Saturday, 11 December 2010

A Xmas tree for Trimbles !

Christmas is almost here, so like all good toy shops Trimble's has marked the occasion with a festive window display !
This year has been a very hectic one for me both personally and for Bellabelle Dolls. I am putting the finishing touches to the last of the xmas doll orders and looking forward to a little hobby time.
Not a lot has changed at Trimbles since our last visit. Maybe there are a few more toys on the shelves,we will see on the next visit !
The elusive Uncle Mort and his spirited young niece Belle have yet to appear ............
There are empty rooms waiting to take shape and a workroom waiting for work to be done..........
But from the outside all is well and Christmas has arrived courtesy of Sue Newstead from Pastmastery !
Sue is sadly no longer making her wonderful dummy boards so I was eager to visit her stand while exhibiting at Kensington Dolls house Festival last weekend.
I bought the most wonderful Christmas tree to stand in my shop window and a delightful young lady who will stand at the doorway to encourage passing children to stop to see if she is real !
Doesnt she look perfect standing here looking so wistful ?
Sue is also making me a basket of kittens for the inside of the shop.
I hope on our next visit to Trimbles we can go inside and see some developments. I am working on Belle's bedroom now,a very pretty girls room where Belle has some very special toys to keep her company .........
In the mean time Merry Christmas to all from both myself and Trimble's Toy Emporium !
julie xx


Irene said...

Nice to see you back Julie. Your display looks really great and the doorway pic is so real looking. Can't wait to see what's happening inside.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Irene x

Debbie said...

So Sad that Sue is packing up. The Tree looks wonderful in the Window and the little girl reminds me of Alice In Wonderland. Both very beautiful additions to "Trimbles". Looking forward to seeing what 's been going on inside..xxxx

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Your window is looking fabulous Julie and that Christmas tree is ever so pretty and fits the window perfectly. It is such a shame that Sue is stopping making her dummy board, she puts so much love and attention to detail in them. Looking forward to seeing what you have done inside.. :)

Linda said...

oooooooo its so those boards!! seems i just found her and she's giving up...typical :P Linda x

Jain Squires said...

Julie, Sue's beautiful work shines out here. It all looks just perfect. I want to go inside.. Jain xx

Anonymous said...

Oh...they look so lovely!
Thank you for the wonderful comments everyone.
< Lump in the throat and tear in the eye>
I shall treasure these photos Julie!
Sue at PastMastery

The Old Maid said...

Beautiful boards! Thought the Tree is "real" one :D

Janice said...

The tree looks wonderful Julie. All the good looks without any of the fuss, my kind of tree!

I don't know how you find the time for your own pieces and I think you will find yourself just as busy in 2011!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

The shop look such a festive treat for the eyes! The whole display is wonderful. Kate xx

Flora said...

Visiting your store, seems really to have made a step back in time: the spell is done!
Thank you for this wonderful job that makes happy every lover of miniatures :-)
Mini lovely hugs, Flora

Michelle's Mad World said...

I adore your toy shop, it has to be my favourite of all shops in existence! It's just divine and so perfectly matches the era. Can't wait to see what's new to come! :o))

Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie and have a great New Year!

Michelle xxx

Patty said...

Julie, How exciting Trimble's look!!! I already love everything in the window! The tree is fab! I am so looking forward to you showing us more!!

lluna said...

Que escenas más bonitas!! no me canso de mirarlas!! Felicidades!!!!
Un Saludo