Decorating Tips for Halloween

Decorating Tips for Halloween

Our 4 fab decorating tips for Halloween will help you make fun the focus. In brief, use lights and color, keep it crafty, make it sweet and, last but not least, start a village! Use Lights & Color! Lights aren’t just for Christmas decorating! By comparison, they’re important for setting the scene for Halloween, too. In addition to clear lights, broaden your color palette to include purple, orange and green. Another decorating tip for Halloween: don’t limit yourself to the

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Decorating for Fall With Department 56

Decorating for Fall With Department 56

Is fall your favorite season of the year? (It’s mine!) So let’s brighten your home by decorating for fall with Department 56. The good news is you can start small and expand as your space and budget allow. For example, you can use items you may already have at home for foundations and accent pieces. Foundations & Accent Pieces To begin with, I used a small rustic side table and vintage cheese box for foundations as I began decorating for

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Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s has rebuilt it’s Department 56 Halloween Village display! Without a doubt, the focal point of the new display is the giant jack-o’-lantern named “Jack.” Carving the Jack-o’-lantern First, Bronner’s decorator Eileen Boone carved the giant pumpkin out of Styrofoam. She used a hot knife, also called a foam cutter. Next, she painted his exterior using three shades of acrylic paint. As can be seen, this created dimension, subtly emphasizing light and shadow. Finally, she painted the interior of the

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Department 56 Giveaway and Winter Display Ideas

Department 56 Giveaway and Winter Display Ideas

– THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Shawn Kennedy from California, the winner of our Department 56 Dickens’ Village giveaway of “Russell Street Books”! Thank you to everyone who entered. No winter doldrums here! Read on for your chance to win our Department 56 giveaway, the Dickens’ Village piece “Russell Street Books.” Along the way, snag some great Department 56 winter display ideas.

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Department 56 for Fall

Department 56 for Fall

No time or money to buy and set up a huge Department 56 display for fall? No problem! Use one or two village pieces and accents to create an attractive seasonal display for your home. Fireplace mantels, end tables, side tables … all work well for a Department 56 village display. I wanted to try something different. Something I hadn’t seen before. Something simple you can do at home, too. So I borrowed an empty wine barrel from a coworker!

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Bronner’s Personalized Birthday Gifts for Family and Friends

Bronner’s Personalized Birthday Gifts for Family and Friends

When it’s time to celebrate the birthday of a family member, friend or co-worker let us help you pick out the perfect personalized birthday gift. What makes Bronner’s one of the BEST Christmas stores in the world is our PERSONALIZATION. We have talented painters and penners that do a brilliant job of creating gifts with personality. It’s common to put just a name on an ornament but WE CAN do more! Signature Personalized Bulb A timeless gift, again and again,

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Decorate for Halloween with Department 56’s Halloween Village!

Decorate for Halloween with Department 56’s Halloween Village!

Love to decorate for this holiday that brings out the sweet tooth 🍬 (and kid) in all of us, along with a few shivers and shrieks? Want to keep it simple and on a budget without having to purchase a whole Halloween village? You can do it!

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Everyone Has a Snowpinion!

Everyone Has a Snowpinion!

Don’t you love that feeling you get when you find THE gift for someone special? You know … the one that just so perfectly fits their personality that you can hardly wait to give it to them! Enter Department 56’s® new line of Snowpinions™ by artist Kristi Jensen Pierro. These fun little snowmen are FULL of snow much personal-ity!

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

The concept of the American Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas, who was born in Asia Minor about 280. He was known as a kind, benevolent man and made a saint because of his generosity. In honor of St. Nicholas, December 6 became the traditional day in Europe for the exchange of Christmas gifts and the beginning of the holiday season. Dutch immigrants to the United States brought with them their version of the gift-giving St. Nicholas, known as “Sinter

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Department 56 Halloween Village Displays

Department 56 Halloween Village Displays

Confession: I love Halloween but hate all things scary. I know…it doesn’t make any sense but it’s true! When I was growing up, we were “those” people on the block. Our house was completely decked out with ghosts, fog creeping out of large steel barrels and a graveyard filled with tombstones and skeleton bones – Halloween decorations galore! My dad always had a passion for the holiday, which then got passed down to me. Except he loves scary things and

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