Discounted Department 56

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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Discounted Department 56 items are sure to please any Scrooge on your shopping list. Be sure the pieces you are buying are indeed made by Department 56 - look for their name embossed into the bottom of each item. It's remarkably easy to create an eye-catching display with these miniature houses. All you need is a little imagination and practice!

Unlike Blue Sky Clayworks, Department 56 does not produce candleholders. They produce every type of miniature house and shop you would need to create a miniature village scene. You can choose from country houses, elegant brownstones, barber shops, and soda shops, to list a few.

Discounted Department 56 Items as Keepsakes

These detailed representations of old-fashioned villages make excellent gifts. If you have a son or daughter leaving for college, make sure he or she takes a little piece of home along. Shop for a discounted Department 56 keepsake and let your college-bound child remember home just the way these houses are created - with warmth and care and love.

Or perhaps you're struggling to find the perfect gift for Dad. For Father's Day this year, why not surprise him with a classic car? In miniature, that is. Cadillacs, Fords, Corvettes, and Thunderbirds - they're all here, ready and waiting to relive memories of the good old days when a bottle of soda cost a nickel.

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