We are proud to offer you the complete line of quality products from Ditz Designs. To help you in making your purchase, we wanted to give you a little history on their company and the items they make.
The Hen House Story
The creative joy from The Hen House is the inspiration of Joyce Ditz, R.N. Working in her basement, Joyce, out of her love for at home moms and her fondness for fun creations transformed her hobby into a flourishing business.
Joyce designed hand puppets for an educational children's program called "Dangers of Smoking" while she was serving as a board member of the local chapter of the Lung Association in 1979. In 1980, founded The Hen House. Today, it still embraces her philosophy of caring and nurturing with three generations of Joyce's family and scores of extended family artisans working with the business.
DITZ designs and Hen House creations are enjoyed around the world because of their imaginative, charming and heartwarming character, and quality. The great attention to detail adds to their realism as well as their ability to draw people into an enchanting world. Touches of humor permeate throughout the line with such items as bears serving as footrests, butlers and fisherman. Father Christmas Pieces make great gifts, and become treasure family heirlooms.
We hope you enjoy your Ditz designs products as much as The Hen House enjoyed creating them.
The Product Line
Ditz Designs manufactures a wide variety of beautiful, high quality items. Their products include:
Christmas/Winter Items: Father Christmas (Large, Small, Postcard Collection), Tree Bears (40 inch, Table Top, 4 Foot, 5 Foot and 6 Foot), Wreaths (several varieties measuring 30"), Standing Bears (Santa Bear and the Christmas Butler Bear - available in Black, Brown or Polar) and Penguins (from 5 inches to 20 inches tall). All Father Christmas items and Tree Bears light up.
Looking for something unique? Ditz also makes the Standing Bears in Dressed and Undressed versions - including the famous Butler Bear.
For Spring, they offer the 44 inch Standing Easter Rabbit in White, Gray or Brown.
Ditz is also very well known for their Footrest Animal Collection. Standing approximately 19inch they make a great addition to any room and are very comfortable!
If you love the rustic look or are an animal lover at heart, you will find their large variety of stuffed animals just what you're looking for!
Below you will find more details and pictures.
Father Christmas - 57 Inch
The most sought after collectible from Ditz Designs is the Large, 57 inch Father Christmas. Each year Ditz retires some of the past year's Father Christmas and brings you many new designs. You rarely see any retired pieces for sale - once you own a Ditz Father Christmas you won't want to part with it! Pictured above is the 2008 Cranberry Cringle IV.
Father Christmas - Small
Father Christmas designs are also created in a Small version. These unique santas range in size from 29 inch to 36 inch tall. They are not the same designs as the 57 inch in a smaller version but a completely separate line of Father Christmas with exciting new designs each year. Pictured above is the 29 inch Holiday Boulevard for 2008.
Father Christmas - Postcard Collection
In 2008 Ditz Designs introduced The Postcard Collection. These exquisite designs depict Father Christmas in many different scenes and range in size from 12 inches to 20 inches tall. Pictured above is the 2008 Toy Maker.
Tree Bears - 40 Inch
If you don't have a lot of room but still want that perfect tree - look no further than the 40 inch Christmas Tree Bears from Ditz! The Polar Tree Bear is shown above.
Tree Bears - Table Top
Need a beautiful center piece for your table? An 18 inch Tree Bear is just for you! Brown Tree Bear pictured above.
Tree Bears - 4 Foot
Ditz 4 foot Tree Bears are just the right size for a small Christmas display. In 2008 the come in Natural or Alpine and the tree has a set of clear lights already attached. Just plug it in! Alpine Tree Bear shown above.
Tree Bears - 5 Foot
The 5 foot version of the Ditz Tree Bear comes in several varieties. You can have on single large bear, two small bears or two small bears in Santa hats . Christmas Frolic Tree Bear pictured above.
Tree Bears - 6 Foot
If you have the space and would like a gorgeous 6 foot tree, get one of these! The tree lights up and these beauties come in four different styles for 2008. Pictured above is the new Mountain Tree Bear.
Wreaths - 30 Inch
A wreath is a wonderful accent to your front door or anywhere you have space. In 2008 there are four styles to choose from. You can have one large bear (Black or Polar) or you may opt for the wreath with one medium and one small bear (Black or Polar). The single Black Bear Christmas Wreath is shown above.