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Nighty-night, Teddy: Do thoughts of Peru and pots of honey dance in your bear’s brain? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 09 December 2013 09:58

I don’t know about you, but I’m busy doing some Christmas dreaming! In between purchases, decorating the house (and the tree in about 5 days, 4 hours, 23 minutes), card sending, and holiday planning, I’m still finding time to just kick back and imagine how sweet the Noel celebration is going to be.

 
Thankful for Teddies: A cornucopia of Thanksgiving critters drops by for dinner! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 18 November 2013 11:19

By and large, we Americans are a happy people. Sure, we’re not breaking into song and tap-dancing to the corner like cast members of an old-fashioned MGM musical. But for the most part, we are all more similar to the folks who populated “Bye Bye Birdie” than the bedraggled masses in “Les Mis.”

 
Halloween Hijinks: Terrifying teddy bears, silly skeletons, and pumpkins galore! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:08

My friend Cam is a hoot! He’s big; he’s loud; he’s enormously creative. For Halloween—his favorite time of the year—he goes all out with his costuming. This year, he’s really pushing the envelope: a National Parks tourist during the government shutdown.

 

 
Beyond Kansas: The Wizard of Oz players are exceptional, collectible characters. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:33

Back in 1938, money had different value. Sure, a quarter was worth 25 cents and a nickel was the same as five pennies, but the buying power for each dollar was mind-blowingly tremendous as compared to today.

 
Dancing for Joy: Teddy bears in tutus and bunnies at the barre are artist favorites. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:20

Now that it’s October, to a lot of retailers’ minds, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to Christmas. Never mind that we haven’t even donned Halloween costumes yet, but there are hints of red and green and peppermint-striped tights in department stores and online. We are already racing toward a winter wonderland and a merry Noel.

 
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