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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Seasonal Tip

Christmas Collectibles
December 01, 2009

Now that the cold, brisk weather is upon us and the outside lights are hung, we can turn our attention to decorating the inside of our homes for the holiday season.

In 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of hand-painted lighted ceramic buildings. These buildings now adorn window ledges, mantels and tables in homes around the country this time of year. From New York to Victorian England, there are villages to fit any style and accessories to go along with them. These villages can be the centerpiece of your holiday decorations!

If you are new to collecting Department 56 villages you may want to first explore which theme suits your style and interest. There are many to choose from, including the Original Snow Village®, Christmas in the City®, Dicken's Village® series, and North Pole series™. Once you've determined which theme you like, you can begin with one house and add a new one each year, along with the accessories to build your personal display. Accessories include everything from lighted trees and shrubs to snow, people, and even groundcovers to make your display come alive. It could be the beginning of a holiday tradition for you and your family.

There is also a large community of Department 56 enthusiasts. Joining a Department 56 club in your area is a great way to learn more about new products, retirements, and display ideas. Over one million clubs are in existence. Waterloo Gardens has a beautiful village display that was created by the staff at Waterloo and a representative from Department 56. Waterloo Gardens supplies everything for the Department 56 collector, including village and display needs.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.