You know those sayings . . . "You get what you ask for" and "Careful what you wish for". . . well I take them very seriously. That little feeling that says you'll find what you are looking for happens every so often too. I never ignore it. Well lately I have been dreaming of lovely Steiff Bears.
There is an Antique Market not too far away that I actually didn't know about ~ how could that be!?!?! It is about 45 minutes from my house so I went last Sunday to check it out. It is only open 1 day a week, on Sunday. I had visions of Teddy Bears dancing in my head. I was convinced I was going to find a nice big Steiff Bear for cheap. . . . and I did . . . sort of. I guess I'll need to provide more specific details to "the Universe" next time.
This lovely bear is likely a grand 20 inches when he is standing. He looks like Steiff to me. The thing I wasn't expecting was a tin bear, lol. Mohair would have been nice! This cutie is a big tin sign. It was only $5 though, so yes, I guess I did find a nice big Steiff bear for cheap : )