Department 56 Original Snow Village Coffee Station

$120.00

Stillwater, Minnesota has a rich history as a lumber town during the 1800s. During the boom, the train station and nearby warehouses were busy moving timber to the outer reaches of the country. Passenger trains came and went on a regular basis. One way of preserving the history is to use the buildings from the lumber trade for new purposes. Today, eateries, inns and coffee shops welcome visitors to Stillwater, to enjoy a wonderful day or evening by the river. For a cup of locally roasted coffee, or handcrafted coffee drink, stop into the coffee station. Warm up near the fireplace of the former waiting area, where passengers of yesteryear waited eagerly for their train.

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Description

The Department 56 Original Snow Village Coffee Station – Stillwater, Minnesota has a rich history as a lumber town during the 1800s. During the boom, the train station and nearby warehouses were busy moving timber to the outer reaches of the country. Passenger trains came and went on a regular basis. One way of preserving the history is to use the buildings from the lumber trade for new purposes. Today, eateries, inns and coffee shops welcome visitors to Stillwater, to enjoy a wonderful day or evening by the river. For a cup of locally roasted coffee, or handcrafted coffee drink, stop into the coffee station. Warm up near the fireplace of the former waiting area, where passengers of yesteryear waited eagerly for their train.
Features:
  • Coordinates with: 4059388 Coffee Station Catch Up
  • Series: sStreets of Stillwater
  • Electrical: standard cord and Bulb
  • Replacement Bulb: 56.99244
  • Handcrafted & Hand painted ceramic
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.

The company behind the villages.

Over 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, figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.

Additional information

Dimensions 6.3 x 5.2 x 4.72 in