Thursday, February 3

careworn & castout, but loved once again. . .


not much to buy at our local flea market on Saturday


but I seemed to attract sad teddies


and because no-one with a soppy heart like mine can
resist a careworn bear, they all came home with me. . .


and joined "the others" on the upstairs landing chair


(which, incidentally came from our local tip!)


Easy to spot the impostor. . .but Podgie is
so cute he counts as an "honorary bear"

What is the correct name for a group of teddies?


34 comments:

melbatoast68 said...

Aww! That's so sweet!

KC'sCourt! said...

Well they know they are loved by you - I love Podge he/she cute.
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Sherri B. said...

Your group of teddies are so sweet. I do not know the name of the group (didn't know there was a proper one) of T's but would love to know.

The Cloth Shed said...

A "gaggle" perhaps.....or maybe just a "gathering"
Julie x

Rose H (UK) said...

It's a HUG!
I'm so please that you've given them a loving home - I'm a soft touch too.

(When I read the heading I thought you were writing about me LOL!)

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's a "Hug" of teddy bears - most appropriate!

Heidi said...

They are so sweet how could you leave a fellow friend behind. I have the exact same chair, too funny and Mine came from England!

sue15cat said...

The official name for a group of bears is a Sleuth (or sometimes it's written Sloth). (A group of Polar Bears is a 'pack'.

But I think the unofficial name 'Hug' is much more appropriate!!

(At first, when I saw your heading I thought you were posting about me, well I have been married twice!!)

Sue xx

Hesta Nesta said...

A HUG of bears!! They are gorgeous Elaine, I too can't resist old teds, especially the old well loved characters missing eyes and ears.
Jo xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Aww, they look like a group of old dears in a care home, listening to waltz music - and wondering when tea time is! I love them :)

Annie said...

I love all these gorgeous old bears, like you I wouldn't be able to resist.My house also seems to be full of pieces of furniture which originate from the local tip !
Ann x

Serenata said...

What a lovely hug of bears - they are wonderful and I would have brought them home with me as well if I'd seen them. Great chair that they sit on as well. How nice that Podgie has been given honorary bear status.

Autumn Mist said...

I've looked here http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/collnoun.htm and found that it is indeed a 'hug' but yours look more like a posse. The one on the left in the top photo is absolutely adorable, I can never resist a bear in need.

shirley said...

It`s a trumplet of teddies.............

Menopausal musing said...

I really like old button eyes with the spotty neckerchief............. my kind of guy.....

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Oh my gosh - who could have been so unkind as to stop loving those bears, I have lots in my house and they are all loved but I have a special one and he belonged to my mother. If when I go he is given away I will haunt my girls... A hug is just the right name for them.

Sylvia said...

They are so cute, Elaine, all cosy together !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Kim said...

A 'picnic' sounds good to me too.

sharie said...

Yeah I was going to say a 'picnic' too. First thing I thought of on seeing the group together.

Astridbears said...

what sweet bears!! I love it!!
hugs
Astrid

two bones and a bagle said...

They are delightful - glad you could rescue a chair from the tip I asked if I could take away some vintage cutlery in their original boxes and the answer was a resolute NO - you can't take anything off site. I almost wish I hadn't asked and just taken them because they will now be in landfill somewhere. What a waste.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh I love the idea of a hug of teddies :-)
Your collection is gorgeous. Some have no fur left at all - they've had so many hugs over the years!
I'm so pleased you brought them home to join the gang on the landing ;-)
Have a lovely weekend,
D x

Miss Mary Elliott said...

All bears need a good home and they are lucky you found them! nothing wrong with finds at the tip either he he xx

John Gray said...

I am not a fan of teddies but love the elephant!

vintage mum said...

We seem to collect them as well the lastest was found by my hubby at the station. Poor thing was hanging with a rope around its neck,someones idea of a sick joke no doubt.
Cate x

sandiart said...

Oh that does tug at my heart, thank goodness they have a home with you, bless you.
x Sandi

Emma said...

A Hug of Bears, how nice is that?
You can't beat a good old Bear Hug can you.
I loved your comment about Highgate.
Hope all is good with you and your girls too.Em x

Vintage Sea Muse said...

Fantastic! I love bears. Its official then, you've opened an Old Bears Home ... ;0)

Shirl xxx

Serenata said...

Oh just seen your wonderful blue scarf with the butterflies on ebay and placed a bid, it is gorgeous! But then blue and butterflies, can't go wrong! ;-)

Hope those bears have settled in well and are behaving themselves.

OhSoVintage said...

I love them all. My friend salvaged a trunk from her local tip and inside found an old teddy.

Country Style Living said...

I am not normally a 'teddy' person, but I love the one with the red neckerchief, he looks a real character........

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

I love antique teddy bears,

Your collection is FANTASTIC !!!!!

Leny said...

Love those bears!!

Hugs,Leny

Nancy said...

A group of teddies is called a "hug"

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