Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Steiff



So cute. I'm sure it's one of the newer "vintage" Steiff's but I got it for a song, and she's adorable! Floppy cat.

What kinds of stuffed toys did you have as a kid?




I've been redoing the pink room, again. It's slow going, because the summer heat slows me to a crawl. The heat dulls my mind and I can't think of a single clever thing to say!

What has everyone else been up to?

Happy Tuesday!
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30 comments:

  1. How sweet! A little snoozing kitty.

    I'm a sucker for teddies and other stuffed animals. I have two that have travelled everywhere with me. They've been as far as India, Egypt, Namibia and Malaysia, amongst other places.

    My most recent purchase was a 'vintage' jointed bear from the company Charlie Bears, his name is Stevie and he has footprints, so cute!

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  2. Read my latest post and you'll know what I've been up to...just the usual, nothing new here! we haven't heard from you for a while, I nearly emailed/commented you last night to see if you were ok. If you're stuck for something to blog about (?), maybe you could do an informative piece about Steiff stuff, I for one would be keen to know more.xx.

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  3. Cute kitty! It's odd, but I don't really remember any of my stuffed animals, even though I had many and loved them at the time. On the other hand, I do remember the dolls I had, and I really wasn't much of a doll girl at all.

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  4. I can not resist teddies, I have a Teddy that is older than me and was orginally my older sister(s)He lives with me in his old age I wrote about finding him at my mums in a post not long ago. Thread Bear.

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  5. Becky: I discovered Boyds Bears about 10 years ago, and picked up a few sweet little kitties. They are adorable, and very affordable because they are small.

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  6. I had a steiff goldfish which we still have,and my most memorable stuffed animal was a lamb, made from shearling.

    I am re-doing my guest room (daughters ex bedroom) painting it apricot this weekend hopefully, organizing photos, and trying to get some sewing done for clients. The heat does the opposite for me, it completely energizes me and know that fall is on the way here, I am slowing down and feeling sad about the approaching cold weather.

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  7. Kitty: I can usually think of SOMETHING to blog about, but lately I have not been inspired! :(

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  8. Dana:

    It wasn't until I ran across the steiff tiger that I remembered I had any stuffed animals at all when I was a child. But I have a hard time remembering toys I had, other than Breyer horses and my dollhouse.

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  9. Tallulah:

    My Mom made many cloth dolls, and she named one of them Tallulah. :)

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  10. Lynne:

    Yeah, this is the third or fourth time I've rearranged the "pink" room. I soooo want to paint it a peachy pink, (the pink color I painted it turned out to be so very wrong) but I have to get rid of a couple extra set of shelves in there first.

    It used to be my bedroom, then Mom took it over for her things. At first, after Mom died, I was going to keep it the way she left it. Then one day I felt sad that all I could think about was how much I missed her when I went in that room. Suddenly I wanted it to be "my" room again, when I was a child, and times were happier. Well, when I still had hopes and dreams ha ha ha.

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  11. That's a lovely idea, to return your room to a happy memory.
    The kitty is a cutie! Rest her on a pink pillow and place her someplace in the pink room, maybe?

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  12. Good idea!

    If I keep getting more plushies, I'd better get a second bed in there ha ha ha.

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  13. See, you managed to come up something! All I can remember having stuffed-plush-wise is a floppy blue horse that I'd drag around the house with my thumb stuck in my mouth. It would get filthy and Mom would throw it in the washing machine which was apparently not a good idea because one day it just completely fell apart in the machine. So even though I was a small innocent child I got YELLED AT because MY DAMN BLUE HORSE had clogged up her machine. Ah yes, one of my favorite childhood memories . . .

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  14. Hahah Christine! Our washer never drained, something wrong with the drain system under the cement in the garage,, so I have had to, for decades, take my crap to the landermat. Yeah, I wish we had a washer, I'd deal with the childhood yelling lol.

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  15. Good to "see" you again! Like Dana above, mostly I remember my dolls. But I did have one stuffed animal that was special and both me and my sister loved very much. It was also a Steiff - a little lamb. His name was Lamby. I'm quite certain that since dolls & stuffed animals didn't come with adoption papers or pre-named that that was the name I gave him. I know he's still in the family & I'm trying to locate him for my "nostalgia" room that you've inspired. It's coming along pretty well & I'm ordering some old (1956 -57) "Photoplay" magazines online to put in it. Even as a child I spent hours mulling through them finding out what Natalie Wood was up to, disliking Liz Taylor for stealing Eddy Fisher from Debbie Reynolds, & getting all the gossip from Hedda Hopper. Wish I still had them darnit! I've been working on my blog page. It's not EVEN close to as pretty as yours & the Gold Country Girls pages, but I guess I can fix that with time. I'm still trying to learn to post & put pictures on. It's a long process because every darn step is a learning process for me. Hopefully I can get back with it soon and be as clever as the rest of you. I've been dividing my time between the bedroom, the (attempted) blog & doing a total refinish on three tables. Whew! Do I think I'm still young or what?! I need to go rest :- )

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  16. Hey hiya Vickie! Sooo glad you are working on a blog! heck, I'd get her fired up, and going, as long as you know how to 1. Make a post, and hopefully but not necessary 2. post a photo! You can work on things like pretty header designs as you go along. I had a couple different (and ugly) headers when I first got my blog going. I keep mine simple with the colored back ground, the same header. The things in the side I learned a while later.

    Gee so glad you are also making up your nostalgia room! Hope you find your Lamby. If not, there is always eBay.

    I went looking for the mags I used to read as a kid. They were horse magazines, but I only just started looking, so the few I found were too costly with fixed "Buy It Now" prices. Will wait to get some cheaper (I'm not so nostalgic that I will spend hundreds just to get a few childhood things lol).

    I have 3 sets of shelves in my old bedroom, so I am condensing all of it onto one set of shelves, my stuff. Seems to be taking me forever because I want to pack Moms stuff away, carefully.

    That and I'm old too, and my back won't let me do much bending anymore ha ha.

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  17. Ohh what a cute kitty!

    Alot of my toys were your average 80's toys. But I did have a Raggety Ann which I liked rather lots. I still have her packed away. I also had a plastic duck with wheels that you could ride around on. I seen one in a thrift a few months back and was so tempted to purchase and store it for my future offspring. But it wasn't in the greatest condition so I left it. HECK maybe I will find another.

    You just reminded me of a doll I seen in a second hand shop yesterday that I wanted to lookup online. I completely forgot. Thank you Ranchie!

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  18. Ho! "Old". Now there's a subject I could blog about all day. It's totally humiliating & I HATE every minute of it! I am not doing it gracefully! Why oh why does it have to be so darn inevitable?! And...I'm really sorry about the loss of your mom. She must have been a wonderful lady to be loved so much by her daughter. I lost my mom 3 years ago, then 8 months after that I lost my only sibling - my little sister. And one of the things I've been doing to get the bedroom going is to scan all the old B&W pics of me and my sister as children, and it's made me so happy. I plan to print many of them to include in the new room. Are you including pics of your lovely mom in your room? BTW - why not put the name of those horse mags out here with the years you're looking for! Since we're all great pickers, we might be able to help :- )

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  19. Funny, but I didn't really have a lot of stuffed animals. I do remember liking this Teddy Bear that had a crank music box inside that played, "How much is that doggie in the window.."! My Mom said she tried to get me and my sis to sleep with stuffed animals, because she thought it was cute, but we wouldn't! LOL!
    Cute kitty, though.

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  20. VC, it's true. The older we get, the more these things mean to us, so hang on to that childhood stuff, even if you are not that interested now.

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  21. Vickie:
    Sorry you lost your family too!

    Lost my Mom 5 years ago, and my only (close) sibling 11 months later. Lost 2 pet friends I'd had 18 and 22 years at the same time, and Moms and my siblings pets soon after. What a shock all of that was. I guess that's also why I yearn to "go back" to happier or simpler times or whatever.

    I plan on getting family photos scanned and framed, yes!

    As for old, I have a couple dear friends, and we talk often on the phone to compare aches and pains hahaha. Fun stuff!

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  22. ZSM: Mom tried, and tried to get me to love dolls the way she and her Mom loved them. I wanted a horse!!

    It wasn't until recently that I got a few composition dolls that I am enjoying. Mom got me a few dolls I'd had as a kid, and i still have them, but even now I don't care for them hahahaa

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  23. Good morning folks and I'm sure some of you are watching hurricane Irene's movements especially if you live on the east coast. ............. I have a post called "Lancaster on 2 wheels" today on Amish Stories where i tour the Amish country side taking pictures and observations which I've just posted................Enjoy your weekend everyone and i hope your out of Irene's path and safe. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  24. Off subject - but..."Ranchie" - I DID IT! It's online! My blog! Whew! I don't have much hair left & it sure isn't as pretty & interesting as yours, but you tell me time will remedy that & I'm hoping so. So come on over! It's a "house warming"!

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  25. I just discovered your website when trying to find pictures of plastic curtains from the 50s. No one would believe they existed.
    My grandmother used to have stuffed white persian kitties on her bed. My grandpa (Bunky) hated them. LOL.

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  26. Ha ha Patricia! We used to have those plastic table cloths too! But yes, I am currently using my vintage plastic curtains in my living room with the HUGE windows, until I can find 6 big curtains that match!

    I have a big white stuffed cat on the mater bed, my kitty likes to snuggle with it lol..

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  27. I need help & this probably isn't the appropriate place to be begging, Forgive me but...can anyone tell me how to straighten a picture on a post??? I've got one that's refusing to go anywhere but sideways! If anyone has the answer & would be willing to help me, you could e-mail me Irishlass1102ataol.com. Thank you. I'm desperate!

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  28. When I moved into my current house built in the 60s, there was those plastic curtains in the bathroom. I left them up out of nostagia for awhile. When my mom saw them, she said: "Oh, those are the good plastic!" LOL LOL LOL

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  29. ok totally unrelated to vintage toys, but i DID want to share a vintage 1950s pink dress i wore to a wedding! my mom made a tulle overlay to hide a few little rips in the dress. enjoy!

    http://anxiousalphabet.blogspot.com/2011/08/pretty-pink-vintage-party-dress-wedding.html

    xo hillaryaryn @anxiousalphabet

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