Department 56

Department 56 Dicken’s Village Series

Dicken’s Village - Page 2 of 5

Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center of culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape. Charles Dickens loved to walk the lanes and streets of London for inspiration. Let the finely-detailed, hand-painted porcelain lighted buildings and accessories of this seriesinspire your feelings of Christmases past and Christmases yet to come.

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Olde Vine Cottage Item Sku: 4044806

Olde Vine Cottage

Anglophiles might agree, one of the most charming aspects of the British countryside is the variety of beautiful English cottages, of which Olde Vine Cottage is a wonderful example. Olde Vine is a delightful addition to the Dickens' Villages Series by Department 56. It seems this quaint home was skillful crafted of solid materials to withstand centuries. It small and cozy, yet packed with charm. Cottages were often crafted of local, easily obtainable materials, and thus reflect the surrounding area. Coordinates with item #4044816 “Warm and Cozy Tonight” Introduced 2015. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
5.5” x 4.25” x 6”
Scrooge & Marley Counting House Item Sku: 58483

Scrooge & Marley Counting House

Interior Scene. A Christmas Carol.
A central building in the "Christmas Carol" Village series, this is where Scrooge and Marley operated their lucrative business. Introduced 2001
5.75 x 4 x 9.75"

Five Gold Rings Engraver Item Sku: 4049197

Five Gold Rings Engraver

The gold and silver smiths at “Five Gold Rings” have a extraordinary selection of hollow-ware and serving pieces and are honored as Official Engravers to the Queen as designated by the displayed Royal Coat of Arms. Coordinates with item #4049199 “Long Live the Queen” Twelfth Night Series. Introduced May 2015. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
Essex Road Fencing Academy Item Sku: 4044809

Essex Road Fencing Academy

Inspired by one of the many century old sports beloved on the other side of the pond, fencing is an activity that many only spectate during the Olympics. Coordinates with item #4044818 “Touché” Introduced 2015. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
6.75” x 5.25” x 7.75”

Four Calling Birds Shoppe Item Sku: 4044807

Four Calling Birds Shoppe

This charming Dickens' Village building includes a specially developed sound chip of song birds and provides an almost ambient background noise. Birds were extremely popular in 19th century England. Kept in elaborate cages, they were more than pets, but ornamentation in Victorian parlors. For the less fortunate, a small bird was considered a cherished luxury. Without recorded music, or electronics that provide transmitted noise, the simple songs made by birds were very welcomed in homes. Plays chirping bird sounds. Coordinates with item #4044819 “Lovebirds”. Introduced 2015. Lit with LED lights; adapter included. Twelfth Night Series.
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5.25” x 4.75” x 7.25”
The Three Hens Market SALE!
Item Sku: 4042398

The Three Hens Market

This charming green market features fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs. A green market is where Londoners relied on a daily supply of produce needing to shop every day. Signage with symbolism of 3 hens helps identify the market. Introduced 2014,
Coordinate with item 4042399 Helping Mother Hen. Twelfth Night Series.
7”H x 5.5”W x 5.5”L
$90.00 / $85.00   

Dovington Chapel SALE!
Item Sku: 4036507

Dovington Chapel

The second offering in our celebration of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Also known as Twelvetide, this refers to the twelve days following December 25th and celebrated in various ways in the Christian church calendar. A man named Frederic Austin set this age old poem to a folk melody in 1909. Remember to watch coming pieces for more representation of this famous song. Coordinates with Item 4036515 Off to the Festivities. Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244. Twelfth Night Series.
6.5 x 4.5 x 7”
Brandon Mill Item Sku: 4025255

Brandon Mill

Animated water wheel. Adapter included. Coordinates with item #4025263 “Champion Herding Dog” Uses replacement bulb #53161. Introduced 2012
Before the zenith of the Industrial Revolution, on a dusty village road, the miller at Brandon Mill ground corn for his neighbors.
6.75 x 4.25 x 6"
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$90.00 / $85.00   

Hampshire Sweeps SALE!
Item Sku: 4036509

Hampshire Sweeps

With the Age of Industrialization, the number of coal burning chimneys vastly increased and so did the need for chimney sweeps. For a time after transition to coal, small boys were sent up chimneys to scrape and brush flues. During Dickens' time this practice was vastly limited by law and eventually outlawed altogether. Mechanical means of cleaning chimneys would have been used by Hampshire Sweeps and if our man happened to be seen passing by a wedding, it was said that the happy couple would have a blessed and lucky marriage. Joseph Glass was credited in revolutionizing the Chimney Sweep business during Dickens time. Joseph Glass’s inventions replaced the kids, allowing chimney sweeps to clean from the fireplace below or the chimney opening on the roof. Coordinates with item #4036517 “Lucky Day For a Sweep” Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
4.5 x 4.5 x 7.5”
Hampshire Solicitor Item Sku: 4036508

Hampshire Solicitor

Coordinates with item #4036516 “Minding Village Business” In the UK, professionals in law are typically either considered a barrister or a solicitor. While a barrister deals with the legal issues conducted in the high courts, the solicitor offers services addressed in the county court. One might expect to find this lovely office in a village within the county of Hampshire, about 60 miles southwest of London. Besides local court proceedings, Mr. Jaggers will assist with contracts and land documents. Introduced 2014 Uses replacement bulb #99244.
4.25 x 4.75 x 7”
$90.00 / $85.00   

Straw Duck Pub Item Sku: 4036510

Straw Duck Pub

Our Straw Duck Pub is an excellent example of the creativity master thatchers sometimes employed in their work. Thatched roofs are a common sight throughout many areas of the world and have been considered an excellent and inexpensive building material. Perhaps more than anywhere else, in England, these roofs carry a deeply romantic presence in both art and literature. For centuries thatchers have competed in this decorative art - some even creating animals or objects of whimsy to showcase their skill. Coordinates with item #4036518 “Making Ready For a Full House” Gas Light Pub Series. Introduced 2014. Uses replacement bulb #99244.
6.5 x 5.25 x 6.25”
Nephew Freds House SALE!
Item Sku: 4036525

Nephew Fred’s House

The home of Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew, the cheerful Fred Holiwell. A Christmas Carol Series. Introduced 2014 Uses replacement bulb #99244.
4.25 x 4.5 x 8.25”
$95.00 / $90.00   

Off To the Festivities Item Sku: 4036515

Off To the Festivities

This young family is dressed in their Sunday best and with a basket of goodies in tow, are off to visit family or friends. Introduced 2014.
2.25 x 1.5 x 2.75”
Helping Mother Hen Item Sku: 4042399

Helping Mother Hen

This little hen has the task of providing the market with fresh eggs every day. The small child has the job of collecting those eggs. Introduced 2014, Coordinates with item 4042398 Three Hens Market,
1.26”H x 2.17”W x 2.36”L,

Lucky Day For a Sweep Item Sku: 4036517

Lucky Day For a Sweep

It is said that it is good luck to cross the path with a chimneysweep on the day of your wedding. So wherever he goes, this sweep is a popular guy! Coordinates with item #4036509 “Hampshire Sweeps” Introduced 2014.
2 x 1.5 x 2.5”
Minding Village Business SALE!
Item Sku: 4036516

Minding Village Business

The court solicitor has been stopped by a local resident to answer a questions regarding Village business. A local pooch also seems to be interested in the proceedings. Coordinates with item #4036508 “Hampshire Solicitor” Introduced 2014.
2.5 x 2 x 2.25”
$27.50 / $25.50   

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

Making Ready For a Full House

The pub proprietor also with his hard working wife are ready to greet and serve the patrons of their pub. The hours are long, but they seem to enjoy their work. Coordinates with item #4036510 “Straw Duck Pub” Introduced 2014
2.25 x 1.5 x 2.5”
Holiday Adventure SALE!
Item Sku: 4036522

Holiday Adventure

These children are eager to get where they are going. Dressed in their Sunday best, they must be careful not to get too dirty. Washing only happened once every couple of months. Introduced 2014.
2.5 x 1.75 x 2.5”
$25.00 / $23.00   
$27.50 / $25.00   

Dickens Carriage Ride SALE!
Item Sku: 4036521

Dicken’s Carriage Ride

Carriages were reserved only for the very wealthy. Sometimes people would rent a carriage for a few hours, but most of London walked wherever they had to go. Introduced 2014.
6.75 x 2.5 x 4”
Fish N Chips To Go Item Sku: 808896

Fish N’ Chips To Go

Coordinates with item #808868 “Splendid Cod Fish & Chips”
Introduced 2010. A street vendor sells a paper cone of fish and chips.
2.5” H x 2.25” W x 3.5” L
$49.00 / $45.00   

Long Live the Queen Item Sku: 4049199

Long Live the Queen

Our proprietor shows a newly engraved platter to a gentile admirer. “Long Live The Queen” appropriately surrounds the Royal Coat of Arms. Coordinates with item #4049197 “Five Gold Rings Engraver” Introduced May 2015.
Touche Item Sku: 4044818


Coordinates with item #4044809 “Essex Road Fencing Academy” Introduced 2015.
4” x 2.25” x 2.5”

An Evening Stroll Item Sku: 4044817

An Evening Stroll

Properly dressed for the finest of affairs, this lord and lady make their way to the event. Coordinates with item #4044808 “The Sword & Shield” Introduced 2015.
1.75” x 1.25” x 2.75”
Warm and Cozy Tonight Item Sku: 4044816

Warm and Cozy Tonight

Couple returns to their cottage with a bundles of wood, discussing plans for a cozy night at home. Coordinates with item #4044806 “Olde Vine Cottage” Introduced 2015.
2” x 1.25” x 2.75”

Lovebirds Item Sku: 4044819


We can almost imagine the excitement of the young couple as they purchase perhaps their first Christmas gift to each other. Having a bird at home was a wonderful little luxury that many Victorians enjoyed in their home. Coordinates with item #4044807 “Four Calling Birds Shoppe” Introduced 2015.
2” x 1.5” x 2.75”
Chelsea Market Tea Monger Item Sku: 4020194

Chelsea Market Tea Monger

Coordinates with item #4020183 “Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe”
Introduced 2011
Many beautiful details enhance this new costermonger or street seller. Dressed in fine custom, our lady offers tea from decorated urns. Note the detailed signage referencing the history of afternoon tea, when Anna, Duchess of Bedford, began the English tradition.
2.875”H x 2.5”W x 4.375”L

Christmas a Humbug, Uncle Item Sku: 4036526

Christmas a Humbug, Uncle

This accessory quotes a phrase by the crabby Uncle Scrooge. A Christmas Carol Series. Introduced 2014.
2.25 x 1.75 x 2.5”
A Christmas Carol Visit Set of 4 Item Sku: 58542

A Christmas Carol Visit

Set of 4, A Christmas Carol. The three spirits of Christmas with Scrooge.
Introduced in December 2001
2.25, 2.5, 3.5, 2.5"
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