The Bear Facts
When you take an old teddy like Billy into your life, the question of restoration obviously comes up.
Restoration of old bears is a very personal thing. Many people like their old bears to be as mint as possible, whereas other collectors like their bears to be well loved, well worn and so showing loads of character and personality. Like all other things in life, it is simply a question of choice.
I like old bears to me left as they are, if they have repairs, mends and fur graft which was done many years ago, I feel as if those repairs were done with love. I feel as if every stitch that was put into that bear has love sewn into it.
Of course, I like old bears to be secure so that they can live another day and experience more of life and all the adventures it has to offer.
Billy Bear is such an old ted who has had new pads added to him many years ago by someone who obviously loved him so much.
Gino Bear x
Cuddly and warm, these calming creatures reassure me in the days when fears fly before reason and the world looms bleak instead of beautiful. The teddy bear, all things to all ages....symbol that all is right with the world if only one believes.