Merchant Spotlight: Once Upon a Time, Vienna, VA

picture12RGTOnce Upon a Time is a place where you can step back into your childhood, to a time when things were more simple. It’s a place where you can meet new friends, and connect with old ones. Most importantly, this store is a place where you are reminded that you’re never too old to have fun. Once Upon a Time has been in business for 28 years. The building has undergone lots of changes to become what it is today. Once Upon a Time has retained much of the charm of the old building while adding new character of its’ own.  As the business has grown, it has expanded into all the buildings’ nooks and crannies. The former garage area now features a village of finished dollhouses and a vast array of miniatures.


The rest of the store is full of dolls, accessories, Playmobil, Breyer, puppets and unusual toys. The friendly staff and old-fashioned customer service will make you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. Did you know that Once Upon a Time offers a free layaway service? Just give them a call for the details. Now that’s old-fashioned customer service.




In the front room, you’ll likely be greeted by doll and bear friends. You’ll discover dolls and unique toys, a huge selection of Playmobil, nostalgia items and games – and a whole lot more. Just follow the stone path past the craft kits and the dolls, past puppets, stuffed animals and horses. Keep going and soon you’ll find yourself in a BIG tiny wonderland! Once Upon a Time is a full service miniature store within a specialty toy store, stocking everything you need to finish and furnish your dollhouse kits or miniature creations.










Staff members love to hear about and help with new projects. If they don’t have something (which is hard to imagine because they have just about everything), they will always try to find it for you. If you purchase a dollhouse, you will receive a special Homeowners Packet, including a Homeowner card. This card offers discounts on your miniature purchases for the next two years! It’s their way of saying a great big thanks for buying your dollhouse at Once Upon a Time. Halloween is an extra special time in the store and October is National Dollhouse & Miniature month. Stop by to say hi and spend some time.




Once Upon a Time

120 Church Street NE

Vienna, VA  22180


email:  [email protected]

hours:  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-7, Sun 12-5.




3 Responses to “Merchant Spotlight: Once Upon a Time, Vienna, VA”

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  2. hedvs rodberg Says:

    Dear lory,
    You told me that the store closed.
    Can i find your acssories in shops in Viena?where are your new store loceted?

  3. jodi_towne Says:

    Yes, Once Upon A Time in Vienna has closed, but there is a shop in Ashburn, VA called Happily Ever After. They are located at 20609 Gordon Park Sq. Ste. 110 and their phone is 703-777-1869. Give them a call and they may be able to help.