Monday, December 20, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Nativities

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

It's a good idea to show Blue Monday's icon--the blue jay. Many people place the Blue Monday button at the top of their post so that visitors can easily find their Blue Monday post. For instructions, just click here.

I love to see the many ways blogland show their blues.


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I began collecting nativities some years ago. The ones I'm sharing today all contain our celebrated color Blue! This is a music box that I bought after Christmas a couple of years ago. See the Blue blanket?






Here's my Blogger's Cookier Jar. I call it Blogger's Cookier Jar because it has a rooster on the roof! This is the only rooster in my home--that means that I am BARELY a blogger!

Several characters are dressed in Blue, and even the walls of the stable contain Blue!




My mother's favorite color was Blue, and she made this for me in 1972. She's been gone for quite some time, and therefore, this set becomes more precious each year. It has been broken and badly repaired several times (by me). I know that it's no longer perfect, but I cannot bear to throw it out. It was made and given with love.




Here's a whimsical teddy bear nativity scene with plenty of Blue. I've had it for several years.




I did not even know what a cloche was until I began blogging, but now I love to display things in mine. This nativity scene has Blue on Mary and Jesus.





You can get a better view with the cloche removed.



Happy Blue Monday
and I wish you
a Blessed Christmas!


Blue Monday Participants
1. Little World of Fun
2. LaVoice
3. Mary@OnePerfectBite
4. Dena E's
5. Anne Fannie
6. Rose
7. John
8. Claudie @ Bubblin' Over & my BFF
9. Vermilon River
10. carolynUSA
11. Rajesh, India
12. mizhelle
13. DashingSmiles
14. Cricket
15. Fifi Flowers
16. Pie
17. Lesley
18. Rinkly Rimes
19. No Gimmicks Required
20. Eileen, MD
21. hip chick
22. Variations On Pachabel's Canon @ Create With Joy
23. Life is a Battle
24. NatureFootstep
25. Christmas Angel in Blue!
26. Eden, Australia
27. Vernz, Phils.
28. Just Capture
29. Joysweb
30. Dorincard: Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere...
31. Donnie
32. Birgitta - foto CHIP
33. Chubskulit
34. Nostalgic Marveling
35. Reach Beyond Limits
36. Auntie E
37. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
38. Thoughtful Gift
39. Mom's Place - kat
40. Christmas Card to all of you!
41. Jeanne
42. Joy- Books and Life
43. Happy Snowmen
44. Loui♥
45. momgen
46. Terry
47. Cindy E
48. Maritz, Philippines
49. Rantis, Swe
50. srp
51. Amiko @Maipikucha
52. My Place to Yours
53. Joahna Vern, Philippines
54. Christine
55. Diana @ Find Your Happiness
56. Sweet Nothings
57. LIFE Moto - Christmas 99
58. Shy

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71 comments:

anne said...

Nyahahahaa I am the first one to post comment here lol so happy btw the nativity is so stunningly beautiful, we don't have one here at home though I wish I could get one before the Christmas

Mary said...

Sally, they are all so different from one another, but they are filled with meaning for you and that makes them special. Have a great holiday. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Dena E's Blog said...

Hello Sally!!!! How is everything with you and the Christmas Spirit Sis??? Hope everything is going GREAT and this is a FUN time to share here at your blog!!!
LOVE all the little decors you have for us this week. They are especially DELIGHTFUL...Wonder if I'll ever get the snail mail Christmas cards made out???? They may be New Years greetings instead ;0) When ever Super~Hubbs and I get them done, I'll be sure to send you one!!! Along with the new Sally card :0)
May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......Hugs Dena

Gary said...

I posted some photos of your own logo. Gary & Boom of The Vermilon River.

Claudie said...

Hello dear Sally.
I remember when you had just discovered les cloches.
Now look at you go.
Your Nativity scenes are all very beautiful. This is my second year with Blue Monday. Isn't blogging the best?
Merry Christmas Sally, who started all of us lovin' the colour BLUE.
Thanks to you.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally

Beautiful Nativity!
The only rooster in your whole house????? Not even a BLUE rooster anywhere??? LOL
Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs, Ann

Cat & Cricket said...

Hello Sally! happy Blue to you...and thanks again! Love your nativity.. I haven't had one up in years...time to find a new (old) one!!
Have a wonderful week!
Smiles~
Cat

Cafe au lait said...

Love them all! You have a beautiful collection.

My Blue Monday.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I have a lot of Xmas items on my blog but this isn't one of them, so it was nice to see your pictures,

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2010/12/blue-butterflies.html

Judy said...

Hi Sally I do so love Nativity scenes and you certainly a wonderful and inspiring collection. Judy (no gimmicks required)

eileeninmd said...

Sally, I love your nativity scenes. They are all beautiful and what a lovely collection. Thanks for hosting Blue Monday all year long and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

hip-chick said...

What a lovely collection.

genny said...

beautiful collection Sally. i love looking at it, wish to have those kinds of nativities one day. happy BM. cheers! mine is up!

NatureFootstep said...

nice blue details in your christams figurines. :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Such a precious gift from the loving hands of your mother...a perfect treasure from year to year.
A Blessed Christmas to you!
Coralie

Eden said...

This is a great collection, Sally. I love all your nativity. They are so beautiful.

Happy Blue Monday.

jlshall said...

What a fun collection! And how wonderful that you have the nativity from your mother - such a lovely keepsake. Of course, they all have special memories attached, I know - but I really love that one with the Teddy Bears!

Happy Blue Monday and a Happy Christmas!
~ Joy @ Joysweb

Dorincard said...

Nice collection! It sure is an...enduring story. :)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I truly enjoyed seeing your Nativities. My favorite is the one your mom made--probably because of all the memories that it holds for you.

Christmas blessing to you, Sally.

Charli and me said...

How beautiful Sally! I wanted to pop by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year ♥ You are a joy to know in this blog world of ours.
Merry Christmas!!!

Donnie said...

I love all your beautiful Nativity scenes. The one your mother made is so precious along with the memory. I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Sally, thanks for hosting Blue Monday and wishing you all the best!

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/blue-monday_20.html

chubskulit said...

I love that one inside the glass, we have a little one similar like that..

***Icy BC said...

Beautiful collections Sally, and have happy holidays!

Auntie E said...

What a strange thing for a rooster to be on the top of the cookie jar. Like it though. How percious is that one your Mom made. I miss my Mom also. This time of year is rough on me. she hasn't been gone too long.
Love your blue manger collection.
Happy Blue Monday.

kat said...

wow! I so love your collection Sally especially the only rooster in your home haha.

Happy Blue Monday.

barbarah said...

Lots of neat Nativities. I like the last one best.

I have NO roosters in my home and consider myself a full-fledged blogger! :-)

Jeanne said...

Good morning dear Sally, I am linking late because I just finished posting. I was too tired to finish last night. We were at our church until 10:pm helping feed the workers for our live Nativity and also standing out in the cold as an angel. Bill laughed about that one. It was beautiful Sally. Our parking lot turned into Bethlehem and it was the most beautiful nativity you have ever seen. We did this for 3 nights and we had over 400 drive through visitors. Our small church (200) involved almost every member for this production and it was amazing.

And today your post is perfect for my frame of mind. The reason for the season is on your lovely post today. You have some precious nativities. I see you now have an official cloche. Smile. It shows off the nativity so pretty. Beautiful post Sally.
Christmas love, Jeanne

LV said...

I truly enjoyed all your different nativities. Each one is special in its on way. I have to pick the one your mother made, broken or not, as a keeper. Great workmanship.

Joy said...

I was the same way...about not knowing what a cloche was. Love how you decorated yours though.
Beautiful nativity scenes.
Happy Blue Monday!

Loui♥ said...

these are all just so delightful!!
thanks for sharing!!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

momgen said...

It is pretty dear Merry Christmas...Mine is ready...

Mine is here

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday to you lovely Lady :)
Your Nativity collection is wonderful !!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us .
May you have a truly blessed week
and a very Merry Christmas.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Cindy E said...

Just found your sweet site. You have captured the Christmas spirit with this post. Beautiful and blue too!
Thanks for sharing and I'm hooking up with you today to share my blues. Hope I did it right!
Have a beautiful, blue Monday!
Cindy

Kelly said...

Your nativities are lovely. What do roosters have to do with blogging? Am I missing something?

And, I've only seen the word 'cloche' on one other site and still don't understand exactly what is means but yours is beautiful.

I know we're all busy right now but when you get a little time could you please explain all this to me? Thanks.

srp said...

I collect them too. These are lovely. We have the entire white bisque set that Avon put out years ago, a hand carved set from Germany, a light terra cotta set, a brightly painted and rather large set made from tin, a cute little bisque set with figures that remind me of little kids, a carving of the Holy Family in olive wood and my favorite... a more modern set with copper accents in the stars and staffs and the wise men's gifts... it was made by an artist in Mississippi out of a white clay and she used her grandmothers hand tatted lace to make moulds and imprinted the clay with these different lace patterns. It is so simple and elegant and so different.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Thanks for sharing your nativities! I collect them, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Claudie said...

Sally I did link to you. Really I did. It's on your button at the top of my post !
xo

Hooked on Memes said...

Merry Christmas, Sally to you and your family! The lovely nativity scenes reminds us of the meaning of Christmas. Peace and joy and goodwill to all!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Holidays to you Sally. So nice to see you. Have a blessed New Year.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You are so smart to collect nativities - I found I had too many Santas, not what the season's about! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!

xinex said...

You have a beautiful collection of Nativity, Sally, but the most precious of them all is the one your mama made. Thanks for your comforting words! Merry Christmas to you and your family!..Christine

bj said...

Thanks for reminding me to link. I am so covered up with all kinds of stuff that I just overlooked it.:(

I love all your beautiful nativities. Just lovely.

I hope you and Johnny have a blessed Christmas with your loved ones.
xo bj

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Ms. Sally i love your nativity display over here. I can truly feel the real spirit of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and may you have a blessed one

http://www.jnjmilestones.com/2010/12/my-little-miss.html

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
Your nativities are all wonderful and each one unique. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you and your loved ones a lovely holiday filled with joy.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Dixie said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally... Thanks for dropping by today! Wishing you a Merry Christmas... your second one in your new home... right?!

I'm hoping to be back blogging a little after the New Year. Wishing God's Blessings in this special season. hugs. Dixie

Cathy said...

Hi, sweet friend, I was thinking of you earlier. I love your nativity scenes, especially the one your mother gave you. Merry Christmas!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm just getting around to doing my replies, we were gone all weekend!!

I enjoyed seeing your Nativity collection, I also collect Nativities, I posted them recently.

I have just posted more of my decorations too, you are invited to come see!

Katherine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You have a nice collection going...I have lost the only one I had...which I hand painted...and have not replaced it. (In the moved it vanished) Now I am on the look out for just the right one...
What fun to display them on Christmas! Enjoy!
Thank you for your sweet visit!
Hugs,
Mona

LDH said...

Collecting Nativities is probably one of the sweetest collections! My favorite is the one your mom made ~ I love the soft blue color. Even being repaired, it is so lovely!

Sending very Merry Christmas wishes to you and your family!

Kindly, Lorraine

On Crooked Creek said...

Sally,
I have so~o~o missed your blog! Thanks for stopping by. Your "Flight Into Egypt" is beautiful! Loved the small threesome under the cloche! Stay close in the New Year! Merry Christmas, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Knitty said...

You have a very nice collection of Nativities! I have one whimsical one that has snow people as the figures, Snowonders by Sarah's Attic, that I hope my grandson will enjoy in a year or two.

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Shellbelle said...

Oh Sweet Smiling Sally, thanks for stopping by The Hut to wish me a Blessed Christmas, you brought a smile to my heart.

I adore your collection of nativities, they remind me of my mother. She loved setting hers out each year and now my sister and I trade it off each year, alternating with her porcelain tree.

Yes, it is TOO cold for Florida, but I was out this morning taking pictures of the total lunar eclipse for my blog. What we go through to share with others, I do believe I have frostbite, lol.

Merry Christmas Sally, to you and yours, may you be surrounded with the love of family and friends now and in in the New Year.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love Nativity scenes, they show the True meaning of the Season, the Birth of our Lord and Saviour.
Merry Christmas To you and yours
Molly

Charlotte said...

All the little nativity scenes are precious, Sally. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice greeting. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.
Blessings,
Charlotte

artis1111 said...

Thanks for stopping by Sally. I hope you and yours have the best Christmas and a safe one too. It is in the 30's today and we might get snow on Christmas day. Kathy

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Merry Merry Christmas *hugs*. I wish for you and your family a beautiful, peaceful and blessed Christmas.

Your scenes are lovely. I remember them from last year. I look forward to blogging again more once we move along ....

Judi

sara said...

I didn't know what a cloche was till I started reading your blog!!! :)

Merry Christmas, my friend.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susie Q said...

Just so lovely Sally...you have so many unique and meaningful nativity sets. Thank you for sharing them with us! I am off to read more and catch up with you...I have been a bad blogger I know. It has been a rough month, our sweet doggie's death, Mom's illness and more...but I am trying to catch up and determined to find the true joy that is found in this blessed season.
Merry Christmas Sally!

Love,
Sue

kbbryant said...

Hi Sally, it was just so nice to see that you stopped by even though I have been missing from Blue Monday.
Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christ filled Christmas.

kbbryant said...

forgot to sign my name

From Kathy b

Clif said...

Wonderful. So much blue!....Thank you for dropping by my blog to leave a greeting. You made my day. YOU got me started reviewing books and I'm still going. Have a great Christmas.

Nezzy said...

Sally, these are just wonderful. Each one has it's own personality. Ya always leave me smilin', thank you sweetie!

God bless and have a very blessed and Merry Christmas surrounded by the love of those you hold dear. :o)

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

Hi Sally,
Love the nativities!

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Diane

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Sally! You have some wonderful Nativities! The one your mother made is beautiful! I know that is a precious treasure.
I wish you a very blessed Christmas,
Shelia;)

Quilt Works said...

Merry Christmas! I hope it filled with joy and love!

Thank you for your visits - I always enjoy reading you comments!
Quiltworks

Jingle said...

Hope you well, season's greetings!

Awards 4 U, Merry Christmas, Thanks 4 Being My Friend!

and


Awards 4 U, Stay Blessed

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, those are lovely! I'm so glad you shared this with us. I am sitting here reading on Christmas Eve, and it makes me heart swell to think that our Savior was soon to be born into the world two thousand years ago. Isn't it something when you really stop and think of it?

I've been under the weather, and this is the first time I've blogged in eons. But I wanted to be sure and drop by to tell you how much I love you and to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. More on what has been going on in a post on my blog so I won't reiterate here.

Merry Christmas, my friend!

XO,

Sheila :-)

AshTreeCottage said...

Merry Christmas Sally!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Wifey10 said...

Oh i like the one in the bottle very interesting. Lovely colection you have =)
Happy Christmas and happy new year =)