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Large Christmas teddy bear holding peppermint tray

“Bear with Cookies for Santa”

Debbie Mitchell, designer

Painted by Susan Adams Bentley

Debbie Mitchell is a very creative designer. The details she adds make her critters almost come to life. I always enjoy bringing this out the month before Christmas. Notice the bricks at the bottom of the piece. That is wood that was covered with Snow Tex (3 jars of it!), then tinted. That was a terrific idea, Debbie! 

To see more of Debbie’s designs, visit her website at She is still selling this pattern (#116 – Cookies for Santa). 

Debbie’s stippling method, coupled with her adorable designs, has made her a well known name in the decorative painting industry. She’s definitely one of my favorite designers.


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