Monday, 25 February 2008

What is your favourite childhood toy?

Jayne from http://countrycottagechic.blogspot.com/ has invited us all to do a post about our favourite childhood teddy or doll etc with a photo either a "then " or "now" if you still have the teddy or doll. I thought that this was such a wonderful idea and decided to join in. Hope you all will too. Just leave a message on her blog so that everyone can find you.

I would like to introduce you all to "Golden Teddy" I have had him for as long as I can remember, can't even remember where he came from he has just always been there for me. We have been all over the countryside together, even quite a few trips over to New Zealand, now he prefers to stay at home with his mates.


These are his mates, couldn't tell you what their names are don't even know which one is my husbands and which is his brothers (I don't know if Paul really can't remember or if he just doesn't want to admit to it).

I hope you will all join in, it has been fun reminiscing.


Cheers,

25 comments:

Siobhan said...

Your Golden Teddy looks well loved and so cute and cuddly!

Siobhan xo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How cute! I don't have any childhood toys left....but I do have alot of great memories..
Hugs,
Penny

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Linda, thanks for popping over to visit my blog! How funny that the military link was useful for you, nice to know that it was for someone. Amanda over at Jacaranda cottage blogspot found it a help too. So I feel that my tag was a bit useful after all lol!!! Lucky you living in queensland, its getting so cold here now. Oh must go and take a photo of my teddy to join in too, hope to find time this week at least!
alicia ~ time worn style

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a sweet bear! He has been added to the growing list of "Teddy Bear Challenge" posts.

Deb said...

What a lovely teddy and story of your adventures together :-}

Anonymous said...

Your teddy and his mates are lovely, this is such a fun thing to post about isn't it? My pram toys are now showing at
http://willowhouse.typepad.com
Carolyn

cd&m said...

Hello
I'm taking part in the challenge too, bet our bears would have a lot to talk about!

CIELO said...

I once had a doll which I adored. Growing up, I use to live in a communist country, so getting that doll in the first place was a miracle in itself. When my parents left the country, I had to leave my precious doll behind. I still remember her with sadness, fond memories, and joy at the same time. My cousin kept that doll and promised me she would take good care of her. Today, after more than 30 years, she still writes to tell me that my precious doll is waiting for me... :(

Happy day to you

Cielo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My stuffed animals were my favorite toys when I was little. How lucky that you still have yours!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh how pecious!! this sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I still had some of my childhood friends!

Hugs,
Amy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I just love the teddies. That was my fav childhood toy too! Couldn't go anywhere without him. I also still have mine. Proudly displayed, but a little worn out!

Jessica said...

I loved riding my bike outside! : )

A family of boys said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for checking in at my blog and my 3 boys. Whew...what a handful, eh? I love your blog!

And what a sweet little bear! I had a bear when I was young, Sir Teddy. Yep, very original. :)

Katrina Chambers said...

Oh that is so cute! I am keeping my boys' favourite things too so that when they get older they too can be reminded of wonderful memories

Gail McCormack said...

I must get into this one, I have my very old floppy teddy bear sitting on my dressing table, I love him forever!

Sarah said...

Hi Linda,
What a gorgeous & much loved teddie, I am going to have a hunt over at my parents house to see if any of my old toys are still around, I will keep you posted.
Love & Hugs,
Sarah xx

Siobhan said...

Hi Linda, Thanks for adding me to you links...I have done the same also and can not wait to read more from your blog! :)

Dont forget to pop back on the weekend!!!

Siobhan xo

white o'morn cottage said...

I'm in love with your bear! (Just don't tell my bear or there'll be ructions!) What a great idea Jayne had. I am loving all the wonderful much loved toys...Pam

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Golden Teddy and his friends look very comfortable sitting together on your bed. I wish I had an old bear from my childhood, fancy you having three. I can't even remember having one, but I suppose I must have had. Thanks for popping over to my blog, I always love to receive comments. I have added you to my sidebar. x

Donna O. said...

I have too many to count!! Thanks for jogging my memory : )
D.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Linda,

Your teddy is so wonderful! Just the way I like them, obviously loved and adored for years! I don't have a teddy from childhood and I can't remember ever really playing with them, lol! I had lots of dolls mostly, my cabbage patch is now 23 years old, I'll see if I can find her over at my parents' house!

So glad your order arrived quickly and that you enjoyed it. Hope your two sick boys get well too! Also thanks for adding me to your faves, yes of course that is all right, LOL! Going to add you now so I don't miss any more of your fun posts!

joanne said...

thanks for dropping by my blog. How cool that you have teddy's still around from your childhood. I only have a wrinkle - remember those????

the homely year said...

Hi, what a wonderful trio of teddy bears. They all look so full of character!
Margaret and Noreen

Kris Meares said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for popping in in to visit my blog from Kerryanne's - aren't her cupcakes fantastic!!! Being a bear designer/maker/collecter I just LOOOOOOVED your bears! I have my husband's bear that looks as well-loved as yours (similar fabric, too) but my well-meaning Mum gave my childhood bear to the church creche when she thought I'd outgrown him! Sob! I do, however have a home-sewn corduroy(spelt wrong??) sausage dog called "Sam" who went on all of my adventures with me. He looks a little worse for wear, is missing the end of his tail, but he now presides over the collection of old toys in my spare room and loves his comfy retirement! Hope to see you again soon and will be back o visit you for sure! CHEERS! KRIS

A Romantic Porch said...

So cute. Such fun childhood playmates. xoRachel