Martha Burch
at June 17 Show

Celebration of the Teddy Bear

In October we will celebrate the journey from the beginning of the artist teddy bear movement through all of the changes in the collectibles industry to present day when we embrace similar art forms that enhance our collections. We'll celebrate the coming of fall and winter holidays with artists from across the country. You'll find artist teddy bears and animals, Steiff bears and animals, primitive folk art, handmade dolls and stitchery at the show.

Steve Schutt Memorial

We'll also celebrate the life of Steve Schutt, a pioneer in the artist teddy bear movement and founder of the Iowa Teddy Bear Makers' Guild and Teddy Bear Reunion in the Heartland. Steve passed away earlier this year. We'll honor his memory with a display of his work and some activities still in the formative stage that you won't want to miss. Watch this website and our Facebook page for updates.

Steiff Event

Steiff collectors take note: Ben and Beth Savino will be here to present a Steiff event for us! They will also bring a wide selection of old and new Steiff pieces for you to add to your collections!


The events will be held in Decades Event Center in West Des Moines. It has a wonderful vintage d├ęcor and it shares the building with an antique mall!

Saturday's Sale

Saturday the showroom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for Saturday's Sale.

Hotel Accomodations

We have made arrangements for discounted group rates with local hotels which are all within about 10 minutes' driving distance of Decades. Click here for more information.

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