May 14, 2014

Steiff Teddy Bear Find

I recently found this Steiff  teddy bear sitting on a shelf, in a little shop just up the street from me. I used to frequent this shop, but the last few years I just have not. Now, the shop is selling out, property and all to make way for a General Dollar Store that our little home town is being blessed with. I mean truly blessed. We will have a location to actually shop for groceries. ! Very exciting for us town folks :)

Anyway back to the teddy bear, l was so happy to find him, and at a price that was right up my alley, so to speak.l did a little research and found that he is a reproduction made in the 1980's of the 1908 Steiff Teddy bears. He is all original, except for the fact that he is missing his ear tag.  I believe that he will become a favorite of mine. 

Now ,to say I hope your Mothers day was lovely, mine certainly was.  Church with all the kiddos and all but two of the little ones.   Then we all went out for dinner, all 17 of us. 
 I received wonderful gifts ,beautiful cards and tulips.  A blessed day indeed!

I hope your week is going well. We are experiencing some much cooler temps with rain.  I have been enjoying the change. I am a cool weather gal. Blessings to all,  Shelley


janice15 said...

Such a lovely little guy.. Love bears.. My Mother's Day was quite with a daughter in law and only one daughter and two grandsons.. but very nice.. Hope yours was well... It's nice that you will be having the grocery store needed closer to home.. with love Janice

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your bear is precious Shelley and the little bear in the second photo appears to be saying hello. Lovely flowers too.

xo Danielle

DollZandThingZ said...

That is a wonderful find! Love those Steiff bears! Glad you had a great Mother's Day. I did, too. xx

Karen Andreola said...

Your Teddy is handsome, for sure. My daughter made a Teddy that I keep on the pie safe. I like the antique-style rope bed in your photo. The quilted log cabin square has the kind of color-combination that I wish I could arrange with the same sort of flair.

The tulips - are just beautiful.

We are relishing the days of spring here on the east coast.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Your teddy bear was such a good find. So cute..
Proud you had a happy Mothers day.. I did too.

marie said...

I'm so happy to hear about the Dollar General opening near you. I'm sure that will make things a bit easier when it comes to shopping!
Sounds like you had a lovely mom's day....I love the photo of your tulips, and your cute, new bear!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Darling little bear! He needs a darling name!

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Shelley,
I sure can understand about the small town thing...I was so overjoyed when we finally got a Save A Lot grocery here...our other grocery store is super expensive...and the dollar store was a welcomed addition a few years back!
Love that teddy bear, but then I haven't met a teddy bear I haven't loved yet!
Blessings ~ Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh Shelley! He is adorable and such a beautiful and classic bear! I don't have one of this brand but I know they are the best! What a nice addition to your family! Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Shelley,
I love your Steiff Bear!
I have a wonderful collection from my childhood from my German Family and I cherish them so!!
You are so BLESSED with a wonderful family, I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day!
Love Hugs and many Blessings