I love teddy bears! I used to collect them but I had to get rid of most, some going to my first granddaughter after she was born. (I wonder if any survived this long?) When we moved to this smaller house, I knew I had to have at least one room for the guys... that being our family room.
Not that they don't like the "English country" living room or the "English Victorian kind of" dining area. My husband has this office which has a decorating style that can only be described as... "what was he thinking?". We won't even go down the road of Christopher's room, he who prefers to walk on his clothing rather than walk a foot outside his door to the clothes hamper... teenagers. :)
So, we keep the family room with old and comfy furniture, the bigger TV (about twelve years old but still works fine) for watching The Tennis Channel, The NFL Channel, The Big Ten Network, ESPN in all of its' original and subcategories, and of course... The Chicago Sports Channel.
However, here... in one little corner of the room... sitting on a small baker's rack... are my remaining bears... my favorites for various reasons. The pictures are on the dark side but I think you can see them. There was a lamp on next to them, too! When you click on the bottom two pictures, they appear bigger.
Yes, they are a little different than the picture above, which I took before Christmas. I like to put everything away when the grandchildren visit so when I brought everything out again... I "tweaked" the arrangement. I also placed the items on the floor next to the baker's rack in another area of the room. They just didn't look right there (out of balance).
As with all things in my house, it is a work in progress.
I used to have the little guy who is sitting on the chair located on top of my frig. She (?) made me smile. The Coca Cola tray reminds me of my sisters when they were younger.
The little, light colored bear was brought home in my husband's briefcase... purchased at an airport on a business trip in Germany. I had to keep him just as a reminder of how that had to look... a tall American placing a teddy bear in his briefcase because he had asked what she wanted as a souvenir from Germany... "a teddy bear and Bavarian chocolate".
Sigh... I've had a computer break while eating lunch. Now I must return to organizing the garage. Fortunately, the rain outside makes raking out of the question... not to mention the fact we may be placed under a tornado watch soon. Did I mention there is snow in the forecast?