Florence Jenkins is the proprietor of a small toy shop. She lives on the premises and unbeknown to her, each night after closing, and retiring to her little sitting room at the back of the shop, all of the toys come to life and get together for a chat.
They discuss the happenings of the day and welcome any newcomers. They gather together and talk all night, but as soon as Florence opens her door to enter the shop next day they are all back in their special places in a flash, as if by magic.
Each of these short stories is about Florence and her toys. They tell the tale of what goes on day to day, like when Florence goes to buy new additions to her stock and sometimes of the problems that arise between the toys.
Florence is very particular about her toys, she insists on naming them all, her favorite toy is Big Ted. A large teddy bear, which was her first purchase when she first opened, and now she keeps in a prime position in her shop window.