Welcome to Silly Bears
Housed in an exquisitely decorated 18th Century haven, Silly Bears is home to more than 500 Artist and Vintage collectable teddy bears and art dolls from around the world. The shop has as much heritage and character as the creations it displays, we hope the website reflects a similar charm. The combination of nostalgia and the artisan creates the beautiful, diverse and innovative selection of work we are lucky enough to house, both physically and virtually. Seasonal themes and limited editions make up the collections, which change four times per annum. Our secure pay online shopping facility is fully-automated and is available 24/7 allowing access to artist bears and dolls every day of the year. Please use the links at the top of the page to peruse the wonderful work, or simply learn more about Silly Bears and what we have in store for the months ahead.
Our Latest Bears Straight to You!
We frequently add new creations to our website each season as they arrive with us in store. To make it easier for our collectors to find out when we have new pieces available, we send out our latest updates, as they happen. Therefore you can keep up-to-date with the latest bears available on our online shop by following us on twitter, becoming a fan on facebook, or reading our RSS feed.
Cayla is a cute 2.5inch (6cm) girl teddy bear. She is crafted from the finest long pile vintage upholstery velvet in ivory. Cayla has small black oynx bead eyes, is fully sting/disc jointed and has old gold coloured ultra suede paw pads with traditional black thread claws. Cayla has hand-applied face shaping and a neat embroidered raised dark brown thread nose to add to her endearing expression. Cayla wears a set of white polka dotted dusky rose … — more
Nabi is a sweet 6inch (15cm) realistic hedgehoglet crafted from the finest blond tipped cedar mohair on his back, around his head and his upper legs and his face, chest and legs are made of a nude high quality viscose. Nabi has deep set black glass button boot eyes set on white wool felt disc’s, a lightly waxed black thread nose and his face has been delicately scissor sculpted and shaded to enhance his endearing features. Nabi’s … — more
Blanca is a soulful 12inch (30cm) realistic style bear crafted from the finest luxurious snow white alpaca. Blanca has deep set black glass button boot eyes set on white wool felt disc’s with felted eyelids and a black leather sculpted nose. His face has been delicately scissor sculpted and shaded to enhance his sweet expression. Blanca poses with his wired arms, five joints, removable red leather collar with small golden bell, shaved hand … — more
Rose is an attractive 10.5inch (27cm) girl teddy bear. She is crafted from the finest hand-dyed bubblegum pink Schulte viscose with delicately aged snow-white cotton footpads and black thread claws. Rose has hand-painted features, vintage boot button eyes and a beautifully embroidered black thread nose and mouth. Rose poses in a hand-aged blue and white striped dress with pink tutu and pink badge detail. Rose truly is an attractive Nadja bear! One-of-a-kind. Exclusive … — more
Belle is an outstanding 10inch (26cm) customised Art Doll. Belle has the head of a mini Disney Animator and her original body was replaced with a vinyl Obitsu body. Belle is completely moveable with working joints. Cecile has exquisitely hand-painted her new face with watercolours and worked into it with pastels, which showcases her dedicated attention to detail. Belle’s cute expression is portrayed with her delicately painted chocolate … — more
Teddies, Friends and Companions
As the wish and thought of glorious weather approaches, the bees start to buzz through newly blooming flowers, the sun emerges from behind a mask of clouds and the days continue to lengthen, excitement once again brews in Silly Bears at the coming of the launch of their Summer Collection 2016. From the 1st May Silly Bears will be welcoming this joyful season in house with a collection of Teddies, Friends and Companions; a gathering of the finest artistry representing the cheerful get-togethers, reunions and gatherings of like-minded people around the world. All of the fun and frolics of picnics and boat trips and village Fêtes will be seen in this Summer Collection.
The diversity within the collection will be captured in the composition of a varied selection of artistry from the familiar traditional bear to some friendly elephants and a rabbit or two. As warming as a bright summers day, the joy and happiness of this theme successfully captures the warmth and wealth of strong, withstanding, loving friendships. The collections comprising Teddies, Friends and Companions are distinct both in the variety of animals they represent as well as the array of ages they look to personify. The dressed creations represent the younger generation, encompassing the most playful, mischievous and daring attributes within this collection. The undressed creations will represent the more mature characters in the collective group, adding the traditional, refined and distinguished element to the collection.
An open colour palette will be welcomed this season, which hints towards summer. Furs and mohairs the colours of melting rays of sunshine, cooling vanilla ice cream, blooming tea roses and soft blue skies. Clothes will be made of crisp cottons, soft linens and flowing silks; like a light summer breeze these fabrics perfectly complement the summery undertones of Teddies, Friends and Companions. We can be assured that a delectable mix of creations will be on offer as artists can interpret and develop this Summer Collections theme in any way they do wish.
Silly Bears are extremely excited about the Teddies, Friends and Companions Collections 2016 marking the beginning of a season in bloom and summer warmth in the air! The little characters will be eagerly waiting to meet each and every one of you and join this happy gathering of friendly faces whether that be on our website or through a lovely venture to the shop for a hands on look at the creations in the fur. Silly Bears truly hopes this collection brightens your day as much as you brighten theirs! We welcome all to behold the wondrous sight that lies in store this coming season.
Visit News 2016 for more information on what Silly Bears are doing in 2016!