Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Nativities

Over the past 20 years I have collected nativities. Recently I have been sharing some of them w/ others and now I am only collecting if they are from different countries. Over the years I have had some very sweet friends give most of them to me and they are precoius. So here are 13 of the over a hundred I have had. I will show more later too

from Kracow Poland

this is Olive wood Maybe from the Mid East originally

This is a new art work last year, that I love

One of my first I have had over 20 years

I got this hand made one in Mexico
I ordered this from Ireland

Indian, I love the coyote

This one was from Peru

this is one of the smallest about an inch and a half tall

This is one of my newest it is from Jerusalem. I bought in Nauvoo Illinois It is called La Parada and is Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem

Stitchery from Utah



Another one from Mexico

This is my second one My Sweet MIL and I got it together

38 comments:

Natalie said...

I love the stitchery one from Utah. that would be so cute in my girls' room! And I'm from Utah so that makes it even better. ;)

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

Amazing Gracie said...

What a wonderful collection!

grace said...

The real reason for the season!

Robin said...

I love the Irish one. Very pretty. And that olive wood one does look like the ones you see sold in Jerusalem or Nazareth.

Darla said...

Oh, these are great! I love the one from Peru. A couple of years ago, my mom gave me the cardboard nativity set from my childhood--it was always my job when I was little to set it up, fit all the little tabs into the little slots. I think I like that one better than the pretty frosted glass one I'd been using, because of the memories.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

I too love the stitchery one - oh, I love them all!
Growing up, we could never afford a one - I was determined to have a beautiful one when I got married, then I ended up divorced and poor dadgummit.
I have a teeny tiny one I bought at a craft fair. When we moved to Texas a few years ago I told the kids let's get a bigger one, they said, we kind of like the mini one
:)
such sweeties
It fit's on a coaster - I am talking small!
You have a beautiful collection - hope you post more before Christmas!

nikko said...

So pretty!

tanabata said...

I love how they're all so different and unique! It's a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing it!

Holly said...

I like the Irish one! Nice post - thank you - I love the photos to see them all.

Want to have some silly fun?
Go Elf Yourself! (http://elfyourself.com) Too Funny!

Happy TT-13
Smiles,
Holly
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Sandy Carlson said...

These are great interpretations of this Great Story!

A few years back, The Knights of Columbus had an exhibition in its museum of creches from all over the world. It was amazing to see the story in so many different cultural settings. Powerful, like yours.

I have two I keep out all year!

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

oh I love nativities! And yours are so cute. Yes It is nice to meet other LDS on blogging :)
I added pics to my T13...
<3, Amy in AZ

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How beautiful all of them are. Very well done. Thanks for sharing. Have a great TT. :)

Happy Mama to Three said...

I so love them all. Mine are on my list for today and tomorrow. We even have a miniature "lawn ornament" nativity for our village's big house.

Thanks for reminding me to get my butt in better order and get things out NOW.

Cindi

Mama Pajama said...

We only have one nativity set. What a neat thing to collect. Great pictures!

Chelle Y. said...

What a great thing to collect! I collect dolls from other countries.

I have a Precious Moments Nativity Set. I saw a
"Little People's" one. It was SO CUTE!

Mitchypoo said...

Way cool TT! I love all your nativities. What a great thing to cherish.

jayedee said...

what a lovely tt! thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Xakara said...

This was lovely, thank you for the images and getting to see so many from around the world.

Happy TT

~X

maryt/theteach said...

Beautiful collection of nativites...clever post for TT. Thanks for visiting me!

pussreboots said...

Interesting collection. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

jennwa said...

That is a great collection. Thanks for sharing.

The Gal Herself said...

Thanks for including the one from Peru. I saw it at a "fair trade" store before Thanksgiving, meant to pick it up and … well, forgot! But it's adorable and I want one! Thanks for visiting my TT.

Regina said...

Wow, what a cool collection! i bet the rest are awesome!
Blessings!

No Nonsense Girl said...

Oh My, they are soo magificent!!!! wow....

kara_k. said...

What a unique collection! They're gorgeous. I've never seen anyone collecting these before. Best of luck in continuing to add to your collection and thank you for commenting on my Thursday Thirteen. Happy Holidays. :)

Pamela Kramer said...

Awesome collection! Happy TT - Thanks for stopping by.

Nicholas said...

Great pictures. I like the Irish one best.


Btw You have your Blogger preferences set so that commenters without Blogspot accounts can’t be linked back to their sites. I’m at http://agentlemansdomain.typepad.com and this week I’m #33 on the TT list.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

These were fun to look at. Loved that flying baby and the rural Ohio pictures. And the quote by President Hinckley at the top--well, it's the tops!

Ladybird said...

wow! what a collection.

txmommy said...

love them!

Kris said...

Those are wonderful!!! Thank you for taking the time to share them with us! I especially love the wood ones.

Shauna6pack said...

Haha! You only collect ones from other countries, huh? The one from Utah is pretty foreign...

And so funny--I almost bought you the one from "Ireland" but at Deseret Book they said it was Celtic--no Stonehedge--no, well, I forget (old age). Anyway, I'm glad I didn't buy it.

SusieJ said...

These are beautiful.

Jennie said...

these are very cool!

i am sorry that i have been a slacker blogging friend! i am going to post soon!

i have missed you!

Mixednuts said...

I know someone who also collects nativity scenes and her friends/family also give her so her collection continues to grow. Great job.

Brooke said...

yeah go ahead and give them my blog address. i just still have not figured out how to do it all seeing as how this is only my second time to get on it lol :-D just give me time.

ZAM said...

Seems like you've collected a lot. Love most of them but my favorite is the Indian set.

Tink said...

Beautiful collection!
Thanks for visiting my magic quotes TT last week. Sorry I’m late with my return visit; I got the flu.:-(