Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tiny Treasure

Most of my collections have been Estate Sale purchases. I am a "cheap availability" collector.

When it is no longer "cheaply available" at Estate Sales I stop collecting it.

Antique bears have been one of those things no longer "cheaply available"...

Until last week when I found the first "cheaply available" antique bear I have found in last 10 years.






{He is tiny and inside is a perfume bottle! Isn't he cute?}

27 comments:

  1. This bear is adorable...and they are not found cheaply around here!! He looks so cute....Happy VTT!

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  2. How sweet is that! In it's very own home.

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  3. I just love your little fuzzy wuzzy teddy, he's so sweet.

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  4. Your little furry friend is so cute! I haven't seen a cheap old bear in ages and ages. What a great find!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  5. I agree about cheaply available being the best kind of collectible! I have to be reallllly motivated to pay collector's prices. Very cute bear!

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  6. Your little bear is cute. I like cheaply available too. I also like things that don't take up much space. I collected a lot of Teddy Bear postcards in the 1980s. I'm glad I didn't collect actual teddy Bears.

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  7. He's adorable!
    Even the lesser-nice bears are
    not cheaply available anymore.
    Fortunate find :+D
    Love the paper wreath you made, too!
    {{hugs}}
    Franny

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  8. Oh Joan, he is absolutely adorable! What a precious teeny weeny little bear, I love him! Bisous... Julie Marie

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  9. That is one cute bear! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Little teddy bear is a sweetie.He looks so snuggly and cuddly..I just love him..I'm so happy for him that he has a good home.

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  11. Itsy, bitsy & adorable.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS
    TTFN ~ Marydon
    **NEW BLOG**
    blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

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  12. Cute little bear! Wonder how old it is?

    Vintage Thingie Thursday!
    Angela

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  13. Stopping by from VTT. Super cute little bear! I collected bears as a little girl and had a similar one but he wasn't as tiny. :-)

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  14. I found a beauty on eBay not long ago, I will show him on VTT. I have a collection of stuffed animals including quite a few bears............

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  15. He's adorable Joan. Great find!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  16. He is cute, does he smell nice from being in the perfume bottle?

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  17. Your right it is hard to find things at Estate sales now that are priced right. lol But the hunt is always fun
    Thanks for sharing
    Maggie

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  18. Joan,
    We are very similar in how we collect. I do estate auctions and my collections depend on the price. You know the excitement of finding a treasure for next to nothing. ;) Your bear is adorable!
    Happy Holidays!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  19. He reminds me of my hubby's childhood teddy bear. I keep MEANING to dig that thing out and do a post about it - - -

    I TRIED to throw it out YEARS ago, but hubby saw it in the trash and did an intervention.

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  20. I'm with you on the collect if this price is right but once it gets to be too much, the collection is over. Love this bear! I used to collect bears but then decided it was a little too much. I still have some that I hold on to. Love your paperback wreath. I'm thinking if I tried, it would look a big mess and nothing like a wreath. Blessings to you and yours, :) Tammy

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  21. Oh, I am in love! What a sweet little bear!

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  22. Adorable and rather unique too! Great find!

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  23. I remember those vintage bears. I can't for the life of me remember their name, tho. What a nice find for you!

    Cheers,

    Jo

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  24. What a great find...he's darling. So good that the perfume bottle is still in place.

    Happy Holidays,
    Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
    & Carola Nativity Gallery

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