Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Nativity Collection

My friend, Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand... hosts Trash to Treasure. She finds what someone thinks is not worth much and tweaks it a bit to create a thing of value for her home. Today is my first day to participate, and I'm so excited about it! If you'd like to join in the fun, click on the link.

I collect nativity sets; this is one my daughter-in-law had but no longer wanted. She was actually going to toss it out. I think you'd call the style country or primitive. Joseph's headgear makes him look a little bald. I happily brought it home and tried to fix his headgear, but you see I'm not very good at stuff like this! Anyway, I like this nativity set. It sits on my kitchen counter. I think that my daughter-in-law's trash is now my treasure.



I also collect corn husk dolls, and this is a corn husk nativity scene. It's my oldest nativity scene.


This is my very favorite nativity scene. It's another selection from House of Lloyds, purchased from my daughter-in-law's Christmas Around the World parties. It took several years to collect the entire set. Notice that everything is white except for the skin tones, which are varied.





Please note that the three wise men are a bit away from the manager as they did not arrive to see the Christ child until he was around two years of age. (My pastor will be so proud of me for including this tidbit!)



I will share some more nativity sets from my collection on Blue Monday.

Give yourself a Christmas gift. Check out the GIVEAWAYS on my sidebar!

42 comments:

judicreations said...

Hi Sally *hugs*
I've missed you too!
What a lovely collection you have. They are beautiful and the treasure from your daughter-in-law is beautiful too. I've never seen one like that. You must just love having Christmas to take them out for display. Lovely...
Have a lovely day too
Judi

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... Your Nativities are treasures... I loved the one you rescued from your Daughter in law... The one from House of Lloyds is beautiful... Great post... I guess I am not up on things... I went to parochial school and didn't know that about the 3 wise men... Thanks for sharing... Have a fun filled day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sweet Sally!

I love these! You find the neatest things!

Sending much love your way...

XO,

Sheila

Shelia said...

Morning Sweet Smiling One! Oh, I'm so glad you've posted your nativities! They're lovely. I've never seen anything like your white set! You have so many pieces to it, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

SO PRETTY.SO SPECIAL.I THINK THE WHITE ONE IS MY FAVORITE...ANN

Deb said...

What a beautiful collection of Nativity sets you have!

Needled Mom said...

What pretty Nativity sets you have. I think you did a good job with Joseph's headgear. I like the primitive sets.

Darlene said...

Your nativity sets are just beautiful. I LOVE the white one....so wonderful!

Mad Red Hare said...

Love your nativity, we all seem to have a common interest this week. My trash to treasure is a nativity too.

salmagundi said...

Looking forward to more Nativity Sets on Monday. They are all lovely! Sally

Bridget said...

I keep looking for the perfect nativity set and I haven't found the one that speaks to me yet. I'll keep searching and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your collection. I really like the set you have on the mantel.
Hugs, Bridget

p.s. I got my Carmindy book last night! I'll be reading it from cover to cover today! Thanks for choosing me!!!!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love the nativity set !
Diane

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Your Pastor will be proud. I KNOW I have learned that little fact, but I forget it and have to be reminded! Does that make any sense at all? I just don't think I retain Biblical info like I should.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing your Nativity scenes. I love the House of Lloyds one.

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful collection of Nativities Sally!

CC said...

Your nativities are wonderful..and I have a favorite. It's the corn husk one.It's beautiful.

artis1111 said...

They are all wonderful. Kathy

Chris said...

Your collections are so pretty and I love the corn husks ones, I used to buy so many dolls, I just couldn't resist them. My DH has a beautiful nativity set he bought when he was in Italy, it's in the attic, makes me want to get it down and find a spot for it. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Sally you have so many of these!~ I really must get myself one, that's an intersting fact about the three wise men.

beth at aunties said...

Sally,

As you already know I love Nativities! Your collection is beautiful and I look forward to
seeing more.
Thanks for your visit and please come again!

Beth♥♥♥

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Sally, What splendid nativity sets you have. Each one so pretty and charming. I can't wait to see more.

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, I love your collection. The corn husk one is so neat!

Lorrie said...

Hi Sally, I love your collection. The corn husk one is so neat!

nikkicrumpet said...

My goodness Sally you have some beautiful nativities...and I do love your trash to treasure one. It is adorable...I'm glad you rescued it!

Dawn said...

That is a nice collection of nativities that you have! I like the first one. I have never seen a corn husk one before. I am really enjoying how all of my blogging friends are sharing their homes this Christmas.

take care,
Dawn

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
I enjoyed seeing your nativities! I like the one that your daughter in law let you have!

I had to smile at the comment you made about the wise men-preachers want to make sure we understand this, but I just can't leave the wise men out!

Susie Q said...

I loved seeing all of your nativities. Just beautiful...and I am so hapy you *saved* your treasure!

Love,
Sue

Christina said...

Lots of lovely nativities. The corn husk nativity is really sweet. I would have rescued the little country nativity too.

Thanks for coming by our blog for a visit. Nice to meet you.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful christmas sets. The christmas mood is here already.

bj said...

What a lovely and meaningful collection you have here, Sally...I love them all...

tammy said...

Love them! Especially the primitive one.

tammy said...

Love them! Especially the primitive one.

Shimmy Mom said...

They are beautiful! We have lots of Nativities around my house too. My sister-in-law collects them as well. It's amazing how many beautiful ones are out there.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
*hugs*

Carla said...

What a beautiful display!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful display of managers you have! Must be fun collecting them! Enjoy!

A Hint of Home said...

You have some very pretty nativities. Like them all.

Linda C said...

I love your nativities and nice save on the one from trash to treasure!

Good reminder of the wise men... the Bible says that they visited him at a house--the stable was no house:)

Merry Christmas!

Linda C

Karen Sherrill said...

I have set my wise men on the other side of the mantle for the same reason ;o).

Beautiful nativities...

The Muse said...

nativities are the crowning touch, aren't they? :)

char72 said...

I love this collection. I love white.
Merry Christmas.
Charlotte

Clif said...

Treasures indeed! I love nativity scenes. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas.

glorv1 said...

I love the nativity scene. Thanks so much for sharing and may you and yours have a Merry Christmas.