Scott Enter heads the creative team that designs all the Department 56 villages, and he developed the latest concept, “Winters Frost” - those lovely, beautifully frosted, lighted buildings that come on a base with appropriate trees and extras. I love them – especially the new cottage & the church!
Scott also enjoys figuring out how to add lights, animation, and sound to villages, and he’s looking forward to meeting our guests and finding out what they’d like to see in their villages – this means YOU. Come with your questions and your brilliant suggestions – creativity starts with you, you know! Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 1 to 4 pm. We’ll be giving away two door prizes.
Department 56 Secondary Market
On Saturday & Sunday, November 13th & 14th, we’re hosting our annual Secondary Market sale for Department 56 collectors, in our courtyard tent. This is when private collectors bring their own pieces to sell or trade with others. It’s a great opportunity to find out-of-production pieces to complete your own collection. We also have a couple of tables still available to rent, if you have some pieces you’d like to sell.
The New Gift Sets Are In!
We’ve received our inventory of the new Department 56 gift sets, those special sets that include a building and an accessory piece for a super low price. Follow the link above, and you’ll find them all pictured on the right side of the page (conveniently located below our “free shipping on D56 orders” ad!). This is the cutest of the new lot ~ Peppermint Pete’s Candy Factory for your North Pole Village!
Department 56 Retirements 2010
We have the hot little list in our hands, but you know how it is .. we could tell you today, but then we’d have to kill you, and that’s just not good for business! We’ll announce the retirements tomorrow, so stay tuned – they’ll be flagged on our shopping site, and you’ll have a chance to buy up the last of our inventory.
So, have you started making room for your village yet this year? I’ve also been snatching up these adorable Snowpinion snowmen from D56. Ornaments, figurines, and night lights – with these cute little faces – what’s not to love!
We’ve just received a new shipment of Department 56 collectibles, so we’ll be well-stocked for the signing. Make plans to come to the store a week from Saturday, meet the designer and have your selections signed, and tour our beautiful village displays. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to tell you about their own displays, too – they have learned a lot over the years, and enjoying sharing their own tips for decorating for the holidays with your lighted houses and accessories.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place