Thursday, April 4, 2013

Old Bear

I love old teddy bears and have several in my collection but wanted to show you the first antique bear I ever purchased.  I found him in a thrift shop about 15 years ago and it was love at first sight! I named him "Old Bear"...real creative, I know!...and have treasured him ever since.

His soulful glass eyes are the original ones and his silk plush fur has been nearly loved off in many places but that only adds to his charm. I think he was made in America sometime in the 1930s which makes him around 80 years old. Can't you just imagine the stories this little guy could tell if he could talk???

Wishing you all a beautiful spring day :)


Judi Hunziker said...

He is a real treasure Sandy, I love his color.

Sherri Farley said...

He is very special indeed.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Quite a handsome chap indeed...with oodles of old hugs tucked safely within his "stuffin's."
Thank you for sharing your treasured bear.

Betty Lou said...

Your bear is so cute, reminds me of my old Stiffe bear I had since childhood, somehow in one of our moves he was lost.

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a sweetheart! They do have personalities of their own, these well loved old bruins.
Have a great weekend,

The Evening Stitcher said...

I love antique bears too! I have a few and they are very hard to find. Yours is beautiful!

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Sandy,
He is just so sweet and wonderful!! All that "lovin" makes him even more special!! Even after all these years, he still has lots more love to give!! Lucky him AND lucky You!!
Have a great week, friend!!
Warm Hugs~~

Z.E. Whitlow said...

I don't think I knew you found him in a thrift store. Awesome find! And what a great little bear he is too!