Our store, The Dreaming Bear, in historic downtown Marion is a joy to behold! Often, there is a colorful display of sidewalk chalk art on the pavement outside our doors, put there by young and old alike. Upon entering, you are always greeted with a friendly hello, and then the fun begins! You will find the whimsical handpainted creations of Dreaming Bear Designs, such as furniture, pillows, picture frames, candlesticks and funky wall art. Our best sellers, 3"x7" painted wooden signs, have inspirational sayings, like "Believe in Magic", "Follow your Bliss," and more. We are becoming known for our great assortment of unusual jewelry and funky handbags. You will see the work of national and regional artists here as well, such as pottery, metalwork, handmade soaps and greeting cards. Each piece at The Dreaming Bear is carefully selected, and has a unique spirit of it's own. It's truly a joy for us to see customers' eyes light up when they walk into our store. And when you choose the perfect gift here for your friend or loved one, you'll see their eyes light up too.
Please stop by and visit us soon!
720 11th Street
Marion, Iowa (Just off the Marion Square)
This is what our wonderful customers are saying about their visit to The Dreaming Bear...
"I absolutely love walking into a store with so much character, pizazz, and PINK!"
"A bright, colorful fairytale come true that leaves me with a smile."
"I can be having the worst day ever, until I walk into Dreaming Bear. The bright colors and cheerful, whimsical gifts, bring a smile to my face."
"Walking into The Dreaming Bear is like a taking magical journey where a breath of fresh air picks you up and carries you on the wind to Dori's enchanted fairyland. Her vibrant-colored paints and adorable creations make perfect gifts for someone special...like yourself. This shop is a must-visit for any local, and certainly a treat for the afternoon boutique shopper who is looking for something deliciously unique!"
Each time I visit the Dreaming Bear, I'm amazed by the unique selection of fun gift ideas and accessories.
Top Ten Expressions Heard At The Dreaming Bear:
10. I've got to tell my friends!
9. Check this out!
8. Too cute!
7. There's more?
6. I love this!
5. Who would have thought?
4. This is so neat!
3. I've never seen anything like it!
2. This place is the best!
1. I'll DEFINITELY be back!
As soon as you step inside The Dreaming Bear, it's as if you have entered a magical kingdom full of whimsy, witty and wonderful items! Everything is made with you in mind! It is like spreading sunshine when you give a gift from The Dreaming Bear! The Dreaming Bear = Happiness! -And "happiness is like strawberry jam, when you spread it around, you are bound to get some on yourself!"
Thank you for taking the time to make a special place where so many people find their forgotten youth. Where they find the FuN in living life! Your store is filled with sprit! Everything I purchase I hold dear to my heart, as I know it came from The Dreaming Bear!
I love your store because it offers some of the most unique gifts you can find in the area! There are always new and interesting things to come in and see!
When I enter in through the Dreaming Bear door I enter in to a world filled with joy, light, fun and creative enterprise, and warm loving smiles. My heart is lightened and the kid in me goes wild. It's better than a charge of the finest sugar and far healthier to partake!
"Color, Wit, the Joy of Laughter, Dreaming Bear - I'm glad you're there" Very bad poetry, but I appreciate your delightful store, your talent and friendship.
I really like the Dreaming Bear because I really like the things and prices are good too. Dori's art is really really fabulous!! The things in the store are really beautiful and unusual. Dreaming Bear ROCKS!!!
- Chickenleg Age 6 1/2
PS - Where else can you buy Bacon bandaids?!