Sunday Stills~Faces

This little brown bear with toothpaste on his face and foot will be 61 years old soon. He was given to me by my godparents when I was born. He has been moved more times than I can count and has spent lots of time in the teddy bear Tupperware storage box. But he has been out and enjoying the country life now for about 7 years. I don’t think I have to tell you who climbed out of their crib, grabbed the toothpaste tube and squirted toothpaste all over his face and brown fuzzy body. Poor old bear. My Mom told me the story all too frequently. Teddy’s face has seen a lot of love from way back when I was little and I think his face suffered from the scrubbing he got to get the toothpaste off. His face and that red ribbon crack me up. I am sure that is not the original red ribbon. I am also sure my Mom lovingly tied many a new red ribbon for him. I think his right black button eye might have lovingly been reattached too. His face however is the original. Except for you know that toothpaste that just didn’t quite all come off.

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Other bears and their fuzzy faces that reside here at the Tiny Ten.
Joining the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge.

Also please check out Laurel’s Teddy at her blog Rockin’ the Purple. Her old Teddy is a super sweet bear and has amazingly wonderful character. And Laurel’s blog is an excellent read. Comments can get downright rowdy and crack up funny. There is a very serious important thing going on at Rockin’ the Purple too. Laurel is recovering from not one but two serious life threateningΒ diseases that we should all educate ourselves about. She handles it with a wonderful sense of funny and honesty.

78 thoughts on “Sunday Stills~Faces

  1. I so wish I had my panda bear from all those years ago…this is a wonderful sweet post today, Pix! I love your brown bear – toothpaste and all! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. So a birthday coming up soon then?
    I too have a teddy bear given me by my godparents when I was first born. Maybe I’ll post a picture of him one of these days. He doesn’t have a ribbon, by his nose is off centre as I used to suck it. Think of the germs!

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  3. Sweet teddy bear, and lovely bear collection. I have a very old bear that my dog brought home to me last year!! Lord only knows where Maggie found it, but I suspect it came from the barn across the road! πŸ™‚

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    1. I have an old stuffie frog I found years ago on a parking lot all wet and ewwwww but he has a home now on our porch. Maggie gifted you with that bear… πŸ˜† There are more bears but they are still in the Tupperware box in the basement. I can only take so many of those faces staring at me!

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  4. Oh Pix what a darling brown bear!! I had to laugh like crazy when I saw your comment about me and my old bear….he’s about to turn 65 this month and currently resides on top of my art supply cabinet looking down on me with those crazed red button eyes. If I’d taken more care with him I’m sure he wouldn’t look like the escapee from the bear insane asylum that he does (!) but I love him to pieces all the same. Happy Sunday – love, love, love your “teddy collection” !

    Pam

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    1. Pam ever since I saw your teddy I wanted to post Brown Bear but I just needed the right time. I understand the love for your bear and my teddy looks like he needs an exorcist but I just overlook that fact. Hmmm, so 65 is the significant birthday huh? We will party Pam! There are more bears but they are in the Tupperware box! Give Sam a scritch for me.

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    2. Pam I clicked over to your blog and was going to ask if it would be ok to put a link to your post with your teddy in my comment and I did a search AND I am shocked that I didn’t comment on that post! I remember talking to you about my bear and your bear. Am I going nuts or is there another post with your bear. Did I get confused with someone else, I am sure not. I am not sure I was even following you a year ago. I am all befuddled πŸ™‚

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  5. i have one that is rather similar – that i got as a newborn. it has a music box inside of it, but i pretty much have to force the crank around to get it to play these days.

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  6. Lovely, Pix! You have inspired me to take my own ancient teddy from the back of the closet and put him in the studio! I really should share a pic of him–he is horribly bashed up: mean older brother and then a dog. sigh….

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  7. This brings warmth of long-ago memories! Is that a Muffy Vanderbear in the middle on the lower shelf? I’ve not seen one with blue paw pads, but the look and size remind me of her. I have quite a few stuffed buddies, most purchased as an “adult kid,” or received as gifts. Thanks for sharing your brown bear who got his teeth brushed. πŸ™‚

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    1. No Patti not a Muffy, a Boyd’s Bear. I googled and I don’t know how a Muffy was left out of my collection. At one time I had around 400 bears and not one Muffy! Got his teeth brushed! I guess that’s what I was trying to do… πŸ˜€

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  8. The bears are looking good! Lets see……the oldest stuffie I have is a little german shepherd dog my dad brought me back from London when I was about hmmm 7 I think. He is tucked away and so yucky but I have to keep him. πŸ™‚

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    1. Janice click to enlarge, he has been loved. But I agree I think he looks great for 61 years. He doesn’t look quite as good in person. I don’t think he was a favorite stuffie, I think I moved on pretty quickly to stuffed horses and Breyer’s horses. My Mom carried a HUGE purse so my horse of choice could go where I went.

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  9. Teddy sure has aged well. It must be from all the love and toothpaste. πŸ˜‰
    61 years is amazing to have kept such a treasure. He’s a blessing and gave me a nice smile to think of how special he is to you. Your other bears are wonderful too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your visit. I clicked to your blog yesterday from Sunday Stills and loved your faces, especially the donkey AND I loved your sense of funny but I just froze and couldn’t think of anything to say! I shoulda just said how much I loved your blog and that you are on my favorites list now. Sometimes I just can’t get the words out! An adventuresome bear… πŸ˜† How lucky you were!

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  10. What a wonderful post…I love your bear and I especially love the story that goes with her, toothpaste and all. I also like the fact you have your bear out on display where she can be seen and enjoyed. My 54 year old bear has a place of honor in a small child’s chair. Perhaps some day I might let Travis give her a “squish”…It is a beautiful late summer day here in Maine, temperatures in the high sixties…Thinking of you dear Pix and CH too… greetings from Maine, Julie.

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  11. Oh gee, Pix, you made me cry with your bit of explanation along with the link to my teddy. I’m pretty sure I would not have made it this far without this community. We do have some fun over there! <:-D

    I forgot to comment about your bear thus: after seeing the wreck of my bear, it made me laugh to think about your bear ONLY having toothpaste on him! hahahahaahah!

    Look at the number of comments here, Pix! This sure hits a nerve doesn't it–gets right through the adult-suit and activates the kid within!

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