Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bears!...

After a summer of camping and bluegrass festivals and then a busy fall of working a second job for nearly three months I'm slowing down and in the spirit of a bear, starting to hibernate for the winter. I have several bear friends that will hibernate with me! These bears are a few of my favorites... the sketch in the back was drawn by our local highschool art teacher, a gift from a friend. Some of the others have been gifts, some I purchased myself.

This mirror hangs above the little table,... the three tiny bears, one of brass and two of carved wood belonged to my grandmother. Frances,... 1875 - 1963.

On the bottom of the table is a little birch bark canoe. Some of my most peaceful evenings were in my old canoe years ago. This little gift reminds me of times gone by.

Those that have read my blog this past summer know that I enjoy camping on the St.Lawrence River where I can watch the freighters go by. On a whimsical note, here is a bear that goes along on those camping trips to the river,... he is called "Looking for Ships!" When camping on the river, he hangs from a shelf over the camper window keeping watch with his telescope.

9 comments:

Shellmo said...

Your bear collection is great! And I'm sure they're priceless to you for the memories they hold.

Denise said...

Nice collection. I really like the old brass and wood bears best.

Our house, not our cabin, is just off the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River. We love to watch the 'Salties' and 'Lakers' go up and down the river.

Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

Great bear collection! Love all your birchbark, too. Makes me feel right at home.

Laurie and Chris said...

You have a very nice bear collection.

montucky said...

There's just something about a bear, especially a Black Bear. It's always a treat to encounter one, although I'm not overly fond of the Griz.

Cedar ... said...

Thanks you all for your comments,... and Denise, to be able to watch the ships from your house must be fascinating. And Montucky,.. I don't think anyone would like to meet a grizzley on the trail,.. hey, I wouldn't even want to come face to face with a black! I have had a black in my back yard a few years ago and watching through the window was close enough!

{i}Post said...

We love bears too! We don't have many here in rural Harford County, Maryland, but in Garrett County, where we have a cabin, there are many! What a great collection. Our decorating styles are very similar!

Shellmo said...

Hi Cedar - come check out my blog today - you are a runner up!

City Mouse said...

You are totally Adirondacked out with all the neat bears, the twig accessories, and the birch bark! It' really become my favorite decorating vernacular. I love that in the traditional camp stuff you often found Asian touches too, because of the Victorian eras love for Japanese ornaments. Lots of paper umbrellas and such. Neat stuff! (The brass are my favorite!)