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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. 

 

Miss Sally Beak - (Black Ribbon Blythes)

Summer Sale 2016!

Miss Sally Beak is an exquisite 14.5inch (37cm) customised Toffee Doll with her own 23inch (59cm) in height 'Springtime' diorama exquisitely designed and carved by the artist herself, Helen Clennel-White. Miss Sally has an azone pure neemo s-body for posing in her beautiful Alice tears clothing and a handmade bonnet from vintage materials. Miss Sally's faceplate has been delicately airbrushed with acrylic paint and … — more

Miss Sally Beak - (Black Ribbon Blythes)

Bethan - (Black Ribbon Blythes)

Summer Sale 2016!

Bethan is a stunning 12inch (30cm) or 16inch (40cm) to the brim of her bonnet customized Pullip Doll with her own diorama stand exquisitely designed and carved by the artist Helen Clennel-White. Bethan was originally "Alice du Jardin Pink" and has been delicately recreated with a  hand-sculpted nose, mouth and teeth which have also have been carved. Her face has been softly and exquisitely sanded to create a matt appearance, airbrushed … — more

Bethan - (Black Ribbon Blythes)

Jules - (Heliantas)

Summer Sale 2016!

Jules is an endearing 16inch (40cm) boudoir Art Doll. Jules has a cloth body filled with sawdust, his arms and legs are sculpted in Flumo and his head is sculpted in paper clay. Jules has been exquisitely hand-painted with watercolours and pastels, showcasing Cecile’s exquisite attention to detail. Jules’ happy expression is furthered with the addition of circular black-rimmed spectacles, and his lovable mop of hair has been … — more

Jules - (Heliantas)

 

Retirement of Julieann Bruce

We wish to formally announce that Proprietor Julieann Bruce has made the decision to retire. Therefore, along with the Silly Bears team, we have come to the conclusion that Silly Bears, 13 Marischal Street, Aberdeen, will be closed from today, Monday 1st of August 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers and, of course our artists for their dedication, skill and exquisite creations that temporarily lived in the walls of our 18th century haven. 

Our website will remain open until the close of October in case you wish to purchase a final lasting memory of everything Silly Bears once was. 

It truly has been a marvellous nine years. Thank you all for being part of it. 

Visit News 2016 for more information on what Silly Bears are doing in 2016!