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Monday, December 13, 2010

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

I already did a post about my nativity on the family room mantel, so today I’m sharing some of the other nativities in our home.
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My sweetheart and I purchased this nativity set that is in our bedroom our first Christmas as a married couple. (Yep! It’s close to being vintage now!)
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This Mikasa nativity, which I purchased at an estate sale, is on the fireplace mantel in our bedroom.
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There is a nativity (pieces collected from various estate sales) in our front foyer.
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This one is in the grandchildren’s overnight room.
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I should have opened the door on the kitchen china cabinet to photograph these figures from the 1950’s Woolworth Five & Dime store nativity set.
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This “Mary, Joseph, and Jesus” figurine is also in the kitchen.
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The snow globe (that no longer snows) is in our sunroom.
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Under each of the two trees in the family room, there is a nativity set that can be played with by the grandchildren. (It really doesn’t bother me that the crib for Baby Jesus is broken in one set or that, when I took this photo, I couldn’t find Baby Jesus for the other set. I’m just glad the grandchildren are playing with them.)
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My favorite nativity is only in our home on Christmas Eve each year, when our grandchildren and their cousins re-enact the birth of Christ. (That’s “Jesus” in the red Christmas suit, eating a cracker – the only way we could keep him in the basket until the end of the pageant, when the children sang “Happy Birthday to Jesus”.) (His twin brother is in his blue shepherd costume, and he is also eating a cracker – they obviously take after their Daddy, who is our nephew. The only way to entertain them is to give them something to eat!)
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I’m joining Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life,
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and The Reason for The Season party at Happier Than a Pig in Mud.
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I’m so glad you came to visit my little blog. I hope you’ll come back again soon. laurie

27 comments:

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Lsurie, I love these! I believe we have a same nativity, see my blog today where I only posted one nativity the first we bought in 1960's--it sure looks like it, ours lost it's angel and ususally I put another in it's place but did not do that this year...Love your collection...that substantiate and remind us of what this is about...

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! I knew I could count on you to have lots of Nativities! Lovely lovely and I especially love the 'live' one! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia

GardenofDaisies said...

I can see why that last one is your favorite of all!! They are so cute!! I remember acting out the Christmas story with my sisters and cousins too... :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your nativities are beautiful. I just love my collection too. I am so in love with the childrens ones you have, they are too cute! Of course your grandchildren win the prize, what a sweet tradition.

KBeau said...

What a wonderful collection. Every one is so special.

Olive Cooper said...

You rock this collection of Nativities fair Laurie. I have not seen the Mikasa one before. Merry Christmas! ♥O

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your real Nativity scene is the best! How precious to have that!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Laurie,
Oh I love your nativity collection. It is just wonderful. I love to display mine too and each year I look forward to setting them up. It is just not Christmas without a nativity scene on display.
Such a darling pic of your grands and cousins. Such dear memories.

Your header is wonderful.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful Nativities! I love the one's the Grands play with. I will be buying one next year for my Grandchild. Love the live Nativity also, how sweet! hugs, Linda

middle child said...

Love all the Nativity sets. My favorite is the "live" one. Bless you.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are all so pretty, but the live one with your Grands is the best!
Have a great week and stay warm.

xinex said...

Oh Laurie, I love your Nativity collection but I REALLY LOVE the live one. Your grandchildren are so cute!...Christine

ellen b. said...

Wonderful! All the nativities are great but that human group at the end is priceless!! So sweet. You are blessed indeed!

MimiKay50 said...

Laurie,
My favorite is the grandchildren and their cousins. This will be a wonderful Christmas Memory/Family Tradition for them. I have given a couple of children friendly nativity scenes as Baby Shower gifts, not even during Christmas. Fisher Price makes a great one. Sometimes you have to order it online. As always thanks for sharing.
You are the best at making me feel good. MimiKay1950

Debbie said...

Love these! Every one is so unique in its own way. I love the idea of the one that you collected in pieces from various estate sales. I wouldn't have thought to keep my eyes open for something like that, but what a good idea.

The ones that the kids play with are cute, and the CUTEST of course is the last one. I love that you included it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Laurie, I love all of your beautiful nativities! My favorite has to be the cloth one under the tree, it's so cute and how fun that the kids like to play with it! Thanks so much for joining in:@)

Atelier de Charo said...

So many beautiful nativities, the live one the best!

Hugs

Charo

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laurie, I love the nativity's all through your home. I think my favorite one is the one in your bedroom....the last picture however, stole my heart....simply priceless!

Your header is gorgeous!

Lou Cinda :)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I so remember going to Woolworth in St. Louis when I was little. We would pick up Grandma once a week and go there to have lunch and shop! It is one of my earliest memories as it was before I started Kindergarten!! Thanks for reminding me! Everything looks great!! Wonderful reason for the season!!

we three dogs and me said...

Love your header of the mantle and trees.
so beautiful. Your mangers are wonderful. I do have the one with the lamps. Love it. I have it in my bay window.Have a merry Christmas

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Laurie, what a great post! Loved all your nativity sets, but especially loved the live one, with all your family!!! Blessings and Happy Holidays to you and all your beautiful family! ~tina

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Laurie....I love the nativity scenes, and especially the LIVE nativity. Oh, my goodness - adorable! We have twin granddaughters, so I know how much fun twins can be. Love, love, love it! I have a nice nativity set and another one that I got from Woodworth's in the early 70's, and the grandies play with it, retelling the story - so sweet. You are right....Jesus is the reason for the season! Linda

Sue said...

Laurie, All of your collections are wonderful, including your Nativity sets. I've never seen a Mikasa style set before. I am on the look-out for a stable. I bought a set at a store's GOB sale, but didn't find a stable. That Italian brand (starts with the letter, F) is too expensive for me, but they have the size I want. How sweet the the little kiddos re-enact the Nativity. ♥ Sue

Mary Ellen said...

Laurie love the saying in the first photo along with all your navities!! That is the prayer of my heart that I would live Christmas everyday-

bee blessed
mary

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Laurie...what WONDERFUL nativities but that last picture is simply precious! HOW blessed you are my friend :)

Merry CHRISTmas!
Gail

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness, I'm glad I scrolled down and saw this post -- which had the BEST nativity scene at the end. What a delight -- is there anything better than children at Christmas? No , not even eggnog!!!

Adorable ... love the cracker bribes!
(works for me, too.)
Cass

lvroftiques said...

Love em all! But that last one is by far the most precious!! God bless them every one! *winks* Vanna