Exciting News from Department 56!
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, writer, educator, and an interior designer who designed over 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Dept. 56's Christmas in the City collection has two examples of these structures, the Heurtley House and the Robbie House, both of which are prairie style architecture.
Do you know what all of these things have in common?! All of them are in Illinois! The paintings can be viewed at The Art Institute of Chicago and there are tours to view the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Illinois. Sounds like a road trip...to The Village Shoppes to get these buildings to add to your Dept. 56 collection!
Hello Fellow Villagers!
I have so much to tell you about the new products for Dept 56 villages! Here are some key things to look forward to in 2018: numbered limited editions, more boxed sets, Norman Rockwell inspired pieces for Snow Village, and the new "Silver Series"...boxed sets for the Dickens' Village and North Pole collections that will retail for only $64.00!
A couple more houses and accessories have been added to the Margaritaville collection including the Volcano Club and the Flip Flop Repair Shop.
The Singer Building is being released in the Christmas in the City collection as well as another Frank Lloyd Wright house.
There is so much more to share with you, but you'll just have to come into the store to see it all! The new items will start to arrive at the end of March, but the 2018 Dept. 56 catalogs are available now! Come in and get your copy and place an order today!
See you soon,
Only 25 days until Christmas! So many things to do...put up the tree, decorate the house, bake the cookies, shopping for gifts, wrapping the gifts. Goodness, are you as frazzled as I am?! I think the hardest part of Christmas shopping is deciding what gift you're going to buy for whom. How about a piece or two from our Department 56 lighted village collection?!
This year, Department 56 introduced a few boxed sets. They include the building, accessory, sisal tree and a bag of snow. What a perfect gift...it’s one-stop-shopping! Snow Village has two boxed sets including the "Golden Cross Church".
The Dickens and the North Pole Villages also have boxed sets. There is also the American Gothic from the Art and Architecture Series. It comes with a lighted house and the accessory piece.
The artist was possibly motivated by the famous American painting “American Gothic”.
If you're looking for a great "guy" gift, there's the Jack Daniel’s Village.
There are so many great Department 56 villages and accessory pieces to choose from, you'll be able to find something for everyone on your list!
Merry Christmas fellow Villagers!
that special time of the year again to start decorating your home for
the holidays. Whether you're trimming the tree, hanging a wreath on the
front door, or decorating the fireplace mantle, consider accentuating
your decor with Department 56 lighted villages and accessories!
You will be reminded of midnight mass on Christmas Eve whether you're displaying the modest Holy Family Church from the Snow Village collection or the grand Cathedral of St. Nicholas from the Christmas in the City collection, both with soft lights streaming through their stained glass windows.
Peek thru the window of the "Home for the Holidays" house from the North Pole collection and you'll see a comfy room with a warm fire awaiting Santa's return. Look even closer and you'll discover a lighted village displayed on the mantel!
Regardless of the Department 56 lighted villages and accessories you choose, your display will create warm smiles and cherished memories!
Halloween is coming!
The Witch's Hollow is a perfect addition to your Department 56 Halloween village. The witches are casting spells and making potions. I dare you to fly in to The Village Shoppes to check out this scary accessory...if you're not afraid!