Vintage Hospital 2

The Main Ward of Ambrosia's Vintage Teddy Bear Hospital is already full to bursting, so she has opened a second section! Here, you can look at even more wonderful repairs and restorations carried out by Ambrosia herself along with her bear friends. There is always something Ambrosia and her friends can do to help amntique or vintage teddy and animal friends, even if you think they are beyond help. Here are more examples of the treatments that teddy freinds have experienced. If you'd like your bear or animal friend to come along to Ambrosia Place, please just get in touch.

Full Restoration

Ambrosia and her friends rushed to help when this poor teddy arrived. He may have looked in a right state, but Ambrosia and the others could see the hidden potential. They repaired his poor legs and right paw; then they added lovely new pads. Teddy had lost his voice, so an new growl was also in order. Then the real magaic was worked. Teddy was washed and washed until his fur sparkled, and then he was brushed to make him wonderfully fluffy again. Ambrosia carefully re-embroidered his nose and mouth following the original thread pattern, and gave him new glass eyes. They was a huge sigh of absolute wonder when everyone stood back to look at what they had done. Teddy and his oners were absolutely delighted when they saw him following his treatment!

Restoration

King John the Teddy was in need of quite a bit of assistance! His head had been sewn on crooked, his poor feet and hands were rather sore and he was feeling a bit floppy. The bears set to work. King John was given a new growl, he was fattened up, and he was cleaned. Next, Ambrosia found some beautiful new glass eyes for him, and re-embroidered his nose. His head was put back on properly and then they all set to work on his pads. The home repairs were removed, and he soon had some lovely new ones! He felt extremely kingly again after his royal treatment!

Wash and Face Repair

Sometimes, just the simplest of treatments at Ambrosia Place can have the most amazing effects. This gorgeous WEndy Boston teddy simply needed a really good splash in the huge bubble tub and a good brush. His muzzle had been kissed so much that it was disintegrating, so Ambrosia covered his poor face with newmaterial and then very carefully embroidered a new nose and mouth. Teddy couldn't believe his eyes when he saw himself in the mirror!

Restoration

Old teddies always seem to have problems with their hands and feet, and this bear was no exception! The stuffing had almost gone from his right leg, and it was pouring out of his left. He'd also lost stuffing from other parts of his body, and his eyes had disappeared at some point along with his growl. Ambrosia and her friends set to work immediately. Poor teddy's left foot was made all sweet again, and his right was filled once more. He was given new foot pads but he wanted to keep his hands just as they were. He was given a new voice and Ambrosia found some lovely glass eyes for him. He did feel so much better afterwards!

Full Restoration

Poor teddy arrived in a right old state. Sometimes, home repairs cause considerably more damage than the original issue, and this teddy is a prime example. His face and nose were badly repaired, and he'd also managed to lose his right arm along the way! His squeaker no longer worked, and he had several holes. Ambrosia and her friends gave him a massive hug and then set to work. First of all, teddy was given a lovely new voice and stuffing was added to his tummy. Ambrosia very carefully patched up several holes on his chest, right arm and left foot, and then she made and attached a new arm. His face was in such a state that all of the bears had to help out.One fetched a new glass eye, one found the nose threwad and needles, and another searched until material that was a close colour had been found. Then the real magic began! Ambrosia patched his face and the back of his head with the new material, and then she added a new eye, the other being too damaged to use. Finally, teddy had a new nose and mouth embroidered. He did feel different when he looked in the mirrorand saw himself!

General Repair

And another Wendy Boston came for osme help. These bears are often filled with a nasty, degraded foam which is quite literally toxic. This poor teddy had become alomot compoletely flat as a result. The bears removed the horrible stuff, gave him a wonderful bubble bath in the huge tub, and then filled him with fresh clouds. His muzzle, just like the bear above, had been kissed so much that there was practically nothing left. Ambrosia soon made bhim feelbetter again. He was astonished when he saw his new, handsome self in the mirror following his treatment!

Full Restoration

The bears were all delighted when a Hungarian bear came to stay! He was extremely old and extremely dirty, and the bears set to work as there was so much to do. Teddy Angus, as he'd been calledby his new owner, needed a new voice for starters. Then he was given an external clean and brush; Ambrosia couldn't stop smiling when she saw his golden colour coming up when the dirt started to disappear. Agus also needed new pads, and his ears were a terrible mess. Matching inners were added, and then his ears were stithed back on nice and neatly. Over the years, Angus had suffered from home repairs on all of his limbs, so these visible and ubntidy repairs were removed and made invisible. As a final touch, Ambrosia carefully re-embroidered his nose and mouth, and found a Royal Stewart bit of material to make him a rough-and-ready scarf! Angus felt wonderful!

Restoration

Poor teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place is a right old mess, so much so that his owner had wrapped him in a tea-towel to prevent any more of his stuffing from escaping! The material of teddy's head was wearing away, his ankles were disintegrating, and he just needed a bit of TLC. The bears set to work immediately. Teddy's legs were stuffed again and his ankles were made better. Poor patches were added to his arms, and he was given lovely new pads all round. Ambrosia gave him a new voice (he was especially pleased with this!) and then everyone set to work on teddy's head. It took them a long time tofind material that was a decent match and soon teddy's entire head had been re-covered, his original eyes re-positioned, and AMbrosia herself stitched him a new nose and mouth. Teddy just couldn't believe his eyes when he saw himself in the mirror afterwards!

General Repair

Poor teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place feeling very sorry for himself. He'd managed to lose his eyes and his growl, and his hands and feet were very uncomfortable. The bears briught him inside and gave him a hug; then they set to work. Teddy was cleaned and brushed, and then given a splendid new growl. Ambrosia found some sweet glass eyes for him, and then she set about mending his sore hands and feet. She very carefully stiched on some lovely new pads for him. Finally, his nose and mouth were tidied up. Teddy couldn't believe it when he saw himself in the mirror afterwards!

Restoration

This absolutely gorgeous teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place very soon after. During his travels, he'd lost an eye, the other was hanging on by a thread, his nose and voice had vanished, his pads were in tatters and his little muzzle was ripped. The little treddy wondered if Ambrosia and her friends could do anything to help. They decided to give him a clean and a brush to start with, then he was given a lovely new growl. Ambrosia added new eyes, and gave him a new muzzle; then she carefully embroidered a new nose, all ready to be kissed. Finbally, teddy's feet were fixed and he was given lovely new pads. The bears looked at his lovely brown theme and said that he now reminded them all of chocolate buttons, so he became known as Chocolate Button Bear! He was very pleased when he saw himself in the mirro; he felt the brown bow just topped everything off nicely!

Restoration

The bears were, once again, delighted when a teddy friend came to stay at Ambrosia Place for a fanous spa treatment. Teddy had managed to lose both ears and an eye during his life journey thus far, and there were manybother issues. The stuffing in his limbs had compacted so there were floppy areas and his nose had been kissed so much that it was wearing away. He also felt extremely grubby, and there was a hole in his right foot pad. The bears reassure dhim and then set to work. Due to his design and the utte rimpossibility of sourcing exactly the same material, everyone decided that black ears would look ectremely fetching. His nose was re-embroidered so it, too, was lovely and black, his floppy limbs were plumped up, and he had the most fantastic time in the bubbly bath. Ambrosia herself stitche don a new foot pad and gave him the final brush. He really couldn't believe how handsome he looke dwhen he saw himself in the mirror following his treatment. Doesn't he look dapper with his new dickie bow?

Full Re-covering

The bears were delighted when a lovely dog-on-wheels came to stay. Jimmy Dog had been loved so much that he'd lost pretty much all of his fur, his nose had vanished as had an eye, his tail and ears were hanging off, and he just didn't feel sweet in the slightest. Jimmy's owner sent him along with some gorgeous fabric and Ambrosia and the bears set to work. Jimmy was completely re-covered and then given a new nose and eyes. His old tail and ears were covered and then stitched back on, and Ambrosia even made sure that his original maker's label was transferred to his new coat. One of Ambrosia's bear friends ran in at the very last moment with a real dog collar to finish Jimmy's new look. He couldn't believe his eyes when he saw himself and raced round Ambrosia Place, barking with delight, with as many bears on his back as he could carry!

Full Re-covering

Ambrosia and her friends really couldn't believe their eyes when an old Toffee bear from the 1950s radio programme 'Listen with Mother' arrived! He'd been so loved that he was falling to bits and had, of course, managed to lose his characteristic red hat and scarf along the way. The bears added a bit of stuffing to regain his old shape, and then covered him completely in mohair chosen by his owner. He was given new glass eyes, a new ear (his original left one was popped inside the new covering), and Ambrosia herself took great delight in re-embroidering his little nose and mouth. To complete his original look, the bears asked someone to knit him a hat and scarf, just as it used to be. Toffee could not believe when he saw his old self in the mirror, and his owner was over the moon.She didn't actually know how special her teddy was, and it's always wonderful when an English teddy treasure like this is found!

Restoration

Ambrosia always loves it when special teddies arrive and this was no exception. She'd restored several of these 'Sooty' -type bears before and believes they are East European silk bears from around WW2. This wonderful example had managed to lose a leg and an ear aduring his many adventures and was absolutely filthy! He thoroughly enjoyed being covered in bubbles, dried and then brushed, and his fur gleamed gold, just as it had 80 years ago. Unusually, this teddy hadn't bene given a voice,so a growler was popped into his tummy. Ambrosia re-attache dhis leg and ear and gave him a huge hug. He felt so proud and handsome again when he saw himself in the mirror following his spa treatment!

Restoration

When poor teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place, he was feeling rather sorry for himself. His left leg was spilling its stuffing, his feet were sore, he'd managed to lose his voice along the way, and he was rather grubby. The bears set to work and could see that he was incredibly handsome underneath his troubles! Ambrosia found the perfect growl and gave him a lovely clean and brush. His left leg and foot were stuffed, and then he was given new pads all round. He felt so much better after his treatment, and wouldn't stop growling with delight when he saw himself in the mirror!

Full Re-covering

The bears were delighted when a glove puppet called Sooty came to stay at Ambrosia Place. He had been loved so much that all of his fur was gone; he'd also managed to lose his eyes and ears along the waynduring his life adventures. The bears all thought that a new covering of mohair would be perfect, leaving all of the original Sooty underneath. New glass eyes, fleece ears and a new nose and mouth later, Sooty looked as if Time had sped backwards and he was all new again! To complete his new look, Sooty was awarded a red, satin ribbon to match his brighr red nose. He couldn't believe it when he saw himself in the mirror afterwards. Doesn't he look incredibly handsome?

Restoration

The bears always love it when a Chiltern acomes to stay at Ambrosia Place; Ambrosia has a real soft spot for them because they have such gorgeous faces! This poor little chap was in a right state. He'd managed to lose an arm, his feet were ripped and the stuffing was falling out of his legs. His voice ws no more and there were so many things wrong that he just felt deflated. The bears set to work. Soon, he had a new voice, and a new arm. New stuffing was added where needed and his new pads looked lovely. He felt absolutely wonderful when he saw himself in the mirror!

Restoration

The bears were delighted when a sweet Pedigree teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place. He was in quite a state and could hardly sit up as he had virtually no stuffing in his tummy and his joints were incredibly loose. They all set to work. Teddy's jloints were tightenend, he was given a new voice and all of his limbs, and his tummy, were stuffed so he could sit uponce more. He also needed more stuffing in hus muzzle and a new nose and mouth. Finally he was covered in bubbles and cleaned. When he was lovely and dry, his fur was brushed until it was all lovely and soft once more. Teddy did feel handsome when he saw his rejuventated self in the mirror!

General Restoration

The bears at Ambrosia Place felt utterly delighted, as well as extremely privileged, when an American 1920s bear arrived for a spell. Poor Joey's eyes had been removed immediately by his first owner for safety reasons and, once Ambrosia had finished working on him, he saw properly for the first time in almost a century! He was given new paw pads, a few lost claws were re-embroidered, as was his nose - which had been kissed away - and he was treated to an external clean and brush. He felt the decades drop away and was so happy when he saw himself in the mirror!

Full Restoration

Ambrosia couldn't believe her lucky eyes when she saw a 1940s Merrythougth at the door of Ambrosia Place. He'dbeen loved so much thatt he was in quite a state. He'd managed to lose an eye alomg the way, his voice was no more and his arms had lost all of their stuffing. His pads were also non-existant or in a right old mess.The bears brought him in and gave him the usual hug. And then they set to work. Ambrosia gave him a lovely external clean and brush to bring up his fur, and then she gave him a new voice and eye. Some of her friends helped to stuff his arms and then there were new pads all round. Because he was a Merrythought, there was a very special pattern to his claws, and the bears made sure they followed this very closely. His nose as also re-embroidered by Ambrosia herself in the Merrythought style. He lookedfantastic when the treatment was complete!

General Restoration

This gorgeous little bear came to stay at Ambrosia Place for the usual restoration work. His head had been porrly stitched back on and so it was properly re-jointed. His defunbct squeaker was replaced so he could talk again, and he was given an external clean and a brush. His nose, which had been kissed so much that it was startign to fall apart, was cafrefully re-embroidered by Ambrosia herself. The sticky plasters were carefully removed from his sore paws, and then new pads were stitched on all round. He did feel lovely when he saw himself after his spa treatment!