Thursday, 12 February 2009

Something Lovely.

When we went to London-town recently, one little treasure we found was Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop in Covent Garden. Oh my! It was a wonderful treasure trove of magic, which specialises in toy theatres and toys of another era. I was in heaven. I picked up a few retro postcards and little paper cut-outs and then I spied a little wonder that made me quiver with joy!

And it was out of stock...

I came home and couldn't stop thinking about it. So I googled it, as one does these days, and to my delight I found myself in a very familiar Etsy shop. Little Robot is a wonderland of 'Paper, Pictures, Automata & Other Fanciful Things'. I have been an occasional visitor to Lindsey's fascinating Little Robot Blog, and I am so thrilled to see she has some in her shop.



This is a printed art doll which you can cut out and assemble yourself! She also has her own spooky forest background image for framing her against.






I have to say it floated off the wall at me which is why I spotted it in the first place. With these pictures it's hard to get across the 3-D effect she has.
It really is a captivating piece.



So guess what is top of my things I need list?

16 comments:

acornmoon said...

I thought that shop had closed. I am sure it used to be near Goodge Street once over? I bought a very old wooden doll with a painted head, years ago from a shop with the same name. They also sold toy theaters and I think they had a museum.

The doll you feature is enchanting, I love the Etsy shop also, so many amazing things.

Emma said...

It is charming. What's her story I wonder?

Circe said...

I think she is very cool...! She looks as though she would be very happy on date with StrewwelPeter (Shockheaded Peter) or another dark fairytale escort... Edward Scissorhands? (Although if anyone "flat of affect" can call dibs on Johnny Depp, today I think it should be me...) I think she is actually more poised than either of them. I can see the three dimensional quality quite well! Thank you for sharing her!

Circe

Therese Turner Himmer said...

She´s lovely.....

Mon said...

Hi, just stumbled cross your blog.

How lovely. I really like that style and the spooky forest si so mysterious.

Aden Meyler said...

I really love her! She is so mysterious and beautiful. Reminds me a bit of the Tim Burton children's book I bought for the girls.

Rima said...

Pollocks is one of my favourite places... there's an untrue rumour abounding that it had shut down but it's very good that it hasn't!
Isn't Lindsey great.. proud to say I've met her in person! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I know that shop well! It's an enchanting little shop to get lost in for an hour or two.

And I do love this little doll. I shall wander over to check out her shop!

docwitch said...

oooh! I LOVE that! Exquisite.

affectioknit said...

It's lovely - I love Paper Dolls!

marty and sharon said...

hey ciara - she is very cute and that shop sounds like a treasure chest! have you seen this blog?:

http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/

she does gorgeous little drawings and makes cute dolls...you've possibly seen it....

sx

Ciara said...

Hey Sharon, yes I'm a big fan of Inside the Black Apple! And have you seen her other fashion blog Some Girls Wander? I think Emily Martin is my fashion icon/idol... sigh...

Esti said...

What a cool thing!! I hope you get it soon :)

Amber said...

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Amber said...

Oh I love her, she is stunning...xxx

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