Thursday, November 19, 2009


I love white bears and when I got this piece of vintage mohair, I knew it would make a gorgeous Christmas bear. It's not a true white - it's a vintage cream/butter colour, just perfect for Christmas. The length was a bit longer than I'm used to so, I held my breath and cut out the pieces, hoping it would be just perfect and I was so happy with the result. Her name is Noella, and her face reminds me of a little Steiff bear. She has an antique look, so I teamed her with some vintage style Christmas accessories. I hope you like her.

Noella is 4 inches tall and is fully jointed. She is made from vintage mohair, and is stuffed with excelsior and gently weighted with stainless steel shot, like the old bears. Noella has German, amber glass eyes, wool felt paw pads and a gently waxed nose. I didn't distress her, as I wasn't sure of the strength of the mohair. She has a shaded face, ears and paw pads and wears a red,wool felt ruffle around her neck. It ties in the back with a vintage silk ribbon and is removeable.

I stumbled across this vintage style silver bottle brush tree and knew it was a perfect accessory for Noella. Noella's collectible Christmas box is paper mache, and she fits snugly inside. The bottom of the box is covered with an old printed text book page and the top is decorated with a picture of Thomas Nast's Santa, and lots of glitter.

Postage for Noella is $12.50 by expedited mail or $15.00 by UPS, within North America. For shipping overseas, please email me. I will leave Noella here for a day or so, before deciding to move her to Ebay or Etsy. If you are interested in Noella, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.


Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous Brenda. Very tempting!! I love your bears...they have such personality and life. Hope you have a lovely Weekend and thanks for sharing.
Bear Hugs...Maggie

Amanda said...

Wow, 4". She looks bigger, a gorgeous bear!

Heather said...

She's absolutely adorable... and so tiny!!!

I'm always amazed how I'd never know some bears were so tiny if the makers didn't tell me!!!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Luv her Brenda! She is perfect for Christmas. Perhaps I'll have room for her in the Christmas sled :) Karen

Brenda said...

Thank you so much, Maggie! You lovely comments mean a lot.



Brenda said...

Thanks for taking the time to leave such sweet comments, everyone. I love this one - she really looks better in person - like a tiny Steiff bear. Hmmmm maybe she'll have to stay with me LOL!