I am so sorry it has been so long since I have written. Life can be so busy!
So lately I have been mainly collecting for Samantha and Rebecca...probably because the tv show Downton Abbey had reignited my love for the Edwardian Era.
s and Agatha. This gift was on every child's wishlist in Edwardian times.
|1888 Illustration from Goldilocks Book|
The story of the first teddy bear that most people are familiar with may not be the actual first teddy bear, but it is definitely how they received their name....
|Drawing by Clifford Berryman|
|Edwardian boy playing chauffeur to his teddies|
|Edwardian girl with her teddy|
Since then, Teddy Bears have been a huge part of childhood for pretty much everyone. Ask anyone and I am sure that 99% of them will tell you that they owned a teddy bear before. Teddy's have inspired many beloved children's books and movie characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, and Corduroy. There is still stores that only sell teddy bears like the Michtom's, such as the well know company Build a Bear Workshop, that you can make your own bear and choose a wardrobe for them. I believe the teddy bear will be a staple in every childhood for a long time to come.
Well that is about it! I hope you have enjoyed! I have had nothing but positive feedback from my readers and it really keeps me going! I promise there is more to come! Make sure you follow me on Instagram so you never miss a post!
I had Miss. Rebecca Rubin model this bear instead of Samantha because it arrived on April 4th... her birthday in her books! It only seemed fitting that she get a teddy bear!! :)