Bearton Abbey is the home of siblings, Steerforth and Georgiana Beartram. Share in their daily escapades along with cousins, Burl and Pearl Cavedish of Cavedweller Hall, and friends who have yet to be revealed. Hobbs the butler always has something interesting to add making Barton a welcome and happy place indeed.

Friday, February 27, 2015

50 Shades of Mohair; A 'Bearody' (get it? instead of a parody it's a bearody?)

50 Shades of Mohair (with a touch of cat hair:).
Silvery gray, pearlescent white, coffee brown, tawny tan, dusky black…ahh, the enticing shades of teddy bear mohair. In the dusty corner of attics to the deep recesses of ambrosial scented cedar chests reside the tantalizingly cuddly cohorts of childhood. With the seductive allure of glassy eyes, soft embroidered lips, and moveable limbs, the teddy bear is childhood’s hero, guarding little ones from the ever present dangers lurking beneath beds or within the darkness of closets. These cuddly companions provide comfort, friendship, and unmitigated devotion. A dedicated lot, they endure a mélange of frivolity such as the provocative enticement of tea parties, late night sleepovers, not to mention dressing up in all manner of costuming engaging in make-believe play. Their cottony memories safeguard childhood secrets and confessions while woolly mohair is bathed in the salty tears of disenchantment.
What begins as a soft furry playmate slowly morphs into a ragged companion enduring loss of stuffing, mending, petting, and snuggling. Fur fades, mohair wears, and glass eyes are lost, yet these treasured comrades persist, evoking a sense of contentment and gratification lasting a lifetime. Surrender to the repressed yearning of childhood merriment by indulging in a night of peace and tranquility found in the cuddly companionship of a mohair teddy bear.