Customer Spotlight: New best friends

Last year, Natalie bought Willow, the Golden-Green Eyed, Sandy Blonde Mongolian Lamb Recycled Fur Teddy Bear. Now Willow has a buddy to hang out with. Sebastian, the Jet Black Persian Lamb Recycled Real Fur Teddy Bear joined Willow last month and now they’re chilling in Calgary, AB together!

Natalie sent me these photos of the two new besties hanging together! Great photos — Thanks so much, Natalie!

Willow’s such a hippie and Sebastian is so neat!

Want a bear of your own? These lamb fur bears are available now, at elle Vintage:

Rain, the Light Grey Curly Mongolian Lamb Recycled Vintage Fur Real Fur Teddy Bear
Jacques, the Jet Black Persian Lamb Real Fur Teddy Bear






New this week!

Each day, I make sure that all of my orders are created and sent out for delivery on time. Sometimes I’m actually running from room to room, just to beat the clock until the time I have to bolt out the door to make it to the post office before they close!

There are also a lot of administrative, communications, marketing and promotional tasks that must be done every day to keep my online shop relevant and competitive.

..but my day is NOT complete unless I take the time to make at least one new item and list it at elle Vintage.

Every Thursday, my blog will feature all of the new things I have made and listed in the past week. When you see the elle Vintage blog email floating in your sea of emails that says “New this week!” take a minute to check it out!

Here are the new things I have created and listed this past week.

Luscious Glowing Mint Green Faux Lamb Fur Large Pom Pom
Fluffy 5+ Inch Recycled Fur, Detachable Coyote Fur Pom Pom
Faux Grey Beige Red Fox Fur 3.5-Inch Pom Pom for Baby’s Knit Hat
Light Beige Sandy Blonde Coyote Fur Pom Poms for Your Knit Hat


Dark Pink Alpaca Acrylic Blend Hand Knit Women’s Winter Hat
Asymmetrical Vibrant Beige and Black Coyote Fur Pom Pom



Mookie, the Gold Eyed, Black Mink Fur Artist Collectible Teddy Bear




Brass toes make them more original, distinctive, and collectible

From the time I started making teddy bears, I have often heard, “Oh..collectible teddy bears — like Steiff bears?”

This is a Steiff Teddy Bear!

I had never heard of them and had never actually googled them until today! So cute, and such an inspiring and interesting company history!

I had been told that each Steiff bear is branded with a metal logoed button on their ear, and that I should do the same on my bears. This was interesting to me, but I felt that a button on my bears’ ears would distract from the beauty of their faces. and besides, that had apparently already been done..

I decided that I would take advantage of the shape of the leather toes I make for each bear. I contacted Accessoires Magiques, a small casting company located in Montreal, specializing in the custom creation of metal tags.

grill3grill2I worked with Pat to design this antique brushed brass oval toe that I could sew onto the bears’ paws. Pat went above and beyond to customize them for me, even creating a slight bend in them to fit the curvature of the paw. I love them! From now on, all my bears will have one of these brass elle tags on the middle toe of their left foot 🙂


Chillins like villains. Willa and Hettie are available here — and they are 15% off, until June 12, using Coupon Code SHARETHELOVE at checkout.

Special Sale – 20% off Real Fur elle Vintage Recycled Fur Teddy Bears — Now until Tomorrow, May 22 at Midnight


If you ever had your eye on one of these sweethearts, maybe …now!

Visit and make one yours. At the checkout, enter Coupon Code: iwantone0517 and the price will magically reduce by 20%.

My real fur teddy bears are on sale now, until tomorrow at midnight, but each week for the next few weeks, I will be offering 20% off the product line in my shop that I have spent the day — cross-eyed and brain-fried — listing and tweaking on elle Vintage.

(PS: There is FREE SHIPPING for my very first online shop customer.)