Photo challenge 23 – Something old


January 23rd 2013
Prompt – Something old
List of prompts I’m working from this month 🙂
I’m hoping I’m not going to upset the super wonderful husband with this photo; the prompt is something old and this teddy was bought for him when he was a baby so it’s as old as he is!
He’s wearing the scarf because his little neck is a bit delicate and the scarf helps him keep his head up!
The girls love him and sometimes get him down to play with but they know they have to be gentle with him 🙂
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  1. Actually Mummy...

    24th January 2013 at 11:46 am

    He's gorgeous. I feel a bit guilty now because my 46 yr old teddy is in the loft…

    1. shelllouise

      24th January 2013 at 3:14 pm

      I think if I had one of my own, he'd be in the loft also!

  2. Ant

    25th January 2013 at 6:41 am

    See that, Little Ted, you're famous, now.

  3. Emma Martin

    26th January 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Ah, I've got an old Elephant whose a little bit worse for wear now!

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:22 am

      We bought Ella an Elephant when she was born; she loves it 🙂

  4. The Mini Mes and Me

    26th January 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I still have my bear from birth too, hopefully 27 isn't classed as old though! x

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:23 am

      I can't recall ever having one, I'll have to ask my mum.
      27 is definitely not old! 🙂

  5. OneDad3Girls

    26th January 2013 at 8:14 pm

    What a beautiful well loved bear he looks like.

    I've got an old teddy that I've had for 30 years and he doesn't look as well looked after as him

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:24 am

      He does have a special place in my husband's heart 🙂

  6. Toddling Mad

    26th January 2013 at 8:21 pm

    A great bear – my husband has his which has been given to our son and I have an owl which has been given to my daughter they sit watching them sleep from the book shelves in their room each night

  7. Helen C

    26th January 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Lovely teddy, looks great next to the old books too.

  8. Nicola Thomas

    26th January 2013 at 8:34 pm

    That is amazing! I so wish I had kept some of my toys from when I was small. Great that you have kept it and he is looking good for his age.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:28 am

      There are loads of toys I wish I'd have kept from my childhood as well; I'd love to share them with my children.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:28 am

      Wow what a thought….he's definitely seen his fair share of life!

  9. Fozia S

    26th January 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Oh wow! Great teddy. I havent kept any of mine! Regret it now.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:34 am

      I bet he's well loved 🙂

  10. Mummybird

    26th January 2013 at 10:06 pm

    aww bless what a beautiful old bear 🙂

  11. notmyyearoff

    26th January 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Wow – he is ion very good nick, its lovely he's had him for so long!

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:35 am

      It is, he's very special 🙂

  12. Jess @ CatchaSingleThought

    26th January 2013 at 10:20 pm

    That's such a lovely memory to have! I've still got the teddy that was bought the day I was born and I hope to still have him in years to come.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:36 am

      Kaycee was bought a big yellow duck when she was born and he's her favourite thing in the world. I hope he lasts as long as her daddy's teddy 🙂

  13. Jenny Paulin

    26th January 2013 at 10:22 pm

    what a well kept and much loved teddy bear. he is in such good condition too.he has a lovely kind face too x

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:40 am

      My husband says it's a wonder he's in as good condition as he is after all he put him through when he was younger!

  14. fivegoblogging

    26th January 2013 at 10:42 pm

    My teddy and Percy the Penguin and the husband's teddy/panda are proudly displayed on my daughters shelves. She is very protective of them.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:41 am

      That's lovely 🙂 I know one of the children (my husband has 9 all together) will carry on looking after him for years to come 🙂

  15. Pippa Ainsworth

    26th January 2013 at 11:05 pm

    He is a very beautiful bear and clearly has had a lot of love over the years. My bear sits on top of the wardrobe in our bedroom, well out of reach of my very heavy-handed toddler!

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 8:42 am

      The girls are quite gentle now but it wasn't always the case and ted had to be put out of the way when they were younger!

  16. Jaime Oliver

    27th January 2013 at 9:04 am

    that bear is gorgeous, it looks very well loved!

  17. Coombe Mill

    27th January 2013 at 9:04 am

    I have one that could be his twin! *of an era*

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Maybe they are long lost twins?! 🙂

  18. Sonia Constant

    27th January 2013 at 11:40 am

    WOW that looks like a well kept bear… 🙂 x

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I reckon he's got another 50 years in him! 🙂

  19. Susan

    27th January 2013 at 11:41 am

    A seriously beautiful bear. I can see why your girls love him

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:48 pm

      I fear arguments when they're older over who's going to have him!

  20. The Musing Housewife

    27th January 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Aww, such a gorgeous bear!! I have a knitted sheep I've had since I was a baby and he's considerably flatter than the bear! 😀

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:50 pm

      His stuffing has done well to last the years; his fur….not so much!

  21. Claire Toplis

    27th January 2013 at 4:23 pm

    You need a Teddy bears picnic

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:50 pm

      I might have to mention it to the girls when the weather warms up. They'd LOVE to have a teddy bears picnic with him!

  22. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily

    27th January 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Aw that's gorgeous – he must be well taken care of x

  23. 40s Chic

    27th January 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I love your photo. I still have my teddy bear, he has pride of place on my bed, along with a 'Best Mummy' teddy that Dot bought me.

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Awww I love things with Best Mummy on! I look forward to Mother's Day because they always buy me something, be it a keyring, fridge magnet etc saying Best Mummy 🙂

  24. TheBoyandMe

    28th January 2013 at 4:28 pm

    That is an absolutely divine teddy bear; well loved! I like the staging of the photograph too!

    Thanks for linking up

    1. shelllouise

      31st January 2013 at 3:53 pm

      It wasn't until after I took the photo that I realised he was next to the old books…his home is right there on the book shelf which is obviously the perfect place for him 🙂

  25. Jo of Jo's Nursery

    30th January 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Gorgeous teddy. Wish I had one like that

  26. Mari's World

    2nd February 2013 at 8:20 am

    He's adorable, an absolute darling and looks very well loved indeed

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