Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brown Teddy Bear



I am not sure if I have ever shared this little
 antique teddy bear with you.
He is very ,very old ...
and belonged to the great aunt of a family friend.
I found him in a box with some other old toys
 when we helped clean out the attic. 

He's a silly bear.
 Here he is lounging about in a brown transfer ware gravy boat. 


...wearing a bit of tattered lace as an ascot...




And here....posing with a tiny bisque doll.

This time of year,
 I like to get out all my antique toys to use in my
 Christmas vignettes.
It's my chance to play!

And speaking of playing...
I am off to Connecticut tomorrow to meet up with the girls for some fun and Christmas shopping at a few of my favorite shops. 

I'm bringing my camera and hope to take lots of pictures to share.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
:)

39 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a precious bear....we never get too old to play with our toys! Have fun on your getaway!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your little bear. He is just wonderful. Have fun shopping. Hugs, Marty

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Laura, is it a Steiff Bear? They are quite collectable. Either way He's a beauty! I have a small doll that was my Grandmother's and she's quite delicate. Every now and then I take her out and admire. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Every time I come here and see your pretty photo to the side the little pots filled with periwinkle colored hydrangeas, I think it's one of the best online photos I've seen. Hugs tami

oldgreymare said...

Have a wonderful visit and please give Carole a huge hug for me please?

xxx

Suzan

vicki said...

Laura - I am new to your blog and am so excited to be a new follower. I love your beautiful photos and your lovely vignettes. Thank you for sharing your passions and making all that you do so beautiful for us to see!

Happy Holidays~~

vicki

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Laura!
I LOVE your teddy bear. I used to have one very similar to yours although mine was probably from the late 40's early 50's and when you pressed his tummy in and out he played Brahms Lullaby. Beautiful photo's ...as usual ;) Have a wonderful time in Connecticut...sounds like a wonderful place to shop!
Maura :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your bear. He looks like he has been loved and hugged a lot. Your little doll is precious. Have fun with the girls and shop till you drop.

-Danielle

The Feathered Nest said...

ohmygoodness Laura!!!! I'm so in LOVE with your old teddy bear, what a precious face he has!!!! I love it that you use old toys in your Christmas displays, that's such a great idea!!! I just want to wish you a wonderful Christmas sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Gypsy Purple said...

Sooooooo lovely!

Claudia said...

Hej Laura,

the bear is sooooooooo sweet and beautiful.
I like him very much. Thank you for the lovely fotos.

Greetings from Germany, Claudia

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Your darling bear is amazing!!!! I have a collection of antique toys in our nursery. I have been wondering what to do with them when baby Oliver turns 1 . . . now I know! Happy Holidays! xo Samantha

Hannekie said...

this one is so cute..love him
hugs hannie

Kikka said...

Old Teddies are the Best fellows... ! :)

URUGUAY LIFE - WHITE LIFE said...

So sweet and lovely - thank you for this wonderful pics!

Have a nice friday and don't forget the little breaks

Tine

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome, little bear! He is so lucky you found him!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
I love your Teddy bear.....I really love tiny things.....I have a similar one that was my Mother-in-law's. Now that you have shown yours, I am wondering where I put mine !!
Have a wonderful time with the girls and please say Hi to Carole for me. Oh how I wish that I lived near to you. .... I look forward to seeing your photos of your get together.
Have fun Laura. XXXX

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Was für ein süsser kleiner Antikbär.... es könnte Steiff sein... oder??? Egal.... in die kleine Maus kann man sich sofort verlieben. Ich habe selbst sehr viele antike Bären und andere Tiere... meist von Steiff und liebe das Alte.... nur diese alten Sachen haben diesen gewissen Charme! Sehr hübsch arrangiert mit der alten Spitze.

Winterliche Weihnachtsgrüße aus Germany

PuNo/Monika

Mayflower said...

Ohhhh.....he is so cute dear Laura. What a beautiful teddy bear, I love it.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Warm wishes, Mea

OhSoVintage said...

He looks surprised at being woken up!

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

He's a GORGEOUS bear!

The French Bear said...

Laura, what a sweet bear!!!! Be still my heart! You know me and bears....oh he is just the cutest bear! The doll is precious too....I love how you arranged them, perfect!
Have a fun time with the girls, give that Evi a big hug for me, wish them all a Happy Christmas......
Hugs,
Margaret B

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh my!! This little bear tugs at me:)
~ and that is saying something as I am a stuffed rabbit kinda girl, but there is just somethin' about that face!!
Xo, Rosemary

A Thing for Roses said...

Love your sweet little bear! I would have wanted it too. Have fun shopping with your girlfriends. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Hugs,
Lisa

Lululiz said...

I just love the expression on his little face, he is just crying out for lots of cuddles.

Angela Grasse said...

That bear has a great face!!! Love him!
Merry Christmas
Angela

Claudia said...

Hello Laura,

tonight, at 21 clock, the search image lottey will be finish.
Maybe are you looking over at my blog.
All had fun finding your blog.

Of course, you can be my mouse picture show it to your blog. You can copy the picture from my blog.

Many lovely greetings from Germany,
Claudia

craftymarta said...

I love him. Just during Christmas? I keep mine year around since collecting bears is my love. He is precious. Blessings, Marta.

brudeblogg said...

Oh, how cute :)

Les Cotrions said...

I love your old teddy bear Laura!
Enjoy your week end with friends!
Big hugs
Vale

Marianne Robinson said...

I love the bear ~ so cute!
Have fun Christmas shopping with the girls

Yaya Chique said...

If we don't talk again before Christmas..have a beautiful and loving holiday my dear sweet friend! Take lots of pics of our fav store!!! xo...deb

Dar said...

You have quite the darling little Eddie there I believe. He is absolutely adorable. Who doesn't love a teddy bear, new or old, they are all so hug-able.
BlessYourHeart and Christmas

Suz said...

Oh, the bear is so sweet, Laura. You arrange your things beautifully. That s an art form in itself!
Love,
Suz

mary anne said...

Hi Laura:

Such sweet memories..........if only toys could talk!

oldflowers4me said...

SqueaL ....i love your silly old bear.

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

I think that he's a Lady's friend, Old Teddy ;-)

LizlovesVintage said...

He is so cute and in good condition.I just passed up on a bisque doll at the thriftshop for $10.00. It was in the original box.Wish we could get together one day and do some thrifting. Would be fun!Hugs, liz

cheryl kuhn said...

stunning photos!! Have a wonderful time on your excursion, cannot wait to see the photos!

victoriantailor said...

He is a precious little bear!!! Thanks for sharing, The Victorian Tailor