Welcome to Silly Bears
Our website is home to a small showcase selection of the five hundred hand-selected artist and vintage collectable teddy bears we house in our Aberdeen shop from more than 80 International artists, from around the world. Our secure pay online shopping facility is fully-automated and is available 24/7. Please use the links at the top of the page to browse around our website.
Our Latest Bears Straight to You!
We frequently add new bears to our website, but until now it's been difficult to see what's new. To make it easier for our collectors to find out when we have new bears available, we are now sending out our latest updates, as they happen. So 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.
Augustus Ebberly is an outstanding 21inch (53cm) teddy bear. He is crafted from luxurious wavy pink toned mohair, has dark brown and black glass eyes and a lovely embroidered brown thread waxed nose and mouth. Augustus has aged ivory wool felt paw pads and traditional brown thread shoelace claws. Rachel has created his enchanting expression by using a variety of techniques. Augustus poses in a lilac silk bow. …
Cora is an endearing 11inch (28cm) bear crafted from the finest hand-dyed off white mohair. Cora has hand-painted speckled blue glass eyes and a hand-stitched and waxed nose. Denise has hand-painted and needle-sculpted Cora's facial features to complement her endearing expression. Cora poses with her wired armature arms and legs and has waxed realistic wool felt paw pads with black stitched claws. Cora …
Elmer is an endearing 12inch (30cm) teddy bear made by Chad Valley c1930's. He is crafted from old gold mohair with stitched repairs to his tummy, and insert repairs to his muzzle and paw pads with (approximately 30% coverage). Elmer has amber and black glass eyes and a sparse black stitched nose and mouth. He has a non-working squeaker in his tummy and retains his original Chad Valley Hygienic Toys …
Iona is an adorable 4.5inch (11cm) rabbit crafted from the finest heather and off-white mohair, has small boot button black glass eyes and beautiful ears with floral fabric in the inner ears. Lynne has delicately hand-shaved Iona's facial features. Iona poses with silk flowers around her neck for spring. Iona truly is an adorable rabbit! One-of-a-kind.
Exclusive to Silly Bears 'Spring Collection 2013'…
Eva is a stunning 17inch (44cm) Traditional Musical Teddy Bear. She is crafted from the finest hand-dyed wispy rose and soft white mohair with a pronounced muzzle and a beautifully embroidered taupe thread nose and mouth. Eva has beautiful large black glass eyes to enhance her adorable expression. All four paw pads are crafted from soft white wool felt with hand-painted aging. Eva poses in a handmade dusky peach cotton and …
A Midsummer's Day!
On Saturday the 22nd of June to mark the longest day of the calendar year, and to celebrate the height of summer, Silly Bears shall be hosting an Afternoon of Pure Indulgence at their lavishly decorated 18th Century haven in the heart of the Granite City of Aberdeen. Scottish Summertime brings a time of great excitement in the Highlands, the countryside is alive, the cattle roam the fields, and the place is buzzing with tourists trying to catch a glimpse of some of the most treasured wildernesses in the world.
It is however not only tourists that celebrate the countryside, it is also the case for the local residents, and a very special occasion really shows this off in all its glory..... A Midsummer's Day! This is a very significant day in the Scottish calendar and has a history that dates back thousands of years. Scattered across the countryside are many stone circles and other ancient monuments aligned to sunrise on this famous day. In more recent years a Midsummer's Day has been recognised in Scotland to signify the dawn of another great Scottish event.... the beginning of the Highland Gatherings. As Silly Bears are never ones to shy from their Scottish heritage, they have now begun a tradition of their own on this dually special day, and host a lavish Midsummer's Day Celebration while they themselves prepare to attend the Highland Gatherings!
The shops residence on the North East Coast of Scotland has really shaped and enriched the soul of the business, and they are proud supporters of all local producers and are actively involved in all local events whenever possible, thereby doing all they can to fly the Scottish flag. Guests will arrive to the musical mastery of the renowned Scots fiddler, Paul Anderson. Paul Anderson has been named among the finest of his generation and is somewhat of a legend amongst his fiddle playing peers. He is a man of considerable reputation having personally composed over three hundred pieces, and has a booking diary laden with the most prestigious of events! It is a rare and unbelievable privilege that this fine musician finds the time to grace our events with his musical mastery...and if last year is anything to go by there is likely to be a dance or two to be had!
The event will also give our collectors the opportunity to glance a 'sneak preview' at the some of the fine collectable pieces representative of the artists hand-selected for Silly Bears Autumn Afternoon Tea Party, on Saturday the 5th of October. The Autumn Afternoon Tea Party will feature three of the biggest names in the teddy bear industry in a spectacular showcase representative of Silly Bears finest artists, our very own - Lisa Wills of Bears Upon Soar, Gregory Gyllenship of Gregory Bear and Jenny Johnson of Three O’clock Bears.
The Afternoon of Pure Indulgence is poised to be a splendid opportunity for collectors to gather mid-year and catch up before the start of the summer months. Throughout the afternoon and early evening guests will be waited on and catered for with only the finest quality produce. Amongst the favourites featured are the popular Wild Hibiscus champagne cocktails served in elegant crystal glasses, and the most scrumptious hand-dipped chocolate strawberries beautifully displayed on silver salvers. These offerings set the scene for an Afternoon of Pure Indulgence for all welcomed guests! Festivities will start at 2pm and last until 7pm.... or late evening!
*Silly Bears events are always complimentary so please contact us if you wish to be added to the guest list.
Visit News 2013 for more information on what Silly Bears are doing in 2013!