CHAPTER 1 - ALL ALONE IN THE ATTIC
Once Upon A Time Bears
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
a Once upon a time bears tag
She is a bear that is not too often seen in the light of the day rather like the shy , scurrying little mice that run and hide away from us all too!
Miss Doramouse like all the Deans Mouse eared bears has certainly inherited her tell tale mouse like features from the little mice with her ears on the side of her head and her nose pointed upwards to the sky and not forgetting her sweet gentle look of course too !
Little Miss Doramouse is indeed a sweet and gentle natured little bear with a tendency to be little timid and shy at times .
She is extremely neat and tidy in all that she does and doesn't like any form of untidyness.
This pretty little bear measures 16" in height and is a five-way jointed bear and all her joints turn and move well for her with not a sign of old bear rheumatics!
Miss Doramouse has retained a fair covering all over of light blonde coloured mohair with general thinning and bareness in parts.
She has lost her original brown stitched mouth stitching but has retained some threads and frays of her original nose stitching giving her
this rather cute look.
Doramouse as mentioned before is a quiet little bear probably also due to the fact that her press squeaker in tummy no longer works !
She is stuffed softly with a kapok type filling to her body and limbs and wood wool to her head .
Her felt foot pads are original to her and you can just see where the Deans Rag book toys label would have been stitched and held on her left felt food pad but this has been lost over the years and a few tiny neat securing stitches have been added to this area.
Miss Doramouse's paw pads have been neatly recovered for her at some time in her life.
Little Miss Doramouse is as you would quite expect partial to a little nibble of cheese along with some pickle or honey of course too and therefore likes to carry her own special Old honey spoon around her neck because she hates sticky paws!
She comes dressed in her Vintage handmade dress , wearing ribbons and with her Special ribboned Antique styled spoon around her neck.
Doramouse is looking for a Lovely new home because her Old home sadly took a battering in the Winter storms and she has been temporary lodging here with us at Once upon a time bears but we have assured her that we don't think she will be with us for too long being such a sweet bear do you agree?
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He enjoys a tipple in the afternoon while he plays a game of cards but I think he has had rather a little too much today or the Gooseberry wine is a a touch more potent than it unusually is because he has gone quite crossed eyed and he really is struggling trying to concentrate on his game of Patience because there seems to be more cards than unusual spread out in front of him due to the fact he is seeing double!
Grandpop here is a wonderful English Pedigree Toys bear dating to C1950.
He measures a very cuddlesome 18" and has a Good coverage all over of deep golden coloured mohair with just the tiniest hint of loss and thinning in parts .
There is some loss of mohair on both feet at the tips . On his left foot there is some bareness at the sides and area near to his heel at the back.
There is also a small area of thinning towards the bottom of his front seam and again at the back at the bottom probably resulting from being hugged and carried but we can always forgive an old bear for this cant we?
Grandpop's plastic amber and black eyes are original to him and are rather deeply set giving him this wonderful look !
He has retained his original black plastic dog type nose and mouth stitching too and his paw pads are all covered in their original beige coloured velvet and are all in good order too with no holes in any of them.
Grandpop is quite a heavy old bear being very solidly and firmly stuffed with a soft filling to his body and a mixture of material and woodwool to his head and muzzle area.
Grandpop is rather old fashioned bear and likes to wear a hand knitted waistcoat just like his father always did and his grandfather and even his Great Grandfather too and not forgetting his pocket watch pin too as he always like to know what time of day it is !
Our Lovely Old Grandpop here is looking for a retirement home now that he is in his elder bear years and some company of course because he has been getting rather lonely of late and its not nice for a bear to be lonely and all his own so we are really hoping that we can help him find that very Special home for retired old bears !
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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
" TODAY HAS BEEN A SPECIAL DAY MY BEAUTIFUL OLD BEAR HAS ARRIVED , I LOVE HER DRESS & ALL HER ACCESSORIES . I AM SO PLEASED I ADOPTED HER SHE WILL GIVE ME PLEASURE FOR MANY MORE YEARS! "
MRS M (AUG 2017)
" THANK YOU LYNN FOR MAKING THE ADOPTION OF MY FIRST BEAR
SO EASY & SENDING HIM SO BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED "
MRS P (FEB 2017)
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MY TWO LOVELY BEARS I CANT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT IRRESISTIBLE BEAR COMES ALONG..... "
MRS G (MAY 2017)
" I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY FIRST BEAR FROM YOU AT FIRST SIGHT & NOW I AM EXCITED ABOUT GETTING MY NEXT ONCE UPON A TIME BEAR FROM YOU "
MISS N (MARCH 2017)