Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November giveaway

My love affair with stuffed animals started at an early age when I got my Teddy as a gift the day I was born. From the tender age of too young to comprehend things, he became my best friend. He has been with me through two surgeries, several hospitalizations, and too many breakups to count. He never talks back, is always there to listen and give a bear hug, and is the best friend a girl could possibly ask for. I believe that you are never too old to cuddle with your teddy bear.

Since Harrods is reknown for its teddy bear collection, I knew that there was no way that I could go in there and not come out with a bear. On my first trip to England in 2000, I walked out with this one,

and in September, Harrod the teddy bear was added to my collection.


The website doesn't have an exact picture of mine, but he is a beautiful caramel color instead of the white.

Since I would like to share the love, this month's giveaway will be a stuffed animal from Harrods' collection. After spending more time than I would like to admit on the site looking at all of the bears, I could not decide on which one to use for the giveaway, so it will be a surprise. Whichever one looks at me with its big brown bear eyes and says "MRM buy me" will be the one that goes home with me.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me if you have a favorite stuffed animal that has stood the test of time for one entry. Become a follower for a second entry. For a third entry, blog about this giveaway. For a fourth entry, follow me on twitter and post about this on twitter (@whaleflipflops). You can also get one entry for every person who enters that you referred. This giveaway will run until midnight EST on Monday, November 9th. TLS will draw the winner and I will post it on Tuesday or after I get back.

44 comments:

  1. I have a stuffed dog that R my fiancee gave me when we first started dating (when we were 14!! eek!). It has made it more than 8 years!

    I'm also a follower and twitter follower :)

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  2. Two:

    1. Theadore Bearington - a stuffed bear I got when I was born. Still have his original outfit. He's been through it all, including a terrible stomach flu when I was in first grade and he got washed about three times that week. Poor guy.

    2. Elenore - a cabbage patch doll (an original one - when they were all cloth) from when I was born. She's also been through the ringer, tho there are doll makers that are able to work on these original dolls so she's been patched up a few times. He yarn hair is still all there, tho it has smelled better days. Also still have her original outfit, tho I keep it in tissue in my closet b/c its falling apart.

    And I'm your stalker.

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  3. I have a stuffed bear that used to seem so big. he's really only about two feet long. I use him as my pillow. I'm 18, i got him when I was five. His name is Brownie. I love him!!

    I love the police bear!!! I'm thinking about persuing criminal justice in college, so i love that one ;D

    +1 I tweeted at twitter.com/haleymathiot
    +1 posted at http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/2009/10/contests.html
    +1 I follow RSS

    thanks for the awesome contest!! haleymathiot at yahoo.com

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  4. My Cabbage Patch Kid still sits in her pink party dress in my old bedroom at my parents'. I would bring her home with me, in anticipation of my future daughter, but I fear that my black lab furbaby would love her too much!!

    I'm a follower, and will tweet it!!

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  5. I actually collected bears as a kiddo nd have trunks and tupperware bins FULL of them but the one that means themost to me is my bear Rodney. He was a white soft bear that my uncle Doug brough home from China for me when I was 3. He is so worn and loved that he really isnt so soft any more (except behind his knees a little bit). I have him wrapped in a soft bag so one day I can give him to my first Child!
    I also had a Cabbage Patch Kid named Nora who went EVERYWHERE with me untill I was probably 12 or 13.... we had matching outfits and when we went on vacation to Disney my Aunt Kim ALWAYS made her a new Princess outfit! My Dad still refers to her as Patch when he sees us in pictures! She is also tucked away waiting to have a new home with a daughter when I have one!!!
    I am a follower and a twitter follower :)

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  6. This is a great giveaway!! I loveee my stuffed lamb... xxxooo

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  7. 1. I have a bear (in storage) from Dairy Queen of all places. My father bought it before I was born.

    2. I follow this blog!

    3. Blogged about this entry at http://ellesquarednet.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaways-for-114.html

    4. Followed you on Twitter and tweeted (@ellesquarednet)

    And I was referred from Mint Juleps & Magnolias!

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  8. I have tons of stuffed animals but my favorite is one with a big plaid bow on his neck and I named him Tom a very long time ago!

    Became a follower too!

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  9. I have had tons of stuffed animals growing up. I am not sure if my carebears are my favorite or if my military bear is, but I still love to collect teddy bears :)

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  10. My favorite stuffed animal is a white bear that I got for valentine's day when i was younger from my mom. I still have it and love it.

    + I follow the blog

    lauren,
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  11. I have a stuffed cow that I have had since I was very little that I love. I am a follower as well as a twitter follower.

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  12. My E.T doll has stand the test of time!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I have a stuffed bear, Lovey - that I've had since I was born. Mine has had to have surgery as well! And I'm also a follower of yours!

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  14. What a nice giveaway!

    I have a Pooh Bear from when I was a baby...it has been around the world, dried a lot of tears and now sits on my dresser :O)
    My son got a Pooh Bear when he was born too!

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  15. I have a bunny, appropriately named Bunny. He's grey and has been holding a lace butterly since I was a baby. At this point, his grey is much darker than it used to be, and that poor lace butterfly might be missing a wing. But he's mine and will never leave me :). I used to cry if I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't find him.

    (I'm also a follower)

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  16. I have a little pink piggy that my dad gave me when I was in the hospital with pneumonia when I was 6.

    I follow

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  17. I can't in good conscience enter this giveaway because the only stuffed animals I have are for my dog.. and he likes to take the nose and eyes off of them. Though he does adore and sleep with his:)

    I am a follower though:)

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  18. My fav stuffed animal is a monkey given to me by my dad when I was 1... I still have him.

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  19. I had a grey burro, stuffed, and I named him Donkey, and he slept with me for years.


    cdziuba@aol.com

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  20. I still have my stuffed dog (Toby) that I got when I was 4.

    ajoyfulnoise@live.com

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  21. My husband had a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal he received as a child and still has today

    ajcmeyer at go dot com

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  22. What a fabulous give away!!! I'm a follower of course and I've posted on my sidebar.

    I have a teddy bear that I adore. He sits on my dresser now and I just grin every time I see him. I've only had him a few years but he's so special to me. My Dad gave him to me for Valentine's Day after our Mom died. She was always the one to do gifts so this was so hard for him. I'll never let that bear go.

    Ellie also has a special stuffed cat named Chili that she got the day my Mom passed. She found him in the gift shop at the hospital and Chili has sad green eyes. Ellie asked me if I thought his Grandma was dying too and I immediately purchased him. Chili goes every where with Ellie even to this day.

    XOXO

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  23. I have a stuffed gray monkey named Jaco that was given to me in the hospital when I was born--30 years ago. He's big and cuddly and still gives me a hug when I need one. :)

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  24. I still have a teddy bear that my brother won for me at a local fair over 40 years ago that I used to sleep with when I was small. He's missing an eye (but I have it in my jewelry box) and he could probably use a washing, but he's still here.

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  25. I have a stuffed Tigger decked out for Christmas that I've had for years and keep out all year round since he's my fave Disney character

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  26. When I was little the Budweiser Clydesdale horses where in my town. We went to see them and they were beautiful. They had stuffed horses for sale and I got one. I love the horse and the memory of that wonderfuly day. He held up very well.

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  27. I have a faded yellow teddy bear that rattles when he is shaken; I was given him as soon as I was born - he was actually waiting in my bassinet! My other favorite stuffed animal is the koala my boyfriend brought me from Australia! :)

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  28. I adore all things Harrods so I fell in love with your blog when I saw this give away!! I have a special teddy bear given to me by my brother. He served in the military and my bear served me every night I missed him! I'm a new follower & will blog about this tomorrow :)

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  29. I love Harrods! My favorite is a Paddington Bear that I've had since I was a little girl my most prized bear is by R. John Wright and has an adorable sailor hat. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  30. I have a stuffed ewok from the Return of the Jedi movie. It is a stuffed Wicket.

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  31. I have a white (now grey) teddy bear named snowflake that I got for christmas when I was 7 years old. He's down in the laundry room on a shelf with my husbands old stuffed animal dog that he also got when he was 7. Both are really well loved. They are too cute together!

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  32. I have the teddy bear that my father had when he was a baby which is 77 years old.

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  33. My first stuffed animal was a giant panda and a smaller size panda. The giant panda was a least 3 feet tall. They both survived me, my sister, my brother and then my little sister (a period of 12 years) While I don't have them anymore I will always remember them with love. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I have a teddy bear I loved as a child and now my oldest plays with it!!

    I am also a follower :)

    Hope you are having fun!!

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  35. Oh my gosh!!! I've been a long time Harrod's fan and then to have a cupcake on top of that?! I just about died when I saw today's reveal!!!! I can't put into words how much I'd love to win!

    I've had a Sad Sam dog since I was born. I love looking back at baby pictures where he was actually bigger than me! 26 years later he's withstood the test of time.

    I'm a long time blog and Twitter follower.

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  36. All my stuffies are my loves... However, I still have the little lamb (well medium) that was given to me at birth. SHE has matted fur now and shows the wear of being loved but otherwise is still in great shape for being (cough) years old... love her.. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I have two:

    1. New Puppy- a Steiff dog my daddy got the day I was born. When I was two I dropped New Puppy when my mom were on a walk in the neighborhood. She didn't realize it until my dad got home from work that night and brought him inside. Daddy had run over him! But being the great daddy he was, he was able to fluff him back up and said he looked just like a new puppy and that's how New Puppy got his name.

    2. Sam- he's a "Wrinkle", a popular stuffed dog from the '80s. I got him in 5th grade and named him Sam after one of my summer camp counselors I thought was cute.

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  38. Oh I have the most beat up little bunny that I have had since I was little and to this day I get all excited when I see bunnies!! And her name... oh yea real creative ~ bunnie!! Ha ha ha! :)

    And you know I'm a follower and I just tweeted about how cute your giveaway is!! I just about died when I saw his little cupcake scarf!!

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  39. This is so dorky, but my favorite stuffed animal was a stuffed Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh! I always felt bad for him because his house would break, so as a kid I thought snuggling with him would make him feel better, hahaha. Love your blog!!

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  40. Also-I'm now a follower of your blog and on twitter, just tweeted about this AND am posting back on my blog :)

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  41. I have a bear dressed in an alpine type outfit that my then boyfriend, now husband of 27 years, won for my at the county fair. His name is Chester and he's priceless to me. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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