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CHAPTER 1 - ONCE UPON A TIME ......

ONCE UPON A TIME BEARS -ANTIQUE & VINTAGE BEARS





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Shamrock is a very keen little Gardener with such a well admired and envied garden by all the bears .

He certainly has green paws some would say Seaweed paws and he swears that his success with his plants is down to feeding them all organically with Irish seaweed tonic made from Seaweed collected from the beautiful Antrim coastline .

Shamrock is a very handsome Irish bear dating to C1950s.

He measures 15 1/2" in height and is of quite slim build for a bear probably because he is rather an active bear always busy especially in the garden.

Shamrock has a good coverage all over of fawn coloured mohair with no real signs of loss or thinning.

He is a four way jointed bear made this way with an unjointed neck which is how some of the Irish Tara toys bears were made in the 1950s.
His arms and legs all move freely




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Shamrock has retained his original amber and black plastic eyes.

He has the typical triangular shaped and stitched nose with horizontal stitches.

Shamrocks paw pads are all covered in their original rexine type material and show some surface rubbing but have no holes in any of them

On Shamrocks right foot pad you can just see the remains of the red and white printed label which would have said MADE IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

He is stuffed firmly with kapok to his body and limbs and wood wool to his head and rather protruding muzzle.

Shamrock is a very happy little bear with a lovely smile and face and he is hoping to find a wonderful forever home where he can bring some of his Irish bear luck to !

Should you be smitten with Shamrock He comes dressed in his newly knitted jumper with vintage style pocket watch pinned to it and an Old Irish enamelled lucky shamrock pin .


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Morrison Junior has been through the War in more than one way or another Bless him!!

He is a Second World War time Old bear dating to C1940 and like many old bears of that time he was loved and hugged and squeezed that little bit more tightly than the decade before !

He travelled on a train with his young Master when he was evacuated from the city to a safer home in the countryside.

Morrison Junior was named after the Morrison air raid shelter that was in his home back home that he had climbed into on a few nights when the air raid siren went off . It was all very exciting for him but also a rather scary too when you could hear the bombs falling outside so he was rather relieved to get on the train with his Young Master and head off to the countryside !

Morrison Junior measures 19" in height and is stuffed softly with kapok to his body and limbs.
His head is stuffed with wood wool and Happy Old bear memories .

His stuffing has shifted from the tops of both arms from being carried around and settled a little further down in his arms.

Morrison Junior has just a light covering left of blonde mohair on his body.

His face has had most of its mohair kissed away over the years but we can forgive this old Wartime bear for that can't we?

He is a five way jointed old bear and all his joints turn and move reasonably well for him .




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Poor Old Morrison Junior, he has lost his glass eyes too at some time in his life and he has been given old wooden shoe buttons as replacements my a kind parent .

His nose and mouth stitching is historic to him and makes him look a little serious when you look at him one way and sad another way so perhaps when he finds s loving home Morrison Junior will feel a happier bear again!

Morrison Junior's paw pads are all covered in their original cotton cloth material and are in fair order. However at the wrists of each paw where the cotton material meets the mohair he as had quite a few repair stitches here all probably a result from being carried and dragged around by his paws bless him!

Morrison comes dressed in his War time 1940s vest with Patriotic ribbon pinned to it and his Special Old bear evacuee tag for your to fill in for him.

He is also wearing his 1940s Genuine War time Utility knitted green hat and inside it you will see it is bearing the Special Utility clothing label inside which was used specifically during the War years and for a while after too.

Pinned to his hat is a Vintage badge too which Morrison bought with a 1d once at a Jumble sale .

This Old War time brave bear really does deserve a Loving Peaceful home now that he is in his elder bear years and we hope in turn when we do it brings his bear smile back!


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Little Mimosa Bud is very excited today as not only is it Spring and her garden is blooming beautifully and full of the prettiest flowers and plants but today is the day for her first Garden party .

The invites have all been posted , the cakes have been baked , the sandwiches made and the kettle is on the stove ready to make lots of pots of honey and chamomile tea for the bears so she has time to just make sure the flowers are all in perfect order before everyone arrives!

She is hoping to move after the Garden party and find a smaller home to retire to with a little less garden because as much as she loves her garden she is finding it hard to manage now she is getting on a bit in her bear years!

Mimosa Bud is a tiny little bear and most likely to be European in Origin and she dates to C1950.


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Mimosa Bud measures a wee 5" in height .

She has been made with an unjointed neck , her head and boy is all one piece however her little arms and legs all turn.

Mimosa Bud has her original tiny glass eyes and nose and mouth stitching and a little protruding snout .

She has kept a good coverage of her woolly mohair all over too .

This sweet little bear has popped her best peach knitted dress on and a little hat for the Garden party and of course for you all too and has a tiny little vintage angel charm threaded around her neck on silk ribbon that her granny gave to her !

We hope that the garden party is a success for little Mimosa bud here and just as importantly she finds a new home soon don't you?


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Little Albert Crumb here is a wee little bear but full of mighty character and perseverance!

He wanted to e a soldier bless him and fight for king and country but he was just too small so instead he joined the Salvation army band and on a Sunday at church he is very proud to carry the flag or banner and bang the drum perhaps you can see the little drum he carries around his neck ?

Albert Crumb measures a tiny 4 1/2" tall and is probably European in origin.

He dates to C1950 and has original tiny amber glass eyes and nose and mouth stitching .


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Our Albert as we lovingly like to call him has been made with an unjointed neck his body and head is all one piece. However his little arms and legs are metal pin jointed and all turn.

He has a coverage of a light golden coloured cotton type plush which has age darkened in parts .

Albert crumb comes dressed how he came to us in his original vintage knitted jumper and pants which don't come off as they have been sewn up around him after they had been lovingly knitted for him. However we have given him his little knitted cap.

Little Albert Crumb is looking for a new home as his tenancy has finished so if anyone know of one for him with a local branch of Salvation Army nearby for him to join that would be truly wonderful !


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Pretty Miss Ribbons N Bows here can always be found either in the dressing room trying pretty bows on her or found in the nearby haberdashery shop browsing through all the pretty ribbons to make more lovely bows with for her and her little bear friends .

She is such a lovely little Chad Valley bear with sweetest happiest little face that you cant help but smile back at !

Miss Ribbons n Bows dates to C1950 and measures a very cuddly 15" in height .

She is a five-way jointed little bear and all her joints move and turn well for her.

This pretty bear has a wonderful coverage all over of curly/wavy golden coloured mohair with no signs of loss or thinning.


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Miss Ribbons N Bows is stuffed softly but firmly with kapok to her body and limbs.

Her head is stuffed with a mixture of kapok and wood wool .

Miss Ribbons N Bows has retained perfectly her original nose and mouth and stitching .

She has the most perfect eye sight which is rather a good job when you are studying ribbons intensely as she has kept perfectly her original amber and black glass eyes.

Her paw pads are all covered in their original rexine coated material covering and are all in very good order .

She has lost her Chad Valley label that would have originally been attached to her right foot pad but this is quite often the case and is not detrimental to her.

This lovely little bear comes wearing her pretty new ribbons and around her neck threaded on ribbon is a little silver coloured spoon with tiny jingling bells.

Mis Ribbons N Bows is searing for a new beau or was it a bow she said?....... but if you can help her I know she would be very happy!

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....AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!


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ALL OUR BEARS COME CLEAN & GIFT WRAPPED & WITH A FRAGRANT BAG OF FRENCH LAVENDER & A ONCE UPON A TIME BEARS GIFT TAG




WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!



" I HAVE COME HOME TO FIND A LOVELY SURPRISE MY BEAUTIFUL BEAR FROM YOU I CANNOT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR HOW SHE IS SO WONDERFULLY DRESSED WITH CARE & ATTENTION TO THE TINIEST DETAIL & I CANNOT STOP ADMIRING HER THANKYOU SO MUCH LYNN "
MRS C (MAY 2018)


" MY BEAR HAS ARRIVED & IS SO BEAUTIFULLY PACKED & I LOVE HIS FACE! THANK YOU ALSO FOR THE LOVELY BAG OF LAVENDER & GIFT TAG WITH HIM . I AM SO HAPPY TO ADD HIM TO MY EVER GROWING BEAR COLLECTION FROM YOU "
MRS B (OCT 2018)



"MY BEAR HAS ARRIVED TODAY & IS EVERYTHING I WISHED FOR THANK YOU SO MUCH"
MRS D (DEC 2018)



" THANKYOU LYNN FOR MY LOVELY BEAR SHE HAS SUCH A COMFORTING PRESENCE "
MISS M (JUL 2018)









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