Monday, December 22, 2008

Blue Monday - My Nativity Collection


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I collect nativity sets. I've already shared my favorites. Here are a few of the others that happen to have blue in them. Teddy bears are always cute.

This music box plays "Joy to the World ."

Joseph is looking stunned! I guess he has good reason.

Blue Monday Participants
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2. Lana G!
3. claudie from canada
4. Sheila
5. Theresa
6. coloradolady
7. Linnea
8. Judith
9. Natural Moments
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13. Diane
14. Jeanne
15. Mojo, NC, USA
16. Elizabeth
17. White Iris Designs
18. Charlotte
19. JLS Hall
20. Jane
21. Lisa
22. Heidi Jo the Artist
23. The Pagan\'s Eye
24. charli and me
25. Rhonda
26. Anne Fannie
27. Barbara H.
28. Dirkjogt, Belgium
29. Shelia
30. Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
31. The Muse
32. jsprik

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Anonymous said...

Ok I don't try to be first all the time. It's just that 9:00 is my bedtime and I post and hit the sack :0)
I love your nativities Sally. I think I've said before I'm on a quest to add a nice big one to my Christmas collection this year!! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Sally and thanks again for hosting this fun blog carnival...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful nativities! Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

I saw some Nativity scenes but some did not come out for me tonight. Not sure what is wrong, but what I saw was beautiful.
So I here your bird is back? He love your house Sally

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is lovely, Sally! Such a beautiful nativity set! Happy Blue Monday to you!


Sheila :-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love the little nativities Sally. And I just remembered I have a little blue nativity set I could have showed you . But it is 1:00o'clock in the morning and I would wake hunny bunny up if I started digging it out now.

Coloradolady said...

Sally, Please forgive me this week, I just realized I left the link off my post and I will be away to take care of that today. Sorry. It is a tribute to a remarkable man for his family...I hope you will forgive me this error this week, I was in a hurry and did not catch it until it posted.

Love your nativity items today, as always you have wonderful things.

Neabear said...

I love your nativities. Especially the bear one as I collect teddy bears. Happy Blue Monday!!

Judith said...

I love your collection of Nativity sets. It's quite amazing how many you now see in stores. Happy Blue Monday. Judith

Anonymous said...

This is my first post to Blue Monday, so I want to say hi first, and I also wish you all a wonderful Holdiay Season.

bj said...

Beautiful nativity sets, Sally...
I, too, didn't do my link right. I'll try to fix that right now...
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
love, bj

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed seeing all your navity sets, you sure have a lot.


Dawn said...

Your navitiy sets are very nice. I only have one! Isn't it funny that I've never thought to get more? Happy Blue Monday~!

take care,

Andi said...

Your Nativity Sets are so lovely Sally.

Happy Blue Monday. I know my blog is private but I will send an invitation to those emailing me at andibrannon@tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday!

Hugs, Andi

Eleanor said...

I didn't do a Blue Monday today but I have dropped in to see what you and the rest of the gals are up to! I love your Nativity sets and you can always count on Mary to be dressed in blue!

Unknown said...

I love the one w/ the woodland animals!
Have a very Merry Christmas, Sally!

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
Thanks for sharing your nativities. I love the ones that play music. Joy to the World is a perfect choice for a song!

Happy Blue Monday to you and thanks for hosting!

Mojo said...

Yup. Joseph looks stunned for sure. Guess he finally figured out Mary really wasn't kidding!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, I have posted a different Blue Monday. I hope you don't mind. We had to give Babette a special send off to Rainbow Bridge. I had to have time before I could post this. sigh.

Your Teddie bears are so sweet. I love the musical nativity too. Our nativities hold so much meaning for Christmas. Yours are lovely.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Unknown said...

First I wish to thank you for the opportunity to join in on your Blue Monday fun.
Your Nativity is precious! Certainly the truest representation of the Christmas Holiday!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally
YOu have such a beautiful collection. I in particularly love the last one. It is very precious and indeed Joseph looks very the birth of the beautiful baby.
Have a lovely day.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! I love your Nativities, you gave me a chuckle at Joseph looking stunned!

Anonymous said...

What sweet little Nativities. The bookstore at our church has several different Nativity scenes. I'd like to buy them all but just bought one.
Happy Blue Monday Sally.
Christmas blessings,

Paula said...

Love your blog! Thanks for letting me stop by and see your fun things!
Paula in Idaho

Darlene said...

Morning Sally,

I LOVE all of your nativity scenes. They are beautiful!

jlshall said...

You have such a nice collection of Nativities. And I really like the teddy bear angel - so cute! But then, I've got a real weakness for teddy bears, angelic or otherwise.

LADY JANE said...

Good Morning Sally...and all you Blues...I am a little blue that no one might not get over to my Blog to see my Blue post....but we are having some UGLY weather here in lovely Chicagoland...if you like minus windchills that is...But Happy Blue Monday to you All.......
And your Blue have quite a great collection!

Libby's Library said...

Oh - I love the little bears!

Missy Wertz said...

Merry Christmas Sally!

I imagine Joseph was pretty stunned. LOL! I was also thinking, "Here is God in flesh. In a cave where cattle are kept and fed." Perhaps I have read too many Frank Perillie (sp?)books, but I have wondered if there were heavenly beings inside and outside that cave. Sent to protect and tend to their needs. Something never mentioned and really do not need to know. But he could have heard and seen more than a baby that night. LOL!

akawest said...

Your nativities are great. I literally am giggling over "Joseph is looking stunned! I guess he has good reason." Yep, that is one way of summing it up. :)

Merry Christmas

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, This is my first visit to your site. I got your name from Joy. Love your Nativity collection. I collect angels--but if I had more room, I'd definitely collect nativity sets also.

Merry Christmas.

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

I love nativity scenes too! Very beautiful! Happy Blue Monday and have a blessed Christmas!

Heidi Jo the Artist
My Etsy Shop!
My Creative Blog!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sally, These are so beautiful! I love how you collect nativity sets and are sharing them with us. Thank you. I have really enjoyed seeing them. Each one is so unigue and different. They are all so charming and lovely! I really like this little teddy bear one. How cute is that! I hope you have a wonderful day. Carol

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, I have posted my Blue Monday post! This was last week's post, but didn't get uploaded in time! :) Love your Nativity sets! Beautiful! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally
Lovely nativity sets....Have a Merry Christmas!
Love, Ann

Anonymous said...

I love the music box. And I agree, Joseph probably felt pretty stunned!!

Dirkjogt said...

Again nice pieces out of your collection. Looking forward for the other posts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! I didn't know if I should link up or not, but thanks for asking me to! I love your Nativities! Look at all of the Blue Ones today! It's growing so much. Have a beautiful day!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Alexandra MacVean said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! Love your nativity scenes. Very pretty. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of the nativity!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, I went to Jeannes blog at Backyard Neighbor and read her post about her dog Babette. I was very sorry to hear of her loss and wanted to leave a comment but am unable to do so. If you know a way of getting a message to her I would appreciate it. Thanks

Baba said...

Good afternoon, my Blue Monday post is ready.... mother and child!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love the bears..there is something about teddy bears that just make you smile...hope you are doing great Sally...hugs and smiles Gloria

Carrie said...

I always enjoy seeing other blogger's nativity sets. Thanks for sharing yours.

Carrie said...

Oh, Sally, about your comment on Carola Nativity blog, I posted for Blue Monday on my Oak Rise Cottage blog. I guess I could also add the Carola Nativity blog post to Blue Monday.

The Muse said...

one of the most loved symbols of the season...sure appreciate you sharing your little nativity with us!

nikkicrumpet said...

Funny we look at the birth of Christ from so many different perspectives...but you're right...Joseph did have the right to look stunned. The whole thing must have been totally overwhelming to him. What a valiant man he was!

Picket said...

Hey Sally...pretty nativity scenes..the bears are adorable! Thanks for coming by to check on me girl...hope you have had a great day...I want to wish you & yours a Merry Christmas my dear friend!

Kathy said...

Beautiful, Sal!

I want to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and joy!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I love your nativity sets, but I still want a cookie jar nativity. That is my favorite. laurie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally thanks for visiting my Nature blog. Yes, the Steller Jay and the Blue Jay are in the same genus, so they are closely related. We don't get too many blue jay sighting around here in WA State. The Steller's jay is fairly widespread from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Season's Greetings to you.

Cathy said...

Very pretty nativity scenes, Sally ~

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your sets and the whole blue monday fun!
thanks for hosting.

wishing you a blessed Christmas

Kathy b