The Bedford Falls Sentinel

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Merry CHRISTmas Emporium!!


  Just as George is quick to run by and wish Merry CHRISTmas to the Bedford Falls Emporium, this will likely be a quick post referencing the film building but will be made up mostly of shots and pictures of the Enesco village piece. We only see the Emporium as George does his famous run by in the epic ending of It's a Wonderful Life. Briefly on the screen we see that the light signage flickers on and off and can visualize a few of the items listed for sale.

Bedford Falls Emporium storefront. 

   Located on the main street, the Emporium was probably a place that acted something like a small town CVS or Walgreen's (Irony being the Enesco village seller) if i dare say. Emporiums traditionally just carried various goods and products.  

Emporium with the lighted 'Bedford Falls' on. 

    Selling Lingerie gowns, uniforms, hats, (Nice blog with 1940's interests) and silverware ... we get a sense of the variety of items sold. Speaking of 40's randomness. This might be worth looking through. Was the silverware at the Bailey table purchased here?

The Bailey dinner table. 
  Or was a certain famous hat that was left in a sitting room bought there at some point by George. We don't know what might have happened if that hat wasn't forgotten. Perhaps it was once sitting in the Emporium window.
I love the expression on George's face when he hears the name Sam Wainwright. 

   But without much else to go on, that's about as much information as we can gather about this store. The good news is that Enesco created one of the best buildings for its village in the Emporium. The color and glow of this piece are spot on to draw attention and project warmth when set up. Here are the pictures and thoughts of the Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium. It's from the 5th series of the collection. Enjoy.

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Box side. Click below at 'Read More' to view all pictures. 



Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Box top

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Box angle

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Cert

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Front face

  The Emporium is done well by Enesco. They match the front face and lettering really well, and while another rectangular building this one has a softer and better overall feel. Good detail along the building. The Emporium is from the 5th series.

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Front fact

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Nice Emporium logo

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Close front

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: George's run by view

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Angle

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Side with door

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Reverse side. 

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Top down

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Angle

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Reverse angle

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Gilded Age paneling along top . 

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium: Rear view with Florist shop brick colors. 

  The Emporium stands out nicely with a good glow with the lights on. Not many complaints about this one. With the lights off, put this one out front! 

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

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Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

Enesco Bedford Falls Emporium:

George: Hello, Bedford Falls! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! Hey! Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!

 Potter: "Happy New Year to you — in jail. Go on home — they're waiting for you!"









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