Monday, December 29, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ 2009 ~


HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FROM THE TEDDY BEARS AT THE TEDDY BEAR DIARIES, AND FROM CAROL JEAN TOO! MAY THIS BE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tiny 3 1/2 inch Steiff Teddy Bears Celebrate Christmas.












[Post by Tiny Ted] Dear Diary, Oh, we had such a jolly time for Christmas this year! First, I visited Little Ed and he read out loud the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. That was so funny! But that Grinch is very Grinchy. You would never see a Teddy Bear behave so badly, I can tell you! While Little Ed read,(hey, that rhymes!) I looked at his Christmas cards on the fire place mantle. I love to get cards from my friends. Some of them live so far away, but it's nice to know someone is thinking about you, isn't it?

After visiting Little Ed, I returned home to decorate my tree for Christmas. Little Bear came by to see how it was going. On the table beside me was my photo of my Teddy Bear girlfriend Veronica, who lives in Vienna. We are only pen pals, because it's too far for either of us to travel, but I love her anyway. (Merry Christmas Veronica! Tiny Bear Hugs And Kisses To You Too. Tiny Ted.)

I had to climb up on a chair on top of a bench to reach high enough to put the star on the tree. I was very high up and thought it would have been nice if Little Bear would give me a hand, but he was busy eating the Christmas cookies that I'd set out for Santa! I made him leave some of them though. Just as we finished decorating the tree, guess what happened? Santa came down the chimney and popped into my living room, just like that! I was so startled. I thought Santa would only come after we were asleep in bed, but he explained that so many children and Teddy Bears has been extra good this year, that his sleigh was overflowing with presents, and he was going to have to make two trips! So he was getting an early start on delivering his packages, and that was alright with me. I'd always wanted to meet Santa. He's just as nice and jolly as the stories tell you. He filled our stockings and gave us lots of presents, and then he ate his cookies and cocoa that we had made for him. We all had a lovely visit. Then it was time for Santa to continue on his rounds, so he wiggled his nose, and winked his eye, and whoosh, up the chimney he went, and we could hear him calling from the rooftop, Merry Christmas To All, And To All A Good-Night! And with that, I'll wish you Good-Night too, Dear Diary! And a Merry Christmas too! ~Love, Tiny Ted~

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Quirky The Bear Is Decorating For Christmas.



[Post By Quirky The Bear.] We are all very busy here at The Teddy Bear Diaries. The office is looking very festive since we put up the Christmas tree. The Christmas cards have NOT all been sent yet, so I'll be finishing them up tomorrow. We've been making (and eating) Christmas cookies, and there's cookie crumbs everywhere. The snow is getting deep outside, and luckily us bears like to hibernate in the winter, so we don't have to go out in the cold. Once the Christmas celebrating is over, I plan to take a long winter's nap till Spring comes around. We hope you are all enjoying your Holiday preparations as much as we are. Merry Christmas from the Staff here at The Teddy Bear Diaries. ~Quirky The Bear, Assistant Editor~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tiny Ted Makes A Ginger Bread House For Christmas. (Vintage Miniature Steiff Teddy Bear.)


[Post by Tiny Ted.] Dear Diary, It's only a few days before Christmas and I've been very busy this year. I sent a lot of Christmas cards out, and I'm glad, because I received many pretty ones back. I placed them on the table and along the fireplace mantle. I also spent the weekend making a Ginger Bread House. It was fun baking all the different pieces, and sticking them together with white icing to look like snow. This year I remembered to make a few extra pieces so I wouldn't be tempted to nibble at the house as I worked on it. Last year, the house got smaller and smaller. It finally looked more like a Ginger Bread Shed than a House. Ha Ha. When I was shopping today, I found a little Christmas tree that's just the right size to set next to the Ginger Bread House. I can almost imagine the tiny bears that could live in a house this size. Since I'm only 3 1/2" tall myself, they would have to be VERY tiny, wouldn't they? I'm so excited. I just can't wait until Christmas. Good-Night, Dear Diary - Tiny Ted -

(This photo has been Featured in Toys at Webshots. POTD ~Carol Jean~)

Just Wishing You A Merry Christmas. 1915 Postcard.


Here I'd like to share a vintage postcard from my collection. Merry Christmas, Everyone! Carol Jean and The Teddies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Tiny Teddies Christmas Photo Is Featured At Webshots Today.(3 1/2 Inch Vintage Miniature Steiff Bears.)


(This photo of the Tiny Teddies is Featured in Toys [Photo Of The Day, or POTD] at Webshots today, Dec. 16, 2008. It was also featured in Dec. 2006.)

Dear Diary, Today we Tiny Teddies spent the day decorating three Christmas trees for the Holidays. Little Ted and Little Ed built a Snowman, and Little Joe put a star on the top of a tree. The bendy bears, rode through the snow on a sled. We all had so much fun. A little Santa Claus stopped by to help us wish everyone a Merry Christmas! It was a great day. Good-night, Dear Diary, The Tiny Teddies.

Monday, December 15, 2008

We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas Season.


Bo, A 16 Inch Steiff Margarete Stong Replica Teddy Bear And His Vintage Steiff Kitty Friends Want To Wish All Of You A Very Merry Christmas Season, From All Of Us At The Teddy Bear Diaries. We Hope All Your Wishes Come True!

(This photo has been Featured, Photo Of The Day, POTD, Most Downloaded and Most Viewed in Toys at Webshots.)