Ambrosia's Vintage and Antique Teddy Hospital

There are any number of vintage (dating from the 1950s for teddies) and antique (dating from the 1930s) teddies out there! Many are found in lofts, others have had amazing adventures, and others are being passed down the generations. Due to their age, many bears need to be repaired or restored, and Ambrosia particularly loves this sort of work! She can fix old joints, add growlers amd squeakers, add new pads and eyes, and will always do her very best to maintain the original character of the teddy. 

Please have a look at the wonderful vintage and antique bears which have already been treated by Ambrosia and her friends at the hospital. Ambrosia has had friends come to her from all over the world: Canada, France, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, America, Malta and New Zealand!

If you are thinking of sending a beloved teddy or animal to Ambrosia's hospital, please take a look at all of the creatures she and her helpers have managed to make feel an awful lot better! Ambrosia is willing to try to mend ANY well-loved teddy or toy, because there is always something that can be done. Should you want to help a toy you love, please bear these things in mind before you contact Ambrosia:

* the teddy or animal will probably need to stay with Ambrosia at the hospital for anything from a few days to a week or so. Consequently, if a child is unable to sleep without their toy for a night or so, Ambrosia will not be able to help. 

* Ambrosia is not a mechanic, so please be aware that she is unable to fit complicated mechanisms that may work eyes etc! She can fit new growlers in to teddies, however. Also, Ambrosia can only work with toys that have a material structure; anything with a solid shell is beyond her healing skills!

* the medicines that Ambrosia uses are very expensive, and the time it takes to make them work can take many hours. The minimum time taken will be two hours just to fix paws; larger injuries can take several hours and even days. Hence, Ambrosia starts her medicine prices at £25, and, when you post your teddy, you will be responsible for the cost of the travel here and then back to you again. 

* please note that Ambrosia is unable under any circumstances, due to ethical reasons, to work with real fur, leather, sheepskin, bone or any other slaughter by-products. If bears or toys requiring medical attention are wearing any such products, please ensure they are removed before sending them to Ambrosia; it makes her extremely upset if she is confronted by such things.

* if, for whatever reason, you decide that you do not want your bear or toy back following a repair, or the cost of the medicine is not forthcoming, Ambrosia will wait one month and then either put the bear or toy up for adoption on ebay, or take him or her to a charity shop so that they can stand a chance of finding a forever home.

Please be aware of these conditions before making contact or sending your friend to Ambrosia.

Treatments Available

When vintage and antique bears come to Ambrosia Place, there are usually certain requests that repeatedly crop up! Teddies frequently need new pads, or have lost their limbs; other need complete restorations.  New pads come in a variety of colours and materials, and Ambrosia will always do her best to match both where possible.

New Pads

This gorgeous teddy had been loved so much that his hands and feet had worn away from being stroked. Ambrosia gave him some new ones and added a few stitches to his nose as that had been kissed away, too!

Lost Limb and Eyes

It's always very sad when bears arrive in several bits, and very satisfying when they leave in one piece! Poor teddy had managed to lose a leg as well as an eye. Ambrosia put him back together and gave him a lovely wash. Doesn't he look handsome?

New Pads

This gorgeous Chiltern - one of Ambrosia's favourite bears as they have such beautiful faces - came along for a bit of attention. He needed some new pads and a lovely growly voice. He decided he might as well go for the external clean and brush, and felt rather dapper afterward and didn't stop growling with pleasure for ages. When new pads are added, Ambrosia ensures that the original claw patterns are correctly re-embroidered. Here, the typical Chiltern claws were re-done!

Full Restoration

This poor teddy was literally falling to pieces. He was full of holes and some of his material was completely gone so tyhat his inner stuffing was showing! He didn't feel very well in the slightest. Ambrosia and her friends worked and worked until teddy was all in one piece again!

Pads and Face

Poor teddy couldn't see or smell; he'd also been cuddled so much that his hand and foot pads had practically worn away. Ambrosia set to work immediately, and soon teddy was sporting some very smart pads indeed. She also gave him some beuatiful new glass eyes and made his nose all better. Teddy had also managed to lose his voice; Ambrosia ensured it was made all better again!

Wash and Restuff

Vintage Wendy Boston bears are frequently full of degraded foam which feels like sand, and is actually toxic! Ambrosia removes this, gives teddy a bubble bath and then fills them with fresh clouds. Teddy's lovely golden coat was also given a special brush.

Pads and Clean

Teddy came to Ambrosia Place in a bit of a state. His pads were all sore from having been stroked for many years; he had also lost his voice and was feeling a bit grubby. The bears covered him in bubbles and then brushed him until he laughed. He felt extremely handsome when he saw his sweet new self in the mirror afterwards.

Restoration

It must feel quite uncomfortable if your eyes are falling out! This lovely Chiltern teddy was treated to a full restoration: he needed new stuffing in his tummy as well as a new voice. His eyes were secured, and he was treated to some lovely smart pads. He felt so much ahappier afterwards and wouldn't stop growling with pleasure!

Wash and Restuff

And another Wendy Boston teddy decides to have the wash and cloud-fill! The foam stuffing always makes them feel very uncomfortable as it starts to degrade and feels like sand. Ambrosia managed to remove all of it and teddy's new filling was as soft as anything!

Head and Pads

Poor teddy had quite literally lost his head! He was really large and was having trouble carrying his head around as it was so heavy. Ambrosia re-jointed it  and he heaved a huge sigh of relief. Then she gave him lovely new pads; the external clean and brush made everything feel perfect, and teddy went back home feeling incrtedibly happy.

Dog Attack

Teddy was actually going to be a guest at a wedding, but there was no way he could go after he was savaged by an enthusiastic dog. Ambrosia rushed to his aid! She literally had to put poor teddy back together. She was horrified to discover that some parts were actually missing and had been eaten by the naughty dog. A new arm and leg were just the startof teddy's transformation. 

Restoration

Ambrosia loves it when her famous  friends come for a spell. After a really thorough bubble-bath (Paddington insisted on going through several times!) and a brush, his coat came up just like new. His lost eye was replaced, and he was given some beautiful new clothes. Paddington certainly looked fabulous after his stay at Ambrosia Place!

Full Re-covering

Willie the poodle was also expected at a wedding. He was falling to pieces and it was decided that he needed to be stuffed and covered completely in lovely soft cuddle fleece! Ambrosia had to stitch him up first to stop his insides from falling out, and then she set to work. Willie had never felt so soft and cuddly in his life afterwards and was actually guest of homour at the wedding!

Clean and Hooves

It's not just bears that come to stay! The bears were delighted when this lovely donkey felt really grubby and his poor hooves were sore. Ambrosia covered him in bubbles until his coat was all clean and then she made his feet feel all sweet once more.

Arms

Bears always seem to be losing their limbs! This bear had managed to lose one arm completely and the other had fallen off. His owner said he'd been like this for many years. Ambrosia re-jointed the one and made another!

Restoration

Teddy needed to be made completely safe for a little baby; he was also in need of general help.His facial features had been worn away, he was rather grubby and his joiunts were all crooked. Ambrosia completely rejointed him and re-embroided his facial features.

Pads and Clean

Teddy was already pretty special when she arrived, but Ambrosia made her feel and look like a little princess with some new pads, a newly embroidered nose and a clean!

Clean

Teddy had been on so many fantastic adventures that he'd become rather dirty. And we all know that everyone feels so much better after a bubble bath! Teddy decided to leave the little gap in his nose as he felt it was part of his special character.

Restoration

Ambrosia rescued Bastion the Chiltern teddy off ebay and completely restored him. All of his nold stuffing was completely removed before he was washed several times. He was filled with sweet clouds and steel shot,was given new pads, and his facial features were re-embroidered. He is available for adoption if you'd like to give him a permanent home!

Restoration

Poor teddy wasn't feeling very sweet at all. Ambrosia soon had him feeling much better. She patched his wounds, gave him a new voice, and treated him to new pads.

Restoration

It's always a deep honour when a true piece of teddy history comes to stay at Ambrosia Place. This wonderful Steiff from the very early 20th century, needed the usual help. He felt ready to face another hundered years!

Dog Attack

And yet another bear friend came to Ambrosia Place having suffered at the paws of a naughty dog. Poor teddy had been so badly savaged, that the left side of his head - including an ear - had completely vanished and he was in a terible state. Ambrosia put him back together, added some new clouds where necessary, gave him new pads and a new voice, and made him feel handsome again! Teddy felt so much better after his spa treatment and vowed to stay away from dogs in future.

Restoration

Poor teddy was so old that he was literally falling to pieces. He was full of holes, he'd lost his voice, his nose had been worn away from being kissed, and his pads had been worn away. Ambrosia did her very best to bring him back to his old handsome self. 

Pads and External Clean

Sometimes just the simplest of spa treatments at Ambrosia Place can make a huge difference to how a teddy bear feels. This gorgeous chap was treated to an external clean and brush, and was then given lovely new pads all round!

External Clean and Limbs

This lovely bear, who was made from artists' silk, had actually managed to lose his legs during his many adventures! Ambrosia fixed them back on and gave him a lovely clean and brush; the bears who come always enjoy being covered in bubbles in the huge tub. His coat came up a beautiful gold colour, and he felt on top of the world again!

Restoration

Teddy's owner was almost in despair and thought there was nothing that could be done to save his best friend. Bur Ambrosia believes that there is always something that can be done to help her friends. Teddy was coimpletely restored: he was restuffed, his voice was replaced, and his holes were patched. He felt as if he'd been given a completely new lease of life.

General Repair

Teddy's owner had wrestled with teddy, quite literally, when he was a child, and wanted his friend to last quite a bit longer. Ted had already gone extensive restoration many years ago, but was in need of further assistance. Ambrosia and her friends patched over weak areas, and covered the many holes. Teddy was also treated to lovely new pads all round! 

General Repair

This rather lovely Pedigree bear needed a bit of general work to make him feel special once again. The bears gave him  a cuddle adn then Ambrosia set to work. She mended his poorly nose, gave him a new voice which he didn't stop using, and treated him to brnad new pads all round. Most teddies can alter quite significantly as the resutl of an external clean and thorough brushing; teddy was no exception and felt great after his treatment!

Full Re-covering

Teddy had been loved so much that, like many others, he was simply falling apart. It was decided that the best thing would be to gve teddy a completely new oputer covering; the original teddy, apart from the eyes, remained safely underneath! He felt fantastic when he saw himself in the mirror and was ready to face many more years with his best friend.

General Repair

This teddy, a Pedigree, had the largest ears the bears had ever seen! They were wonderful! Teddy had managed to lose an eye during the years, along with his voice. His pads had also worn away and he was worried that his stuffing would start to escape. Ambrosia and her friends did their very best to make him feel better again.

Lost Head and Limbs

This teddy was pretty large, and, during his adventures, had managed to let his head fall off as well as a couple of limbs! Ambrosia helped him put hiimself back together, and also gave him a new voice. To finish off his stay at Ambrosia Place, he had an external clean and brush.

General Restoration

Ambrosia is reluctant to admit it, but she has a particularly soft spot for Chiltern teddies; she just can't resist their sweet faces! This little chap, like many others, needed new pads and a new voice to bring him back to life again. Chiltern claws are also embroiderd in a characteristic pattern, and Ambrosia was careful to follow the original holes.

Lost Limbs

This teddy had been loved and cuddled so much over the years that he'd lost almost everything, including his original facial features. However, his owners had given him others over the years. Teddy had still ended up losing both of his legs; he also needed some sweet new paw and foot pads. He felt so much better after his stay at Ambrosia Place.

Pads and External Clean

Sometimes really large teddy bears come for a spell. This one didn't need much help to return to his originaly handsome state! A lovely clean and brush, and some new pads for his hands and feet, and he felt wonderful again!

Restoration

Teddy was so sad that he hung his head and cried when he came to stay with Ambrosia and her friends. They all rushed to cuddle him and then began to work their magic. Teddy's bad leg and hand were made all better; he was given lovely new pads, and he could see again! Then there was his voice to put back. He couldn't believe how he looked afterewards.

Restoration

And another poor bear friend came with a hanging head and wet eyes. He was in desperate need of lots of help. Ambrosia and her friends filled him with more clouds, mended his ravaged arm, and gave him new pads. His nose was re-embroidered and he was given a huge cuddle.

Lost Limb and External Clean

This big bear was absolutely stunning. His owner had rescued him from a charity shop where he had been for many months, and decided that a stay at Ambrosia Place would work wonders! Teddy's arm was secured, and he was given a lovely, external clean and thorough brushing. He felt extremely handsome when he saw himself in the mirror afterwards. Ambrosia and her friends held a huge party to celebrate teddy's renewed handsomeness and his new home!

Eyes and External Clean

Just sometimes, repairs are nice and simple. Teddy poped along to Ambrosia Place for a lovely external clean and brush; this made his fur all soft and fluffy once more. But the worst thing was that he hadn't been able tosee for many years. Ambrosia found a beautiful pair of glass eyes, and soon teddy had his sight back!

General Repair

This teddy came along with his panda friend (below). Teddy's left arm was hanging off, and he felt a bit grubby. The bears covered him in bubbles and made him lovely and sparkly again. His arm healed as if by magic!

Restoration

Teddy's panda friend needed quite a lot more work. He'd lost his mouth, his pads were a mess and he was feeling quite dirty. The bears covered him in bubbles, too, and he was soon all nice and clean again. Thye gave him smart, new, red pads (he was especially proud of these as they were so unusual), and re-embroidered his sweet mouth.

Dog Attack

Poor teddy's owner was absolutely desperate and thought that the dog attack was the end of his teddy friend. Ambrosia, however, never gives up. The bears gave the destroyed bear a cuddle and then set to work. The re-built his head, and made him some sweet new ears. New eyes were the final bit of magic and teddy was able to go back to his happy owner!

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Pads and General Repairs

This fantastic bear was rather large and had an equally large personality! He needed his ear stitched back on (there were several tales as to how he'd lost it), and some new pads. He'd obviously been loved considerably as his nose had been kissed off, so, along with the other work that needed doing, Ambrosia re-embroidered that, too!

Restoration

Poor teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place is rather a sad state. His eyes were falling out, he was very floppy, he'd lost huis voice and his pads were all sore. The bears gave him a cuddle and then started to work their magic. Very shortly, teddy was looking as handsome as ever. Everyone had a party on the evening to celebrate teddy's transformation!

Restoration

This remarkable bear came to Ambrosia's hospital for the usual treatments. His pads and claws were very sore, so Ambrosia sorted those out for him. He'd also lost his voice and his mouth had vansihed from being kissed so much by his loving owner. During his adventures, he'd also managed to lose his right ear! Ambrosia made him a new one. Teddy also decided he'd love an external clean and brush so his fur was all wonderful and soft again. He felt wonderful after his spa treatment.

Restoration

This beautiful bear belonged to a special lady who had died, and her husband decided to have him restored in her memory. There were quite a few bald patches, teddy had lost one arm and the other was coming off, and his facial features were a buit of a mess. His poor feet were also quite painful, so Ambrosia gave him some really soft pads. The bears gave him an extra loving cuddle and then set to work to make him feel all lovely and sweet again.

New Arm and Pads

Everyone at Ambrosia Place remebers Duke! He was the only bear who contacted Ambrosia all by himself! His left arm was in absolute tatters, so everyone decided the best thing was simply to make him a new one. They al thought that, as he was here, he might as well treat himelf to some lovely new pads on his hands and feet. He did feel handsome afterwards!

Pads and External Clean

Paddington, in his various guises, just keeps on turnig up at Ambrosia Place! This one had managed to ruffle and grub up his fur, and his feet were all riped. Ambrosia gace him a wonderful clean all over and then gave him some lovely new, felt foot pads. He felt really lovely afterwards.

Restoration

Poor teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place blind and unable to speak or smell because his facial features had been kissed  The bears soon gave him his sight back, and added a growl, new nose and mouth. His loving owners had tried to mend his paws and feet, but teddy managed to convey that they were making him very uncomfortable. Ambrosia soon had him feeling sweet again!

Restoration

Edgar the camel was an amazing find on ebay. Ambrosia rescued him and then treated him to the full works as he was so lovely. A clean, new eyes, and some lovely decorations brought out Edgar's hidden charm. He remains a firm favourite amongst the residents of Ambrosia Place.

Restoration

This gorgeous little bear from Dorchester stole everyone's hearts because he was so loving, even though he couldn't see, had  ahole in his chest and his feet were coming apart. The bears gave him a gentle cuddle and then set about making him feel all comfortable again. His little eyes sparkled like the bears had never seen before. 

Restoration

This gorgeous Wendy Boston was suffering, as always, with degraded foam that was more like cement than anything else! Poor ted just didn't know what to do with himself, espeically as, on top of everything, his muzzle was full of holes and his nbose was woen away from too many kisses. Ambrosia ejected all of the nasty foam, gave teddy a massive bubble bath, filled him with fresh clouds, gave him a new muzzle and embroidered his nose and mouth again! He felt wonderful afterwards!

Lost Limbs and External Clean

Alfie's new owner rescued him from a charity shop; she told Ambrosia that Alfie deserved another chance and asked her if the lovely teddy could put Alfie's legs and head back on, and make him feel sweet again. Ambrosia never refuses aid to a fellow bear, and soon Alfie was looking as han some as ever. Everyone held a huge party to celebrate Alfie's new lease of life and the kindness of his new owner.

Restoration

And another Wendy Boston came for a spell. This teddy, however, had been very lucky, and his foam was still foam and not sand! Ambrosia gave him a bubble bath, added a few clouds, then gave him a new muzzle and re-embroidered his nose and mouth. Teddy felt better than he had in years!

Facial Repair

Poor teddy's face was in absoluyte tatters when he arrived at Ambrosia Place. He couldn't see or smell, and his muzzle was very uncomfortable. The bears set to work and, with a bit of magic, his muzzle was made all better. Ambrosia found some beautiful, orange, glass eyes in the flowery garden and re-embroidered his nose and mouth. Doesn't he look handsome?

General Repair

Teddy had been cuddled so much and his squeak pressed so often, that he had a hole in his tummy. He was also without much of a nose, and his pads were very sore. Ambrosia put in a new squeaker, covered his tummy hole, re-embroidered his sweet nose, and gave him wonderful, new, chocolate pads all round. He felt so much better afterwards!

Restoration

The bears were absolutely delighted when a beautifl Farnell teddy came for a luxury spa treatment. He was a shadow of his former self and needed quite a lot of help. He was given some more stuffing and his voice was replaced; Ambrosia found some lovely glass eyes for him, and then set about giving him some lovely new pads - she made sure to stitch his original foot label back on the outside! Then some new claws finished off teddy's transformation!

General Repair

Most teddies and toys always look a million times better once they've had a bubble bath in the huge tub at Ambrosia Place; this bear was no exception! Ambrosia then made sure he returned to his handosme self by re-stitching his mouth, and sewing his poor leg back on.

Wash, Restuff and General Repair

Panda had heard all about the bubble bath experience and came to try it out! He was also filled with fresh clouds, given a brush, and a new eye. He couldn't believe how handsome he looked when he saw himself in the mirror!

Restoration

Teddy was desperate to surprise his owner for her 50th birthdfay, and so came along to Ambrosia Place to be made handsome once more. His left hand and arm were all ragged and sore, so Ambrosia made them all better. He was given a lovely clean and brush, his voice was restored, and he treated himself to some gleaming pads. The bow was an extra and he hoped his owener would laugh with joy when she saw it!

Restoration

Teddy arived at Ambrosia Place in a bit of a state! he was blind, he'd lost his voice and nose, and his pads were very sore. The bears gave him a big cuddle and then set about making him feel better. His new glass eyes sparkled when he saw himself in the mirror: his pads were all new, his voice was loud and his new nose meant he could smell the flowers in Ambrosia's garden!

Restoration

Ambrosia has no idea whay teddy's pads wear out so often; they also seem to lose a lot of stuffing from their legs! This bear was no exception. His left foot needed reconstructing before lovely new pads could be added. He was also given a new voice and an external clean and brush. This always makes bears feel a thousand times better!

Lost Head and New Pads

Poor teddy must certainly have had a special adventure in order to lose his head! He'd also managed to wear out his pads and lose his voice along the way. Ambrosia soon put everything back to rights; his head was re-jointed, new pads appeared - as did a voice - and he had a lovely external clean and brush to finish off his spa treatment.

Restoration

The bears were particularly pleased with the results of this amazing restoration. A darling bear on a bike was literally falling apart. His bike was cleaned, totally re-painted and given a new string; teddy himself was fully restored. He really was one of a kind!

External Clean and Facial Embroidery

The bears at Ambrosia Place are always pleased when another Chiltern comes to stay; many of Ambrosia's helpers are Chilterns themselves and they love meeting other members of the family! This little sweetheart needed new facial embroidery as his nose and mouth had been kissed off by his owner. He also asked to be covered in bubbles and given a thorough brushing!

Wash, Brush and Embroidery

Wendy Bostons are also fvery frequent visitors to Ambrosia Place. This one, like so many others, needed a play in the bubble-bath tub and a lovely brush. Her nose had also been kissed off, so Ambrosia stitched in the missing threads.

Restoration

Ambrosia loves a challenge, so anything a bit different always makes her smile. She was delighted when two hobby horses came for a complete make-over. They were cleaned and given lots of new facial features. Ambrosia thought they looked so lovelyafterwards that she awarded them rosettes just for being so special!

Wash and Restuff

This gorgeous little Chiltern was rescued by Ambrosia off ebay. Ambrosia removed all of her dirty filling, gave her a huge bubble bath, and then fille dher with fresh clouds. After she was brushed, her coat seemed to gleam and sparkle. The little bear had absolutely nowhere to go, so Ambrosia asked if she would like to stay at Ambrosia Place for ever and ever. They had a huge party to celebrate!

External clean, New Eyes and New Ears

This bear had enjoyed a pretty amazing adventure of two by the looks of his issues! He was filthy, and had somehow managed to become parted from his eyes and his ears. He also needed a new voice. The bears covered him in bubbles and gave him a lovely scrub; when he was dry, a brush brought up his coat beautifully. New ears, eyes and voice later, he felt like a new bear!

Restoration

Ambrosia rescued these three friends from ebay. They were falling apart, or had lost eyes, or just needed a bit of love. Once she'd finsihed, they felt fantastic. As with the Chiltern bear above, the three had nowhere to go, so they stayed with Ambrosia and the rest of their new friends at Ambrosia Place. Time for another party!

Restoration

Harriet the Chiltern teddy was feeling very sorry for himself when he came to stay at Ambrosia Place. He was so sad that he hung his head - he couldn't cry because he didn't have any eyes. The other bears gave him lots of cuddles and then started to work their magic. Harriet was given new pads, new eyes, new embroidery and a new voice. He really couldn't believe how wonderful he felt after his spa treatment!

Full Restoration

When teddy arrived at Ambrosia Place, he'd pretty much given up hope. He was literally deflated, was full of rips and holes and just didn't feel sweet in the slightest. Ambrosia and her friends didn't stop for a ret until teddy felt a lot better. There was stuffing to add, a growler to fetch and lots of stitching to do before teddy sat up and smiled at himself!

Burn

Poor Paddington had suffered a terrible accident; he'd come rather too close to a candle and his face was all burnt. He felt really uncomfortable. Ambrosia gave him a cuddle then got to work. She patched his porrly face, and gacve him lovely new eyes and a sweet nose. His coat was cleaned and brushed and, to top it all off, a brand new hat appeared on his head.

Wash and Restuff

It seems the sorry fate of Wendy Boston bears that they suffer from degrading oam; it's toxic and very itchy! Ambrosia put on her mask before she removed all of the dreadful stuff, and then she gave teddy the bggest bubble bath of her life. She was filled with fresh clkouds and her honey coat was brushed and brushed until it was all soft again.

General Repairs

This chubby Chad Valley needed the usual treatments at Ambrosia Place: a new growly voice, some lovely new pads, a bit of embroidery and the external clean and brush-up. He felt wonderful afterwards and ate all of the jelly and ice-cream that was prepared for his 'Goodbye!' party!

Complete Restoration

Ambrosia is alwasy scouring ebay for bear friends that need help; she was aghast when she came across this poor bear and brought her to Ambrosia Place immediately. Teddy had all of her old stuffing removed, and was washed before she was fille dwith new clouds. She was given new pads, new glass eyes and new ears. When Ambrosia had  arelly good look at teedy, she realised that teddy was an extremely rare American stick bear from the beginning of the 20th century! They named the bear Jacqui and asked her to stay at Ambrosia Place for ever and ever.

Restoration

Like so many others, this teddy had started to lose stuffing from his legs. His feet and hands were very sore, he was very grubby and he'd also lost his voice. Ambrosia gave him  acuddle and then set to work. Once he'd had a huge bubble bath and brush, teddy was ready for his new pads, new voice and for his leg to be made all better. He felt very handsome once the work was done!

Restoration

Teddy had been so loved, as with all bears, that  he'd sufferd quite a bit1 He'd lost his eyes, his voice, had a hole in his tummy and his pads had been worn away from stroking. Ambrosia found him some lovely glass eyes, gave him a new growl, stitched new pads on to his hands and feet, and fixed his tummy hole. He breathed a huge sigh of relief once he was all back in one piece.

Restoration

This teddy had been cuddled so much that all of the stuffing in his arms and legs had disappeared. He'd also lost his pads and his voice; his nose had been kissed away. Ambrosia knew exactly how to make him feel better. Soon, he had a sweet growl, new pads, a kissable nose and his arms and legs plumped up as if by magic! He was all ready to be loved again.

Restoration

This amazing bear had almost forgotten who he was. he was so grubby that his original colour had vanished. His eyes were gone, as were his nose and mouth. He was unable to speak and his pads were all damaged. The bears were wonderfully surprised at the lovely colour he came up after his bubble bath. Then they carried on with the rest of the work. Pads, voice, growl and new facial features had teddy feeling like he hadn't felt in many years!

Restoration

Once again, it was pads and stuffing that were mainly needed. But this teddy had also had his muzzle rubbed away from kisses and was feeling quite sad about it all. Ambrosia set to work and gavce him a new muzzle. Then she re-embroidered his nose and mouth, gave him a new voice, and made sure that he had lovely new pads.

Restoration

This bear needed a completeb make-over. His face was hanging off, he didn't like his original eyes, his pads were wearing away and , weel, he was in a terrible state. Ambrosia's friends rushed to help. Soon he had a new face, eyes, nose nad mouth. His voice re-appeared, and Ambrosia very carefully added some sweet new pads. Teddy felt completely different afterwards and very happy about it!

Patching

This sweet little deer had been loved so much that her body was literally wearing away and she was scared she would fall apart and be no more. Ambrosia very carefully patched up her side and made sure that her spots re-appeared! The little deer was so relieved.

Restoration

Most teddies need new pads at some point, and this chap was no exception. He also asked if he could have a go in the huge bubble-bath tub and have a brush! He was given a new voice and lots of other small issues were dealt with so that he looked all handsome again!

Restoration

This absolutelky massive bear was no different from his smaller friends  and he'd also managed to lose both ears along the way1 He had a huge bubble bath and brush; then Ambrosia dealt with all of his pads, gave him  a new voice and mad ehim some new ears. Teddy was absolutely amazed when he saw himself in the mirror afterwards.

Restoration

Poor teddy was blind, dirty and has lost his pads; he did not feel sweet at all. Ambrosia made sure he was all clean and brushed before she started the rest of the work. She foind some lovely glass eyes for him, stitched on some new pads - taking care to transfer his original label - and gave him a new voice. Teddy felt really lovely when it was all done.

Restoration

This beautiful little cat needed quite a lot of help to get back to her old self. She had a wash and was filled with new clouds. After a brush and new eyes, Ambrosia set about stitching on a sweet new body suit for her. Cat felt more lovely than she had in many years.

Restoration

Poor golly's owner actually had very little hope that anything could be done, but Ambrosia loves a challenge and never gives up on anything! Golly's purple clothes were hiding quite a bit of the original, so Ambrosia very carefully worked this into the newly made golly. He was washed, given new hair, stuffed where necessary and given new clothes. He was utterly dumbfounded when he saw his transformation! He was set to be loved for many morte years.

General Repair

Teddy was very dirty and literally falling to pieces. Ambrosia gave her a bubble bath and added fresh clouds. Her arm was sewn back omn nice and securely and her voice re-appeared as if by magic. Teddy felt absolutely fantastic!

Restoration

Here was another amzing teddy and Ambrosia was determined to realise his true potential! She added stuffng where needed and gave him back his voice. He was given new pads and new claws were embroidered. Ambrosia found him some new glass eyes and made him a new ear. Like most bears and toys, he benefited from a lovely play in the huge bubble-tub!

Restoration

The bears were delighted when another version of Paddington came to stay for a spell. This one had managed to lose his fott pads and foot stuffing, was rather grubby and had been divested of all of his clothes along the way! Paddington thought the bubble bath and brush was really fun; he was even more surprised when his feet were made better as if by magic. And then Ambrosia kitted him out with a whole new outfit including wellies and label. He felt so happy he ate an entire plate of marmalade sandwiches!

Facial Repair

Poor teddy's owner had done the usual: tried to remedy a problem herself and made a right old mess of it! Teddy's face has been filled with glue and there was now way it was coming off. Ambrosia did the only thing possible in such a situation, and made teddy a completely new muzzle. She finished it off by re-embroidering a sweet nose and mouth.

Restoration

And yet another Chiltern came to stay at Ambrosia Place for the usual spa treatment. Teddy's nose had been kissed off, his tummy was feeling flat and his voice was gobe; he'd also managed to make a mess of his paws and claws. Ambrosia and her friends set to work immediately. Teddy soon had a sweet new nose, voice and padding in his tummy. Ambrosia very carefully stitched on new pads, and re-embroidered hs claws in the typical Chiltern pattern.

Restoration

Every now and then, a real piece of treasured teddy history turns up. This bear, Lord Teddington, was, Ambrosia believed, one of the very first bears mad ein England: his lead-weighted squeaker and other characteristics placed him around 1912! He'd lost an arm, and his pads had been covered by his owner, but he wanted lovely fresh ones to celebrate his age. Ambrosia and her friends were enthralled by the tales he told about the last century. Lord Teddington looked absolutely splendid once he'd been kitted out in a suitable outfit!

Restoration

There really wasn't much left of teddy besides his outer skin when he arrived at Ambrosia Place. But Ambrosia, never daunted by a challenge, set to work to bring teddy back to life. He was given a bubble bath and cloud-fill, and then everyone tried to decide what to do next. One bear friend made new ears, while another fitted new eyes and nose. Ambrosia helped by re-embroidering his mouth, and he was finished off with a sweet bow. Teddy was absolutely delighted, and everyone had a party to celebrate!