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Maggie2bears


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Washington State USA
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TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists

Gender

Female

Your Full Name

Maggie Buchanan

Location / Country

Washington State...USA

Website Address

I Don't have a website

Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

No I am not

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

I don't

How long have you made bears or dolls?

I am not an artist

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?

Yes

How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

700+ at last count

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

The Face

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

My very favorite style of teddy bear has to be antique steiff or a artist bear that can replicate that same look.  Size doesn't matter as I have various sizes....  I am fond of the browns & blond mohair but I like other colors as well....I guess I am a traditionalist when all is said & done.

Are you a Doll Collector?

yes

How many Dolls does your collection hold?

100+

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

Her overall Charm

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

I like a variety of dolls..... Antique German & French dolls, Rag dolls vintage & Artist  made and I am also fond of Fantasy dolls........I'm not sure if they qualify as a doll....but I also have a large collection of Santas....a few antique, but mostly artist made. Again for the most part I love traditional antique dolls......

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

 I started when I was a child loving Teddy bears & dolls.  I have some of my childhood toys left, but sadly a lot were stolen....mostly the Steiff bears. When my children were teens, I started collecting bears again....It started by just adding a few to what I had & it sprang from there......  Then my interests also turned to antique dolls....So as they say...

That is that !!  I guess I still am always on the look out to find the teds from my past that got taken.....Not sure it's possible to replace them.