Monday, December 14, 2009

My World" It all began with a Family" nativity Displays

My World" and Ruby Tuesday

I collect Nativities and was asked this year to put my collection in a community display it was a wonderful 3 day event peppered w/ musical performances and thousands of Nativities to look at all these maybe overwhelming so just enjoy one or two that pop out to you
this was one third of my room of nativities I displayed

I have between 75 and 80 nativities in my collection at one point we had over an hundred .. some I gave to others some broke.:( Most of my collection are from generous gifts --I had to tell my family and friends We :)now we only actively collect ones from different countries or we wold have to move :)to a warehouse to store them:)


I so enjoyed all the other peoples ...

from many different countries














Styles






























they all represent the true meaning of Christmas

23 comments:

Jay said...

Wow! Beautiful nativities.

I have a good life said...

Very cool. I so wanted to take my kids this year, but it didn't work out scheduling-wise. I am grateful for all your pictures. So beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

How neat to collect nativities. How many have you got so far. I really enjoyed this exhibit.

maryt/theteach said...

Extraordinary collection of nativity scenes, Marcia! I was going to say which was my favorite but I just can't they are all exquisite! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I can only echo what Mary has written, Marcia! The are all absolutely exquisite! What a fun way to celebrate the season! Hey, and you can come shopping with me anytime!

Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Barb said...

Lovely - all of them. You have a wonderful and varied collection. I don't think I could pick a favorite.

Carver said...

What a wonderful collection of nativity scenes. I think it's great having them from different countries.

Manang Kim said...

Oh my gush they are so pretty!! Do you have nativity from the Philippines? This is a great way to show, the birth is the reason for the season. Thanks for sharing!


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Indrani said...

Wow! A great collection.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, what a nice collections of navtivity sets.

Ralph said...

These are all beautiful nativities. The traditional are all nice, but my favorite was the bamboo display. Such loving workmanship, the artistry keeps me loking. What a marvelous display!

Samson said...

WOW, that an extraordinary collection

SandyCarlson said...

These are absolutely wonderful. A few years ago the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, CT, presented a show of nativities from around the world, and it was stunning and beautiful, like this. Thank you.

Stephanie V said...

Those are all so different and beautiful. I really like the plain white one with the curving shapes.

Jim said...

Hi JIMG, your nativities are beautiful. So are those other ones.

We attended a funeral last week at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. In their connecting room (offices to/from sanctuary) they had numerous cases with several nativity scenes on each shelf. They all were sooooo nice.

Happy RT! :-)
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BTW, our favorite is one with six inch +/- figures that we selected in Bethlehem. We have sereral more but the wooden one from Israel is our fave.
Mary, Joseph, and the manger with Jesus stay up all year long.
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Joops said...

the native ones are my favorite.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...what a great collection!!!!!

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chubskulit said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations.

My RT with Santa

Dianne said...

beautiful collection
and how nice to be able to share them with others

Dirkjogt said...

Wow, great collection! Really enjoyed this.

Natalie said...

I loved all the beautiful nativities. I have quite a few myself, but not near as many as you.

Catherine said...

I love them all Marcia; Each of them gets its own style. I undertsand why you can't resist to a new one. When I was young, we could buy ech character individually at the store. Nowadays, iy's so difficult to find some, we have to buy them in particular stores, specialised. That's what they've done to Christmas, a big commercial celebration, and we lose the true topic of that celebration, in fact. Glad you remain faithfull to the original meaning, Marcia.

moosh said...

All of your works and displays are so creative and beautiful!