Monday, January 28, 2008

Teddy Stack

A few years ago, I was privileged to spend some time at the home of Nancy Gardiner, a legendary lady, gardener, photographer and author. I remember arriving at her home and seeing the table set for our garden club ladies with bone china tea cups. She herself well into her 70s at that stage was dressed in a beautiful rose print dress. Her garden in the Midlands was awe inspiring and her home - so gracious.
I remember that in her dining room - she had an arm chair - full of teddy bears. I decided then - that one day when I was a granny - I would have a similar chair. My youngest daughter took this challenge up and started to give me teddies for this collection whenever she could - mother's day, birthday, etc.
They have lived in many places in my home - but I quite like the latest place...
I have squashed them all into an old CD rack case, which I painted white. It is much easier for dusting and forms a solid column of colour and interest on my dressing table. And when I become a Granny, I'll put them on the rocking chair!

5 comments:

Estelle said...

That's so original. I love the stack!
Still keep wondering how you think of these things...

Heloise Bottomley said...

The only thing better than a teddy is a whole stack of them. I wanna come back as a grandchildren pleeeeeeez!

Jesse said...

I love that idea!

kat said...

What a great way of storing and displaying these!!

Aweso_ _ is incomplete widout ME said...

i luvz your teddies!
you are truly amazing..
came across this blog while doing a project on angiosperms and i decided on african tulips...
and here i am!!
have a great day, denise