CHAPTER 1 - WILL I BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS ?
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
He is a Super traditional looking Old bear dating to C1930 but he could possibly date a little earlier to C1920.
Stollen is either a German or American bear because he has many characteristics of both .
He measures a very handsome 24" in height .
Stollen is a very upright and solid old bear as he stuffed throughout with woodwool.
He used to growl Once upon a time but only in a friendly bear way but now all you can hear is the clunking around of the growler in his tum when he is tilted.
Stollen is a five-way jointed old bear and all his joints turn and move well for him.
He has perfect eye sight too as he has still has his original amber and black glass eyes which for an old bear is very good really !
Stollen has retained perfectly his original nose and mouth stitching . His nose is horizontally stitched which again is a characteristic of the American bears but also some German bears.
His ears are slotted and sewn into his head again like many of the American bears.
Stollen muzzle is quite blunt shaped and protuding and stuffed firmly with his woodwool too and he has a slight hump at the top on his back which you can see more when you look at him from a side angle .
His paw pads have all been very neatly recovered for him at some time in his life and he has kept all of three black claw stitches to each aw and foot pad.
Stollen comes dressed for Christmas at yours should you invite him that is with his Festive Santa hat on and wearing his new velvet ribbon neck tie and with a antique styled pendant around his neck too.
He will also bring along with him a Christmas star to hang on your Christmas tree because he is a bit of star himself really and not forgetting too some little Christmas treats for you too !!
REF B1074 £115 Plus P&P SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
She dates to C1920 and is a white mohaired little bear, her white mohair over the passing years has turned more to a pearly , creamy white colour.
Princess Sarah is possibly a German bear and measures a dainty 17" and is a five-way jointed bear.
All her joints turn and move but have just a little touch of old bear rheumatics but nothing too troublesome for her.
Princess Sarah is a very special little bear this Christmas at Once upon a time bears because not only is she a truly beautiful and charming little bear but she was kindly given to us by a lovely lady called Alice to help find her a loving home for Christmas and we decided that it would be nice to donate the monies from her sale to a charity which is to be Prostate cancer Uk which is a charity very close personally to my own heart.
Princess Sarah is stuffed throughout from head to paw with woodwool and some of it has shifted a little in the tops of each arm and settled just a little further down all a result from being carried and picked up over the passing years, but this is not serious or detrimental to her.
The wood wool has shifted a little also from the top of right leg but again this is nothing serious or worrying to her .
Her nose is horizontally stitched in a light brown coloured thread which has also faded a little over the passing years.
Her paws pads are all covered in their original cotton cloth material and apart from a little age marking on the cotton they are all in good order with no real suggestions of holes in them or repairs.
Princess Sarah has a light /fair covering all over of her creamy white coloured mohair with general thinning and little bare areas in parts.
She is a quiet little bear these days because her press squeaker in her tummy is all pooped out.
This Wonderful little bear comes angelically dressed to you for Christmas should you adopt her that is in her gorgeous Antique white cotton broaderie anglaise dress with antique lace scarf around her shoulders
She also comes wearing her antique style necklet and silk ribbon headband and because she is a Princess she has to have a crown of course so we have given her a sparkling jewelled little crown which you can see her wearing on the front page of our website.
Princess Sarah will also bring with her a twinkling silver star to hang on your Christmas tree this year as way of a thankyou and some extra little Christmas treats for you too.
REF B1079 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
She is a quiet little bear who enjoys a peaceful bear life and is always full of thoughtfullness and kindness to all her bear friends.
Peace measures approximately 19" in length and is a five-way jointed old bear and all her joints turn and move well for her.
She is stuffed from her head to paw with woodwool.
Once upon a time she used to growl in a Peaceful kind of bear way when she was tilted nut nowadays you can just hear it clunking around in her tum when she is tilted .
She has a pretty good coverage all over of blonde coloured mohair with general light thinning in parts and a few bare patches these are slightly more noticeable on her face across her forehead and down the centre front part of her muzzle, also on the front tips of her feet.
Her eyes we believe are probably later amber and black glass replacements but suit her well.
Peace has retained her original nose and mouth stitching and it is all intact perfectly.
Her ears have been slotted into her head and she has retained all three of balck claw stitches to her paw pads but has only two reamonaing on her left foot but lost all three on her right foot.
She comes dressed Peacefully to you for Christmas in her antique white cotton broaderie anglasie dress with antique lace scarf . She wears an antique style necklet threaded on silk ribbon around her neck and a ribbon head headband.
She will also bring along with her a twinkling star to hang your Christmas tree and some extra little Festive treats for you to say Thankyou for adopting her.
REF B1072 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
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)