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.

The Six Geese Bedding and Down
Item Sku: 4050927
The Six Geese Bedding & Down

$95.00

The Perfect Pillow
Item Sku: 4050935
The Perfect Pillow

$26.50

Lighting the Lane
Item Sku: 4044821
Lighting the Lane

$26.50

Five Gold Rings Engraver
Item Sku: 4049197
Five Gold Rings Engraver

$100.00

Long Live the Queen
Item Sku: 4049199
Long Live the Queen

$27.50

Four Calling Birds Shoppe
Item Sku: 4044807
Four Calling Birds Shoppe

$115.00

Lovebirds
Item Sku: 4044819
Lovebirds

$26.50

SALE
The Three Hens Market
Item Sku: 4042398
The Three Hens Market

$90.00 / $85.00

Helping Mother Hen
Item Sku: 4042399
Helping Mother Hen

$25.00

The Partridge and Pear
Item Sku: 4025253
The Partridge and Pear

$95.00

Waiting in the Parlor For Old Joe
Item Sku: 4044813
Waiting in the Parlor For Old Joe

$27.50

A Bundle For Old Joes Consideration
Item Sku: 4044812
A Bundle For Old Joe's Consideration

$30.00

Red Lion Pub Wagon
Item Sku: 58421
Red Lion Pub Wagon

$47.50

Lily Bros.  Gazing Balls
Item Sku: 4044810
Lily Bros. Gazing Balls

$90.00

Gazing Ball Reflections
Item Sku: 4044823
Gazing Ball Reflections

$26.50

Miss Lavenders Soaps and Sachets
Item Sku: 4030358
Miss Lavender’s Soaps & Sachets

$85.00

Scent of the Day
Item Sku: 4030365
Scent of the Day

$22.50

Hollyberry Cottage
Item Sku: 58729
Hollyberry Cottage

$55.00

Caroling with Cratchit Family
Item Sku: 58396
Caroling with Cratchit Family

$45.00

Cratchits Corner
Item Sku: 58486
Cratchit's Corner

$85.00

Chestnut Vendor
Item Sku: 58557
Chestnut Vendor

$35.00

SALE
Playing With A Puppy
Item Sku: 58811
Playing With A Puppy

$22.50 / $20.00

SALE
Bringing Dickens Home
Item Sku: 4035570
Bringing Dickens Home

$22.50 / $20.00

Dickens Nativity
Item Sku: 4030700
Dickens Nativity

$25.00

London Town Crier
Item Sku: 4044822
London Town Crier

$20.00

SALE
Sledding at the Fair
Item Sku: 4044815
Sledding at the Fair

$32.50 / $24.50

Sledding at the Fair
Item Sku: 4044788
Sledding at the Fair

$32.50

Ebenezer Scrooges House
Item Sku: 58490
Ebenezer Scrooge's House

$95.00

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.