11:44 am #

    We are so touched by your virtual generosity, Historiann, and by your unerring sense of the appropriate gift. Those cowgirl salt & pepper shakers are just what the moms need to go along with the glorious cowgirl cocktail glasses (long, tall, w/ girls cracking whips!) that a friend bought them a few years back. Wish we could figure out how to put an image into your comments, but here’s a link to our gift to you:

    Every queer-friendly cowgirl ought to have a couple of pink-handled pistols on hand for dealing with trolls, presumptuous e-mailers, and other annoying creatures of virtual life.

    Happy Holidays, Historiann, from your pals in Roxie’s World!

  5. Historiann on 06 Dec 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Love ‘em! The holster and six-shooters will go great with my high-fashion Kevlar vest. Thanks, Roxie–I’m glad you like the S&P shakers.

  6. Ann Bartow on 06 Dec 2008 at 1:28 pm #

    Perfect! I love it! Just don’t tell Austin who has his cake!

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  8. ortho stice on 06 Dec 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    What a nice, thoughtful list, Historiann. Unlike your readers, most of my readers have been naughty this year and do not deserve gifts.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Notorious Ph.D. on 06 Dec 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    Just what I wanted! Thank you!!!

    (I wish I’d known that we were exchanging gifts this year…)

  10. Indyanna on 06 Dec 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    That was the first car I ever remember riding in, a 1954 Chevy Impala–albeit green-and-cream, and not a ragtop–standing on the front seat(!!!) with my father, collegially or maybe conspiratorially, saying “don’t tell your mother…” I didn’t, but, ?!?!?!?!!!

    If you’re up-staffing at HQ, Historiann (contrary to all national personnel trends), I’d love to spend a year in Potterville. Fact-checker, photo-researcher, editorial intern, afternoon tea-butler, whutever. I learn from the _Times_ today that the Obama team is sifting through 330,000 resumes, so it looks like that sub-cabinet post at Interior or State will be an even longer shot than I figured. So why not cycle back to the private sector? [That Hillary sign still in my office window, and now revealed--to my forgetful surprise--by the loss of leaf coverage there, would not play well at an interview!]

    Otherwise, I’ll keep pounding an eastern stringer’s beat, looking for the occasional cool and relevant pictorial imagery. Happy Holidaze to all you bloggers there!

  11. Erica on 06 Dec 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    Wow… that’s one of the coolest presents I’ve ever gotten. (Literally, too, since it’s snow :D ) I mean look at it, it has a little shovel to serve with. How totally awesome!

    Thank you so much!

  12. Rose on 06 Dec 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    Whoo hoo! Thanks for the Dawn dolls, Historiann–they’re just what I wanted…for Xmas 1973. For Xmas this year, I’d like the jazzy tiger-skin coat w/matching bag that’s third from the right (in a slightly larger size, of course).

    After Mattel won its lawsuit against the makers of “Bratz” dolls this week, I figure we’d all do well to go snap those up now before they cease to exist. Gotta be a better investment than the stock market right now.

  13. Clio Bluestocking on 07 Dec 2008 at 8:32 am #

    Thank you! How sweet! Exactly what I wanted!

  14. Historiann on 07 Dec 2008 at 9:49 am #

    I’m so glad you all like your presents! Clio B., you don’t have to go with the Peter Lawford lookalike if he’s not your style. I was trying to think of a Rat Packer who was reasonably good-looking, but I just don’t find any of them terribly handsome. (Sorry, Frank, Joey, Sammy, and Dino!)

    Erica–are you too young to remember the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine? (I bet some of my readers can sing you the jingle for it from commercials in the 1970s.) And Rose–damn you, that’s the ensemble I want, too. The other orangey mini-dresses and hats make the dolls look like Candy Corn, which in addition to being ugly is perhaps the most disgusting “candy” ever invented, save for Circus Peanuts maybe. (Kind of strange designs, especially for dolls that weren’t much larger than a circus peanut to begin with.) I kind of like the swingy white long coat paired with the peppermint stripe skirt and the white go-go boots–but it’s definitely second to the number you’ve picked out.

  15. Erica on 07 Dec 2008 at 10:23 am #

    I was born in 1978 so a surprising amount of 70′s advertising impressed itself on my memory. And I definitely remember the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine in toy catalogs until at least the mid-80′s. It fell in the category of things that I always kinda wanted, but reluctantly had to acknowledge that I wasn’t going to get.


  16. Knitting Clio on 07 Dec 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    Thanks for thinking of me!

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