Department 56 Deerfield Airport
Size: 7.2 x 5.3 x 8.19″
Coordinates with Flying Home for the Holidays, 4030350.
Coordinates with First in Flight, 4030354.
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“Deerfield Airport” is NEW to 2013 by Department 56. This art deco building lends beautifully to the early aviator decorating statements found in current home furnishings and wall decor. Many art deco motifs are carefully sculpted in the porcelain including flight wings and leaping stags that remind us of reindeer at the holiday season. Doors and window treatments continue the art deco style. The back of the building has 2 large doors specially designated for Arrivals and Departures. Frosted windows emit light in the top of the control tower. A hatch door to the roof allows roof access to the radio antenna and warning light. Framed posters at the main entrance advertise that Santa flies the local airline this year. Of course the large clock out front is set at 5 to 6.
Their Story: 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.