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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Nativity or Crèche }

Nativity - another word for Crèche
a model representing the scene of Jesus Christ's birth, 
displayed in homes or public places at Christmas

I adore nativity scenes, don't you?
I have a collection in a curio cabinet in our living room, hence the poor picture quality.  But, I thought I'd share them anyway because many of them were gifts from friends or ones we've had for MANY years and I just adore them all!

I actually bought this one for myself a few years ago at Hobby Lobby.....



A little "tea set".
The heads come off the people to make little pitchers.....
which is somewhat disturbing to me.
😕

I'm pretty sure Pappy and I got the one in the front our first CHRISTmas together 40 years ago.  Does that make it "vintage"? 
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I this one.
Our kiddos brought this one back to me from Uganda after spending 5 weeks there, along with our two oldest grandsons to bring our granddaughter home.  It's hand carved.





This little church opens up to show a nativity scene at the altar.

This is a very special one to me.
Years ago, Pappy and I would go to Gatlinburg to celebrate our anniversaries and there was a little CHRISTmas shop that we always went to and would buy an ornament each year.  That's where this one came from.  I wish I had dated the bottom of it.




 A little ceramic church that lights up and has two children singing inside.



This one was a yard sale find and our two youngest grands love it.

This is another one that has a special meaning.
It's a card and also came from Uganda.
The characters are made out of bamboo so there's a raised texture on the card.
Isn't it unique?

   My mother-in-law brought this brass one back to me from a vacation trip she took to Mexico with one of Pappy's brothers and his family many years ago because she knew how much I love nativities. 




So, that's it.
A collection of most of my nativities.
And, I won't even charge extra for the dust!
(I'm so not a Martha....LOL)

HOPE everybody is enjoying this CHRISTmas-time.
It's very different for us this year with Pappy not working.  I'm enjoying him being home, yet......
prayers for whatever the future holds for us are much appreciated.

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8 comments:

  1. Lovely, one and all. Is forty years vintage? Only in years; never in our hearts.

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  2. Each one is so pretty, I love nativities! Our lives are in God's hands, it's always safe there. Remember Isaiah 41:10 ! Sending my love across the miles!

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  3. Love your nativities! Every one of them I am sure has great meaning to you personally. I have a friend that collects nativities. How I praise the most High God that He sent us a Redeemer for all man kind as a tiny baby! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. 29:11 is a favorite of mine (as you know!). Your collection of Nativity sets is just beautiful!! I've been in the Christmas shop in Gatlinburg! I wonder if it survived the fire? Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

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  5. Thank you for the many smiles....have a beautiful rest of the day friend.

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  6. A lovely Nativity collection you have. I only have one but think I just might look for some to collect. : )

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  7. Oh my! You DO have a big collection of Nativity sets...and they are all so interesting and unique...and special. I love hearing the stories behind them...Thank you for sharing them with us. It is amazing to see how there can be so many different kinds, all telling the same wonderful story of our Savior's birth! The greatest love story of all!!! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Very nice collection. Merry Christmas.

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