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About UsBeing a collector since 1977, I have accumulated too many items, tucked away in boxes for many years now.
I need to make room and create another direction for my collection.
I will be offering dolls and doll-related items together with other toys that come
out of my boxes or cross my road in collecting-land.
My shop name combines two of the many passions in my life : toys and ballet.
"La Boutique fantasque" , also known as "The Magic Toyshop" or "The Fantastic Toyshop", is a ballet by Léonide Massine, on music by Respighi, based on piano pieces by Rossini. Its world premiere took place in London on 5 June 1919 and was performed by the famous Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.
In the magic toyshop, toys come alive during night and the scenario centers on the love story between two can-can dancer dolls.
Ballet & dolls reunited in my shop-image : made by artist Pierre Carrier-Belleuse, son of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse the sculptor of the Jumeau triste !
I have been selling items from my collection on Ebay and for a short time on RubyLane some 10-15 years ago.
Happy to be back on RubyLane after so many years !
May many of my items come to life again in other collections !