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!