Shelly’s Diner is one of the Department 56 Original Snow Village’s best selling pieces of all time. It was introduced in December of 1999 and is still in the line for 2010. While Department 56 has had numerous pieces that have stood the test of time, but many of them were retired for a while and then reintroduced. Few pieces have made as long of a run as Shelly’s Diner has without being retired for a while.
The Original Snow Village collection is modeled after the 1950’s US suburban communities that started poping up everywhere after the end of World War 2. When you recollect on the 1950’s you think of the standard middle class communities that were filled with cookie cutter houses along with a central business district that was patronized by the community for all their shopping and entertainment wants and needs. One of the staples of these 1950’s communities was the classic diner! For that reason, the iconic design of Shelly’s Diner has been a piece that most Department 56 Original Snow Village series collectors could not be without.
Shelly’s Diner features a free standing, flashing sign and a traditonal diner design with patrons sitting down inside enjoying some of America’s most famous pastime foods.
Deapartment 56’s Shelly’s Diner retails for $110. More than the average Department 56 village piece, which usually ranges from $75-$90. The price of shelly’s Diner hasn’t stopped individuals from buying every piece we buy each year for our retail location Rollier Hardware and our online business, www.hardtofinditems.com.