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Happy Halloween 2014

Here is a little different type of village display. My haunted house and trees are made out of metal. I got the house and another one like it at Joann Fabrics about five years ago. I almost didn't get them because when they first had them out on the floor they had a $199.00 price tag on them. I went back about a week later and they were marked down to $49.99. A year later i spotted the wire trees in the Terry's catalog and found that they were the right size. They matched up perfectly like they…See More
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Randy's Place replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"I guess I need to correct myself. They are colorful. That showes you how long I have them packed away. Lol"
2 hours ago
Lynne replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"I have 3 of those and I didn't even know about it...LOL"
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Kevin Reddy replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"56200 - Neenee's Dolls & Toys 56219 - Orley's Bell & Harness Supply and Rimpy's Bakery, set of 2 56227 - Tassy's Mittens & Hassel's Woolies 56235 - Post Office 56243 - Obbie's Books &…"
6 hours ago
Randy's Place replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"They are older pieces. Not very well done in detail and color, but cool looking. They would definitely clash with the newer ones that spell out Sent Claus."
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Lynne replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"I didn't know that they had buildings that spelled North Pole....LOL"
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Bill B. commented on Jason Piele's blog post Gehenna Ghetto (Part 3)
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Kevin Reddy replied to Lynne's discussion Pieces that spell S A N T A
"56.56952 - Candy Cane Corner 56.56953 - Light The Way - Santa's Beacon 56.56954 - Augie's Christmas Carols 56.56955 - Ulysses The Christmas Bell Maker 56.56956 - Santa's Paper Snowflake Studio Wonder how'd they'd all…"
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Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Lemax and Motorcycles
"Jukebox Junction has added some more motorcycle-related pieces to the villages: In 2012, there was also 25383 - "Gordy's Cycle Shop" as well as 22052 - "Road Rebel". For 2014, there's: 43083 - "Grease…"
Monday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Black Cat Got Your Tongue? in the group Department 56 Halloween
"Two black cat-related items (but more in name only) from the mid-year 2005 introductions were 56.53208 - "Scaredy Cat Ferris Wheel" (retired Dec. 2009) and 56.53209 - "String of 12 Black Cat Lights", which were only around…"
Monday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)
"Christmas in the City also added more Harley-Davidson pieces as part of the 2013 and 2014 mid-year additions. In 2013 there was 4035565 - "Harley-Davidson® Garage" and 4035918 - "The Perfect Exhaust Note", while for 2014…"
Monday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)
"I'm assuming you also have some of the Spooky Town motorcycle pieces? Easy(?) Rider (motorcycles for Lemax's Spooky Town)  "
Monday
doctorblackjack21 replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)
"It's nice to see the many H-D pieces Dept. 56 has. I am more of a building collector than figures & accessories. I do have several M/C buildings including Lemax for my Biker village theme area. "Street Iron" is one of my…"
Monday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)
"2014 H-D additions to OSV are 4036563 - "Harley® Racing Headquarters" 4036573 - "Harley-Davidson® Race Ready" 4036574 - "Harley-Davidson® Top Speed!" and for those not into the motorcycle racing…"
Sunday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)
"And even more H-D buildings and accessories for 2013 and 2014! In Snow Village, January 2013 saw the introduction of 4030735 - "Harley® Roadside Cabins", Set of 2. (But those were retired at the end of 2013.)  There was…"
Sunday
Michelle Wareham replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Black Cat Got Your Tongue? in the group Department 56 Halloween
"I love the cats in my village....they just say "Halloween". There are black cats at the bottom of the "scary street lights" .....and at the front of the broom on "Midnight's Ride"....and with the skeleton with the…"
Sunday
Kevin Reddy replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion Black Cat Got Your Tongue? in the group Department 56 Halloween
"For 2003, we got 56.55319 - "Black Cat Diner", Halloween Gift Set of 4 And for 2005, Department 56 came out with 56.55276 - "Black Kittens For Sale"  (retired Dec. 2008), which I'm guessing would go nicely with 809004 -…"
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Pieces that spell S A N T A

Started by Lynne in Department 56. Last reply by Randy's Place 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

Lemax and Motorcycles

Started by Kevin Reddy in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Kevin Reddy on Monday. 2 Replies

Okay, Lemax is starting to get more into the Harley Davidson / Sons of Anarchy (TV show) vibe by introducing05066 - "Bob's Seaside Biker Bar" for Plymouth Corners, which can pair nicely with last year's introduction of95889 - "Street Iron…Continue

Tags: mopeds, scooters, choppers, biker, motorcycles

Get your motor runnin' (Harley-Davidson® and D56)

Started by Kevin Reddy in Department 56. Last reply by Kevin Reddy on Monday. 10 Replies

Get your motor runnin'Head out on the highwayLookin' for adventureAnd whatever comes our way . . .There have been several efforts to combine the nice quite little ceramic and porcelain houses and people in Department 56 villages with the world of…Continue

Tags: Christmas, in, the, City, Village

Showing your display

Started by Christina Helstowski in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Barb P Oct 25. 5 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 Oct 22. 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

Tags: icicles

Want to make Palm Trees

Started by Lynne in Lemax Villages. Last reply by Lynne Oct 19. 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

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Happy Halloween 2014

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Buying village pieces on Ebay...

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Adhesive help needed

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The good old days

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Spring obsession

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Replacing windows

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Gehenna Ghetto (Part 3)

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Halloween pre orders

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Easter

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Gehenna Ghetto (Part 2)

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Changing village lights to LED

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Village Inspirations

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Spooky Town "Black Mountain Coal Mine"

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Gehenna Ghetto - Work in Progress (Part 1)

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No more village

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