CHAPTER 3 - UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE WE GO!
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
Now if you would really like to know the real reason why he is called Little Sprout well firstly its because he is only a little Sprout of a bear measuring just 12" and a little bit roundish in shape like a sprout but that is where the similarities stop because he is not green and the second reason is too earn some extra money for Christmas he goes picking sprouts .......would you believe it !!
Little Sprout is a sweetie of a Little English Lefray bear and he dates to C1950.
He has very good coverage all over of light golden coloured mohair with lovely fluffy white mohair paw pads and foot pads.
Little Sprout is a quiet little bear these days as his press squeaker in his tummy is all pooped out unlike him though as he is a little bear full of Great determination and energy!
He has a lovely cheerful looking little face with his bright little amber and black plastic safety eyes which are original to him.
Little Sprout has retained his original characteristic 'Lefray' long vertically stitched nose perfectly along with his original mouth stitching too.
Sprout is stuffed solidly but firmly with a soft type filling like kapok to his body and limbs with a mixture of soft filling in his head with wood wool in his muzzle area.
Little Sprout is really hoping he might get invited somewhere Special to spend Christmas this year as its not nice being on your own and he promises he will come festively dressed up in his favourite Vintage knitted red and white striped jumper and wearing his little Santa hat and just to remind you at the Christmas dinner table a badge is pinned to his little jumper that says 'I HATE SPROUTS!'
REF B931 £45 Plus P&P
Dickens likes to make all his own presents and spends weeks before the big day in his workshop bearing away with his hammer and chisel making all sorts of wonderful wooden treats for his bear friends!
He is a lovely Old Chad valley Magna series bear dating to C1930/40.
Dickens measures 14" in height and is a five-way jointed little bear and all His joints turn and move well for him !
He has a light covering all over of light blonde coloured mohair with general thinning and bare patches in parts mainly being to the back od his arms and legs on the middle of his back and top of his chest area.
Hoiw pad and both of his foot pads they are in fair condition with no worries of leakage of stuffing. He has had a couple of historical securing stitches to his right paw pad where the cotton material meets the mohair at the wrist but nothing worrying or detrimental to him.
Stitched to his left foot pad is his age darkened red and white printed Chad Valley label .
His characteristic Chad 'Magna series' horizontally stitched nose and mouth stitching is original to him but we believe that his amber and black glass eyes might be later replacements but they do suit him rather perfectly if they are!
Dickens comes dressed for Christmas at yours that is if you should invite him in his hand knitted clothes and festive Tartan ribbon neck tie and baubles around his neck .
REF B926 £69 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"I AM SO PLEASED WITH MY BEAR SHE IS STUNNING , SO MUCH LOVELIER IN THE FUR THAN IN HER PHOTOS. I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER, SHE MAKES MY HEART MELT EVERY TIME I LOOK AT HER . I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR HER LYNN"
MRS S (MARCH 2017)
" I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR MY FIRST OLD BEAR PURCHASE FROM YOU , & I ABSOLUTELY ADORE MY BEAR & YOUR TASTE IS WONDERFUL!"
MISS U (FEB 2017)
" MY LITTLE BEAR HAS JUST ARRIVED & HE IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED & MORE !! I LOVE HIM!! THE PARCEL WAS A JOY TO OPEN SO BEAUTIFULLY WRAPPED, THANK YOU SO MUCH"
MISS P (FEB 2017)