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Me to You Tatty Teddy Bears

Updated on September 8, 2014

England's Popular Grey Bear with the Blue Nose

Me to You Tatty Teddy is an adorable, soft cuddly creature. But many people ask why he's grey, not brown like others of his plush kind. The tale of how Tatty Teddy got his name and his grey colouring with the blue nose is an adorable story, which you can hear and see in its animated form by clicking the link below to the "Me to You" official website.

This fine bear has a few different names, actually, depending on where you find him. In the UK, he's known as Tatty, but in the USA he used to also be called Tattered.

Whichever name you prefer, you can buy this lovable bear along with his clothing and bedding right here. You can also find FREE activities in the link section below. Think of all the cute options for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, and other times you just want to say, I love you. And of course, don't forget about gifts for fans.

The Story of Tatty Teddy the grey blue nosed bear
The Story of Tatty Teddy the grey blue nosed bear

Why Is He Different?

A Loveable and Cuddly Grey Bear Gets a Second Chance

A grey teddy bear? With a blue nose?

Who is Tatty Teddy, and why doesn't he look like other bears? Well, there's a very good reason, actually.

If you look at him closely, you can tell by his eyes that he's had a rough life. This cute little guy was abandoned in an old house along with other unwanted items.

Click here for rest of his story

Collecting Tatty

I first saw these adorable soft toys back in the late '90s while living in Romania. I couldn't resist buying a few, which started my collection.

Since that time, I have traveled to several countries and bought both the tiny teddies and the regular-sized ones. I also have a themed T-shirt (which my granddaughter wears now) ... and a coffee mug ... and stationary. I love the cute cards.

My friends laughed at me for stopping in the toy stores, but they all fell in love with my Tatty Teddy when they saw him. He is, after all, hard to resist. Nearly impossible, I say.

Now I use the smallest ones in my collection for my themed Christmas Tree, pictured here.

Meeting Blue-Nosed Friends and other Tatty Teddy Videos - My favorite bear is lonely and wants to make friends

Watch this short videos and you're sure to fall in love with Tatty Teddy too.

Cute Accessory Items

As someone who's really attached to my Tatty Teddies, I can tell you that all of these themed items and specialty bears really are cute, and I wouldn't mind having them all myself. Well, the border wouldn't fit in in my room, but it would be great for a child's bedroom.

These items are for the non-European market as the products are from Amazon dot com.

Me to You Tatty Teddy Bear 4" (10.16 Cm) Deckchair Bear
Me to You Tatty Teddy Bear 4" (10.16 Cm) Deckchair Bear

Bears love the beach, too, you know. This one comes complete with his own folding chair, perfect for watching the waves roll in, even if just in his (or your) own imagination.

 
Tatty Teddy Bear Girls Nursery and Bedroom Wall Decals, Pink/Grey
Tatty Teddy Bear Girls Nursery and Bedroom Wall Decals, Pink/Grey

What a great way to add this lovable bear to a child's room, a kitchen perhaps, maybe an otherwise blah dorm room. These removable and easily movable wall decals won't leave a sticky mess behind.

 
Me to You Tatty Teddy Headphones - Blue
Me to You Tatty Teddy Headphones - Blue

They've really covered all the bases when it comes to the Tatty theme. Sure, your bear can wear these when you aren't, but these are real working headphones with a super cute motif.

 

Giving Tatty Teddy Items as Gifts - Amazon UK - fast shipping and savings

Tatty Teddy
Tatty Teddy

Finding Tatty Teddy Bears

Looking for gorgeous Me to You Tatty Teddy Bears for your child, or as a gift for a loved one?

These adorable bears are a little different from your standard teddy bear, and so your child will enjoy the gift of such a unique teddy bear. There is also a Get Well Soon bear for anyone not feeling so well. Such fun bears to collect. Enjoy looking through the range and choosing the Tatty Teddy Bear that is perfect for your little one!

The Me to You Grey-Nosed Bear on eBay - Items currently up for bid....

You can find great deals and rare items up for auction or available on a buy-it-now basis.

A Few Fuzzy Friends from My Own Collection - Small Me to You Teddies I Bought in Amsterdam

Small  Christmas Tatty Teddy's
Small Christmas Tatty Teddy's

There was a shop in Amsterdam full of these little bears. It took me a long time to decide which ones to get, because I would have taken all of them home if I could have.

You always know which are Me to You Tatty Teddy bears because of the words on the foot, the little patch(es) on the body, and that special, sewed up look.

If you listened to the animated story, you'll know why he's got all these patches and stitching.

Cute Tatty Teddy Gifts

I bought several of these plush bears in different currencies across Europe -- at the airport in Amsterdam, gift shops in the Czech Republic, a card shop in Romania, and a toy store in Budapest. There are so many cute Tatty Teddy items for sale, and my absolute favourite is the stuffie itself. Everyone has their preference, so go ahead and click on the Amazon.UK or the Amazon USA links, as well as the other ones and see what you like best.

Amazon UK Picks

Tatty Teddy is so cute you just can't help loving him.

Blue Nosed Friend Tatty Puppy
Blue Nosed Friend Tatty Puppy

Shaggy Grey Blue Nosed Tatty Puppy

Where do you find Tatty Puppy

You can get your own Tatty Puppy anywhere they sell The Blue Nose Bear and his friends. I am sure you will love him just as much as I do!



Find Me to You Bears at Hamleys of London - Biggest Toy Store in London

Hamleys supports Rainbow Trust Children's Charity , a charity that provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Me to You iPhone Apps

iPhone App's for sending e-cards and more


Tatty Teddy has an app for the iPhone and it also works with the iPad and iPod touch.

First you first have to have iTunes. Me to You Occasions app link after which you can send different e-cards directly from your iPhone, or other i product.

Also if you use Facebook you might be interested in the iTunes UK FB page.

Colour Tatty and make stickers that you can print or share online with this app Colouring App for iPhone, iPads, and the iPod touch.

Facebook My Place

Me to You: My Place Facebook Game
Me to You: My Place Facebook Game

The main goal for this Facebook game is to find friends, blue-nosed friends to be exact. If you liked the old Farmville, you'll like this one.

Click here to play the Me to You: My Place game

Me to You Tatty Teddy Bear Activities and e-cards


You can draw your own grey, blue-nosed bear, or send an e-card , or even play some games online. If you want something for the kids to do offline, then you can download the FREE Teddy Bears colouring pages. All of these links relate to the Me to You Tatty Teddy.

Photo Credits

Photos by Kathy McGraw

The Tatty Teddy Graphics in the Intro and the one of Tatty Teddy freezing with the green scarf were used with permission from Bebo.com

The other Photographs are from my own collection.

I love my stuffies and had a lot of fun collecting them. Do you have any Tatty Teddy's?

Tell us what you think of England's famous grey bear

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Great lens and I can see why it's so successful. LOve it.

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      MatijaB LM 4 years ago

      I have a lot of Teddies from my childhood gifts.

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      Fay 4 years ago from Cornwall, UK

      I love tatty teddies.

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      Genesis Davies 4 years ago from Guatemala

      Cute little teddy! I've seen cross-stitch designs of him before, but didn't realize it was a specific bear.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Stopping back by to wish you a happy 'Teddy Bears Picnic' day!

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      Morgannafay 4 years ago

      Tatty teddy is so adorable! I've never heard of either teddy before, but I can see why he's so loved. :)

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      stacytm lm 4 years ago

      I loved the video, it was a bit scary at first!

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      I have some Tatty teddies. They are gifts from my friends.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Aaaaawww, I like tatty teddy blue nosed bear already. Yo have been blessed.

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      Very cute lens, Kathy! This is a repeat visit. . .

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I have brown teddy bears. I have white teddy bears. I have a black and even a green(ish) teddy bear. But I DON'T have a gray teddy bear with a blue nose. That should be remedied someday. I do plan to stop in and see England someday in the not too distant future, so maybe one will have to come home with me.

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      Tatty Teddy's are SO cute and this is such an adorable lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      I've purchased the Me To You products before, including key chains and photo frames. They are very-well and beautifully made. Great lens!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Though I don't have a sweet Tatty Teddy, I do have a collection of teddy bears, each with his own special story. Tatty Teddy is adorable!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      New to me also. What a cute bear. So glad you introduced this bear to us.

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      Everyday-Miracles 5 years ago

      I've always loved these bears. When I lived in England, they were my favorites! I had a collection of Me to You mugs. I wish I still had them now since I can't find these in the States :(

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Tatty Teddy is new to me. Cute one.

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      Fairies_of_the_mist 5 years ago

      I love tatty teds thanks for a great lens

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      Susan300 5 years ago

      Never saw Tatty Teddy before. Now, I want one! :)

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Oh! We have one cute little Tatty Teddy in a white knitted sweater and he's just too cute. My teen daughter sleeps with him and takes him wherever she goes. I bet he's going skiing in Austria with us this weekend :) Now I only have to tell her his name is Tatty as we didn't have a clue. Thanks for letting us know Kathy. Blessed!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Looks cute! Happy New Year!

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      bharat01 5 years ago

      It is a very nice lens, my sister loves teddy bears...., and even on her every birthday, she tells me, hey you have to give me a big teddy bear as my birthday gift, hehehehehe......, They looks really very cute........:)

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      Ken McVay 5 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia

      Lovely teddy! Merry Christmas from a chilly & overcast Vancouver Island!

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      It is a really cute bear. Tatty Teddy is cuddly! But it's the first time I hear about Tatty Teddy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cute teddy :D

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Liked your Tatty Teddies before - returning to bless them now I no longer have chains to a neighborhood ;)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I don't have any so I am not very familiar with it. I enjoyed reading about Tatty Teddy though.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You can buy Me to You gifts online here: www.metoyouinternational.com

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Ahh, these are so cute. I think I want one for myself. Thanks for sharing these Tatty teddy bears with us.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Hey there,

      I jus' linked this page in my newest page so's others can find the Tatty Teddy gifts, too. I think they are so adorable. The page will be published very soon. Thanks for sharing such fun information 'bout this little teddy bear.

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      elyria 5 years ago

      This is so adorable! I would love to get this cute Tatty Teddy bear with blue nose for myself :) His cute blue nose will match my blue eyes and we will be best cuddling friends!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Okay now I am officially in love with Tatty Teddy bears. My heart is lost to their adorable cuddliness...I'm writing my letter to Santa now.

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      Laniann 5 years ago

      So cute! I don't have a Tatty Teddy but, I sure would like one. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Light-in-me 5 years ago

      I had never heard of him, but he is so cute. I love teddy bears.

      Nice lens,

      Robin :)

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      raegal75 5 years ago

      I've never seen Tatty Teddy, but he sure is a sweetie! Great Lens! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I have never heard of Tatty Teddy before, but I absolutely ADORE this lens. This is awesome. I'm sure it will take me several visits just to see, read, view and hear it all. I love it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Adorable, I want one! I love teddy bears of any kind but this one is special.

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Tattered Teddy is adorable!. It must be exciting for little girls to wear the same clothes as their Tatty Teddy :)

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      My first introduction. So Cuddly.

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      kguru1979 lm 6 years ago

      Cute teddy lens ... I love it ..!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      I like tatty teddy..Cute lens:)

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Tatty Teddie is very special. He's now featured on and lensrolled to my SquidAngel lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      it so cute and fluffy

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: What a lovely thing to do for your "sad" teddy bear....I hope both of you feel better with that knitted pullover :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Teddy Bears of all sorts, my original Teddy really makes me feel old when I look at him, I had him as a baby, he was bigger than I was, but he really looks very sad now. I knitted him a colorful pullover the other day to make him (and me!) fell better!

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Hello, thanks for sharing!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Oh wow I never heard of this Bear! what a cute bear and lens...I have a collection of bears, one that I received as a gift the day I came to America, I still have it minus the music box inside...when I was young I was afraid of house fires and the bear I loved sleept next to me, so I could 'save' it.

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a cute bear! Very nice lens.

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      How cute!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Never heard of Tatty Teddy before, but he's adorable and I love teddybears. Enjoyed your lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Who would ever abandon someone with the adorability of Tatty Teddy? I think things are magically working out better for him by the way he got the star on the tree. Yup, it's the night times.....this is so adorable and I see Tatty Teddy found you a purple star!

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      I've never heard of Tatty Teddy before. He's so cute and so sad. Like so many little people I know.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Would you believe that I am meeting Tatty Teddy for the first time right here? I have got to get out more. I love him and thank you for introducing me.

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      Yume Tenshi 6 years ago

      This tattered little bear needs the support of some evil minions!! :) Simply too cute.. *rushes off before his street cred gets questioned*

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Tatty Teddie is so adorable! Thank you for the introduction!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @LisaMarieGabriel: Lisa...Tatty will be happy to know he had wings come visit him today :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Blessing a favourite :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Kathy...I am hoping if I am good that I get one too :)

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      nukemdomis lm 6 years ago

      Never heard of a Tatty Teddy until right now. I'll have to read some more.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE Tatty Teddy Bears Kathy! I don't have one, but sure wish I did! Maybe if I am good this year? - Kathy

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I love Tatty Teddy! Delightful lens, Kathy.

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Tatty is adorable!

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      This lens on Tatty Teddy is doing really well, Kathy. Congratulations!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @Wednesday-Elf: Why Pat...didn't know you had wings...Tatty will sure be happy :) Thank you....

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I loved meeting Tatty Teddy for the first time ever and learning his darling story. I love plush animals, and this is a really special one. Now that I've acquired some 'wings', I've returned to leave you and Tatty Teddy some special SquidAngel dust...

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @GrowWear: Mimi...he sure was :)

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Tatty Teddy was made for hugs. So adorable!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @luvmyludwig lm: Crystal...oh he sure is. He just makes you want to hug him ;)

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      luvmyludwig lm 6 years ago

      He is just the most adorable teddy!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @Heather426: Thanks Heather...isn't he just adorable...I found him originally in Eastern Europe, and fell in love.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love Tatty Teddy! lensrolling to my Teddy Bear Gifts page. Great!

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @Wednesday-Elf: Pat...both of us love stuffies and soft toys :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @Stazjia: Carol- that sounds magical...sort of like the movie Miracle on 24th Street where they have that big toy store :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @enslavedbyfaeries: Thanks for coming by and meeting Tatty...:)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @indigoj: Hey Nickie....we learn something new every day... LOL :)

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      Stopped by to thank you for your kind words, and found this lovely tatty teddy! Isn't he cute? I've seen the Me to You Teddy greetings cards in our shops... never knew his story though.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 6 years ago

      Tattered Teddy is simply adorable! :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Kathy, you know I love stuffed animals, so thanks for introducing me to Tatty Teddy. I've never heard of him before, but he sure is cute. Love the blue nose!

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      Carol Fisher 6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Lovely lens, Kathy, and what a sweet teddy bear. When I was a small child we lived near London and my brother and I were taken to Hamleys Toy Store every year a few weeks before Christmas. It was like paradise for two young children.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I didn't realize you were that close...let's plan a shopping day during my visit :)

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @LadyFlashman: Thanks ...and as you see by one of the other comments...an adult did get one of these for a Valentines Gift :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a cute Tatty Teddy Bear you have here! I want one like this one too! Luckily, for once, a featured toy is available not so far from my hometown - UK's only 1:30 by boat - and I love shopping at Marks & Spencer! Wonderful lens, Kathy!

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      LadyFlashman 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very lovable, the kind of bear that a child would keep into adulthood as keepsake! Gorgeous lens.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @callinsky lm: Cindy they are very collectible...and they recently released Tatty Teddy 2010 World Cup Bears. I didn't start my collection because of this though...I just thought they were "so cute" and they were so different from my other teddy bears.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      @dancerene: My very first Tatty Teddy I bought in 1999 for that same reason. He just looked so sad, but so cute that I had to take him home with me ;)

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      callinsky lm 6 years ago

      Now I know why you love Tattered Teddies. They are fabulously adorable. These would make wonderful collector gifts.

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      what a cute teddy!!! I cud just cuddle it now..great presentation Kathy

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      dancerene 6 years ago

      I have a Tatty Teddy... a tiny one sitting in a heart-shap plastic case. It's a Valentine's Day's gift.

      I love Tatty Teddy... it appeals to me more than other Teddy Bear. Perhaps it looks kind of sad, so there's a part of me that want to give it some love?

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