Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Woburn Teddy Bear Festival

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival

Hello,We are just back from the Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival and as promised a few photos.

Woburn Abbey is such gorgeous house with stunning architecture and the most beautiful gardens.


Woburn Abbey made the most wonderful back drop to rare antique bears
along with many talented teddy bear artists.

 ALFONZO
STUFFING SHIFTED

APOLLO
Our stand was in the sculpture gallery near the Apollo statue 
who had many admiring glances! (blush!)


We had a very enjoyable day chatting to collectors some of which we remember from way back.
We would like to say Thank you to everyone who came to our stand. Some told us they already had a bears of ours in their collection and how they much they still love owning them.

We did not preview our bears before the show as we thought this would not be fair 
to collectors that had made a whole weekend of the event and travelled long distances.
You can find lots more pictures on face book of the whole event.

So here are some of the bears and characters that came with us
these are available now to our mailing list.
Please let me know by email if you wish to adopt any or need more details.
Thanks & Warmest Wishes Paula

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

CORDELIA

CORDELIA
Cordelia stands 7"tall and is created from vanilla cream mohair.
She is dressed in antique lace dress with our handmade leather shoes.
Cordelia wears antique gold brooch plated tassel at her waist.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MORTIMER

MORTIMER
Mortimer  stands 7"tall and  created from old gold mohair.
He wears a vintage Harris Tweed suit lined in silk with antique buttons.
He has vintage leather shoes which are made by ourselves and hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS
Maximus stands 7"tall and is crated from old white alpaca with airbrushed markings.
He is fully jointed with German glass topaz eyes and wired ears.
Maximus wears a vintage Harris Tweed waistcoat trimmed with antique brass buttons.
 Brown fine striped brown wool trousers with hand made green leather shoes.
His Bow tie is from vintage textile circa 1940s
ONE OFF 1/1

ROSETTA

ROSETTA
Rosetta is 7" tall and is created from vintage plush in bright pink which I have tinted and aged.
She has glass eyes and wears a vintage cotton neck frill with tiny enamel rose locket.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAURENT

LAURENT
Laurent is 4"tall and is created from pale grey hand dyed mohair
He has a center seam stitched nose with glass eyes.
Laurent has pale grey soft leather paw pads.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAZULI

LAZULI
Lazuli is 4" High created from faded french blue mohair.
I have tinted and aged his fur in places.
He wears a vintage button tied with matching ribbon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

PHILIPE

PHILIPE
Philipe stands 3.5"tall created from hand dyed blue mohair.
He wears a long antique lace waistcoat with velvet silver wire trim and diamente studs.
Silk grey pantaloons with grey suede shoes.
The slipper shoes are hand stitched with leather soles made by Simon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

JULIET
Juliet is 3.5" tall and created from old cream mohair.
She has glass eyes apricot thread stitched nose.
She is dress in vintage pink silk and antique lace dress.
Trimmed with french silver ribbon.
Juliet wears our hand made shoes in beige leather.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LOUIS
Louis is 3.5" tall created from antique mohair in old gold.
He wears a antique velvet waistcoat trimmed with gold wire trim.
Blue silk pantaloons with hand made gold leather shoes & tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 

CLAUDINE

CLAUDINE
Claudine is 3.5" tall created from antique moss green mohair.
She wears pink silk and antique lace dress.Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique French button.
Her green leather shoes have tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 RESERVED

MARVIN


MARVIN
Marvin is one our tiniest bears at 3"created from antique arsenic green plush.
He is stuffed with wood wool and has German glass eyes.
Marvin and would make a cute companion for a doll.
ONE OFF 1/1  ADOPTED

JEREMIAH
JEREMIAH
Jermiah is one of our tiniest bears at 3" high.
He is created from vintage plush which I have aged and tinted.
Jeremiah would be a nice addition to a dolls house or as a companion for a doll.



END OF SHOW

Please contact me at info@paulastrethill-smith for more details.











Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nearly ready for Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival


Hello Just to let you know we are nearly ready for our next show at

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday 11th June 2017

We are looking forward to meeting our collectors that are planning to visit on the day.
You can find us in the sculpture gallery on stand 22.

We are delighted to have a article included in the Woburn teddy bear festival magazine.


TERENCE
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED
We know that not all of you can travel to see us at the show so we will post pictures afterwards.
warm wishes Paula & Simon
x


www.115yearsofteddybears.com