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slygranny3 replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"me too - and I like them with the witches and cats "
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slygranny3 replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I like using the Lemax black cat house - have a collection of cats too - to go with it - then some other D56 bldgs would go as well - like the old house in the woods that came out a couple or three years ago - "
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Kevin Reddy replied to Christina Helstowski's discussion Showing your display
"That's why Halloween can be a bit different depending on how many trick-or-treaters you get and where your display is in relation to the candy dish / front door.   ; )"
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LoisAnn replied to Christina Helstowski's discussion Showing your display
"I don't do a Halloween village, but I do have a huge Christmas village.  Only friends and family or people that friends and family know and bring are permitted in the house.  In this day and age, you really can not be too careful. "
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Mandy Wayman replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"That's them! Yeah, I have a broken wrist and my one non-dominant hand is creating some crazy sentences these days!"
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
""Scone"? Now I'm getting hungry! By the way, are these the lighted cauldrons you got? 809400 - "Lit Cauldrons", set of 4 (Dec. 2009 to Dec. 2011)"
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Mandy Wayman replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I have the moving witch and stirring cauldron and I love her. I also bought some green lighted cauldron lights a few years ago and they look good with the scone also."
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"If you can find one, it might be fun to have a Witch Hollow display where you can occasionally swap out the current 4030764 - "Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble" with the retired 56.52516 - "Hocus Pocus Witch" (Dec. 2001 to…"
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"By the way, other D56 OSV Halloween buildings with "Witch" in the name (or concept) are: 56.55347 - " 'Witch Way?' Flight School", set of 7, with the accessory "Practice Makes Perfect" - Limited To Year…"
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Mandy Wayman replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I created a witch area with the Three Witches Cauldron, the Black Cat Diner, Witches Brew Pub, the Witch Flying School, the Candy Cauldron, and several accessories. I found these pieces all worked well together. Would like to have the other two hat…"
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I'd be tempted to do that, too . . . they're much less expensive than the houses themselves, and you can always use a bunch of them with just one or two other buildings."
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Lynne replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I got the new one for this year....but now I am thinking I may want the other 2 witch houses...:-)"
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slygranny3 replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I did buy the witches, but not the houses :-) "
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Witch Hollow in the group Department 56 Halloween
"If you want to add a few more with pieces to the three buildings and their coordinating accessories, Department 56 also currently has 808999 - "Midnight's Last Ride" (introduced Dec. 2009) 4030779 - "Dead Weight"…"
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Showing your display

Started by Christina Helstowski in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Kevin Reddy 14 hours ago. 4 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

Miniature Icicles

Started by Joyce Wood in Christmas Villages. Last reply by Lynne on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Does anyone have a good way of making icicles?  I want to make some that will hang at the edge of a cliff and perhaps on a fence. Continue

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Want to make Palm Trees

Started by Lynne in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Lynne on Sunday. 4 Replies

I want to make Palm trees for my Season's Bay and Nativity villges. I found some floral picks that look like the top of a palm tre?...but I need some ideas for making the trunk with a base.I checked You-Tube and didn't find anything like I am…Continue

Lemax Spooky Town @ Michaels

Started by doctorblackjack21 in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Kevin Reddy Oct 18. 6 Replies

Get those signature pieces @ Michaels with their 40% off sale effective Sunday(September 14th) and YES you can use a 50% off coupon(they honor coupons from JoAnn's , Hobby Lobby,etc.). At least they did to us Sunday evening.  Got the most expensive…Continue

Converting battery operated pieces to electrical adapters - Big Phil's original TUT

Started by LoisAnn in Open Forum. Last reply by lauren given Oct 8. 3 Replies

NOTE:  This is Big Phil's original tutorial on converting from batteries to A/C adapters.  I was unable to transfer the pictures that were included.     Converting from batteries to A/C adapters  …Continue

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Mini Leaves

Started by Randy's Place in Displays. Last reply by Michiganvillager Oct 7. 2 Replies

I just watched the program How It's Made. The topic was Dioramas. These two artist would make a what looked to be just a throw away diorama because they would take photographs of them and make some stunning wall art. In one of their dioramas they…Continue

Tags: photograph, art, made, program, design

Open Season Time

Started by Randy's Place in Displays Sep 29. 0 Replies

Just like open season for hunters it's that time of year for open season on villaging. It has started already with some great pictures and videos from our BNW members.For our new members let's see what you have. Don't be shy. We are always looking…Continue

Tags: ideas, tricks, tips, displays, villaging

Pieces that spell S A N T A

Started by Lynne in Department 56. Last reply by Lynne Sep 14. 4 Replies

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

How does everyone store their landscaping styrofoam?

Started by Lynne in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Randy's Place Sep 10. 3 Replies

As careful as I try to be...my platforms are always getting dents in them. My older Halloween ones seem to be leaving a fine dust all over the place.......Continue

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