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Associate Members that have attained Platinum dealer status are denoted with a  Platinum Dealer  above their logo.

Platinum Dealer

Thruthehouse

Retail Store

Little Rock, AR
All Thru The House is a family owned business of over 30 years located in Little Rock, Arkansas.  They specialize in home décor, baby items and collectibles.  It’s also part of Market Place Pharmacy… a one-stop pharmacy and gift store all wrapped up into one, if you will!  They have anything you need “all through your house” including a wide variety of home décor and wait for it……. Department 56 items!  As a matter of fact, they carry all of the Department 56 villages!

To get the latest information on village happenings, neat display tips and to fill all of  your Department 56 needs, be sure and contact them and  “like ‘em” on facebook!

Address:
Owner, Janice Turnage
11316 Huron
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 907-8999

Email: thruthehouse@yahoo.com


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Bachman's

Bachman's

Retail Store

Minneapolis, MN

40 years ago, Bachman's and Ed Bazinet gave birth to Department 56!!
The company has played a very important role in the collecting of Department 56 products, collector gatherings and so much more.

This year celebrates the 130th Anniversary of Bachman's as well.

Locations:
With 6 garden centers, U.S. Bank Plaza, and 27 floral departments within area Lunds & Byerly's stores, you're never far from the beauty of Bachman's. For addresses, phone numbers, and store hours, please check our Store Directory.

1-866-222-4626

Email: customerservice@bachmans.com

On-line: www.bachmans.com

                   

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bronner

Retail Store

Frankenmuth, MI
Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland...making Christmas memories since 1945. The Bronner family and staff hope you enjoy visiting our web site and invite you to visit our store located in Frankenmuth, Michigan's "Little Bavaria." Home to over 50,000 gifts and trims for all seasons and reasons, Bronner's is the world's largest Christmas store.

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Address:
Maria Sutorik
25 Christmas Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734-0176
517-652-9931
Fax: 517-652-3466

Email: info@bronners.com

On-line: http://www.bronners.com

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Retail Store

San Diego, CA
City Lights Collectibles, Southern California's largest holiday store with over 12,000 sq ft of displays and product, would like to welcome you. The store is one big holiday wonderland, where children and adults alike get whisked away into the holiday spirit, viewing awe inspiring displays of villages, collectibles, wonderfully decorated trees, and trains that will blow the mind.

Address:
1212 Knoxville Street
San Diego, CA 92110
1-800-262-5335

Email: info@citylightscollectibles.com

On-line: City Lights Collectibles

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Cynthia's Hallmark

Cynthia's Hallmark & Boutique

Retail Store

Greenfield, IN

Cynthia Erwin opened the first Cynthia’s Hallmark in Greenfield, Indiana in 1985. Since, Cynthia’s has expanded, opening three additional stores in the Fishers area. The Greenfield location has grown in size, and is now the largest retail Hallmark store in the country!

Cynthia’s Hallmark prides itself on its large variety and plentiful stock of Hallmark favorites. However, at Cynthia’s, you will find interesting and unique gifts for anyone. Many of your favorite lines are in stock year round at Cynthia’s, including Yankee Candles, Willow Tree, Nora Fleming, Department 56, RibbonWick and WoodWick Candles, Fannie May Chocolates, Lolita Hand Painted Wine Glasses, Tervis Tumbler, and Jim Shore.

In 2014, Kelley opened Cynthia’s Boutique on the “new” side of the Greenfield store. Cynthia’s Boutique offers brands such as Vera Bradley, Pandora, Life is Good, and many more! Cynthia’s Boutique carries one of a kind fashion pieces in the season’s latest trends. Cynthia’s Boutique has style for all ages – from dresses, tops, leggings, and jeans, to trendy ponchos, vests, scarves, and boots. If it wasn’t already, Cynthia’s Hallmark and new Boutique in Greenfield, is certainly a destination store.

Just 30 minutes East of Indianapolis on I-70, Cynthia’s Hallmark Store & Boutique in Greenfield, Indiana is easy to reach and worth the trip! Come visit us today (& if you’re lucky you might find Kelley sampling dips and chocolates, and serving up her favorite wine)!
 
We invite you to explore our stores as well as our website and share the Cynthia’s Hallmark store experience.

Address:
1584 N. State St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Contact: Kelly Holden

Phone: 317-462-6749

Email: 1584shop@gmail.com

Web Site: http://CynthiasHallmarkStores.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=cynthia%E2%80%99s%20hallmark




Company

Eden Prairie, MN
Some thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman's, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman's used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56.

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, Snowbabies™ figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.

Address:
One Village Place
7400 Flying Cloud Drive, Suite 100
Eden Prairie MN 55344
(800) LIT TOWN (800-548-8696)

Email: MsLitTown@Dept56.com

On-line: www.department56.com
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Dept. 56 Retirees, Inc.

(Is Not Affiliated with Department 56, Inc. in any way)

Secondary Dealers

Winston Salem, NC
Department 56 Retirees  is managed by Harry & June McGowan and Pam McGowan Ladetto.  Harry & June have had the greatest time with Dept. 56 Retirees collectors for over 25 years, after selling a small builders supply of 26 years in 1987.

They take pride in our ability to ship immediately from 30,000 cubic feet of inventory (40,000+ items) in our 4 smokefree warehouses.

Address:
178 St. James Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27107

Phone: (June) 248-705-0296
Phone: (Pam) 248-882-1208

Email: hmcgo@citlink.net

 





Retail Store

Memphis, TN
The Enesco Gallery & Gift Shop Featuring Department 56 his the ultimate destination for collectors and fans. The one-of-a-kind gallery, now open here on the grounds of Graceland, features the world’s largest display of Department 56 Lit Villages. Over 1,500 in total.

The gallery’s full collection, spanning almost 50 years of collectible history, leads visitors on a nostalgic trip through the collectibles inspired by their favorite movies, music, books and comics from 1976 through today. Guests will see classic designs inspired by Disney, Peanuts, Harry Potter, The Grinch and more!

The centerpiece of the gallery is a soaring, 7-level display of almost 300 pieces from The Original Christmas Village collection dating from the early 80’s through today, culminating with a whimsical recreation of Graceland Mansion.

Along with the pieces themselves, visitors to the gallery will see every step taken in the journey to bring their prized collectibles to life with detailed descriptions and insight into each phase of the creation process, from inspiration to manufacture.

And finally, guests can visit the gift shop, featuring a full array of collectibles from your favorite Enesco brands -- Department 56, Jim Shore, Lolita, Allen Designs and Possible Dreams. As well as a few items only available for purchase in-person at the Enesco Gallery here at Graceland. Those are sure to be a hit with collectors looking for the rarest of items.

Address:
3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

On-line:
https://www.graceland.com/enesco


Platinum Dealer



Retail Store

Greenwood Lake, NY
Fitzula's Gift Shop has strived to stay at the cutting edge of meeting the needs of their customers though their many business ventures. Fitzula’s began over 52 years ago as a variety store through the efforts and vision of Bill and Rosanne Fitzula. The business subsequently evolved into a fine jewelry emporium in the 1970’s and now serves as great source for every collectible you could imagine. This family owned and operated business is well known for its small town charm, variety of product and superb customer service. The family’s customer service crede is to “Take your time looking around the shop and don’t rush! While we are glad to see you, we are in no hurry to see you leave!!”

Fitzula’s commitment to the Department 56 product lines parallel those of our other fine Associate Members. Theirs is so strong that they have recently been awarded Platinum Dealer status by the company.

Address:
140 Windermere Avenue
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925
Phone #: 845-595-1550
Toll Free: 855-895-1332

Email:
cs@fitzulas.com

On-line:
www.fitzulas.com

     

hotwire

Retail Store

Grapevine, TX
Good Things For All Seasons We are located in the beautiful historic downtown of Grapevine, Texas - quaintly nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth. Since 1998 we have been decorating the lives and homes of North Central Texas and beyond. We are a Club 56 and Gold Key Dealer for Department 56, with an incredible display of their Villages, as well as their everyday and holiday lines. Good Things For All Seasons also has a large selection of Byers' Choice Carolers and Mark Robert's Fairies. But there is so much more to our store!! So look around and stay a while. Or better yet, stop by and say hi, and you'll find out why our designers have won so many awards. Be sure to bring your camera, our village room is a showstopper! If you're just visiting online, take your time and look around. We pride ourselves on fabulous displays and great customer service. We always do our best to please our customers.

Address:
334 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: 817-251-3673
Email: contactus@goodthingsforallseasons.com

On-line: http://www.goodthingsforallseasons.com/

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Design Tools

Lompoc, CA
Hot Wire Foam Factory provides professional quality foam cutting tools make cutting EPS foam (polystyrene foam and Styrofoam) fast, fun and easy. Since 1991 we have been manufacturing hot wire cutters and foam cutting machines. We supply hot wire foam sculpting tools, a Crafter’s Hot Knife, two Pro Hot Knives, and a new Industrial Hot Knife. Our Freehand Router has a shapeable foam cutting hot wire. The foam Engraving tool is perfect for detailing your foam sculpture. You can quickly cut down your big blocks of foam with our 2-4 foot adjustable hot wire Bow Cutter. We offer two versatile foam cutting tables. Our spray on and brush on foam glues are the best on the market. Protect and beautify your foam projects with our versatile foam coatings.

Address:
216 East Laurel Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone: 805-735-9255
Toll-free: 866-735-9255
Fax: 805-735-9285

Email: faqs@hwff.com

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hotwire

Theme Park / Retail Store

Beuna Park, CA


Address:
80396 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 714-220-5200

On-line: www.knotts.com

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Millies

Retail Store

Leavenworth, WA
Kris Kringl is a year-round Christmas shop that helps you celebrate the moments – big and small – and the traditions – new and timeless. With unforgettable gifts and beautiful home décor, bringing joy to your life and those you care about is something we specialize in.

Since 1986, Carl Evans has owned Kris Kringl – a place “Where it's Christmas all year long” in the heart of the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA.

From then on, the priority has been to make up in SPIRIT what we may lack in size as a small business. Whether you visit us online or in person, we'd love to help you find something that helps bring the magic of the holidays to you and yours. Your happiness is our goal.

Contact information:
907 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: 509-548-6867

Email: Elves@KrisKringl.com

On-line: KrisKringl.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kriskringl365/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kriskringl

 

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Millies

Retail Store

Louisville, KY
Madeleine's Gifts is one of Kentucky's largest gift and collectible stores, with 7,000 square feet of shopping paradise.

Contact information:
1245 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-425-3310

Email: madeleinesgifts@msn.com

On-line: madeleinesgifts.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madeleinesgiftsky/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madeleinesgifts.lou

 

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Millies

Retail Store

Phoenix, AZ
Millie's Hallmark is a family-owned business, known for its extensive selection of fine gifts, collectibles, greeting cards, gift wrap, and spectacular Christmas items--including Department 56 villages. They strive to provide customers with the highest standard of service available, as well as the finest product selection in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Millie's prides itself on being the oldest retail establishment in Ahwatukee, Arizona, the community they have served since 1979.
The staff has helped generations of shoppers find the perfect gift, and look forward to serving new generations both in their store and online. Millie's is a Department 56 destination and home to a Village display unlike many you have seen. Personally crafted, the display encompasses over 120 linear feet of houses and accessories!

Contact information:
5027 East Elliot Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-893-3777 .

Email: customerservice@millieshallmark.com

On-line: www.millieshallmark.com/


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TheThoughtfulnessShop

MyLittleBowPeepsShop

Retail Store

Woodstock, IL

The Thoughtfulness Shop has existed on the Woodstock Square for over 50 years and has been a Dept 56 retailer for many decades, under former ownership and it continued under Janice & Craig from March 2020 to present.  In the past two years Craig has also purchased collectors private collections so our inventory contains the new pieces, and over 1,000 retired pieces in all lines.  We maintain our three-tiered display on the main floor, it currently has retired North Pole, retired Snow Village, and retired Christmas in the City displayed.  One of our favorite events is during the holidays having The Madrigal Carolers singing in the shop surrounding the Victorian Dicken's display.



Address:
102 Cass Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Phone: 815-308-5417 or 815-338-5651

Email: Info@MyLittleBowPeepsShop.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thethoughtfulnessshop

On-line: MyLittleBowPeepsShop.com

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyLittleBowPeepsShop

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mylittlebowpeepshop/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MyLittleBowPeepsShop/

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S-H TradingPost

Retail Store

Burnet, TX

S & H Trading Post and More is a 16,000 square foot store with an intriguing amount of merchandise to please everyone including a Man-Cave and a Christmas Everyday Room! Come see us!

Address:
209 West Polk St.
Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 756-2820

Email: sh.tradingpostandmore@gmail.com

On-line: S&Trading Post and more

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showcasedisplay

Displays

Fountain Hills, AZ

Stephen Pepin of Showcase Displays resides in Fountain Hills, AZ with his wife and two children. He is originally from Montreal, Canada and started playing in model railroading when he was 12. In 2003 he visited Salem, Massachusetts, around Halloween time and came across Department 56 Halloween buildings in the front window of small gift shop. The passion for villages ignited at that very moment, and over time became a small business, Showcase Displays, LLC.

Stephen now has over 200 Department 56 buildings, and his main collection series are Christmas in the City, Snow Village Halloween, and Winters Frost, but he also collects his favorite pieces of all the other village series that are displayed in vignette scenes.

Stephen writes the Village Workshop column for Village D-Lights, showing various ways to enhance displays and creating different projects. In addition, he creates store displays for Millie's Hallmark in Phoenix, AZ, where he also teaches display classes on a regular basis.

If you had a chance to attend the 2011 gathering in Arizona, you may have seen Stephen's presentation of a vertical display feature a Halloween train scene. Then at the 2012 gathering in Chicago, Stephen demonstrated 20 tips and techniques to enhance displays through lighting and special effects.

On-line: www.showcase-displays.com

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St, Nicks

Retail Store

Littleton ,CO

St. Nicks is a family owned and operated Christmas store in Littleton Colorado. In our 22 rooms we feature over 90 inspiring theme trees with thousands of ornaments and collectibles from around the world. We also specialize in artificial trees and lighting for all your decorating needs. Please come in and visit one of the most beautiful Christmas stores in America. We are proud to be celebrating 39 years in business.

* If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, please call our elves at 303-798-8087 or 800-875-8865 they will be happy to assist you! *

 

Address:
St. Nicks Christmas & Collectibles
5221 So. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton ,CO 80120

Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sundays 11:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: 630-232-4200
Fax: 630-232-0970

Email: admin@stnicks.com

On-line: stnicks.com/


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forgetmenotfactory

Retail Store

Ellicott City, MD
The Forget-Me-Not Factory is a store where bubbles and fairies meet to create shopping magic, both in-store and on-line. We are in the largest and one of the oldest buildings located in the heart of Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Browse 3 floors loaded with items ranging from Department 56 Villages, dragons, fairies, toys, jewelry, SnowBabies, costumes and more! Even a player piano on the 3rd floor!

Address:
The Forget-Me-Not Factory
8044 Main St.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Phone: 410-465-7355

Email: fmnf2000@yahoo.com

On-line: forgetmenotfactory.com/
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TheVillageChronicler

A Resource For Collectors
 
The Village Chronicler website is a free, online resource created for present and future generations of Department 56 collectors. The website provides a wide array of background information on the company and its history along with trustworthy, insightful, and informative information, in a “real-time” format, regarding anything Village related. This site also provides the most accurate and up to date History List(s) of individual Villages including pictures, item numbers and years of availability. Every Village also includes a listing of the individual subseries’ (past and present) that run in each, along with a direct linkage of all accessories to their respective buildings, product pictures, and much, much more!

The Village Chronicler is also on Facebook with real time news as it happens in the Department 56 world of collecting!


Email: Chronicler@TheVillageChronicler.com

On-line: https://thevillagechronicler.com/
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TruToneBulbs

Retail Store

Ogden, UT
Tru-Tone Bulbs began as a passion project for designer David Andora. David, who lived and worked in Chicago in a variety of creative fields, often used vintage inspired design and atmospheric lighting in his projects. The practicality of LEDs was a natural fit for many of these, and as they became more versatile and affordable he kept hoping to see an updated version of the classic “big bulb” Christmas lights that defined his childhood holidays. What could be better than recapturing that warm comforting glow and leaving the burnt fingers, blown fuses, and smoldering trees in the past? Unfortunately, Christmas LED makers continually failed to meet those expectations, focusing instead on the saturated, electronic hues of colored diodes and the novelty of programmable and app controlled light sets. With his experience, a decent understanding of LED technology, and an awareness of new developments in components and processes, David knew that making these lights was possible, but no one had bothered to do it yet.

Taking matters into his own hands, he spent a year and a large chunk of his savings working with manufacturers to develop his ideal vintage-style LED Christmas bulbs. All aspects of the LED filament and bulb, including wattage, brightness, color-temperature, glass shape, and color coatings required multiple rounds of finicky fine-tuning before arriving at the result: an LED Christmas bulb nearly indistinguishable from vintage incandescent. In addition to product development, David has continued to work tirelessly and nearly single-handedly at all the other aspects of the business including marketing, customer service, social media content, all the graphics and the website.

Since their initial launch Tru-Tone bulbs have been immensely popular and have brought nostalgic Christmas joy to thousands of satisfied customers. David and Tru-Tone continue to improve upon their existing products and are always working to add new vintage inspired products to their roster, and to continue their mission of bringing old-fashioned charm to the holidays.

Address:
Tru-Tone
466 26th Street
Ogden, UT

Phone: 773-623-9191

Email: info@tru-Tone.com

On-line: https://tru-tone.com/
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TheVillageShoppes

Retail Store

Etsy - Online
My name is Stephanie Stuart, I love sculpting village display platforms for all seasons! I often make them from reclaimed materials so you can easily create beautiful scenes for your village collection that is eco-friendly. I sometimes get a little help from my kiddos in the studio as they desire as well. You can see the items they offer in the shop! Give your beloved village the attention it deserves this year and lift up your village to a new level!

• Easy to create beautiful village scenes and a more interesting focal point instantly with multiple levels
• Hand-Sculpted by me from durable industrial-grade foam that will last a lifetime. This is not construction foam found in hardware stores!
• Lightweight for easy storage, setup, and stacking
• Environmentally responsible because I often sculpt from reclaimed materials

Remember buying from my shop helps me get my little girl into ballet lessons, my son's electronic experiments. You're supporting me a US veteran and feeding my family. Thank you so much for that! Drop me a line for your suggestions and custom work requests! I'd love to hear from you!

Email: stephaniestuartsells@gmail.com

On-line: www.etsy.com/shop/VillageDisplayStudio/


vdlcover

Guidebook/Magazine

Des Moines, IA
Village D-lights magazine is the premier publication for Department 56 enthusiasts. Published by Tandem Publishing Group, Village D-lights is distributed quarterly via subscription to Department 56 collectors in the United States and Canada. The magazine focuses on the latest and most exciting news regarding the Department 56 Village lines. Recurring columns by our Contributing Writers include...

A Little Light On The Subject by Melinda Seegers

Department 56’s own Ms Lit Town, Melinda Seegers, provides the latest news direct from the company. Focusing on the background information regarding on the designs of the Department 56 Artists and historical insight regarding them, as well as her inside track, collectors anxiously look forward to the valuable information she shares in every issue.

Lights, Camera, Action! By Michael Sanders

Michael is a long time collector who is renowned for his creative displays for North Pole, Halloween and other villages. As a train collector, Michael also shares information o incorporating trains and movement within his displays. His columns also occasionally feature the displays of other Department 56 collectors and their unique concepts as well.

Vignettes & More by Leigh Gieringer

Leigh Gieringer is a published author of numerous guide books on the art of displaying Department 56 Villages. Leigh regularly shares seasonal ideas for displays large and small. Also renowned for her creativity, Leigh is passionate about the display of historical buildings in such collections as the Dickens’ Village, as well as for her use of easily available and recycled materials.

A subscription to Village D-Lights is $32 per year and may be ordered via the company telephone number at 1-800-765-1690. Tandem Publishing Group is also the publisher of Village D-Tails the complete secondary resource guide to Department 56 Villages. Village D-tails is published in two three-ring binders. It features detailed information on all Department 56 Villages and coordinating accessories as well as years of production, pictures, and numerous other resources for collectors.

Address:

Polly L. Clark
Publisher
Village D-Lights and Village D-Tails
3106 Druid Hill Drive
Des Moines, IA. 50315

Office: 319.240.4595
Toll Free: 800.765.1690

Email: pclark@tandempublishinggroup.com
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Village Realty & Landscaping

Miniatures

Conway, AR

Village Realty & Landscaping is a wonderful business specializing in providing those special miniatures that make displays come to life, and Pattie Murphy is the proprietor of that business! She was a regular at may of the earlier Gatherings (most recently making a very welcomed reappearance at the 2018 Sweet Home Chicago Gathering) and is great at demonstrating how to bring life to village settings by adding miniatures that she personally hand-picks and manufactures, plus other items readily available to the village collector. Pattie’s displaying expertise provided helpful as a judge at several gatherings including the elite Bachman’s Gatherings. She has also conducted several standing-room only seminars. Pattie travels to many markets, conferences and tradeshows specializing in miniatures in order to bring the latest and greatest miniatures to accessorize retired, current and newly released village pieces.
Pattie doesn’t just operate a village related business; she is an avid collector of several villages and long time member of the Arkansas Villagers. Her passion for miniatures is only rivaled by her passion for collecting village.

Address:
1840 Royal Drive
Conway, AR 72034
(501) 329-4016

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InChristmasPl

Retail Store

Weatherford, TX
William Glen

Where it's Christmas everyday!

Family owned and operated since 1963!

Address:

116 Old Agnes Road
Weatherford, TX 76088

Email: info@williamglen.com

On-line: www.williamglen.com

 
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