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"Thanks Barb and Randy for your kind comments.  I told myself I wasn't going to do a Christmas village when I started buying Halloween but that lasted about 4 months : )  I was drawn to the Christmas Lane series when I first saw a…"
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Randy's Place commented on Christina Helstowski's video
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"This is so well thought out. Very well detailed. You sure have an eye for layout design. This is the first time i have ever seen a Christmas Lane put together. I think we need you to teach our village display class at our store. lol Great work!"
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"I love all the brightly lit trees and animation Christina - so different from my Dickens. You have lots of animation but it's not overwhelming. Thanks for sharing. "
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"Nice shot LoisAnn - some really great details. I recognize many of those buildings. Thanks for sharing."
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A roller Coaster for your village

Found this cool battery operated Roller Coaster on Amazon that is a good Village scale and pretty cheap I thought Ide share. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OABR94K?psc=1The Liberty company that makes them has several that are tain looking, but the one has one set that features one loop and the cars look like coaster cars and its around the $13.oo price range and plus shipping. . I researched them on youtube and are a good scale and seem to…See More
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lauren given replied to lauren given's discussion smallest trees
"That takes care of the first 50 or so, what to do with the rest (-:"
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Barb P replied to lauren given's discussion smallest trees
"We use them in groupings with their larger mates, high up on mountains, to line paths, beside/in front of houses."
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"Very pretty village!!"
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"Just so magical. I makes me smile."
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"LOL....Our living room is long and skinny......I didn't have to move any funriture except for the end table that we put in front of the window.....we can still sit in there just like we always do with plenty of room to move around...."
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My village under the Christmas tree this year....
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"Wow! Where do you sit? Lol A true winter wonderland. :)"
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smallest trees

I am still not finished! Yikes.  I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what to do with the plethora of small trees that come in the multi pack of bottle brush trees.  I was trying to figure out if I could somehow put them together to make a larger tree. See More
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A roller Coaster for your village

Started by John Balazy in Other Village Types on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Found this cool battery operated Roller Coaster on Amazon that is a good Village scale and pretty cheap I thought Ide share. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OABR94K?psc=1The Liberty company that…Continue

smallest trees

Started by lauren given in Christmas Villages. Last reply by lauren given on Monday. 2 Replies

I am still not finished! Yikes.  I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what to do with the plethora of small trees that come in the multi pack of bottle brush trees.  I was trying to figure out if I could somehow put them together to make a…Continue

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A little village of England

Started by Marcadin in Christmas Villages. Last reply by Lynne Dec 11. 18 Replies

This is my very first christmas village.I worked 3 months on it Visit my villageContinue

Playmobil Releases Carnival rides

Started by John Balazy in Village Resources. Last reply by John Balazy Nov 24. 5 Replies

I used some Playmobil Toys or parts in my village so when I was at Toys R Us and saw that Playmobil has done a Carnival series I was beyond excited..... They have a Ferris Wheel, Break Dance , Wave Swinger, and rocking boat Swings, plus some games…Continue

All Hallows Eve Church Score

Started by Randy's Place in Department 56. Last reply by Kelly PB Nov 13. 4 Replies

Thanks to BNW Eric Butyneski for finding me the church for $50.00. Its in mint condition and that compleats my set. In the past I never really looked at what type of series D56 comes out with and how rare they become later on and that's about the…Continue

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Cutting Stairs into Foam Terrain??

Started by Bob in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Barb P Nov 13. 4 Replies

Hi Folks,        I'm pretty new to the forum here, and was looking for some advice on a specific technique. I'm getting ready to start a fairly large Spooky Town project, and one of the things that I would like to do is have that iconic haunted…Continue

Tags: Terrain, Stairs, Town, Spooky

New York City from Department 56

Started by Kevin Reddy in Department 56. Last reply by Kevin Reddy Nov 11. 21 Replies

(Photo originally from Department 56 website; I wish I had all these!)I've tried to put together a list of the buildings and landmarks from New York City that Department 56 has put out over the years, and here's what I've come up with:Christmas in…Continue

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Showing your display

Started by Christina Helstowski in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Barb P Nov 2. 10 Replies

I was just wondering if anyone shows their display to anyone besides family and friends, for example trick or treaters or neighbors?  I've been contemplating letting some of the trick or treaters in to look at my village.  Some people I have shown…Continue

Pieces that spell S A N T A

Started by Lynne in Department 56. Last reply by Randy's Place Oct 31. 10 Replies

Does anyone know what pieces in Dept 56 North Pole Series spell S A N T A with their weathervanes?Continue

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Happy Halloween 2014

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Modifying LED lit trees

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Gehenna Ghetto (Part 2)

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