What a lovely day for a family picnic, and a couple animal friends visiting
Steiff has always placed an emphasis on family and has excelled at creating families of Teddy bears. Who can forget Maximilian and Appolonia and their children? Well for 2016, Steiff has created a family that is out for a day of fun in the park, as they are going on a picnic.
Picnic Mama has packed a lovely basket for their trip
First up, we have the matriarch of the group, Picnic Mama. She is 12 inches tall and crafted from vanilla mohair with her nose and mouth embroidered in a shade of pale pink. She has her shawl in case she gets chilly, and she has her basket all packed for the family.
Whereas the other members of the picnic family have brought along things that they would enjoy, Mama is always the provider, bringing along food for everyone. Just like Mama to look out for everyone.
Picnic Papa is ready for a relaxing day along the south of France
Next is Picnic Papa. He is 13 inches tall and made of the finest mohair. He is dressed and ready to go on an outing along the south of France with his straw hat and stylish vest made of linen. And of course as he relaxes, he will enjoy a bit of vino with his lovely wife as they enjoy the day.
Even though this series of bears are a fun and more relaxed approach to the traditional Steiff Teddy, they still have all of the trademarks of a high-quality Steiff made bear.This includes the gold-plated Button-In-Ear and Steiff’s own special Schulte mohair. These new 2016 editions are light hearted and would add a wonderful element to the home decor of any wine or travel enthusiast.
Picnic Girl has a parasol to give herself some shade
Next up is the lovely daughter in the group, the Picnic Girl. She is 10 inches made of cream colored mohair and has a precious expression. She is absolutely adorable and definitely knows that she is the cutest member of the family.
She wears a lovely white lace collar the goes wonderfully with her working parasol made of cotton lace. This combination creates a wonderful and dainty Teddy bear that is perfectly suited for her day of picnicing.
Her brother has come to the picnic and has brought his kite. Picnic Boy is 11 inches and made of gold colored mohair.
This little guy has come to play
He wears a cotton, 2 tone collar and comes with his kite which is made of felt and comes with its colorful tail.
Overall, the picnic series for 2016 is a new adventure for Steiff inspired by lazy days on the countryside on the south of France. Steiff continues its tradition of creating high quality, lovable editions with this new, delightful family and is sure to warm the hearts of collectors.