At our house the Teddy Bears rule.
This page is dedicated to them.

It is astonishing, really, how many thoroughly mature, well-adjusted grown-ups harbor a teddy bear--which is perhaps why they are thoroughly mature and well-adjusted. --Joseph Lempa --
thanks to Brenda Lindley-Anderson (aka Brenda Bear) for this quote.

Cuddly and warm, these calming creatures reassure me in the days of doubt when fears fly before reason and the world looms bleak instead of beautiful. The Teddy bear, all things to all ages, all sizes for all preferences, symbol that all is right with the world if one only believes.--Anonymous

Whoever said "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" would retract that statement after seeing the sparkle in a Teddy's eyes. - Lana T. Zeis

for the paws that refreshes, take time to hug your teddy bear! - from grandma tina, "TEDDY BEAR LADY" Springfield, MO

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Pictures of some
of our bears 

Teddy Bear Art by
Gail Gastfield.

More teddy quotes
and Ursine Legends

from the InTEDnet

(messages we've received from teddies and their friends from all over the world)

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The artwork on this and all of our pages is by Gail Gastfield.

This is a non-commercial site. No products are sold through this site. Some images are printed as posters or other gift products, and information for contacting the manufacturers is listed with those images. All artwork is copyrighted and may not be copied or reproduced without permission of the artist.

Other Web Sites for Arctophiles:

The Teddy Bear Times "Every bear's favourite magazine"

Paddington Bear This is the home of Paddington Bear on the web where you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the famous bear from Darkest Peru and his creator, Michael Bond. From Paddington Bear games to a Paddington Bear bulletin board, there is something here to please Paddington fans of all ages.

Van Antwerp Bears offers original handmade miniature teddy bears for sale.

Bearhaven: A small Bed & Breakfast in Shelburne Falls, MA that is a "rest home" for teddy bears; there are hundreds of them there, and it is an ideal place for a quiet getaway for anyone who loves teddy bears.

Boyds Bears 100% o-fishull gen-u-whine website for the Boyds Collection.

North American Bear Company home of Muffy Vanderbear®.Welcome to the whimsical world of North American Bear Co., Inc.! Our Classic Bear, Baby, Gift and Muffy VanderBear® Couture lines are noted for their distinctive charm and luxurious textures as well as their outstanding value, quality and safety.

Vermont Teddy Bears has over 100 Bears that make the perfect gift for holidays and other occasions. Every Bear comes in a colorful gift box with a free personalized card and a chocolate treat. It's a great gift idea and a creative alternative to sending flowers! Show you care, send a Bear!

The Teddy Bear Pic-nic The Teddy Bears are all having a wonderful time at the picnic.They hope that you will visit for a while... and have a great time as well.

The Great Teddy Bear Hug Sponsored by Brown Brehm Bears by award winning artist, Kelly Brown Brehm.

Teddy Bear Directory This directory has been in existence for over five years now. It has been through many changes. It is changing again! It is now divided into two distinct areas - one for the Stores and another for the Artists.

Steiff, the original German creator of the teddy bear. More than 1.5 million Steiff animals were produced over the last year. The main production facility is located in the German town of Giengen/Brenz.Over the years, Steiff GmbH has become the leading manufacturer of high-quality toys and collectors' items.

Cute Teddy ecard site -- another teddy bear greeting ecard service.

Pooh Corner is the only web site licensed by the Pooh Trustees in England. It is devoted to Peter Dennis's recordings of The Complete Works of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne and to Peter's one-man theatre show 'BOTHER!'

Disney Pooh, while not my favorite version of Pooh, here is the official Disney Pooh site.

Just Pooh: News, history, stories and more about Winnie the Pooh

Good Bears of the World (GBW) is a non profit organization which provides teddy bears to children of all ages, where love, solace, and comfort can make a difference.Firemen, policemen, emergency workers, psychologists, and grief counselors have discovered the teddy bear's magical healing power on children and families in traumatic situations.

Gund's official website for teddies and other plush. For more than a century, GUND has been creating Teddy Bears and other huggable toys recognized for their unique softness, quality and design. Founded in 1898 by German immigrant, Adolph GUND, making GUND the oldest plush toy company in the United States. One of the first to design and produce Teddy Bears in the early 1900's.

Dean's Bears
Britain's oldest teddy bear manufacturer.

Hermann Teddy German teddy bear maker.

The beauty and tradition of the Teddy Bear is timeless, as are the memories and traditions that follow. Cooperstown Bears is a compilation of historic relics, honored legends, and a little hope and dreams.

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