Make It Meatloaf With “A Christmas Story”

Make It Meatloaf With “A Christmas Story”

Make it meatloaf with “A Christmas Story” this holiday season and enjoy a tasty, vintage meatloaf dinner. No way you’ll shoot your eye out. We promise! “Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf. I hate meatloaf,” said my husband never. Actually, he loves meatloaf. It was, after all, Randy, little brother of Ralphie, the main character in “A Christmas Story,” who loathed meatloaf and said those words. Nevertheless, food historian Andrew Smith reports that the first recipe for what we consider American meatloaf

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The Snowpinions® Award Goes to … + GIVEAWAY

The Snowpinions® Award Goes to … + GIVEAWAY

FULL of snow much personal-ity, it’s hard not to think of someone when you see any one of Department 56’s® popular line of Snowpinions®, designed by artist Kristi Jensen Pierro! As a result, we had so much fun pairing up staff with different pieces during the launch of Bronner’s blog in 2016 in this popular post. Our newest arrival of frosty friends once again begs the question — just who will the Snowpinions® awards go to this time around?!

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Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses

Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses

Bring on traditional Halloween fun with Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses from Department 56! No doubt, these delightfully designed, lighted orbs will bring Disney charm to your Halloween decor. After all, Mickey and Minnie are right at home in their Pumpkintown houses created by Department 56. They’ve certainly welcomed the Halloween festivities, donning costumes and decorating with pumpkins and candy corn. Indeed, from young whippersnappers to old bats – everyone is welcome! Mickey’s and Minnie’s Pumpkintown Houses Display Supplies side

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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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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 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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Advent and the Nativity Share the CHRISTmas Story

Advent and the Nativity Share the CHRISTmas Story

What would CHRISTmas be without the Nativity?! We’ve got a few fun ideas of different ways you can share HIStory whether you have sweet littles or an empty nest, traditional or themed décor, and a large or limited space!  

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Take This Fun Christmas Movie Personality Quiz!

Take This Fun Christmas Movie Personality Quiz!

Christmas movies are as much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus and cookies! Sometimes we fall in love with them for the escape from reality they create; other times it’s that we identify with them so much. Classic plots, lovable characters … see what your favorite says about you in our fun and completely unscientific Christmas movie personality quiz!

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Everyone Has a Snowpinion!

Everyone Has a Snowpinion!

Don’t you love that feeling when you find THE gift for someone special? You know – the one that fits their personality so perfectly 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 Snowpinion snowmen are FULL of snow much personal-ity!

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How to Display Your Department 56 Village

How to Display Your Department 56 Village

Every now and then you just have to create a scene! … and D56 has been helping people do that for DECADES with their extensive collection of village pieces and accessories that have grown from the original six lighted buildings they introduced in 1976. (Anyone remember those first six?) Here’s some ideas on how to display your Department 56!

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