Wednesday, 11 October 2017

It's a whole lot of bewtiching fun this Halloween, say hello to Witches Hollow

Department 56 Witches Hollow

Welcome to Witches Hollow

This Halloween we're full of bewitching fun and antics here at Halloween is a special time for the Sisters of the Hollow by Department 56 as they prepare spells, magic and potions. This vibrant and family fun Halloween inspired range will be available from mid October, just in time for Halloween.


Her sisters say she is crazy but that's all in good fun, for when it comes to kitty-cats, Lucy the Cat Witch can't just have one! Though she may have many, her favourite is her beloved Lucifer the Cat, although we do wonder who rule who! 

One of four Sister of the Hollow, these wickedly magical witch figures are approximately 45cm tall, and come with the attention to detail you can expect from Department 56. Each witch has her own coordinating creature. Collect them all!


Department 56 Inspirational Potion Bottles
Of course no display is complete with matching accessories. These fun make belief potion bottles will make you giggle. Available in two different sets, each glass bottle contains an artificial decorative filler, with matching label and corresponding message. Look out for our personal favourite a bottle of boos!


 Department 56 Witch Shoe Ornaments
You can also extend the Witches Hollow theme to your Halloween tree. With a range of different ornament sets, these delightfully quirky witch shoe ornaments will get you in the bewitching mood! Ideal for coordinating with your Witches Hollow display.

For more Halloween ideas, and to see what's new this Autumn at visit our Halloween and Autumn section today. Don't forget to also check out our extensive range of decorative Halloween lighted villages and of course our Halloween decorations.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Don't let the great British weather put a dampener on your summer, Let It Bee™

Don't let the great British weather put a dampener on your summer. New for 2016, we invite you to Let It Bee™ with a fresh, bright and happy range of summer dining table and server ware, ideal for casual gatherings, barbeques or an alternative for more formal dining occasions inside or out. Whatever the occasion, we're sure you'll Bee Happy with this thoughtful and inspired design led range by Department 56.

This vibrant purple sunflower design plate will bring a touch of brightness to your tableware. Each glazed ceramic plate is surrounded with beautiful purple colour shaded petals. Your guests will have never had so much originality at your dining table! Also available in yellow and coral. Makes an ideal snack/ side plate.

With screen printed flowers on the left border, these high quality burlap placemats offer the perfect coordinating setting for your Let It Bee™ tableware. Each placemat also features prominent words of encouragement for your garden!

Designed to make the best use of space and to show off your treats, the melamine tiers measure 9 inches wide (top) and 11 inches wide (base), big enough for cookies, cupcakes or other teatime favourites.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Enchanted Guardians 2016 - New Fairy Garden, Accessories and Houses now available

New Enchanted Guardians for 2016

We can hardly contain our excitement as these delightful and whimsical additions to the Enchanted Guardians range by Department 56 have now arrived. With magical fairies, fairy houses, new Guardians and enchanted accessories you're in for an enchanted Spring and Summer!

Legend has it...

There is an enchanted garden kingdom not far from where you live, where magical creatures of an unusual sort reside. Each day the creatures and fairies of the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom work hard taking care of each other, tending to their seeds, collaborating with the birds, protecting tiny insects, and focusing diligently on guarding Her Royal Highness, Alice the Rabbit Queen.

New Fairies, Guardians and accessories

One of the new fairies introduced to the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom is Aria who is a gifted fairy, who loves to practice her ballet steps upon the mossy garden floor. Ideal for display on her own, or consider adding the fairy garden gazebo and place Aria underneath so she can practice all day whatever the weather!



There's many new and exciting enchanted accessories to choose from including fairy and guardian post boxes, beautiful trellis arches, mini mushrooms, a garden pond with a matching fairy bridge and much more. With so many options you'll have great fun building your kingdom.

And of course not forgetting the fairy abodes! New this year, there's four different fairy garden houses available including the log house (pictured right) which forms the meeting place after a long day's work in the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom. There's also the large moss house, pinecone house and the very charming tree stump fairy house! All the houses in the range come with a waterproof battery operated light set which goes into the house to bring a magical glow at dusk.

So without further ado, get exploring and let's see what magical kingdom you will create this Spring and Summer. Happy Gardening!
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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Gerbera Daisy Garden Collection

Seasons Landscape Gerbera Daisy Garden Collection
Cheerful and bright, this indoor range of enchanting gerbera children and flowers will make a welcome statement like no other. New for 2016 and part of our Seasons Landscape range, these artist designed wooden articles allow you to create spectacular and inviting indoor display scenes that match your personality and colour preferences perfectly. Whether you're looking to create a Spring or Summer scene display, you can adapt and change your display according to the season.
Each piece is self standing, carefully crafted out of wood and then meticulously hand painted with stunning results. With a range of sizes also available, you can easily add depth to your display. So if you're looking for a different and unique gift this Spring and Summer, our Seasons Landscape range may be ideal. Discover our full enchanting Seasons Landscape range today.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hop into Spring, it's on the way!

Introducing our new and revamped Spring collections

Say hello to lots of new and fresh decorating ideas this Spring. We're in the process of revamping our Spring and Easter collections and wanted to share some of the upcoming arrivals.

Mr and Mrs Rabbit

Following the sell out of our Mr and Mrs Rabbit collection last year we've obtained limited quantities of new designs for 2016. These adorable and cute bunnies are made from wood bristle, smartly dressed in fabric outfits and then complemented with Easter themed accessories.


With a variety of sizes ranging from small (approx. 24cm tall), to large (approx. 62cm tall), these rabbits will be a welcome addition to your Easter décor.

Find our full selection here:





If your looking a stylish gift this Easter, you'll fall in love with Dottie by Department 56.

From porcelain polka dot eggs, collector bunny teddy bears, and a just so cute tableware range including bowls and cookie jars, Dottie is a must this Spring. Discover the full range at  


Artist Lauren Picciuna draws here inspirational designs from the play of light and shadows which bring shapes to life.

Each flourish design is expertly crafted out of laser cut wood, and put together by hand.

Whether your looking for a Spring centrepiece, or subtle Easter home décor accents Flourish offers something for every taste.

Each Flourish design also comes complete in a corrugated gift box, making them an ideal Easter or Spring present.

Discover our selection at

These are just a small sample of the unique lines we carry, you can view our full selection on our website. Don't forget Easter is Sunday March 27th 2016.

Oh and a very Happy Pancake Day!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Festive ''Hot Picks'' Gift Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide 2015

It's our favourite time of the year again, and to help you along the way we thought we'd share with you some of our holiday favourite gift ideas. Finding that perfect festive gift can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but we think we've got some uniquely festive gifts which will work a treat!

Don't forget our last order date for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is 10am Wednesday 23rd December for mainland UK (10 am Tuesday 22nd December for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands).

1 - Elf on The Shelf - Cookies for Santa Set - £30.00

Young ones will love this Elf on the Shelf cookies for Santa set. Includes plate with space for leaving a special message for Santa, and you never know Santa may leave one too!

After those delicious cookies, Santa will need a quick drink and what could be better than a beaker of cold milk. This wonderful gift set is sure to bring a touch of extra magic to your Christmas Eve festivities.

Includes gift box. Writing chalk included.

2 - Department 56 Disney® Frozen Elsa Snow Globe - £30.00

Queen Elsa of Arrendale was next in line for the throne, until her powers over ice and snow led her to becoming the famous Snow Queen. Well, you know the rest…

Details on our snow globe are created by the talented designers at Department 56. This makes an ideal gift for those who love everything Frozen.

Gift boxed.

3 - Heart of Christmas Angel with Kitty - £34.00

This angel reminds us being together is what is most important, and wishes us a Merry Kittens Christmas and a Happy Mew Year!

Our angel features wonderful hand sculpting and hand painted details.

Details include exquisite styling on her long flowing red outfit, beautiful angel wings, and an adorable kitten wrapped up in the angels mittens. Embedded small crystals around the angel figurine will capture light adding an extra winter sparkle.

4 - Peanuts Snoopy on House Mug - £10.00

Snoopy's ready for Christmas, are you? Enjoy your favourite holiday beverage or coffee as you browse the Sunday papers.

This Peanuts holiday mug is an ideal gift or stocking filler.

Gift boxed. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

5 - Department 56 The Griswold Holiday House - £130.00

Of course no Christmas Vacation display would be complete without the family Griswold Holiday House. Wonderfully recreated by the artists at Department 56, this hand cast and painted ceramic house includes 67 lights which twinkle.

Much like Clark's over the top display on his house in them move now you too can share in the enjoyment and wonder at Clark's determination to have the best decorated house in the neighbourhood. Product includes UK or EU mains electrical adaptor, so no need to purchase batteries or additional adaptors.

As 2015 draws to a close we'd like to wish all our customers a very happy and joyous Christmas.

Happy holidays! 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Create a magical fairy garden this summer, with the Enchanted Guardians™.

New for 2015, the Enchanted Guardians™ range by Department 56 offers you the opportunity to create your very own fairy garden full of mystical animals and creatures. All of the animals of the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom work diligently to protect and nurture their kingdom which is governed by their Queen Alice. 

Alice the Rabbit Queen is a beautifully sculpted garden figurine with large orange and yellow fairy wings, and daisy flower headband. Alice is a must for your Enchanted Guardians™ Kingdom.

There’s a host of powerful and mystical sprites in the kingdom, including Fritz, Bertram and Fiona. Wonderfully detailed, use them separately or group them together. Coordinate with the magical kingdom entry door stakes, which we just adore! With different styles and sizes to choose from, consider placing these at the base of tree trunks to give the illusion of a magical entry way into another world.
Flying visitors to you kingdom are well caterer for too, with a beautiful designed and themed acorn birdhouse, big enough for a small family whilst several different bird baths will provide the refreshment and bathing they need. Our favourite is the guardian mouse boat bird bath which is shaped like a large floating leaf, and you can imagine the guardian mouse patrolling narrow river streams and lakes protecting the magical kingdom.

Other inhabitants of the enchanted kingdom include Nibbles the Squirrel whose a very resourceful planner and saver, always building up reserves for the long and cold winters. Then there’s Ponder the ladybug shepherd who watches over the bees, spiders, and lady bugs teaching them how to care for the growing seeds.
Bring your completed scene to life with planters and luminaries, and you’ll have the most amazing summer fairy garden! Discover the full range today - click here.


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