CHAPTER 1 - WILL ANYONE EVER LOVE US AGAIN ?
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 loves picking the pretty lavender ,drying it and making lavender bags for the bears and delicious lavender scones and lavender and elderflower cordial for Summer picnics.
Laura Lavender is a pretty faced Chiltern bear dating to C1940/50.
She measures approximately 16" in height and has a lovely bright golden yellow coloured mohair coverage all over with very little evidence of thinning or loss.
Laura Lavender is a five-way jointed old bear , her arm and leg joints all move very well for her . Her head tends to nod forward as her neck joint is not as tight as it was when she was a younger bear but this is not causing her any real discomfort or problems and is not detrimental to her really.
Her amber and black glass eyes are original to her and in beautiful bright condition.
Laura Lavender has kept all of her four black claws on each paw and foot.
She is stuffed firmly throughout with woodwool.
Her paw and foot pads are all covered in their rexine type oil cloth material and have no holes in any of them but d show evidence of surface rubbing and loss.
Laura Lavender growls when she is tilted but only in a friendly way I must add and should you adopt her She comes dressed in her favourite lavender coloured knitted jacket with pretty little bells around her neck and her pretty lilac ribbon headband and not forgetting a bag of freshly dried lavender from her English Lavender garden.
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Renee here also dates to the same era as his namesake of the 1920s early 1930s and was born in France .
We are not positively sure of his French maker possibly Fadap or Pintel but he bears quite a few similarities to the Fadap early bears ((Fabrication Artistique d'Animaux en Peluche) especially with his upturned nose look and the seam under his chin .
He also gives the appearing of shrugging his shoulders with his slight hump and low set head on his shoulders look.
This Wonderful old French character bear measures approximately 14 1/2" in height and has been a very well loved and hugged old bear over his 80 years and more so much so that he only has a light sprinkle and a dusting left of short clipped blonde mohair left on his body these days to keep him warm.
His joints have well and truly stiffened up for him too bless him as his gave up playing football many moons ago and it would appear that from injuries resulting some historic stitches from limb to body were administered .
His head at the front has had some very neat and tiny securing stitches to his body as does his left arm and left leg where as his right arm and leg have a touch of the common ailment of old bear rheumatics!!
He obviously dislocated his left shoulder in a nasty tackle too as we have already mentioned earlier the scar holding stitches to his body!
However Renee is a strong Old French bear with a firm strong character to match too and he was certainly made of sterner stuff probably because he was stuffed with woodwool throughout.
Renee can only stand these days due to his old injuries but he is very strong and firm on his legs so e really doesn't bother or trouble him.
Renee Petit also has also very distinctive looking ears which are quite long and stitched from nearly the top of his head down the sides and nearly touching at the top.
His eyes are brown wooden boot buttons which might be original to him we are not sure but as his nose and mouth stitching is stitched in brown coloured thread it is possible.
His nose is horizontally stitched and like his mouth stitching is all original to him too.
Renne's pads are all covered in their original linen cotton material and apart from a couple of tiny stitches to his left pad at the tip are in pretty good order.
He has retained his original three brown claw stitched to his feet and has two black claw stitches on each paw .
Renee is a truly Wonderful old French character bear and comes dressed in his old trousers and vintage knitted top and wearing his old medal with French ribbon perhaps from Winning a football game who knows?
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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)