Sassafrass Jones · shopping · Steiff · Stuffed Animals · teddy bears

Mini Monday: Little Teddy Bears

Happy May!   As all of us at the Habersham Forest are counting down the days to our Teddy Bear Tea Party in Atlanta, we have all types of cuddly bears on our mind.
Today, we love our Mini Steiff Teddy Bears!  They are just as cute as can be and are the best little travel buddies.

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Of course, these little teddy bears are tres chic, all dressed up and designed by our couturier in the Habersham
Forest Style Studio.

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Stay tuned for more details about the tea party and a lot more fun  teddy bear facts, pictures and more to come.  Don’t forget to visit our site at http://www.sassafrassjones.com

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Sassy Sessions: CAT EYE GLASSES STEP-IN-HARNESS

If you don’t know this already, we sell designer duds for your dogs on our website (in addition to the books and Steiff friends and of course my very own Sassafrass Jones stuffed dog).  Mama Sassafrass has always made sure her pets, both real and of the Steiff variety, are dressed to the nines with everything fitting and feeling just perfect.

 

But we are most excited to introduce a brand new item:  The Sassy Harness. FireShot Capture - CAT EYE GLASSES STEP-IN-HARNESS_ - http___www.sassafrassjones.com_CAT-E

Made for the hautest canines, this step-in harness will make any dog realize just how special they are. The red polka dot leash, made of cotton, is embellished with a leather version of our signature Chartreuse cat-eye glasses for a touch of glamour.

Be the cutest canine and order your leash today…(click on the link below to order now).

Source: CAT EYE GLASSES STEP-IN-HARNESS

Hope you enjoyed this SassySession!

Canine Companions for Independence · press · Steiff

BUZZZZZ…Sassafrass featured in US Weekly

Guess what….our Sassafrass Jones ABCS book…you know the one thatb p  features a Steiff animal and a cute poem for each letter of the alphabet is buzzing this week.  The children’s book written by Mama Sassafrass  ( Cathleen Smith Bresciani) and Steiff master Rebekah Kaufman was in the Buzzometer!!

Check me out…I had to sashay and do a few poses. Thanks US Weekly!

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Sassy ‘Sessions: Miniature Maddness

Last weekend, Mama Sassafrass took me along with her to the annual miniature doll house  show.  It was so much fun! You would not believe how many fabulous miniatures there are out there. Of course, Mama was on a mission, picking this and that for her next book, but I still had a few hours to peek around the show. Here all the best tiny miniaturist and artisans sell their pieces to a group of doll house enthusiasts among other types. I just like how everything is so bite-sized. I mean, some of the things I saw were even too small for me. But I had a blast and got to see the talent of so many fabulous designers and sellers who must have the best eyes and tiniest little fingers to make the things they do.

***SassyFact:  The two books by Cathleen Smith Bresciani (AKA Mama Sassafrass) are filled with colorful and real life vignettes made with Steiff animals and miniature pieces. With the talent of mini architect Chris and the other talented minds in the Habersham Forest, Mama Sassafrass creates magical displays for everything. The ABC book, Sassafrass Jones’ ABCs pictures each Steiff with a little poem. The pictures are photographs of the real animal in its own little miniature set.  You may already know that, but if you didn’t, it’s something that is too good not to check out.

But back to the show…

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These books are all handmade by this cute girl who we buy from on Etsy. She even has kits that show you how to make your own miniature books.

 

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Look at these fabulous sterling silver minis. I will eat my kibble out of one of these stunning pieces for sure.
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Miniatures Galore!!!!
Think I would look good in this necklace?

 

Perfect vanity table filled with gorgeous jewels and trinkets. Don’t mind if I do…
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Let’s play some pool.

 

Wow! These miniaturists really love to “pickle”
The perfect totes and hat boxes for all of our goodies

So it was a fun-filled day as you can see, and we went home with bags and bags of new things. I think Mama Sassafrass even bought me a few gifts, because she would not show me everything.  I can’t wait until next year’s show. Until then, of course, we can always go to our favorite playland of miniatures, Miniature Designs.  This store always has the best of the best and we can spend hours in there drooling over their latest finds.

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Canine Companions for Independence · Dogs · Humane Society of New York · Uncategorized

Adopt Buster: The One-Eyed Chihuahua

 

 

The Humane Society of New York is one of our favorite organizations around. They save countless dogs and cats, nursing them back to health and finding them forever homes with loving families. In fact, Sassafrass Jones, myself was inspired by a Pekingese with one-eye who My Mama adopted from the Humane Society years ago and named him Sammy Davis Jr. She fell madly in love, as did the perky Pekingese and Sammy Davis lived a full and happy live in the Smith Bresciani family.

Years later, the Humane Society of New York is still doing fantastic things and stories of abandoned dogs and cats finding forever homes continue appear on their website. And still they hold events and fundraisers all around the city, to make sure they stay current and no puppy dog or cat gets left behind. Personally, I have a special place in my heart for the Humane Society of New York. My mom, myself and all our family in the Habersham Forest do whatever we can to help with awareness and donations.  In fact, we donated proceeds from many of our sales to this organization (along with Canine Companions for Independence).

Last night, as I often do, I was pawing around the internet and decided to check out the latest on the HSNY Homepage and see what dogs and cats were up for adoption.

And there he was…Buster, the one-eyed adult male Chihuahua. I barked and howled trying to get mama Sassafrass’ attention. “It’s another one-eyed dog, just like Sammy Davis Jr., and what if he doesnt get adopted,” I whined to mom.  “With tears in her eyes, she sat down next to me and we found out a little more about little Buster.

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How much he reminds the Habersham Forest Family of the late Sammy Davis Jr. Sadly, Buster was brought the Humane Society of New York in bad condition. He was underweight, and one of his eyes was in terrible shape when he was found and brought to the HSNY.  He is neutered and in good health (who needs two eyes anyways?) and his birthday is December 16, 2013, so he is still young.

But, sadly, he is not the pick of the litter and needs an experienced adopter because he is not good with kids, not good with dogs and not good with cats. But we pet he has a whole lot of love to give to his human.

Buster was underweight and one of his eyes was in really bad shape when he was found by someone and brought to us. Now that he is all cleaned up and healthy again, he is ready to find a home. His birthday is December 16, 2013.

We really appreciate your wanting to give a shelter animal a home. The Humane Society of New York was founded in 1904. The Vladimir Horowitz/Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center is a no-kill shelter. Our on-site clinic and staff of skilled Veterinarians looks after the health and well-being of every animal here. We offer FREE Vet care for the first 3 weeks after adoption. We also have a great adoption matchmaker who will gladly take your profile and match you or your pet with just the right cat or dog companion. Please feel free to submit your application!

If you’d like to sponsor this pet, please email sandra.hsny@verizon.net. You can give as much or as little as you like. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

FOR APPLICATION, please visit http://humanesocietyny.org/adoptions/ and download then email it to sandra.hsny@verizon.net, fax it to (212) 752-2803 or bring it in to the adoption center.

I think Buster needs a pair of chartreuse cat-eye glasses to help with his eye sight. Maybe even a little crown would make him feel better.  What do you think?

 

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A Pekingese Picnic with the Habersham Family and the New Steiff Picnic Teddy Bears

 

With the weather so gorgeous in Atlanta, we are really getting ready for a fabulous spring filled with great weather, beautiful flowers and one of our favorite pastimes: picnics. Just the thought of a picnic brings a smile to my face and wag to my tail. And since we live at the Habersham Forest, all we have to do is pack a basket filled with goodies, grab a blanket and some other fun things and find the perfect spot to get settled outside.

It’s so much fun to go with our family and friends in the forest…..sometimes we all get to go together…and if you have ever been to the forest you know that is a whole bunch of stuffed animals…lambs, bears, giraffes, mice, etc. The list goes on.

So you can imagine our excitement when we got word of the newest Steiff Picnic Collection. Looks like we will have some new friends joining our crew this spring.

The Worldwide Limited Edition 2016 Steiff Picnic Collection includes Picnic girl, Picnic Boy, Picnic Mama and Picnic Papa. They are so new and there are only 1000 of each of these bears made. So, we recommend you get these guys soon.

Here is a little big from the newest collection and our soon-to-be newest members of the Habersham Forest Family.

The Picnic Girl (of course she is my favorite)

The Picnic girl is made of the finest cream-colored Schulte mohair and is the most stylish of th021527_l__82042.1452142027.1280.1280e bunch, donning a lace collar tied with a bow. She also carries a working parasol, made out of cotton white lace that open and closes easily. I bet she would not mind sharing the umbrella over my little body if it gets too sunny. Maybe I could loan her a pair of my sassy shades.

 

The Picnic Boy comes ready to play with his very own kite. He seems ready for anything sporting a blue and white-collar in case there is a post-picnic dinner. Picnic Boy is sen from gold-colored Schulte Mohair and is the friendliest bear of the bunch. At least that is what I am hearing from people outside of the Forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait to meet our new friends from Steiff and take them on a Habersham Picnic!

 

 

 

 

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And last but not least, is Picnic Mama Teddy Bear She loves to enjoy fruit in the countryside. In her basket she carries a half melon, strawberry and a pear (all made of wood). Mother Bear is wearing  a plaid shawl, with red-laced edging. Her hand embroidered nose in pale pink, makes a nice contrast to the fine-vanilla-colored mohair. 021480_l__25167.1452142024.1280.1280

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Sassy ‘Sessions: Jada Loveless Handbags

Today, and just about every day, we are obsessed with Jada Loveless and her stunning handbags.  Chic, bespoke, modern ,my mom’s friend and Atlanta resident Jada Loveless is an inspiration to all of us in the Style Studio at Habersham Forest. Using only the finest leathers, unique textiles, and American Alligator, eveyone here wants to get their paws on these fabulous bags.

So the other day, Mama Sassafrass, took out her own Jada Loveless bag, custom made for her…and I started doing my poses.20160209_111929

My mom brings out this gorgeous clutch to wear with this special coat she has.

I jumped right into the bag, and boy did 20160209_111939_001 (2)it feel good. Of course, I had my shades on and my flower straw hat.

But Back to Jada Loveless and her timeless, handcrafted purses and accessories that are one-of-a-kind. From the fine leather to the gemstones and metal detail she uses on the clasps, her pieces are always Red Carpet-worthy.  Stars like Mariska Hagitay, Brooke Shields, Kate Hudson and Eva Longoria Parker agree…have all been photographed toting a Jada Loveless piece of art.

The local Atlantan has her own flagship store in Nantucket, but you can buy the bags at Neiman Marcus and Jeffrey Atlanta. or. online, Taigon.com is a good option.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of our faves we wanted to show off…12654521_1061039550605539_6100882804197555967_n

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Estella Crossbody bag in Bordeaux. Alligator with vermeil and ruby studs. A true gem. 

Back to me and our SPECTACULAR JL purse….20160209_111745