Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday Thireeteen #20 13 More Nativities

I had these ready to share last week but.... that is when the computer started 'throwing rods' I know that is a car term only but.... that is what it felt like here!!!! Our favorite mechanic was overworked and we couldn't get an appt so.... we tinkered and tinkered and looked online and at others computers and thought we had it several times,,,, then we knew it was right but couldn't make it function?? today a friend came over for something else and... ta da put the last puzzle piece in and we are up and running!!!!WOOHOO I have missed you all and I will catch up w/ you soon :>
I hope you enjoy these the Photo quality seems off but...i am a little off these days too

This one was made by my talented friend Gretchen

this one appropriately plays 'Oh little town of Bethlehem'

I am not one to like what everyone has but this Willow Tree one is so well done I see why it is popular I got it in Colorado a couple of summers ago but they are available at Hallmark Stores and Christain Book stores

Flight to Egypt


This one is so special not just because it is exqisately crafted, not to mention huge (you can see it takes almost half the table) and does take the whole mantle. But it is so special because my dear friend Shauna(who had at that time recently moved to Utah) sent it w/ 12 scriptures to my friend Tori who then w/ her children delivered it piece by piece atmy door step for the 12 days of Christmas I will never forget the fun end excitement that brought to our whole family each night.The forthoughtfulness and effort and kindness of these dear friends still brings tears to my eyes.

This one is Italian Fotanini

Another musical one from my dear muscial friend Shauna. It plays Silent Night.I love the look of the all white on the Cherry wood.

My wonderful friend Robin got this one in Peru

This is an artist Simon Dewey's depiction of Joseph w/baby Jesus

Another "Flight from Egypt" from my fun SIL LeAnn

This was the sweetest Thank you gift I have ever received. Donna found it in her antiquing it is from Mexico.

This is another 'La Parada' we moved it all around the room, each day in Dec., when the kids were small... like Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem and I think that is how the donkey lost am ear:>

This is another Italian one that is a favorite my good friend Tori brought me from when she went there


stubarnes said...

Wonderful idea, it feels like you have cleared a little space in my heart for the cradle!

Coco said...

I scrolled down to your last weeks post too... those are all so very beautiful! You have a great collection. And a very unique one too, I must say :)

Kat said...

Very nice. I love the one from Peru. My #20 is up

Darla said...

Oh, I like the snowglobes! Very nice collection!

Holly said...

Threw a rod, huh? That made me laugh...sorry.

Anyway, nice post - I like pictorials

Happy TT-13!



ellen b. said...

Wow. What a great collection. I really think the one from Mexico is great! Blessings and thanks for visiting me....

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I love them all. I'm a fellow collector of nativities. And, the St. Joseph holding the baby is beautiful.

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

Robin said...

What a beautiful collection.

amypalko said...

I must admit to having a soft spot for Willow Tree too. There designs are just so simple and lovely.
Lives Less Ordinary

No Nonsense Girl said...

I'm glad you are baby!!! Yeah baby!!!! :)

welcome the heck back!!! I have missed reading you and seeing pictures!!!


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I love all of your beautiful nativities...and I REALLY love all the stories that go with them. It shows how special they are to your heart.

Merry Christmas!

Jennie said...

i love that you love nativities! how very cool! you have some very pretty ones!

Nicholas said...

Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

julie said...

So many wonderful Nativity collections and each with a great stories behind them. Amazing!

Advance Christmas wishes to you, Marcia :)


damozel said...

Those are so beautiful---what a WONDERFUL idea for a Christmas post. I love all of them. thanks for visiting mine! The Flatland Almanack --Damozel (adorable animals behaving oddly)

Tink said...

Wonderful... Really beautiful sets!
Thanks for visiting my best wishes TT.

Malcolm: said...

You have yourself quite a collection. I couldn't decide which one I liked the best.