Saturday, 21 October 2017

Welcome to our .......AUTUMN & HALLOWEEN COLLECTION 2017



AUTUMN & HALLOWEEN COLLECTION


COSMO
COSMO

Stands 7.5 “ to top of hat 8.5” Cosmo our black cat is made from black alpaca fur.

He has a sculpted face with antique painted glass eyes.

Fully jointed with wired arms and tail.
Wired ears lined with vintage worn black velvet.
Cosmo is dressed in fancy halloween costume.
A black and white striped pierrot costume with antique lace ruff and antique black glass buttons.
He wears our antique cream leather slippers which are hand sculpted and made by ourselves.

ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED





MERLIN
MERLIN
4.5” high created from quality German Mohair in a warm burnt toffee colour.Aged leather footpads in dark brown.Around his neck wears a magical poison green antique bead with a swirl of sparkle dust.

ONE OFF 1/1



CORALINE
CORALINE


4.5” high created from hand dyed mohair in a dark sunset coral pink.

I have further aged and tinted her fur. 
Limited Edition Number 1 of 3 Number 1 ADOPTED


OLD CINNABAR

OLD CINNABAR

3.75” high created from antique mohair in a long pile in a rich dark red rust colour

Wears a little brass acorn charm around his neck.

ONE OFF 1/1ADOPTED

DUMBLYDORE WIZARD

DUMBLYDORE WIZARD


3” high without his wizards hat.Created from vintage plush velvet in dark old gold.DUMBLY DORE wears a vintage velvet wizard hat a gold plated antique jewel charm.Comes with a tiny wand for creating his spells.One of our very smallest bears.ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED



FABLE
FABLE



FABLE
18"high to tip of antlers.Created from vintage Wool and Llama mi.
I have airbrushed golden tones and darker brown markings.
Fable is a young male fawn with a sculpted head and wired ears and antlers.
German glass eyes with eyelashes and waxed nose.
Fully jointed with full body armature with wired limbs and hands.

He wears a removable hooded cloak made from soft linen and lined with cashmere wool.
This fastens with antique art nouveau buttons and chain.
A matching antique silk velvet ribbon adorns his neck.
Fable has leather shoes in dark brown antique leather these are handmade
by ourselves.

Fable has been foraging in the forest he carries a vintage basket filled with woodland treasures.
 He has gathered vintage red apples,spray of vintage flowers,felt acorns and bird feathers.
ONE OF A KIND


Fable has taken some considerable time to make and is the first in a series of characters of this size.

We hope you have enjoyed our latest collection.

Should you wish to adopt any of our designs please contact us for more details.

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

or message me on facebook.



Thank you for visiting

Warmest Wishes
Paula & Simon
xx









Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Autumn & Halloween Collection 2017


Coming very soon...... Our latest designs featuring our blog this week!



You are invited to our Autumn & Halloween Collection 2017
on Friday October 20th 
at 7.30pm
All good wishes Paula & Simon
x




Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Vintage Teddy Collection


Hello and welcome to our Vintage Teddy Collection....


PANDABOO

PANDABOO

Pandaboo is 51/2" tall and is created from soft alpaca and mohair.
I have over aged his fur to give him a vintage panda look.
Pandaboo has glass shiny eyes and wool felt paw pads.
He wears a sea foam green aged ribbon.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED


FAMILLE ROSE

FAMILLE ROSE
Famille Rose is 41/4"tall and is created from a beautiful rosebud pink mohair.
I have aged and over tinted her fur to give her a vintage appearance.
Famille Rose has shiny glass eyes and has a faded black thread stitched nose.
Limited Edition 3 SOLD OUT

RAFFLES

RAFFLES
Raffles is 3.5" high and created from pale shabby grey mohair.
He is wearing pale silk blue grey jacket edged with antique lace and cream silk trousers.
Vintage diamante stud.
Raffles wears our trademark shoes in antique silk grey velvet with leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

VERITY

VERITY
Verity is 3.5" tall and created from chalky white mohair which I have tinted and aged.
She is wearing antique net lace skirt with a antique cream wool jacket
This is trimmed in antique lace and stitched with silk thread.
Verity is wearing our hand made antique suede slippers with leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 RESERVED

DORIAN
DORIAN
Dorian is 3.5"tall created from old gold mohair which I have over tinted and aged.
He wears a antique velvet blue jacket trimmed with tiny brass buttons 
with matching silk taffeta trousers.
Dorian is wearing our hand made shoes in blue suede with brass buckles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 RESERVED

ALOYSIUS

ALOYSIUS
Aloysius is 3.5"tall and created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon colour.
He wears a antique grey velvet waistcoat trimmed with tiny brass buttons and 
cashmere wool trousers. 
Aloysius wears our hand made leather shoes hand stitched in dark brown antique leather.
ONE OFF Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

EUGENE

EUGENE

Eugene is 3.5" tall and created from antique mohair in red rust colour.
He wears a rose print antique linen waistcoat with brass buttons and gold silk pants.
Eugene is wearing our hand made rust red suede shoes with brass buckles and leather soles.
ONE OFF Limited Edition Number 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW 
THANK YOU FOR VISITING 

Should you wish to adopt any of the bears please contact me at

info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.

warmest wishes Paula & Simon
xx


Friday, 8 September 2017

Vintage Teddy Collection


You are invited to our Vintage Teddy Collection next week on our blog.....



TUESDAY 12th September 2017
at 7.30pm

warmest wishes
Paula & Simon  xx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

New Designs coming soon......

New Designs coming soon.....

Hello just to let you all know I will have a few new designs to show you very soon.

Thank you for your patience we know you are waiting to see what we have created.

I will be able to announce in a few days when our next blog show will be.

warmest wishes 

Paula & Simon 
x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Woburn Teddy Bear Festival

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival

Hello,We are just back from the Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival and as promised a few photos.

Woburn Abbey is such gorgeous house with stunning architecture and the most beautiful gardens.


Woburn Abbey made the most wonderful back drop to rare antique bears
along with many talented teddy bear artists.

 ALFONZO
STUFFING SHIFTED

APOLLO
Our stand was in the sculpture gallery near the Apollo statue 
who had many admiring glances! (blush!)


We had a very enjoyable day chatting to collectors some of which we remember from way back.
We would like to say Thank you to everyone who came to our stand. Some told us they already had a bears of ours in their collection and how they much they still love owning them.

We did not preview our bears before the show as we thought this would not be fair 
to collectors that had made a whole weekend of the event and travelled long distances.
You can find lots more pictures on face book of the whole event.

So here are some of the bears and characters that came with us
these are available now to our mailing list.
Please let me know by email if you wish to adopt any or need more details.
Thanks & Warmest Wishes Paula

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

CORDELIA

CORDELIA
Cordelia stands 7"tall and is created from vanilla cream mohair.
She is dressed in antique lace dress with our handmade leather shoes.
Cordelia wears antique gold brooch plated tassel at her waist.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MORTIMER

MORTIMER
Mortimer  stands 7"tall and  created from old gold mohair.
He wears a vintage Harris Tweed suit lined in silk with antique buttons.
He has vintage leather shoes which are made by ourselves and hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS
Maximus stands 7"tall and is crated from old white alpaca with airbrushed markings.
He is fully jointed with German glass topaz eyes and wired ears.
Maximus wears a vintage Harris Tweed waistcoat trimmed with antique brass buttons.
 Brown fine striped brown wool trousers with hand made green leather shoes.
His Bow tie is from vintage textile circa 1940s
ONE OFF 1/1 RESERVED

ROSETTA

ROSETTA
Rosetta is 7" tall and is created from vintage plush in bright pink which I have tinted and aged.
She has glass eyes and wears a vintage cotton neck frill with tiny enamel rose locket.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAURENT

LAURENT
Laurent is 4"tall and is created from pale grey hand dyed mohair
He has a center seam stitched nose with glass eyes.
Laurent has pale grey soft leather paw pads.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAZULI

LAZULI
Lazuli is 4" High created from faded french blue mohair.
I have tinted and aged his fur in places.
He wears a vintage button tied with matching ribbon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

PHILIPE

PHILIPE
Philipe stands 3.5"tall created from hand dyed blue mohair.
He wears a long antique lace waistcoat with velvet silver wire trim and diamente studs.
Silk grey pantaloons with grey suede shoes.
The slipper shoes are hand stitched with leather soles made by Simon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

JULIET
Juliet is 3.5" tall and created from old cream mohair.
She has glass eyes apricot thread stitched nose.
She is dress in vintage pink silk and antique lace dress.
Trimmed with french silver ribbon.
Juliet wears our hand made shoes in beige leather.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LOUIS
Louis is 3.5" tall created from antique mohair in old gold.
He wears a antique velvet waistcoat trimmed with gold wire trim.
Blue silk pantaloons with hand made gold leather shoes & tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

CLAUDINE

CLAUDINE
Claudine is 3.5" tall created from antique moss green mohair.
She wears pink silk and antique lace dress.Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique French button.
Her green leather shoes have tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MARVIN


MARVIN
Marvin is one our tiniest bears at 3"created from antique arsenic green plush.
He is stuffed with wood wool and has German glass eyes.
Marvin and would make a cute companion for a doll.
ONE OFF 1/1  ADOPTED

JEREMIAH
JEREMIAH
Jermiah is one of our tiniest bears at 3" high.
He is created from vintage plush which I have aged and tinted.
Jeremiah would be a nice addition to a dolls house or as a companion for a doll.



END OF SHOW

Please contact me at info@paulastrethill-smith for more details.