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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday





Another great day to share time with Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies Thursday. Please take time out and give her a visit.





This is a very vintage bear that belongs to my sister. She was given this bear by our parents when she was a little girl. This was back in the mid 1930s. She has kept it sealed up in this jar to help preserve it. I do not know the maker of the bear. It held a special meaning to her and has resulted in her collecting and loving bears. All the following pictures were taken in what she calls her bear room.
















26 comments:

Postcardy said...

I never saw a bear in a jar before!

I went through a Teddy Bear phase when Teddy bears were popular in the 1980s. I collected a lot of Teddy Bear postcards, but not real Teddy bears.

blushing rose said...

That's an interesting concept, I'd be afraid that he'd 'rot' in there.
She loves TBs tho.

Popover for our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY if you haven't already. Have a lovely eve. TTFN ~Marydon

marian said...

oh WOW she certainly has a verry bad case of BEAR fever lol!!..btw i love her vintage bear in a jar :)))

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----someone REALLY likes BEARS!!!! What a cute collection. It reminds me of a cabin we once rented --with a bear theme. That one had bears all over the place also...

Cute post, LV.
Hugs,
Betsy

CC said...

Oh My Goodness!!!!! I love them all, from the bear in the jar to the quilt to the wall hangings..they're just wonderful. Happy VTT..have a beautiful day.

Maureen said...

How special to have a childhood treasure from so long ago. It speaks to a time when "less was more" and truly treasured.

Coloradolady said...

The vintage bear looks like he wants so fresh air.....our wonderful relative sure loves her bears....Happy VTT!

~~Carol~~ said...

Your sister has a great collection! I particularly like the bear trapped in that jar! And the quilt is really cute too!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a wonderful bear collection. I wonder if her sealed up bear has straw for stuffing? Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sunny said...

That's a lot of bears!
A BEARY nice collection in deed.
Sunny :)

knutsel Rein said...

What a lovely collection!

. said...

A lot of nice bears.

Ulla said...

I can see why this room is called the bear room! I wish she would let the bear in the jar have some fresh air.

BeachILike said...

All the teddy are cute, but not the one in Jar. I just feel suffocate when seeing it. How he can breath?

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love her little old teddy-in-a-jar and the entire bear room!

How sweet that she has kept that bear all these years. He's a sweet-looking little thing.

I really like those lace curtains with the bear design in them. Unique!

Susan said...

I love teddy bears and collected them but this beats me even in when I was at my peak with them. I recognized quite a few.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Sweetest post ever! Bears are adorable! That bear in a jar I dont know about! he looks so sad

Keetha Broyles said...

Your sis's vintage bear is so sweet in his little jar. I love the quilt in the middle of the post too.

Roslyn said...

Beary nice! it reminds me of an antique bear I haven't ever shown, so thanks for the reminder!

concretenprimroses said...

Love the vintage bear. How wonderful that your sister still has it to treasure.
Kathy

jeanne said...

I LOVE the bear room. Especially the one in the jar that started her fun collection. The whole room is just too cute. I know many people that have bear collections. They are just irresistible.

Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs, Jeanne

mannequin said...

Isn't it funny how one little childhood toy is responsible for her love of bears?
The post made me think about how very important it is for children to have toys. Who knows what impression they may make? Here's hoping every little child has a special toy under the tree this year.:)

George said...

Putting the bear in the jar to help preserve it is a great idea. Your sister's bear room is very impressive.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Everyone needs a bear room...:)
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Ruby said...

The bears are cute especially the quilt on the bed but I truly love the jar itself! I have a thing for containers of all kinds. LOL

Sarah said...

What a great bear collection. When I was a little girl I collected them as well. :-)