Monday, October 15, 2012

Here are two wonderful antique Hecla teddy bears I have had for several years.  They are both over 100 years old.  The lady selling them had them priced separately. I didn't know what their history was, but I couldn't allow them to be split up....and the price was they came home with me. I always display them together and  they reside under a glass cloche to protect them from further damage. They have had lots of loving over the years and there is very little mohair left on their bodies, but I love the childlike sweetness and charm they exude. They look just perfect here.....tiny jack o'lantern buckets in hand, asking if it is time to go trick or treating. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Even little witches need their teddy bear.  Bwaaaaaahaaahaaaahaaaahaaaa......


Sunday, October 7, 2012

I picked up this lovely vintage orange painted box last weekend on a road trip to Kansas City to visit friends at the Teddy Bear Jubilee and hit up some antique shops with my friend, Peggy Fleming.  We traveled together for years to attend teddy bear shows and do antiquing.  We always make a wrong turn or temporarilly get lost.  Even now with all of the sophisticated navigation systems, we still have at least one driving mishap during our trips (no accidents though)..  We get so wrapped up in our conversations we don't pay attention to the navigator's instructions.  Oh well......we just laugh and make adjustments. A while back, Peggy's husband told her that we reminded him of Lucy & Ethel, so we now refer to these trips as Lucy & Ethel trips.  Whoever is driving is Lucy. 

This box has a great patina and I couldn't believe somebody had not already snapped it up to hold Halloween decorations ~~ given the lovely pumpkin color.  It is just the right size to hold Halloween geegaws.  Looks great with my miniature vintage teddy bears and white pumpkins. 

I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage colors, and pulling on a cozy sweater for some added warmth.  I certainly am.  Another bonus ~~ firing up the oven to bake some cinnamony apple crisp.