Saturday, April 17, 2010

Side By Side . . .



Teddy "then & now".

Over 100 years have past between their birthdays and no generation gap.
"Old Bear" has seen much in his 107 years, sadly too many wars, financial depression and human tragedies, thru all this he has been there to comfort.
But . . . "Old Bear" has also seen much good, the end of wars, soldiers coming home . . . a walk on the moon, triumphs of everyday spirit & the bloom of spring. For these events he has been there to share in celebration !
Oh my, he has much to tell a young 2 day old whipper snapper like "Young Bear" who is just beginning his journey into the amazing life of a teddy bear.

Thank you all for allowing me to create a simple "teddy bear" that can still bring so much comfort and joy!

Lori Ann

Blonde 15" mohair teddy circa 2010 by Lori Ann Corelis
Blonde 13" mohair teddy circa 1903 by Steiff

11 comments:

Lori said...

what a beautiful way of looking at the past...
through the eyes of a beloved old friend...and a sweet nod to the present...
I can't tell them apart...your talent runs deep, my friend~
Blessed be,
Lori

tj said...

...Oh but I think the "thank you" goes to you my dear! :o)

...Love the bears and love the sentiment - so sweet.

...Blessings...

pussman said...

This is perfection for me!
If I was a rich girl I would buy them both at once:)))

Michelle Palmer said...

So sweet!
Your blog makes me smile~
Hope your day is sweet!

Heidi Steiner said...

These are sooooooo sweet!
Looks like they are sharing secrets....
Just as good friends do.
Heidi

Morna said...

Wonderful photos, Lori! Thank you so much for your comments at my blog. xo.

Christine LeFever said...

You are such a sweetheart, Lori Ann Corelis! Young Bear and Old Bear reflect that.

Hugs,

Christine

CBP said...

Love it! Love it!!!
Cathy
www.cheswickcompany.com

Doreen said...

So sweet! I love this story :) Your blog is so very wonderful :)

Doreen

newavenuecrew said...

Aw, they are lovely together! What a great oldie, and so kind to pass on his wisdom to the youngster.

William Bezek said...

Amazing work, and I liked the tale of two generations...you hippie, you! A foot in the past and a sensitive foot pointed outward.