Our Story


In the summer of 2012, I was newly pregnant with my third child and holidaying in the south of France with my husband and two boys (then aged 4 and 18 months). It was nearing the end of our holiday when we stumbled upon a little shop in Nice’s old town, selling beautiful French baby gifts.


Shopping with Charlie in Nice (Summer 2012)

In amongst the painted wooden shape-sorters, music boxes, stackers and puppets was a little stand selling Moulin Roty soft toys and it was love at first sight! I could have bought out that whole shop for my new baby, but I chose a little grey mouse – lovingly named “Nini” – in a cute little red dress to take home as a special memento of our holiday. That was the first time I saw Moulin Roty’s beautiful products and I’ve added to my daughter’s collection with more dolls and animals since, including Jeanne the goose, Felicie the chicken and Sylvain the rabbit.

Tiny Nini


Tiny Nini Mouse

Fast forward two and a half years and I decide to share my love of high quality, beautifully designed and expertly crafted European toys through an online toy shop. Our story all started with a chance holiday shopping experience which we wish to transfer to the UK. 


We at Tilda and Tom are passionate about quality, design and uniqueness. Our concept is to source only the finest brands from across Europe and offer them to you at the best possible price.

As the brand which spearheaded our vision, Moulin Roty takes pride of place as first chosen – a perfect match for Tilda and Tom’s commitment to provide beautiful and stylish toys not found on the UK high street. We guarantee that everyone who shops at Tilda and Tom will choose a gift destined to be loved for years to come by a very special little person.

Join us on our journey to grow our company and add more and more excellent toys to our collection.


Mathilde and her Nini Mouse