Every now and then you just have to create a scene!
… and D56 has been helping people do that for DECADES with their extensive collection of village pieces and accessories that have grown from the original six lighted buildings they introduced in 1976. (Anyone remember those first six?)
Guests to Bronner’s showroom often oogle over our intricate sets ranging from the famous “fra-gee-lay” leg lamp in A Christmas Story, to any Who who’s a Who in Whoville from How The Grinch Stole Christmas … lovable Cousin Eddy – need we say more? Friends also delight in D56’s more traditional pieces from their classic lines like Christmas In The City, Alpine and New England villages. And lets face it, they have far more than we’ve named here! There’s just so much to love we could almost break out in a sonnet …
We said almost. But a picture is worth a thousand words … so let’s do that instead!
With so many clever pieces, we don’t blame you if you find yourself wanting one of everything! But some people just don’t have the space in their home or office to display a village of EPIC proportions. Fret not, you can still enjoy the very best Department 56 has to offer with a scaled down version using a large shadow box and some of your favorite accessories!
Ready to create a scene? Yes?! We were hoping you’d say that!
We created the festive scene below very simply by using a 10-inch square shadow box with about 8 D56 accessories in the Harvest Fields line, you can find them here.
When you’re done marveling over this happy harvest display, scroll down to find our tips below!
Whoa! Wait, was that … Sasquatch? How’d he get in there?!
Recently released, Department 56’s Sasquatch figure is AWESOME! Did you know that he is hiding in each of our D56 village displays in section 6 in Bronner’s showroom? (Can you spot him?)
Can’t make the trip in-store? You can bring the fun home! Much like our Tradition of the Pickle, we think hiding Sasquatch would make a fun game! Friends, family and coworkers are sure to have fun discovering the elusive Big Foot wherever he may have roamed during the holidays and throughout the year!
- Be sure to grab a large shadow box for more flexibility with the pieces you are able to display within.
- We printed a background image that fit the theme of our accessories a bit larger so that we could also fill in the top, sides and bottom of the shadow box.
- Don’t be afraid to “think outside the box!” Bring pieces outside your display.
- Get creative!
- Change it up! Have fun with the seasons and change out your display!
Mama Always Said To SHARE!
Which village collections do you love most?! Let us know in the comments below!
Whether you create a shadow-box version or have an awesome village display or a Sasquatch reveal, we’d love for you to let us in on the fun! For a chance to be featured, be sure to share by tagging us @BronnersChristmas on Facebook and Instagram, or @BronnersXmas on Twitter!
Did you know that Bronner’s also offers a selection of exclusive Department 56 pieces?