Sunday, September 25

teds. . .for no other reason than I love them!


looking back through some old posts to try and locate
 a lost blog address, I found this pic of
the Careworn Teddies
lined up for their group hug photocall.

Originally bought to sell on. . .
(who was I trying to kid?)

but of course they're all still here aren't they,
proudly wearing their patchy, much-cuddled plush
and overly stroked mohair on bodies mis-shapen from
being hugged so tightly, limbs akimbo,
pads and eyes odd or replaced,
paws bare from the comfort of so many hand-holds.

Do we see faults and damage?
nah- we see the medals of love
they both received and returned

Daft, soppy and sentimental ? Moi?

25 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only soft hearted one ;o) I'm afraid I turn to mush too!

Elegancemaison said...

Aaaah! I'm sure they return you love. And we knew you loved Mr Ted!

Btw thanks for asking - we do at last have a 'new' car. Not quite so large as the old one, but already doing sterling duty for my fairs. Maybe see you at Frome on the 29th? I am having a clear out so expect bargains - though no teds !

carrad said...

Lovely blog, will be following you! xxx

Susan T said...

There is no way I would have parted with those much loved bears either.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Ahhh bless them ... glad they have got someone to love them x

Annie said...

they are lovely , much like my motley crew of thread bare , well loved dogs.
Ann x

OhSoVintage said...

They are all adorable. My favourite is the one on the right hand side; he looks so old and wise (shhh, don't tell the others I have a favourite!)
Ruth x

My Spotty Pony said...

Oh I love your Teds! I have several old boys just like yours and have never been able to part with them either.
Loved your comment about Bruce, it did make me laugh :)
Spotty has been brought inside now and is on a strict diet. I just hope he doesn't get a taste for his bedding! xx

Sherri B. said...

I think I remember this post..My mommy had a bear just like one of those when she was a child, she's now 83 and still has it. xo

Menopausalmusing said...

"I'm in love with your button-eyed bear, dooh dah, dooh dah, I'm in love with your button-eyed bear, oh a dooh dah day!".......

Sylvia said...

I remember that post, Elaine, they are so so cute !
Nice week,
Sylvia

bibbitybob said...

Aaah those bears remind me of my Mum's old thread bear ted. Absolutely perfect! x

Hesta Nesta said...

I love old bears, especially the lovely worn out old characters like these.
Jo xx

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

AAaaaw, little sweeties :o)
I used to have one like the one on the far left, but I don't know what happened to him :o(

I love the way the cutie one in the middle is trying to push his way in :o)

Take care my lovely :o)
xx

haizi daizi said...

They are all soooo cute, and look perfect together, lovely! Haizi x

*Maristella* said...

Meravigliosi! Questi orsi sono un carissimo ricordo del passato, impossibile separarsene....che nostalgia!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

ilovemyhouse said...

Oh ilovethem all!
Moi, the same.

ps i got off my butt, to do the garden... the weather is perfect.

XX

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for email - will reply tomorrow. So far so good-ish. xx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

That is the way that all well loved Teddies should look. I have my mum's teddy and he is over 70 years old with button eyes that my nan sewed on many years ago.

Fading Grace said...

There is no other reason for a tattered old bear, than to love it...in my opinion of course!!
Love yours xx
Sophie

Country Style Living said...

Still love that character with his red neckerchief! Thanks for your help re clothes..........

Mimi and Tilly said...

I do love a good worn out old ted. there's something really lovely about them being so loved that they fall to bits! Em x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog... oh, to have the house to accommodate twin-bedded spare rooms!
Adore your collection of Teds.. xxxx

June said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous teddy bears. I love the one in the middle and the one at the end with black ears!
June

AJay said...

Can't beat teds! I'm a 39 year young man and I love 'em : )

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