Friday, December 01, 2017

Jollymaker's Toy Store Window

It's December and I am not prepared for the holidays. Not one little bit! Despite not being holiday ready, I managed to churn this bad boy out.


Jollymaker's, a wintery toy shop window.

The base for this piece is a 10 inch bay window (available from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts) which has been turned upsidedown. Although it's intended as an add-on to other pieces, I thought it was a great stand alone option for creating a piece both smaller in display size and a smaller creative commitment.



And this piece did come together relatively quickly! The brickwork is simply THIS scrapbook paper. Absolutely no fussy about on this one.


The fancy iron work that borders the top of the piece is Half Scale Widows Walk Fencing.


Inside I've made shelving and packed it with all sorts of sweet little toys. (That rocking horse is amazing btw! Like an old fashioned iron toy.)


The Jester Jack-in-the-Box Toy there is pretty sweet too!

The windows are transparency sheets cut and looks rather lovely and frosty... as a winter window should!


No toy store window would be compete without a Toy Plane and Sailboat SetTeddy Bear or Train Set. There's all that and more in that little space. It's amazing how much you can fit in a small area with a little organization.


Approximate overall size of this piece is 10.7" tall, 6" wide, 2.5" deep.

Jollymaker's is available HERE.

Want to make your own toy shop? Here are some of the bits I used:

10 inch bay window
Classic Christmas Chimney Bricks Scrapbook Paper
Half Scale Widows Walk Fencing
1 Inch Iridescent Snowflake Ornaments
Fluffy Winter Snow
Frosted Mini Green Sisal Trees
3mm Brass Flat-Back Studs*
Tiny Wrapped Gift Box Ornaments - 1/2 Inch
Wrapped Gift Box Ornaments - 3/4 Inch**
Miniature Clay Dough Peppermints
White Iridescent Snowflake Garland
Mini Holly Leaf Garland
Jester Jack-in-the-Box Toy
Miniature Red Wagon*
Painted Rocking Horse
Miniature Toy Plane and Sailboat Set
Mini Clown Jack-in-the-Box
Tiny Resin Teddy Bear
Tiny Train Set
Xylophone Pull Toy

7 comments:

  1. I've wondered where you've been, now I understand!!
    This is magical Nichola! I see you have truly been busy being merry and festive! Well done you! xx

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  2. It is chock-a-block full of Christmas Cheer! Your arrangement of the toys, the brick paper and the 1/2 scale Widow's walk fencing really gives this a Charles Dickens Christmasy look.
    Love it!

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  3. How absolutely magical! You make my inner child very happy Nichola :)

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  4. Nichola this is one of the most magical Christmas pieces I've seen anywhere! What a delight! I was just reminiscing about old toy store and hobby store windows that used to exist before the big box brands came along. Window displays that we would look forward to each and every holiday season. . . a lost art. . .

    PS, if you were ready for Christmas, then I'd be worried. . . lol

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  5. Absolutely darling! Your creativity is so whimsical I ordered four of these! Thank you so much for the "pixi dust" miniature bottle. Absolutely delightful!

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