Divided House of
Gifts & Christmas

a continuing New England Tradition
for over 35 years...
Custom House (pic of original on right)
The Divided House of Gifts & Christmas, in Salisbury, MA.,  was established in 1972. For over 37 years now, in the 350 year old colonial home, founding owners, Larry and Mary Cuddire have created six rooms of gifts and collectibles for even the most discerning collector. We at the Divided House pride ourselves on our customer service.

Also, located on the Divided House property is the workshop where Larry custom builds our doll houses. Six basic models are available year round, or you can choose to have your house custom built. (Have you always wanted to have a model of your own house? Larry can create it from blue prints or even photographs).

The displays for the Dept. 56 Villages at the store are amazing. The harbor scene for the New England Village has running water and even some real gold fish. Twinkling stars, a working skating pond and a sledding hill with the kids sliding down the snow are just a few of the features in our breathtaking set-ups, that begin with the display presented in the walk-in fireplace your first encounter when you open the front door.

The Xmas room showcases Snowmen, Santas, and ornaments. Dept. 56 Xmas in the City on year round display, as well as new Halloween pieces, with the spooky house, casket with skeleton opening, Skeleton swinging, Witch brewing and much more. Animals, Gnomes and lighthouses also fill our rooms.

The back of the house was added about twenty years ago, built in the same post and beam tradition as the main house. Wedding, Anniversary, birthday gifts, dolls and plush bears can be selected.

From here you step into miniature land. There are rotating cases with hundreds of items to decorate your dollhouse. Enjoy browsing at the wooden doll houses Larry makes with clapboards and working white vinyl windows. Have one built for you. (Visit our Dollhouses & Minatures page on this web site for details.)