On December 20th and 21st of 1997, Tilly-Bear's Mall joined with Gabbi's Ace Hardware in Essex Junction, Vermont, to give last minute Christmas shoppers a chance to find that special gift they hadn't found anywhere else.
To attract the paying customers, Theodore (left) and Tilly-Bear (right) dressed up as Mr. & Mrs. Santa. Theodore held one of our Tippy Toes finger bears. To the left is a 9 inch Christmas tree decorated with our wooden Christmas decorations - ready for giving.
This view, from inside the store, shows some of the display area. Right most is a 6 inch Christmas tree decorated with our wooden Christmas tree decorations, ready for giving. The large white bear with a scarf is an 18 inch polar bear that is huge. To his left are some of our Rag Dolls and more Tippy Toes bears. At the bottom of the photo toward the left are our Activity Books.
This photo shows another 18 inch polar bear. Left of the bear are a few Indian Princess Dolls. Sitting in front of the 18 inch polar bear, and to the right, are two 8 inch Coca Cola Polar Bears which are a licensed product. There was also a good assortment of bean animals.
NOTE: Gabbi's Ace Hardware closed its doors at the end of May 2001 when she went into retirement.
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