Monday, December 29, 2008

Blue Monday: Teddy

This bear is about eight inches tall from head to toe, and almost as old as I am (we won't go any further into that at the moment, thank you very much). An aunt gave him to me for Christmas one year, after I'd seen him in the store where she worked. I fell instantly in love with him, and I still feel that way after all these years.


I know he doesn't look very blue anymore (except for the bright blue button eyes), but originally he was a nice sky blue plush. He also used to have a pink tongue sticking out, but that was ripped out long ago by my toy fox terrier. "Corky" used to wake me up in the mornings by jumping on my bed and tussling with Teddy - hence, the ragged ear and missing tongue.

These days, Teddy lives in my jewelry box, all wrapped up in tissue paper. But every now and then - mostly at Christmas time - he gets to come out and have another look at the world.

Please visit Smiling Sally's blog for more Blue Monday offerings.

18 comments:

  1. Isn't he sweet? And even sweeter is his story. I'll bet he was beautiful "in his day." Happy Blue Monday.

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  2. Joy! He is adorable! He's particularly beautiful because he's been so loved! So, so cute!

    Happy Blue Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. How very sweet! Love the story that goes with him. Enjoy :0)

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  4. He is very sweet. I love keep sakes like this. Happy Blue Monday!

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  5. Aw, he looks very well loved.

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  6. Ooooo, I love little sweetie, and those blue eyes.. Have a happy Blue Modday and a great day.

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  7. Hi!
    He's adorable! Thanks for sharing his story! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great New Year!!

    Sherrie

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  8. Oh he looks like he has been so loved for many years!
    Happy New Year!

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  9. He is so cute! You can tell he's really been loved a lot. Happy Blue Monday!

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  10. I don't remember that bear! Or do I? Maybe I do.

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  11. I just love old teddy bears and yours is very special with his blue eyes. I love his history as well.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  12. Cute Sally... He is a tiny baby, isn't he???? Glad you let him come out sometime. I'm sure he gets lonely in that jewelry box.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Oh I used to have a Teddy like that but yellow. My mom made me give it to a little girl I used to babysit.
    I'm still not over it at 53 lol
    Happy Blue Monday I have 7 minutes left
    Claudie from Canada

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  14. My daughter has a bear that is in about the same condition as Teddy. The bears in the lives of you females lead hard lives!

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  15. Joy---I apologize. I realized after I posted that I called you Sally. I've had a LONG day--can you tell???? Please forgive me.. DUH!!!
    Betsy

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  16. I can see how you fell in love with him. He still has that old charm. Thanks for sharing your treasure.
    Charlotte

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  17. That is a special teddy bear! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. That is soooo sweet. What a cute story. I still have my old Raggedy Ann....she is just that loved, too. Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday and you have a Happy New Year! ~ Robyn

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