Very close to the office where I work in South Great Georges Street (Dublin) is The Doll Store, which also incorporates a doll hospital and teddy bear clinic. It is a beautiful shop. I have been with my current employer for 10 years and walk past the doll store twice a day going to and from work.
The window displays are gorgeous with dolls, teddy bears, dolls houses, miniature china and crockery as well as all sorts of other vintage toys.
Today I noticed a sign on the window confirming that the shop is closing on the 4th February. I was very sad to see it - presumably another casualty of the economic downturn.
The Doll Store will still be trading online (but that won't brighten up my day!) If you click on the link I've included it will take you to their website. On the site is this virtual tour of the store. If like me you appreciate beautiful dolls/miniatures both past and present I'm sure you will enjoy the clip:
These fairy dolls caught my eye a few days ago. They are absolutely adorable. At least I've had an opportunity to photograph them before the shop is gone.