A supplementary building product, such as a door, window, skylight, ventilator, louver, etc.
Any of the characters, animals, non-lit structures, etc. that are sold to supplement and complete any one of the collections. Department 56 introduces more General Village Accessories annually than any of the individual village pieces and they are discontinued rather than retired. General Village Accessories are designed to accompany any village. They include items such as animals, bridges and roads, fences and walls, lighting, mountains, trees, snow, and backdrops.
An accessory is a supplementary component of a product. There are two kinds of accessories: "Required Accessories" and "Optional Accessories". Required accessories are necessary for the primary product to function. E.g., "Batteries for a toy". Optional accessories can be added to enhance the product, but are not essential. E.g., "An ancillary pump".