Thursday, February 2, 2012
Happy Birthday Bleuette!!! 1905 - 2012
Good morning everyone, today February 2nd 2012 is a special day! No, not just Ground Hog's Day, but a very special birthday. Today is the 107th birthday of "Bleuette". Bleuette was introduced in 1905 as a premium for a new magazine for girls. From 1905-1960 the children's magazine, La Semaine de Suzette was published on a weekly basis. The magazine featured clothing patterns for Bleuette, stories, crafts, recipes, games, and instruction in the social graces. Bleuette was born in 1905, after Emile Jumeau and other makers of fine French dolls, bonded together to form the SFBJ company. Unlike the earlier French dolls, Bleuette was created as an interactive play and teaching tool. Bleuette's mission was to help instruct little French girls in the fine art of homemaking.
The girls were all set for Valentine's Day but decided to stop the Valentine's party long enough for a piece of birthday cake!! Here are some closeups of the individual girls participating.
All of the Bleu's want to wish you a "Bleuette Happy Birthday" 107 years old and still going strong!!! Please mark your calendar for my "Bleuette Retreat Weekend" June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2013
Details for the Retreat will be posted soon!! Have a great day!!