Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We are having a short break over the Christmas holidays,to spend time with family & friends.
We would like thank all our valued collectors for treasuring our designs we truly appreciate there custom.
We wish you all Peace,Love and Happiness at Christmas and through the New Year.
With the warmest of wishes
Simon & Paula 
x


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Collection


Welcome to our Christmas Collection 2013


PERE NOEL
Pere Noel is 3.5" high and created from genuine antique mohair in a faded cinnamon colour.
He sits inside a vintage Scandinavian fur lined leather shoe along with his vintage bottle brush tree.
He wears a antique wool scarf which is removable.
Limited Edition One off 1/1 ADOPTED


MR MISTLETOE
Mr Mistletoe is 3.5" created from antique mohair in faded green with dark grey backing cloth.
His face is in ivory mohair with a wobble neck joint and matt eyes.
This festive little chap is already for Christmas parties as he carries his tiny sprig of felt with pearl mistletoe just waiting for a kiss.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED




SEBASTIAN
Sebastian is 3.5" high and created from quality German mohair.I have aged and stained his fur to give him a old bear look.Little Sebastian is very snug in a vintage wool jumper and cream wool trousers.He wears our signature leather shoes in a lovely warm red leather.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 3. Number 1 ADOPTED


MORITZ
Moritz is 4.5" tall and created from vintage plush to which I have airbrushed and aged his fur.
He has a wobble neck joint matt glass eyes and has long pronouced snout.He is stuffed with very fine wood wool and cotton.He comes with his jaunty red scarf which is removable and a sprig of felt holly.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 3 Number 1 ADOPTED


TODDY
Toddy is 3.5" high and created from quality German mohair in old gold which I have aged
.He has a wobble neck joint and skipped stitched nose. Toddy wears warm flannel pj's which are made from  a vintage babies gown.I have trimmed them with vintage french pale blue piping.His matching blue felt slippers are made by ourselves with leather soles and trimmed with silk pom poms.
He is patiently waiting for santa with his little antique wool and lace trimmed stocking.
Limited Edition One off 1/1 ADOPTED
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Thank you for visiting our blog.
Should you wish to adopt any of these designs please contact me for further details on:
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or contact me on facebook

Sending you Merriest of Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe kisses

Paula & Simon





Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Collection

Christmas Collection...
We are busy in the studio making new designs for our Christmas Collection. 

We hope that you will join us on our blog on 
Tuesday 10th December at 7.30 pm uk time.
With the warmest of wishes and mistletoe Kisses
Paula & Simon x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Autumn Collection 2013




*Autumn Teddy Bear Collection*



Welcome to our latest designs from our studio.
Inspired by the falling autumn leaves we have used mohair fabrics in coppers,warm browns and orange gold.
Most of the designs are made using vintage plush or antique mohair so have a beautiful faded aged look to them.




 

BRIAR ROSE

  

BRIAR ROSE
10" high created from warm brown vintage plush which I have airbrushed darker brown tones.
Briar Rose has a wobble neck joint,antique boot button eyes and a faded black thread stitched nose.
She wears hand made antique linen jacket with pink sailor collar edged in vintage lace and antique linen buttons.On her jacket is  pinned gold plated leaf broach with words "mother"and she holds a velvet rose bouquet tied with vintage ribbon.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED

MULBERRY 
3.5" high created from antique mohair in bright copper fur with darker brown backing.
Mulberry has a wobble neck joint,matt glass eyes and faded black stitched nose.
He has a saggy tummy and aged fur which is lightly worn in places.
He wears a vintage gold plated leaf charm and silk ribbon around his neck.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED


ASH
3.5"high created from dense antique mohair in a ash blone colour.
I have aged him further with darker airbrushed tones in a soft brown.
Ash has a wobble neck joint with glass eyes and black thread nose.
He wears a vintage gold plated leaf charm and a silk ribbon around his neck.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED

            ROWAN                 



ROWAN
3.5"high created from antique mohair in a faded cinnamon colour.
Rowan has a wobble jointed neck,matt glass eyes and a faded black stitched nose.
He has aged fur which is worn in places.Rowan wears a vintage gold plated leaf with dark green silk ribbon around his neck.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED





FORREST
3.5 high created from copper beach colour antique mohair.
I have over stained his fur to give a look of a real old bear.He has wobble neck joint,glass eyes.
Forrest has long thin muzzle nose which is stitched with black vintage thread.
He wears a removable khaki green scarf.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED






ESMERELDA
4.5" high without hat.Created from antique mohair in smokey dark green/black.
Very unusual color fur in dark green black almost potion like! Esmerelda is a friendly witch with a wobble neck joint,glass eyes and orange thread stitched nose.She sits inside in a vintage clay boot trimmed with vintage orange velvet flowers and black lace.
Her hat which is removable is made from vintage black velvet and decorated with vintage button,feather and lace.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED


ESMERELDA
Esmerelda can be removed from her vintage shoe so it can be filled with lots of halloween treats.


OAKES
3.5 created from cream mohair in dense pile.I have over stained and aged the fur to give a vintage look.Oakes has matt glass eyes and a apricot colour stitched nose.He wears a felt jacket in a orange brick color with velvet collar and cuffs.Trimmed with silk ribbon and tiny brass buttons.
Oakes stands up perfectly and wears our trademark leather shoes which are made by in our studio  and hand stitched in chestnut leather and finished with leather soles.
ONE OF A KIND 1/1 ADOPTED


MOSS 
3.5 high created  from grey antique mohair with darker backing.
This little woodland mouse has a wobble neck joint,glass eyes,pink stitched nose with whiskers.
Moss has tinted pink ultra suede ears and a wired tail.
He is wearing our trademark black leather boots hand stitched  and made by ourselves.
His little vintage felt moss green scarf can be removed.
Limited Edition Number ADOPTED


BRAMBLE
3.5"high created from antique mohair in acorn brown colour.

Bramble is a little field mouse with wobble neck joint,glass eyes and fine whiskers.

Bramble has felt ears which I have tinted with pin

k tones and a wired tail which is also poseable.

She wears our trademark  hand stitched shoes in a
dark brown leather.

She carries a bouquet of vintage flowers.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 5 Numbers 1,2 ADOPTED

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Thank you for stopping by should you wish to adopt any of the above please contact me
 for further details at
 info@paulastrethill-smith.com or Facebook .
Wishing you a happy halloween with marshmallow kisses 
Paula & Simon.
x

Friday, 18 October 2013

Autumn Teddy Bear Collection



Autumn is finally here and we are typing you a little note to cordially invite you to our

 Autumn Teddy Bear Collection

You are welcome to join us 
On Tuesday October 29th at 7.30 pm 
*
We look forward to showing you our latest designs from our studio.
Warmest Wishes Paula & Simon
x



Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Step Right Up for the Fancy Dress Parade!


Hugglets Teddies Festival 2013 
What a marvelous day at the Hugglets show 
a big Thank You to every one 
who visited our stand and adopted our bears.
Here are some pictures for those of you wanting to see our latest editions.

Step Right Up for the Fancy Dress Parade!

Bears jostling for position for the best dressed prize in Fancy Dress Parade.

BIGGLES
3.5" Honey mohair.This chap comes complete with his magnificent flying machine.
Biggles wears vintage silk scarf and red leather shoes.
Limited Edition of 6 Numbers 4-6 Available to order

COCO
3.5" taupe mohair.Coco clowning around in felt hat and hand stitched slippers 
Limited Edition of 6 SOLD OUT

COTTON TAIL
3.5" pale pink mohair.This little cutie Cotton Tail is hopping around in her bunny costume 
with her beige leather shoes.
Limited Edition of SOLD OUT

NURSE JENNY LEE
3.5" chalk white mohair.Nurse Jenny Lee is named after the popular Call the midwife tv series.
Nurse Jenny Lee is in starched vintage cotton uniform 
with vintage cream leather shoes.
Limited Edition of 6 numbers 5,6 Available to order.

TRIGGER
3.5" red mohair.Trigger horsing around with his pony.
Trigger wears chocolate brown leather shoes.
Limited Edition of 6 Numbers 4,5,6 Available to order.



FLASH
3.5" golden mohair.Flash the super hero bear!
He charmed everyone in his best pants at the show.
Blue leather shoes and eye mask, red silk cape complete his look.
As you can see its gone to head a bit that he won the best dressed competition!
Limited Edition of 6 Numbers 4-6 Available to order

SERENA
3.5" Hand dyed pale pink mohair softly tinted and aged.
With wobble neck joint matt glass eyes
Limited Edition of 5 Numbers 4,5 Available to order



Should you wish to order any of the Fancy Dress Bears and secure one of the 
Limited Editions that are available please ask for more details.
x




Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Hugglets Teddies Festival 2013


Old Rose
We will be exhibiting at the wonderful Hugglets Teddies Festival in London this weekend.
It is always a very special festival as it brings together a superb selection teddy bear artists,shops and collectors.
We are bringing a selection of antique style teddy bears to add to your collection,among them is 
Old Rose 4.5" tall and created from genuine antique mohair which has the colour of faded victorian roses.
We look forward to meeting you at our stand in the main hall on stand 56.
Hugglets Teddies Festival
Sunday 8th September
Kensington Town Hall
Horton Street
London
10.30am-4pm

Friday, 26 July 2013

Royal Baby Bear George Alexander Louis

Our latest teddy bear designs created fresh from our studio....

One of which is our special Limited Edition of Baby Bear George Alexander Louis.



BABY BEAR GEORGE ALEXANDER LOUIS

Limited Edition Number 1 of 10 
Baby Bear George is 3.5 " tall and made from soft alpaca in a vintage white.
He has large a wobble neck joint glass shiny eyes with faded black stitched nose.
His romper suit is brushed cotton originally from vintage babies gown.
I have used antique lace and vintage pearl buttons and added a royal blue crown motif.
He carries a small teething ring trimmed with vintage cotton trim.
Numbers 1 -5 are ADOPTED orders taken on other numbers.

WILLIAM


Limited Edition Number 1 of 3
Numbers 1  2 and 3 are now ADOPTED SOLD OUT
William is 3.5" tall and created from antique mohair in pale honey colour.
The mohair is very old and has woolly texture.Matt glass eyes with faded black stitched nose.
Aged and tinted in places to give a real old bear look.

HARRY

Limited Edition 1 of 3
Number 1 is ADOPTED
Harry is 3.5" tall is created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon brown colour.
He has a wobble neck joint,matt glass eyes and faded black stitched nose.
His fur is aged and tinted in places to give the appearance of a nice old bear.

BINKIE




BINKIE
This cute little pup is called Binkie he is small french bulldog puppy character.6" Tall 
created from vintage silk plush.
Hand painted boot button eyes,with airbrushed markings.Vintage cream leather sculpted foot pads.
Wobble neck joint,wired limbs and tail. 
Limited Edition Number 1 of 3
Number 1 is ADOPTED


Should you wish to adopt any of these bears/puppy please contact me for  further details.
Warm Wishes 
Paula & Simon
x

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Royal Baby Boy!



We will have a few bears available this week on Friday 26th July which we will post to our blog at 7.30pm 

To celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby to Prince William and Katherine Duchess of Cambridge 
one of the designs will be a special limited edition to mark this wonderful news.


We hope you will join us in congratulating William & Kate on the birth of there new baby boy!
x


Friday, 14 June 2013

Edwardian Summer Collection

Welcome to our Edwardian Summer Collection........

We are delighted to show you a selection of available bears which are all ready for new homes.

EVELYN


Evelyn is 12" tall and is created from genuine antique mohair.She has vintage real boot button eyes and her neck is wobble pin jointed which gives her the feeling of a very old bear.Her fur is a antique mohair in a soft white which has some fading so looks so pretty.Evelyn is dressed in antique lawn and lace summer dress with pintucks on the bodice.She wears a wired head band with velvet flowers and vintage pink ribbon.
Her parasol is a genuine antique frame with wood handle and silk tassel which i have covered in antique lace.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

ARAMINTA

Araminta is 5" tall and made from genuine antique silk plush which was originally a vintage bridal cape.
I have gentle aged and tinted her fur to add tone.She has glass eyes with vintage silk thread stitched nose in a faded apricot colour. Her neck is wobble jointed. Araminta wears a vintage embroidery anglais cotton dress and wears a head band of lace with silk lilac ribbon.She carries a posy of velvet flowers.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED


       TILLY ADOPTED
Tilly is 3.5" tall and is created from genuine vintage plush in an old gold.I have further aged and tinted her fur
to add depth and to her paws and face.Her neck is wobble jointed and she had black glass eyes.Tilly wears a fine antique lace dress trimmed with silk ribbon and vintage diamente.She sits inside a vintage metal parasol to which I have added some antique velvet silk flowers.
Limited Edition One of Kind 1/1


CLARENCE
Clarence is 3.5" tall and made from genuine antique mohair in a faded gold.
He has matt glass eyes with a wobble neck joint.Clarence has a waxed stitched nose with a worn look.
He is looking very dapper in his stripey blazer in yellow,cream and red made from vintage cotton trimmed with vintage mother of pearl buttons.Clarence wears cream vintage flannel trousers with a handmade straw boater.He also wears our trademark vintage leather shoes which are hand made by ourselves hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition Number 1 of  3 Numbers 1,2ADOPTED

LAWRENCE
Lawrence is 3.5" tall and created from genuine antique mohair in a nut brown colour.
I have further aged and tinted his face,ears and paws to a darker shade.He has matt glass eyes with a wobble neck joint,faded black stitched nose from vintage silk thread.Lawrence wears a Edwardian style sailor jacket made from antique linen which is trimmed with antique cotton trim and very tiny antique mother of pearl buttons.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

CELIA
Celia is 3.5"tall and is made from genuine antique mohair in a faded blush pink.I have further tinted and aged her fur to give some tone.She has black glass eyes with a wobble pin neck joint.Her nose is stitched from vintage waxed thread .Celia wears a Edwardian style sailor dress in antique line in old cream colour.
I have added a pink collar and trimmed with antique trim.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

End of Show
Thank you for visiting should you wish to adopted any of the bears please get in touch.
Wish you all a glorious summertime
x


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Edwardian Summer Collection


Our next collection of bears will be shown here on our blog 
this summers theme is Edwardian Summer
We would love for you to join us on 
Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 7.30pm.


With warmest wishes 
Paula & Simon
x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Welcome to our Spring Collection ....


 Florence

Florence 

10" high created from quality German mohair in old cream that has been tinted to look vintage.
Antique boot button eyes,wobble neck joint and vintage thread stitched nose is dark apricot.
Soft under stuffed saggy tummy 
Florence wears a peach pink cotton jersey jacket edged with antique lace and vintage french ribbon.
She holds a spray of vintage velvet flowers in soft pastel shades.
Limited Edition one of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED


Mr Foxy
Mr Foxy 5" long is created from off white alpaca with airbrushed markings in black and tan.
Glass eyes, fully jointed with wired legs and ears.Wears red leather collar with brass disc and chain lead.
This cute fox terrier is cute on his own but makes a sweet companion for a bigger bear.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 6. ADOPTED (orders take for rest of edition.)


Sasha
Sasha 5" tall created from genuine antique velvet plush in old white.
Sasha has a centre seam head with wobble neck joint,glass eyes and grey/black nose.
Softly stuffed.with cream felt paw pads.Holds her vintage straw basket filled with vintage silk flowers.
Limited Edition 1/1 One of a kind  ADOPTED


Adora
Adora 3.5" high created from hand dyed quality German mohair in pale blossom pink.
Adora has a wobble head joint,glass eyes,cream paw pads.Her  nose is embroidered with faded black vintage thread.She sits inside a pale blue leather baby shoe with a spring bouquet of pink and white blossoms
Limited Edition 1/1 One of a kind ADOPTED



Easter Bunny
Easter bunny 4" tall to tip of ears made from soft white velvet plush .
Bunny has turquoise blue silk velvet lined ears which are wired.
He wears vintage brushed cotton rompers with B initial embroidered on the front
with mother of pearl buttons and vintage lace.
Easter bunny shoes are made from vintage off white leather which we hand make ourselves.
Easter bunny has a  little straw basket filled with pink Easter eggs.
Limited Edition 1/1 one of a kind. ADOPTED

Emmet
Emmet 3.5" high made from genuine antique mohair in old gold.
I have added darker tints on his paws and face to give him the look of a very old bear.
Emmet has a wobble neck joint,long nose,glass eyes,wool felt pads. 
He is stuffed with wood wool and I have added some steel shot for a nice weight.
Limited Edition of 1/1 One of a kind. ADOPTED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Should you wish to adopt any of these,please contact me for further details etc.
Thank you for visiting
x