Monday, August 6, 2012

Happily Ever After wins Best Philadelphia Toy Shop

Happily Ever After is so very happy to annouce winning Philadelphia Magazine's Best Toy Store Of Philadelphia!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nancy Wiley Introduces Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf

Nancy Wiley introduces her latest story book dolls - Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf.

Nancy Wiley's newest fairytale character is Little Red Riding Hood.

Red Riding Hood's hair is embroidery thread.  Her costume is a sculpted, painted bodice, cotton skirt, sleeves, apron and cape.  All the clothes are painted with acrylic paint to look like they stepped out of the pages of an illustration. The arms are wired so they can be moved and posed.

All work completed by Nancy in her New York studio!   An edition of two hundred pieces, order her now for $350!

Nancy Wiley's newest fairytale is Little Red Riding Hood.  Every Little Red needs "The Wolf" to complete the story.

The wolf has faux fur, both on his head and neck as well as on his vest.  He has a textured coat with embroidered trim that is then hand painted.  His arms and head are wired to move.

All work completed by Nancy in her New York studio!   An edition of two hundred pieces, order The Wolf today for $350!

Interpreted from the story by the Brothers Grimm, the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood"is portrayed as a stage play with Nancy Wiley's dolls and puppets as the characters.  Hand painted scenery and backdrops complete the photo illustrations.

A lifetime fan of fairy tales and a doll maker for over twenty years, Wiley is pleased to combine these two loves into a unique interpretation of the little girl in the red cape who meets a very hungry wolf.

32 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11 hard cover with dust jacket.  Order today for $19.99!

What storybook character would you like to see next from Nancy?

Warmest wishes,

Ed at Happily Ever After"
1010 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19808

Monday, April 9, 2012

NIADA 2012 Convention

NIADA (National Institute Of American Doll Artists) has announced their 2012 convention in Stamford, Connecticut. Take a look: NIADA

Doll Artist Helen Kish Creates Big People Jewelry

Doll artist Helen Kish has created a set of earrings and a necklace for her latest auction. Take a look: Kish & Company

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Creations From R John Wright

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New Creations By Artist
R. John Wright

The Zinnia Fairy

She's the "Fairyest" one of all!

Introducing the gorgeous Zinnia Fairy, the latest from R. John Wrights A Flower Fairy Alphabet Collection! Constructed of the finest all wool felt, The Zinnia Fairy measures 10" tall and is fully jointed at shoulders, hips and the neck, and features a new ball & socket jointing system with an internal wood mechanism. She has lovely molded and delicately hand painted features, and a beautiful wig of the finest imported mohair. She features a sculptural molded felt body, and her limbs and hands are sewn with individual fingers. The spectacular fairy wings are sewn, molded, and hand painted out of fine silk organza.

The Zinnia Fairy is costumed per the original illustration by Cicely Mary Barker in a green silk bodice and layered skirt made of individual molded felt petals. Tiny yellow felt flowers form a wreath on her head and she holds a wondrous Zinnia flower made completely out of felt.

The Zinnia Fairy will be produced in an edition limited to 250 pieces worldwide. Each will come enclosed in a deluxe RJW presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. As part of the Flower Fairies™ Collection, matching numbers are offered subject to availability.
Happily Ever After Price: $825
Brownies - The Policeman

We are pleased to announce the addition of The Policeman to the popular PALMER COX BROWNIE COLLECTION.

This whimsical character made his appearance in Cox's first Brownie book published in 1887 titled "The Brownies, Their Book."

Based on the original Palmer Cox illustrations, the Brownie Policeman from R. John Wright Dolls is made of the finest all-wool felt and jointed at the neck and shoulders. He has a molded felt character face, hand painted features, a mohair wig, and tiny sculptural hands. Measuring 8 1/2" tall (without his helmet), the Policeman has heavy wire inside his legs to enable him to be self-standing.

The Brownie Policeman wears an authentic, tailored felt policeman's uniform consisting of an topcoat with tiny custom-made brass buttons, matching felt trousers, a leather belt, and a custom-cast buckle with raised letters: "RJW." His badge displayed proudly on his chest reads "Brownie Police" and is also custom designed and cast in brass. The Policeman's helmet is made of felt with leather trim and decorated with a finely sculpted laurel leaf insignia and finial cast in brass. Hand cobbled leather shoes and a miniature wood billy club with a leather strap complete his period ensemble. No detail has been spared to bring this classic Palmer Cox character vividly to life!

The Brownie Policeman is produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces worldwide. He comes inside a deluxe RJW presentation box which is signed and numbered.

The matching-number service will be provided to other pieces in the series.
Happily Ever After Price: $535
With every R. John Wright purchase, you will receive 20%
of the purchase price paid back as a gift certificate
which can be used on any future doll or toy purchase!

We offer a generous layaway.
For more information please phone the shop at 1-215-627-5790
or email your order request to

Happily Ever After
1010 Pine Street (on Antique Row)
Philadelphia, PA 19107