Isabella’s Visit – Part II

Welcome back to the second part of Isabella’s magical visit
to her favourite shop called Teddies.

When you arrive at Teddies, it is Emma who gives you the warmest of welcome’s.
Her eye contact is kind and gentle
every time when you walked through Teddies’ doors
She is also a proprietor with pure heart and soul.
Her love for this shop is seen in every curated item and display.

Look at all the special little things on Emma’s desk…

…and here are Emma’s favourite things in the shop…

…as well as her most special weekly little visitor Isabella.

Isabella loves teddies.
She even brings her most trusted teddy friend with her on each visit.

Before Isabella heads home again, she will read a story
to all the wonderful toys in Teddies…

Before we leave this magical little shop,
let us have a look around.

A last glance…

“till next time Isabella…


I would like to say thank you to
each artisan for their wonderful work
who made my dream possible.

First of all I think of the artist names of the little teddies
my mother collected in a shoe box
with the idea of having them one day
displayed in a tiny corner shop
she thought of calling Rosy Bear.

Mary Buers
Valerie Casson
Helen Davies
Eric Horne
Susan Lee
Lisa Lloyd
Karen Markland
Anita Oliver
Carol Stewart
Swaggy Bears

and a few others who’s names I cannot even remember now.

My mother Martie had great admiration for these artisans
and collected their art over a period of almost 15 years.
I am very lucky that I could now add these treasures to my collection.

Secondly I would like to mention the following artisans
who made the most wonderful things for me:

My Father Jan

Anna Braun
Lisa Johnson-Richards
Cindy Lotter
Marie Petrik
Muriel Roche
Jenny Tomkins

and everyone else for all the details I could add.

THANK YOU to all of you.

Now for a “behind the scenes” photo.
Here I am busy framing a set of little prints
in hand gilded frames…
the ones you saw on the wall in Isabella’s Visit – Part I.

I had a very lovely email from one of my clients this week
after she read the first part of Isabella’s Visit.
I would like to share the following part with all of you:

Looking forward to Isabellas next visit to the Teddy Shop, the little doll reminds me
of my daughter, I think are about the same age? 5 years? same name and same
fascination for toys and teddies : )

“Till we meet again.
My Best Wishes & Kindest Regards
– Francois –

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8 Responses to Isabella’s Visit – Part II

  1. Oh dear Francois, what a feast for the eyes… such wonderful yumminess… utterly gorgeous and your photographs are just exquisite, each time I look I see something else… beautiful, simply beautiful x

  2. Alayne Ferley says:

    What a delightful place to spend an afternoon…Emma is a fortunate shop owner and Isabella is a lucky girl to find such a lovely miniature shop to browse. A shop full of lovely treasures to soothe the heart and the eye! There are certainly many talented and creative individuals that have had input into this special store…thank you for sharing!

  3. Janne Taylor says:

    Dear Francois
    Your miniatures are exquisite and each of your stories transport me to a magical and perfect world. Thank you for sharing.
    Warmest regards

  4. Melissa says:

    Dear Francois
    I feel like I am almost inside of Teddies, looking and carefully touching all the special characters and personalities in this magic toy shop. Teddies looks like the most magic toystore from the most magical films ever made. All the teddies seem to love their home, it is clear they belong there in the beautiful shop. Sometimes old teddies can look sad and forgotten, but yours really make me feel warm inside, they look so friendly and happy and Emma makes me think of Beatrix Potter. A lovely lady who understands the magic of imagination. Emma is the special adult friend I wish I could have around my daughter growing up. Isabella looks so sweet, I can imagine her excitement for everything inside Teddies but she hold her little teddy so gentle and seem to be so kind and careful with all the toys. As you know I really adore this special story about this sweet little doll. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Best wishes from Sweden

    • Dear Melissa
      Thank you for your visit. I wish we lived closer so you could see everything close up.
      I really appreciate every word you wrote here and that you also thought of a magical set like in the movies.
      I am so happy that it means so much to you. Good news for a Monday morning!
      Thank you.
      Kind regards

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