A Time Remembered

Circa: 1995
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Dept. 56/Made in China
This Department 56, J.D. Nichols Toy Shop, from the Dickens Village Series, item #58328, was made in China, introduced in 1995 and retired 1998.
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, Snowbabie figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.
For their Heritage Village Collection, Dicken's Village Series, it is very colorful with a beige building, tall front gables with a green timber design, a green and yellow bay window topped by ledge carrying store name and trimmed with 3 potted trees and red brick chimneys.
In very good + condition, without chips, cracks or fleabites, it comes in it's original box and cardboard sleeve that shows wear and it measures 9 inches tall, 5 3/4 inches wide and 5 1/8 inches deep.
An addition to any Department 56 Heritage Village Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions please feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.

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