Department 56 Giftware – Perfect for Summertime Entertaining
With their bright colors and whimsical designs, these fun giftware pieces by Department 56 are perfect for summer entertaining! This month, we feature three fantastic pieces by Department 56. The first is a delightful cake plate supported by three “ice cream cones”. Next, is a chip & dip set with a gorgeous sunny color scheme! And last but not least is a chocolate warmer with a fun ice cream cone shape that’s perfect for your next sundae party. Don’t delay – be sure to have a look at these great pieces by clicking on the link below!
Department 56’s origins date back to 1976 and Bachman’s, a leading retail florist in Minneapolis. A large and successful enterprise, Bachman’s used an extensive numbering system for its different departments. Its wholesale gift imports division was “Department 56.” That year, Bachman’s introduced 6 lighted ceramic cottages in what became known as the “Original Snow Village.” Serious collectors today might pay more than $1,000.00 for one of the original cottages. Three years later, the original 6 designs were retired, and 12 new designs were introduced, along with the first accessory pieces. In 1998, Department 56 responded to the growing interest in Halloween celebrations with the “Snow Village Halloween” series. Collectors’ fascination continues to grow - Department 56 collector clubs are located from Hawaii to Alaska, from California to Maryland!
Treat yourself, or someone you love, to items from this great Department 56 selection! They’re great fun! To order these distinctive giftware pieces online, start at the links below.
Shipping & Handling
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