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.

Apple Barn display from Department 56 for fall

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! She had bought the barrel from a local winery for her daughter’s wedding. It was one of two barrels they had topped with beautiful floral arrangements.

Department 56 Apple Barn

closeup of Apple Barn display for Department 56 for fall

In addition to wine, barrels often held apples. So I found the barrel to be perfect for my Department 56 displays for fall.

The Apple Barn boxed set, part of the Department 56 Snow Village Halloween Village is a new favorite of mine. It includes the lit building, figurine, maple tree and a bag of leaves.

collage of Apple Barn and accents for Department 56 for fall

First, I hung Bronner’s 24-inch mixed pine delicious wreath on the wall behind the barrel. The 36-inch version is available online. The 24-inch version can be purchased in-store. Or contact customer service at 800.361.6736 or It is SKU #1196500 and sells for $41.99.

collage of apples in clear vase, red placemat and apple barn display

Next, I topped the barrel with a red placemat (available in-store). When the apple barn, tree and figurine were in place, I added a clear vase filled with fake apples. Last, I scattered the mini leaves that came with the set. The perfect picture of fall!

Now if you’re all about pumpkins for fall, you’ll love our pumpkin-themed Department 56 display. After all, it even includes a DIY toilet-paper-pumpkin craft for fall decorating!

Completed DIY toilet-paper-roll pumpkin craft. Pumpkin sits on wooden table surrounded by silk leaves, fabric pieces and a branch stem. The toilet paper roll has been wrapped in a navy, sky blue and orange flannel fabric and topped with two silk, fall red and orange leaves along with a stem made from a branch.

Department 56 Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead village house and dancers for Department 56 for fall

Day of the Dead pieces are also part of the Department 56 Snow Village Halloween Village. Actually, Day of the Dead is its own holiday. It’s November 1 and 2, celebrated right AFTER Halloween. Many observing Day of the Dead put on makeup and costumes to look like skulls and skeletons. Candles are lit and deceased family members are remembered. The holiday began in Mexico.

Day of the Dead bride and groom in Department 56 for fall

To begin, I hung a sombrero on the wall behind the barrel. Next I topped the barrel with a beaded placemat that matched the festive colors in the Day of the Dead Department 56 village. After putting the Day of the Dead House, Festive Dance, and Eternal Love in place, I added sparkling Department 56 bottle-brush trees in a variety of colors. Then I clustered gold and clear glass gems along one side of the display. Last of all, I placed two, white, battery-operated tea lights among the gems.

collage of Day of the Dead display for Department 56 for fall

Halloween Ideas from Bronner’s

Maybe you’d prefer to do the “Monster Mash” this Halloween? See how to set up this simply smashing display!

Or top your Department 56 display for fall with a chicken-wire cloche you make yourself!

Shop fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving at Bronner’s.

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