Department 56
Department 56 Dicken's Village Series

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Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center or culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” was one of the single greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England. Honor Christmas in your heart and home with this classic collection.

Foxmore Cottage
Item Sku: 4054775
Foxmore Cottage

$65.00

Letters to Santa, Dickens
Item Sku: 4050934
Letters to Santa, Dickens

$20.00

Olde Vine Cottage
Item Sku: 4044806
Olde Vine Cottage

$80.00

Warm and Cozy Tonight
Item Sku: 4044816
Warm and Cozy Tonight

$26.50

Essex Road Fencing Academy
Item Sku: 4044809
Essex Road Fencing Academy

$110.00

Touche
Item Sku: 4044818
Touché

$32.50

SALE
Dovington Chapel
Item Sku: 4036507
Dovington Chapel

$90.00 / $67.50

Off To the Festivities
Item Sku: 4036515
Off To the Festivities

$30.00

Scrooge and Marley Counting House
Item Sku: 58483
Scrooge & Marley Counting House

$85.00

A Christmas Carol Visit
Item Sku: 58542
A Christmas Carol Visit

$35.00

SALE
Nephew Freds House
Item Sku: 4036525
Nephew Fred's House

$95.00 / $90.00

Christmas a Humbug, Uncle
Item Sku: 4036526
Christmas a Humbug, Uncle

$25.00

Brandon Mill
Item Sku: 4025255
Brandon Mill

$95.00

SALE
Dickens Carriage Ride
Item Sku: 4036521
Dicken's Carriage Ride

$49.00 / $36.75

SALE
Hampshire Sweeps
Item Sku: 4036509
Hampshire Sweeps

$90.00 / $67.50

Lucky Day For a Sweep
Item Sku: 4036517
Lucky Day For a Sweep

$25.00

Hampshire Solicitor
Item Sku: 4036508
Hampshire Solicitor

$90.00

SALE
Minding Village Business
Item Sku: 4036516
Minding Village Business

$27.50 / $25.50

Straw Duck Pub
Item Sku: 4036510
Straw Duck Pub

$85.00

SALE
Making Ready For a Full House
Item Sku: 4036518
Making Ready For a Full House

$25.00 / $23.00

Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe
Item Sku: 4020183
Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe

$75.00

Chelsea Market Tea Monger
Item Sku: 4020194
Chelsea Market Tea Monger

$30.00

SALE
Holiday Adventure
Item Sku: 4036522
Holiday Adventure

$27.50 / $20.50

Fish N Chips To Go
Item Sku: 808896
Fish N' Chips To Go

$32.50

In 2009, Department 56 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Dickens' Village, a Village which began in 1984 as a series of drawings presented to Department 56 by artist Neilan Lund, an established graphic artist from Minnesota. His idea was to publish note cards and paper products with images inspired by the words of Charles Dickens from his immortal classic, "A Christmas Carol." With the growing success of the ceramic Original Snow Village Series of lighted houses and accessories, these drawings inspired another style of lit Village made of porcelain.

This was the birth of the "Shops of Dickens' Village" which later became the Dickens' Village Series, seven small and simple designs representing the core elements of an English town in the 19th Century - the butcher, the baker, the candle shop, blacksmith, inn, green grocer, and the brush and basket shop. In 2010, the final two pieces have been remade as special 25th Anniversary pieces: the Candle Shop and the Green Grocer join Bean and Son Smithy, the Brush and Basket Shop, the Crowntree Inn, the Golden Swan Baker, and the Abel Beesley Butcher, completing the 25th Anniversary remakes of the original Dickens' Village pieces. The Neilan Lund Gallery 25th Anniversary piece pays tribute to Neilan Lund, the original artist whose drawings inspired the Dickens' Village. Other Dickens' novels inspired churches, pubs, and businesses which grew Dickens' Village into one of the most popular and best loved collectible series we know.

We are often drawn to objects reminiscent of a bygone era. During Dickens' lifetime, England was a cultural center for the world, and a place where many of our current holiday traditions were formed. Let the finely-detailed, hand-painted porcelain lighted buildings and accessories of this series inspire your feelings of Christmases past and Christmases yet to come.