Are Dept 56 houses still being made?

Department 56 is a U.S. manufacturer of holiday collectibles, ornaments and giftware, known for its lit Christmas village collections and Snowbabies collection. It is owned by Enesco and based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Founded 1976 (46 years ago)

Correspondingly, can you mix and match Department 56 villages?

But generally speaking their stuff is close to the same size. That means you can mix and match the two without it looking too awkward.

Then, how do I store the Department 56 villages? When storing your fine collectibles we recommend that the storage area be kept at a comfortable temperature (between 50 – 80 degrees F), that is, do not subject the pieces to extreme heat or extreme cold. If you are unable to find a suitable location within your home, a dry basement is a good alternative.

Also, how many Dickens Village pieces are there?

Begun in 1976 as a collection of six-hand painted ceramic buildings, Department 56 Villages have grown to be a much loved tradition in homes throughout North America and beyond.

Is Department 56 made in China?

Most of the manufacturing of Department 56 items is contracted to facilities in Asia—particularly in China, Taiwan, and the Philippines—with occasional imports from India and Europe.

Is Department 56 still in business?

Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, Snowbabies™ figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.

Is Department 56 the same as Snow Village?

In 1976, six ceramic buildings, each with a delicate glow, were released by Department 56 as “The Original Snow Village”. Three years later they were retired and replaced by twelve new buildings. And so the world of Department 56 collectibles was born. Department 56 was founded in 1976 by Edward R.

Who bought Department 56?

Forstmann Little & Co.

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