December 29, 2008

Christmas Teddy and Rocker

Here are two heirlooms that have warmed my Christmas decor for over twenty years.

The little rocker is now too small for my oldest son, and while the grandchildren may use it throughout the year, at Christmas time it belongs to the teddy bear which belonged to my youngest son.

This is a natural combination of heirlooms! The rocker was sanded and finished by an old friend. His expertise in wood finishing amazed me as he applied coat after coat of varnish, and sanded layer after layer to get just the sheen and finish he desired. Needless to say, it has been beautiful for almost forty years and has held up nicely to all the rough and tumble children can give.

The little teddy was made to fit into the Christmas decor when I dressed him in a Christmas outfit. The outfit was pretty much guess work as there were no patterns to fit this teddy! If you sew, give it a try - the fluffy teddy is very forgiving!


Carolyn said...

My family had 3 of these little rockers when I was growing up. Exactly like this one. We were a family of 8 and did they ever get used. Nice to see it in your blog. Brings back memories.

Mona said...

What a treasure to have in your family! There's nothing like having an item in your home, that a friend or relative made for you. The Teddy's a nice touch also.