Sunday, December 20, 2009

Little Vintage Christmas Bear



The snow was beautiful this morning....
...not as much as was called for but about 8 inches...
This little bear has been in the family for over 50 years...
(For some unfathomable reason...I am not allowed to tell you who he belonged to or what his cute little name is...but he wasn't mine! :)...)



Today he is sitting in a vintage sewing basket that was trimmed a long time ago with a few Christmas bells, faux greens and ornaments...



I added the vintage Santa ornament and old toy blocks...



The tinsel is vintage as well...found at the flea market last summer...



My assistant Starla and I finally finished up decorating the tree with our vintage ornaments this afternoon...



and finally...a vintage Christmas photograph of my Mom, my sister and myself...
...sweet memories of childhood....see those matching Christmas dresses?
My Nana made them for us....
I wore mine until I outgrew it and then wore sister Lynn's!



Vintage Christmas Monday is hosted by Joan of Anything Goes Here...
...to see more participants click here!

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29 comments:

Gwen Driscoll said...

I love the teddy bear. So cute. Great post.

Gwen
Ragland Hill Social

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your little bear is adorable, and he looks so cute in the vintage sewing basket. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Marcia

Shelley said...

Loved seeing your sweet little Teddy and other vintage things...the photograph is darling....blessings

Becca said...

Hi Laura, I just love your blog and wanted to tell you I especially love your latest post. Don't you just love all of the vintage Christmas treasures? I love the old photo you posted and the little dresses are so cute! I just finished a post with some of my favorite vintage items that I still have from my childhood if you get a chance to visit. Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

Laura, you have brought back some very happy memories for me with this post. First of all, I still have my teddy bear who looks pretty similar to the 'mystery' owner's one. I just called mine Ted (not very original I'm afraid !!), then the little toy blocks. I had a set of those that made up a different picture on each side and finally, the photograph of you, your sister and your mum. It just looks exactly the same as the photos that we have with my mum and my older(let's hope she's not reading this!!) sister.
Thanks for the memories. XXXX

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I'm charmed by your space. You have brilliant taste and it is reflected in your posts. I'm thrilled to have found you and will be sure to call from time to time.
Warmest regards,
Simone.

The French Bear said...

I love the little bear in the vintage basket!!! I am always looking for the old sewing baskets so I can make one for my bear but they are hard to find. This little guy is just charming!!!
I love the pram in your photo! I have pictures and memories of all the matching dresses my Mom made us six girls. (had a lot of hand me downs!)
Merry Christmas,
Margaret B

Ange said...

You wouldn't be little carbon copies of your Mother now would you ;-) ? Just precious - as usual.
Affectueusement,
Ange

Rostrose said...

Oh Laura, what a cute little bear - and I love your sweet childhood-photo!!!
In eastern Austria we also have pretty snow now!
Warm hugs, Traude

Anne~fiona and twig said...

My mind is toast, I simply cannot recall if I've already entered yet, but if I haven't then shame on me! I'm entering now, most definitely!

300 posts boggles the mind! Well done! :-)

Merry Christmas!
Anne

Theresa said...

Sweet little bear whoever it belonged to:) Love the picture of you, your sister and your Mom. Cute dresses and sweet memories for sure! Have a blessed day dear Laura!

Carol said...

Oh your little Vintage Christmas bear basket is just adorable!!! Love how you have decorated it!
Happy Vintage Christmas Monday wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends you
Carola

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh your little bear is adorable and how precious she looks nestled in the little sewing box... the photo of you and your sister and your mama is priceless! Kitty kisses Starla... Mery Christmas Laura to you and your family... Bisous... Julie Marie

Jane said...

The little bear really shines in your vintage sewing basket. I love all of the vintage elements you added. It's a lovely display.
Thanks too for sharing the family photo. I have two sisters (I'm the middle sister). I remember having matching dresses and wearing my sister's hand-me-downs too!
Happy Holidays.
Jane

cheryl kuhn said...

What a sweet little bear, he looks wonderful in his little basket. Love the Christmas photo too!! Congratulations on being in the Somerset magazine, I can't wait to get a copy to see your amazing blog in it. I think you have the best blog in blogland!!!

Jen Kershner said...

Your snowfall is beautiful! That's a lot more then we got but we got enough to make us happy.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the little bear in the sewing basket. I love those little guys too as you know.

I also loved seeing the family picture of you with your mom and sister.

Thank you so much for participating in Vintage Christmas Monday!

A Merry Christmas to you and yours and A Happy New Year! xo Joan, your hostess

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just found your blog today. I have some archive digging to do! Love your site!

Sea Angels said...

I love Little Bear he looks so comfy in his festive basket.
Have a lovely Holiday
Mince Pie Hugs
Lynn xxxx

kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

look at that vintage baby buggy by the christmas tree! i love it.

kelly

Rosemary said...

That little bear is adorable. What a nice thing to have all of these years.
Your decorating looks so magical too!!
Have a happy day!!
Rosemary

Sylvia said...

What a cute basket and the toy books are adorable! Love that vintage photo too. I did put a post about your 300th Giveback on my blog..check it out when you get a chance.

Merry Christmas...

My Grama's Soul said...

Love the bear in the sewing basket, and of course, ALL THE SNOW.

Merry Christmas,

Jo (in sunny AZ)

Linda said...

Oh the bear is so cute...(now you have me wondering who it belongs to and it's name...hmmm) love how you put him in the snow for photos. love you blog and so happy about your 300th post! Yippee!

Huggs...........Linda

Anonymous said...

I have a similar bear and now you have given me great ideas on how to display him! Thanks! I love ALL of the touches that you included in that basket: the bells, the snippets of greenery, the tinsel, blocks, balls...you truly have an eye for details! Rosie

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful little arrangement. I love all the little bits and pieces in the basket.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Adore the photo of your pretty mother and you and your sister! Special indeed. And Starla with the Shiny Brites - too cute! ~ Angela

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Just wanted you to know that I featured you in my final recap of Vintage Christmas Monday this week. xo joan

Anonymous said...

Thank you 52!!! I saved this link all year and am going to recreate a similar bear vignette. I have the antique bear, old wooden box, small vintage ornaments and tinsel, I just needed your creativity for me to see how to put it all together! Thanks again! Rosie