New Design for your Dept 56 Villages!This is a new 2007 design for Dept 56 Villages. This is Skull Cove! Made by Dept 56 Display Platform Bases by Kathy. Back by popular demand! Each Skull Cove I make is pretty much the same except the placement of the moss and large rocks and the sculping of the styrofoam is never the same. This platform is made into 2 seperate sections. You can show them together or apart. You can make it spooky or not. It was designed specifically for Halloween. I will give you a description of each section as best I can. I use 2" styrofoam, resin, white sand, sea shells, Dept 56 sod & moss, real wood, river rocks, chain. This model has a rectangular shaped pier, otherwise it is identical to the other models. The section with the pier - Measures 23" X 22" and 8" tall. The water area is 12 1/2" X 8". I used resin that is tinted blue for the water effect. I placed real sand and sea shells under the pier. The pier, pylons are embedded into the resin water. The boardwalk, pier, pylons and steps are all wood, stained mahogany. For the boardwalk I used a black metal chain. I used Dept 56 sod and moss. I drilled a 1 1/2" hole for your lamps to be threaded up into the boardwalk area. I built the boardwalk up a little for the lamplight wires to be hidden underneath. Both sections are built with 2" legs, which gives you a hidden section for adapters, wires etc. The section with the Skull cove and cave - measures 23" X 22" X 11 1/2" high. The water area measures - 14" X 23". T is alot of water in this platform for your haunted schooner etc. The cave measures - 9" deep 9" wide and 4 1/2" high. T is plenty of room for your hand to get into it. The skull is all hand carved into the styrofoam. His eyes light up when the cave is lit! I drilled 2 holes for the spot lights. I am including in this auction a set of lights, made by Lemax. They look like black lights and give the cave a really spooky look - see pictures. The cave is covered in sand, I placed a small amount of moss on each side. I used some ordinary rocks to hide the spot lights - I will include them with the platform. Notice how the water comes up to the sandy beach, its really pretty. The camera didn't really do it justice. You can string your cords thru these holes also for accessories like moving skeletons, chests, or bats etc. The platform really show off your collection and looks awesome at night with all the lights and sounds on! This is the fun part, getting all of your stuff together and getting creative! The footprint of both sections are: 46" X 22" X 11 1/2" high. The Dept 56 buildings, trees, boats etc. are not included in this auction. The Lemax spot lights are included in this auction. I can send this by FedeX ground for a flat fee of $55.00. They are the most reasonable of all the shipping companies I've checked on. The box is large but the platform is pretty light. Because of the size box they charge quite alot more. Please email me with your questions. I do have a web site w I sell my platforms year round, please email me for this. Thank you for looking!