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.
Iris is a spectacular 6.5nch (16.5cm) classic girl bunny rabbit. She is crafted from the finest hand-dyed sparse blond vintage felted mohair on an old gold backing, has small boot button black glass eyes and distressed ivory cotton drill paw pads with traditional black thread claws. Iris has precisely hand-painted face shading around her traditional styled muzzle, cupped ears and paws and a delightfully embroidered black thread nose and mouth. … — 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
Peter is a spectacular hand-aged 17inch (43cm) boy bunny crafted from the finest vintage old gold backing material. Peter has enchanting vintage boot button eyes, floppy ears, and aged floral fabric paw pads with traditional black thread claws. Peter has delicately hand-painted ageing on his face and body. Peter shyly poses in a pair of handmade dungarees, jumper and neck scarf made from vintage materials. Peter truly is an spectacular bunny … — more
Coral is a beautiful charming 15inch (38cm) Signature Potbelly Bear. He is crafted from luxurious wavy peach mohair with aged cream merino wool paw pads and captivating hand-painted deep-set light green glass eyes with Shelli’s signature sculpted half closed wool felt eyelids. Coral has exquisite hand-shading to complement his enchanting features, finished with a raised black thread polished nose and mouth. Coral poses in a hand-dyed gold toned … — more
Penelope is an adorable 17inch (44cm) teddy bear made by Pixie Toys c1950's. She is crafted from wispy golden mohair (approximately 75% coverage) with paler gold mohair ears. Penelope has amber and black plastic eyes, a faded brown stitched nose and mouth, and brown wool felt paw pads with stitched claws. She has a non-working growler in her tummy and retains her Pixie Toy label on her right foot. Penelope wears a vintage 1950's babies dress … — 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!