Cuddly Cooks from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company

February 25, 2010 · 9 comments · Print This Post

in Erin Cooks On-The-Go, To Buy / To Try

Last Thursday you may have read an excited tweet from me exclaiming that I was going to see where Teddy Bears were born. Of course, as we were in Vermont at the time this could only mean one thing: a visit to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been making these cuddly toys for over twenty years,  and amazingly enough every bear is carefully designed, cut, sewn, stuffed, and stitched right in Vermont. Local business for the win!

One of the first bears I saw as CK and I entered the gift shop was sporting an adorable apron and chef’s hat.

This precious teddy was accompanied by his more sophisticated chef buddy who had apparently just graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and was thrilled at the thought of giving Anthony Bourdain a run for his culinary money.

I instantly knew I had to own one of these bears. I also realized then (and now) that this was a pretty irrational desire so I place the blame firmly on some sort of vacation induced shopper’s high. So now I’m the proud owner of an apron-clad teddy bear.

It’s currently still living inside the cozy box it came in as we’re moving soon, not to mention that I have no idea where I’m going to put it. Should Teddy live in clear view of company; perhaps perched on top of a baker’s rack? Or should he be relegated to the bedroom and whatever fate befalls him at the playful hands of Watson and Dexter? To let Teddy loose or not? That is the question… Whatever the outcome you can view more images of the Teddy Bear Factory on Flickr.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie February 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I’ve always wanted a Vermont Teddy Bear. I collect bears. Now I know which one I want! Hope you’re having an awesome vacation!


2 Kathy - Panini Happy February 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm

So cute! I’ll bet he’d enjoy a nice spot in the kitchen where he’s right at home 🙂


3 Hänni February 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Awww, I like the chef one. I say bakers rack all the way baby.


4 Abbey February 27, 2010 at 12:28 am

Way too Cute!!


5 crystal February 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

The bear needs to watch over you in the kitchen me thinks.


6 Melissa March 1, 2010 at 6:07 pm

They make me want to snuggle! 🙂


7 April March 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

My vote is to put him in the kitchen! I think he would make a cute addition to your baker’s rack.


8 zaza June 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

hi, this pic is awesome. i love it too much…appreciate if i could use it as a title background into my blog. Shall i?


9 Teddy Lover March 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Don’t put him in the kitchen he will get dirty. Leave him in the bedrooms to be played with. PS cute photo.


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