The Steiff Teddy Bear Story

Written by Sharon Lauer

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By 1902repparttar inspiration was reality and Margaret was producing a jointed soft filled teddy bear with mohair plush fur and glass eyes. They wererepparttar 148457 first jointed teddy bears produced. In 1903 Richard displayedrepparttar 148458 new bears atrepparttar 148459 Leipzig Toy Fair. Unfortunately they didn't generate much interest inrepparttar 148460 Europeans. As Richard was packing up his display atrepparttar 148461 end ofrepparttar 148462 fair, American Hermann Berg chanced by his booth. Berg was a buyer forrepparttar 148463 New York firm Geo Borgfeldt and Company. At about this time in Americarepparttar 148464 story of Theodore Roosevelt's 'Teddy's Bear' was becoming popular. Berg placed an order for 3,000 bears. By 1904repparttar 148465 Steiff teddy bear had become an American success. They were awarded various accolades includingrepparttar 148466 prestigious Grand Prix award. In total 12,000 bears were sold byrepparttar 148467 end of 1904 withrepparttar 148468 trademark button inrepparttar 148469 left ear. Publicity from Roosevelt's adventure helped place teddy bears inrepparttar 148470 hearts of Americans where they remain today. The world record price for an antique bear was made at a December 1994 auction. The winning bid was $176,000.00 for a 1905 Steiff bear. Steiff teddy bears continue to leave their marks today inrepparttar 148471 hearts of collectors and teddy bear lovers alike.

Sharon Lauer is the webmaster for She regularly researches and updates the site on teddy bears plush topics.

How To Make Perfume

Written by Richard Wong

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The second most important thing is that there are 3 key ingredients to a perfume recipe: essential oils (extracts from various plants, organic or non-organic, that combined, give yourepparttar smell of your perfume), pure grain alcohol and water.

Another thing you should know about oils, plant extracts is that there are 3 different types of oils which will ultimately influencerepparttar 148178 smell of your perfume in time. The base notes will berepparttar 148179 scent that will stayrepparttar 148180 longest on your skin and that is why it is usually added first inrepparttar 148181 mixture. The middle notes will also influencerepparttar 148182 smell ofrepparttar 148183 perfume for a pretty long time, although not as long asrepparttar 148184 base notes, whilerepparttar 148185 top notes will giverepparttar 148186 perfume its specific scent when just applied. The top notes will be added torepparttar 148187 mixture afterrepparttar 148188 middle notes and may be followed by some other substance to bridgerepparttar 148189 scents. It is very important that you mixrepparttar 148190 extracts inrepparttar 148191 given order and that you use a sufficient quantity of each type, usuallyrepparttar 148192 same for all three.

Last, but not least, here’s a list ofrepparttar 148193 most easily found oils that may lead you to your dream perfume:

1. Base notes – sandal wood, vanilla, cinnamon, mosses, lichens, ferns;

2. Middle notes – lemongrass, geranium, neroli, ylang-ylang;

3. Top notes – orchid, rose, bergamot, lavender, lemon, lime.

One more thought to take into consideration above all… have fun!

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