Saturday, 10 March 2018

New Easter Decorations and Easter Trees

Find that perfect Easter decoration gift or tree

Explore our new and greatly expanded Easter decorations range. New this year is our range of Easter trees which are fast becoming the new must have for Easter. Whilst Easter trees have been a firm tradition in some central European cultures for many centuries, it is quickly becoming a new tradition for families here in the UK. Let's see some of our favourite Easter decoration finds this year.

1 - Rabbits Selling Carrots Easter Wooden Yellow Tealight Pyramid
This bright and fun Easter themed tealight pyramid makes for an ideal Easter gift or decoration. Featuring a rabbit seller selling his stock of carrots, as heat rises from the tealights it spins the wooden blades turning the rabbit scene. Requires three standard tealights (not included) which slot securely into the metal encased holders. With a bright and Spring coloured wood finish, decorated with sunflowers and daisies this tealight pyramid will be an ideal focal point for a table setting, windowsill and much more this Easter.

2 - Easter Rabbit Wooden School Decoration Set
Today at rabbit school they're learning to add up carrots by the bunch! This novelty Easter decoration and decor set includes a teacher with decorated easel, whilst four pupils take their seats for lessons. Each student has Easter themed accessories including carrots, Easter eggs and more, whilst seated at their desks! Makes an ideal novelty Easter gift or a delightful addition to your Easter and Spring decor setup.
3 - Mr & Mrs Rabbit - Easter Bunny Tree Stump Scene
New in our popular Mr and Mrs Rabbit collection, this charming Easter scene shows a bunny perched on a tree stump playing a tree branch like a flute! Featuring a realistic tree stump complete with Spring flowers blossoming below, our fair rabbit wears a pretty pink floral dress whilst watching the day go by and playing to her hearts content. Consider mixing with other sets and scenes from the Mr and Mrs Rabbit collection to build a fun Easter scene.

4 - Chocolate Brown Easter Twig Tree with Vibrant Easter Egg Decorations
For the ultimate Easter tree, this chocolate brown twig tree includes 48 vibrant faux mini Easter eggs ready for decorating. This sizeable display tree is approximately 55cm tall, and styled to look like a real tree. The tree comes in several parts which can then be dissembled again after use for easy storage, with a handy storage box included. With a dark chocolate brown colour perfect for Easter, simply slot the main trunk of the tree into the base, attach the branches as desired and you're all set. Its size will be variable depending on how you attach the branches.

5 - Easter Bunny Egg Wreath
This novel Easter bunny shaped door wreath is decorated with a colourful mix of faux Easter eggs and foliage. Includes hanging twine, and completed with a pink ribbon, this wreath will be one of your favourite Easter decorations.

You can find our full Easter decorations collection at our website. Don't forget to explore our new Spring and Summer gift collections including the new and exciting Bug Art Collection. So here's to wishing everyone in advance, a very Happy Easter!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Mother's Day Gift and Present Ideas

Mother's Day Gift and Present Ideas 2018

Shop our Mother's Day gift and present selection, to find that perfect gift for Mother's Day. With a wide variety of unique gift ideas, we have something for every budget. From notebooks, glasses and mugs in the new Bug Art Collection, Jim Shore designer fashion accessories, to unique hand painted wooden articles from the Seasons Landscape collection to build a unique scene as unique as your Mum, you'll find that treasured gift right here. Here's our list of the top five unique gift ideas.

1 - Bug Art Collection Cat Wine Glass - £13.50. For cat lovers, this special artistic designed wine glass will be a treasured gift. With a gracious and inviting black cat mixed with swirling Spring florals, look out for the bug hidden in every Bug Art Collection design. You may wish to coordinate with the Bug Art cat mugs and gift bag. 

2 - Boyds Bears Eva - £30.00. There is nothing better than a day of shopping and Eva has done just that! Carrying her bag filled from her bargain rack finds, this twelve inch light gold bear is dressed in a striped shirt with pants and a green ribbon head bow. Part of the collectors series from Boyds Bears. 
3 - Boho Chic™ Multicolour Cross Body Bag - £35.00. This gorgeous woven multi coloured geometric shaped patterned fabric bag is finished off with a brown canvas flap, magnetic closure and strap. With a cotton canvas lined exterior, it features one metal zip closure whilst providing ample room for everyday needs. Part of the Boho Chic™ range by Global and Vine, this cross body bag has a stylish bohemian yet familiar design which will comfortably mix and match with everyday ensembles. 
4 - Gardeners Pebble Design Small Garden Tool Set - £18.00. This stylish small gardening tool set comes complete with everything a budding gardener needs. Featuring a pebble design canvas tote, there's seven storage outer storage compartments for carrying all the essentials. This kit comes ready with three hand sized gardening tools including a rake, spade and trowel with wooden handles. Ideal for those who have a small garden area that needs occasional cultivating, or for those who simply love gardening. 

5 - Jim Shore Fashion Gracie Leather Blue and Grey Tote - £139.00. This Jim Shore Gracie full grain multi colour leather tote features debossed rosemaling patterns with the finest details including contrast edge stain and heavy topstitch. Featuring a 100% cotton interior with 2 slip pockets and 1 zip pocket, this tote bag oozes subtle contemporary Jim Shore styling mixed with functionality. Magnetic metal button closure. This tote also coordinates with other fashion accessories in the Gracie line, with alternative colour combinations available. 

Mother's Day is on Sunday 11th March 2018. You can browse our full Mother's Day gift selection here.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

It's a whole lot of bewtiching fun this Halloween, say hello to Witches Hollow

Department 56 Witches Hollow

Welcome to Witches Hollow

This Halloween we're full of bewitching fun and antics here at Halloween is a special time for the Sisters of the Hollow by Department 56 as they prepare spells, magic and potions. This vibrant and family fun Halloween inspired range will be available from mid October, just in time for Halloween.


Her sisters say she is crazy but that's all in good fun, for when it comes to kitty-cats, Lucy the Cat Witch can't just have one! Though she may have many, her favourite is her beloved Lucifer the Cat, although we do wonder who rule who! 

One of four Sister of the Hollow, these wickedly magical witch figures are approximately 45cm tall, and come with the attention to detail you can expect from Department 56. Each witch has her own coordinating creature. Collect them all!


Department 56 Inspirational Potion Bottles
Of course no display is complete with matching accessories. These fun make belief potion bottles will make you giggle. Available in two different sets, each glass bottle contains an artificial decorative filler, with matching label and corresponding message. Look out for our personal favourite a bottle of boos!


 Department 56 Witch Shoe Ornaments
You can also extend the Witches Hollow theme to your Halloween tree. With a range of different ornament sets, these delightfully quirky witch shoe ornaments will get you in the bewitching mood! Ideal for coordinating with your Witches Hollow display.

For more Halloween ideas, and to see what's new this Autumn at visit our Halloween and Autumn section today. Don't forget to also check out our extensive range of decorative Halloween lighted villages and of course our Halloween decorations.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Don't let the great British weather put a dampener on your summer, Let It Bee™

Don't let the great British weather put a dampener on your summer. New for 2016, we invite you to Let It Bee™ with a fresh, bright and happy range of summer dining table and server ware, ideal for casual gatherings, barbeques or an alternative for more formal dining occasions inside or out. Whatever the occasion, we're sure you'll Bee Happy with this thoughtful and inspired design led range by Department 56.

This vibrant purple sunflower design plate will bring a touch of brightness to your tableware. Each glazed ceramic plate is surrounded with beautiful purple colour shaded petals. Your guests will have never had so much originality at your dining table! Also available in yellow and coral. Makes an ideal snack/ side plate.

With screen printed flowers on the left border, these high quality burlap placemats offer the perfect coordinating setting for your Let It Bee™ tableware. Each placemat also features prominent words of encouragement for your garden!

Designed to make the best use of space and to show off your treats, the melamine tiers measure 9 inches wide (top) and 11 inches wide (base), big enough for cookies, cupcakes or other teatime favourites.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Enchanted Guardians 2016 - New Fairy Garden, Accessories and Houses now available

New Enchanted Guardians for 2016

We can hardly contain our excitement as these delightful and whimsical additions to the Enchanted Guardians range by Department 56 have now arrived. With magical fairies, fairy houses, new Guardians and enchanted accessories you're in for an enchanted Spring and Summer!

Legend has it...

There is an enchanted garden kingdom not far from where you live, where magical creatures of an unusual sort reside. Each day the creatures and fairies of the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom work hard taking care of each other, tending to their seeds, collaborating with the birds, protecting tiny insects, and focusing diligently on guarding Her Royal Highness, Alice the Rabbit Queen.

New Fairies, Guardians and accessories

One of the new fairies introduced to the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom is Aria who is a gifted fairy, who loves to practice her ballet steps upon the mossy garden floor. Ideal for display on her own, or consider adding the fairy garden gazebo and place Aria underneath so she can practice all day whatever the weather!



There's many new and exciting enchanted accessories to choose from including fairy and guardian post boxes, beautiful trellis arches, mini mushrooms, a garden pond with a matching fairy bridge and much more. With so many options you'll have great fun building your kingdom.

And of course not forgetting the fairy abodes! New this year, there's four different fairy garden houses available including the log house (pictured right) which forms the meeting place after a long day's work in the Enchanted Guardian Kingdom. There's also the large moss house, pinecone house and the very charming tree stump fairy house! All the houses in the range come with a waterproof battery operated light set which goes into the house to bring a magical glow at dusk.

So without further ado, get exploring and let's see what magical kingdom you will create this Spring and Summer. Happy Gardening!
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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Gerbera Daisy Garden Collection

Seasons Landscape Gerbera Daisy Garden Collection
Cheerful and bright, this indoor range of enchanting gerbera children and flowers will make a welcome statement like no other. New for 2016 and part of our Seasons Landscape range, these artist designed wooden articles allow you to create spectacular and inviting indoor display scenes that match your personality and colour preferences perfectly. Whether you're looking to create a Spring or Summer scene display, you can adapt and change your display according to the season.
Each piece is self standing, carefully crafted out of wood and then meticulously hand painted with stunning results. With a range of sizes also available, you can easily add depth to your display. So if you're looking for a different and unique gift this Spring and Summer, our Seasons Landscape range may be ideal. Discover our full enchanting Seasons Landscape range today.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hop into Spring, it's on the way!

Introducing our new and revamped Spring collections

Say hello to lots of new and fresh decorating ideas this Spring. We're in the process of revamping our Spring and Easter collections and wanted to share some of the upcoming arrivals.

Mr and Mrs Rabbit

Following the sell out of our Mr and Mrs Rabbit collection last year we've obtained limited quantities of new designs for 2016. These adorable and cute bunnies are made from wood bristle, smartly dressed in fabric outfits and then complemented with Easter themed accessories.


With a variety of sizes ranging from small (approx. 24cm tall), to large (approx. 62cm tall), these rabbits will be a welcome addition to your Easter décor.

Find our full selection here:





If your looking a stylish gift this Easter, you'll fall in love with Dottie by Department 56.

From porcelain polka dot eggs, collector bunny teddy bears, and a just so cute tableware range including bowls and cookie jars, Dottie is a must this Spring. Discover the full range at  


Artist Lauren Picciuna draws here inspirational designs from the play of light and shadows which bring shapes to life.

Each flourish design is expertly crafted out of laser cut wood, and put together by hand.

Whether your looking for a Spring centrepiece, or subtle Easter home décor accents Flourish offers something for every taste.

Each Flourish design also comes complete in a corrugated gift box, making them an ideal Easter or Spring present.

Discover our selection at

These are just a small sample of the unique lines we carry, you can view our full selection on our website. Don't forget Easter is Sunday March 27th 2016.

Oh and a very Happy Pancake Day!