Saturday, September 6, 2014

When you're not looking . . .

Sometimes  . . .  a treasure finds you.
 When you're not even looking!

A few weeks ago we made a delivery of a very large Rabbit to the Lebanon area of Ohio.
Since I was finally out of the house for the day, we had a lovely lunch
in Yellow Springs and stopped at an antique mall to "stretch our legs" on the way home.
I do so love to antique, but sometimes I just can't think of another thing I "need" !
We were at the "Heart of Ohio Antique Center" near Springfield, Ohio.
They have lots of glass cases . . . definitely NOT my favorite way to antique.
So many things crammed in, that for me it all just becomes a blur, but I do understand,
it's such a large place with many small items.
I was actually on my way out, empty handed, past a final row of cases. 
For some reason I decided to take a closer look at one, 
I don't know why . . . or what compelled me, but amongst
other bits in which I had no interest I saw a little mohair foot!
Hmmmm . . . I looked up from below the glass shelf and spotted a mohair paw,
and a very cute bumm. 
I flagged down one of the "helpers" to open the case . . . and low and behold
a very small (just under 10"),  sweet and early teddy. 
I really tried to play it cool and not grab him from the helpers hands!
Tho he is missing his button, he is unmistakably a Steiff.
There is a small rust hole where his button would have been and his other characteristics
are definitely Steiff.
He now has a new home . . . looking down at me from a basket on the wall over 
my desk . . .  he makes me smile.

I hope he makes you smile too!
Lori Ann

14 comments:

NataliaUNA said...

Congratulations!
A real treasure!
I smile when I look at it))

Lee said...

Sweet face~great find!
See you at Ghoultide!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

grinning ear-t-ear ~ happy you found each other :)
L

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Well he is a lucky bear to be found by you! He is very sweet. Congrats- I love happy adoption stories ;)

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

His heart is in his eyes! No wonder he makes you smile.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Happy he found his forever home! He's a cutie!

Heidi Steiner said...

Wonderfully dreamy!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Smiling here. He is a beauty!
Robyn

old crow said...

Love this sweet story! What a treasure you found! Precious!!

old crow said...

Love this sweet story! What a treasure you found! Precious!!

Kays Kids said...

What a find, he is goreous and I'm sure he is very pleased to be looking down at you while you work. He has the real Steiff face, that certainly makes me smile.
Hugs Kay

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

Oh, how wonderful! Just imagine all the love and cuddles that little guy has received through all these many years. And to think - you've rescued him from his lonely spot in that cold display case!

woolwoman said...

so glad you gave this little cutie a special spot in your home. I'm sure he is very happy there. Mel

Debora said...

I LOVE him! So glad you spied him. He has such a sweet character about him.