14K Yellow Gold Winnie The Pooh Bear Post Disney Earrings
Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it…you feel it.”
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
“Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
A real-life bear started it all.
In her new children's book Finding Winnie, author Lindsay Mattick reveals that back in 1914, a Canadian veterinarian named Lt. Harry Colebourn bought a bear for $20 while serving in WWI. He named his new pet Winnie, after his native Winnipeg, and the cub ended up serving as a mascot for the regiment while he was stationed in England. However, when the soldier left for France, he left Winnie behind where it was safer at the London Zoo.
But unlike in the books, Winnie was a girl.
Color us surprised! But it's true.
Most of the locations from the imaginary world were based on a forest near Milne's country home.
The Ashdown Forest in Sussex, England, to be specific. Milne bought a house there in 1925 and it served as the inspiration behind The Hundred Acre Wood (the real version is called the Five Hundred Acre Wood!), Roo's Sandpit, and more.
The original plus toys can be seen at the New York Public Library.
Well, except Roo, who Christopher Robin lost in his thirties.
The adventures of this popular bear have been translated into 50 different languages.
Including Yiddish, Afrikaans, and Esperanto.
And the Latin translation is the only Latin book to ever earn a spot on The New York Times best-seller list.
The 1960 release stayed on the charts for 20 weeks and sold 125,000 copies. People just love that bear – no matter the language!
Winnie the Pooh is now one of Disney's most popular characters of all time.
Walt Disney purchased the motion picture rights in 1961, which resulted in a brand that still thrives for the company today — he even earned a star on the Walk of Fame!
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold
Length: 5 mm (0.20 inches)
Width: 5 mm (0.20 inches)
Earring Closure: Post Back