#335 The Inn
Acquired 2002Susan, the owner of the Christmas Store in Sand Point, Idaho, called me after Christmas 2001 to tell me Department 56 was releasing a new nativity called “The Inn”. Susan now knows me by phone because of Bob visiting her store on each hunting trip. Not wanting to order it sight unseen and she had no picture, all through the year as we traveled or visited Christmas stores, I asked about the Department 56 new nativity called “The Blessing” and could never find it! When Bob went hunting in Canada in November 2002, he stopped at the store and purchased this beautiful set called “The Inn”! I obviously had the wrong name!!! Exquisite detail in the rambling, rustic dimensional styling of this Inn creates a beautiful nativity backdrop to house Mary, Joseph, the Baby, kings, shepherds, angel, and three animals. Total piece count -13; purchase date November 2002, purchase price, $195.