image Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Teddy Bears

vintage teddies

If you go down to the woods today you won’t see any teddies because they are all here! These are some of the largest bears in Naomi’s collection. They had just been unpacked and because it was a bit damp where they were we invited them inside to relax on the couch for a while. They liked it so much they are still there.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. You have to be careful! Bears settle in and if you leave them there, where will YOU sit? You can’t just move all those teddies. But you can’t sit on hard chars all the time either. What a puzzlement!

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    • Luckily we also have two armchairs in that room. Eventually the teds and their smaller brothers will be going downstairs with the dolls except for a few that live in Naomi’s room. As it is if we have to go out we move them in case the dogs take a fancy to them.


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