These photos were taken on Sunday, November 1st at the Hunt Valley Christmas Teddy Bear Show & Sale. The tables, decorated individually by the artists, were very festive as were some of the artists themselves. It’s really fun when you get this many creative minds together. Many of the artists were in costumes of their own making and some were very original and imaginative. While I was not able to take a picture of every table or every costume, I hope these will give you a taste of the atmosphere of fun and friendship at the show.
Each photo has a short caption, but if you have any questions for me, feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer.
This is looking down a row of tables on one side of the show room.
This is a glimpse of my table. Remember the snowflakes from this post?
This was my view all day long - the wonderful Pat Murphy's table. There were many, many bears that could even tempt someone with a great deal of will power.
Marilyn Wagner's table who won the costume/table decoration award.
A stunning bear by the much loved Martha Burch.
These bears were created by Michelle Lamb. Any one will do!
These are not only my friends they are artists too! Frosty, aka Cindy Malchoff and Darlene Allen. Check out those socks. Could she be a rogue member of The Sock Brigade from this post of mine?
Cindy's table . ..
and Darlene's table.
A few of Mary Dowd's bears, a fellow North Carolinian. See her website.
Jacquie Pollitts table . . .
and Jacquie as a Christmas Tree Topper, complete with a lighted candle. Such creativity!
A tree full of teddy bears by Janet Wilson.
Just a few of the many bears on Sharon Barron's table.
Mary Kolar's pigs seemed to find new homes very quickly. It was a very piggy Christmas!
Alex Wilson and Mark McKay, show organizers. Yes, those are reindeer antlers.
Mark's wife Susan made these little puppies.
And last but not least, a table of Penny French's work - nothing flaky here.
Now if you have lasted this long and haven't laughed at least once, maybe this joke from Reader's Digest will do the trick:
During inspection, the new commander stopped and chatted up a corporal.
"How long have you been in the Marines?" he asked.
"Two years, eight months, and 24 days, sir," the corporal responded.
"Do you plan on reenlisting?"
"No, sir.""What are you going to do after discharge?"
"Cartwheels and handstands, sir."
Until next time -