Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Collecting naturally transfers to Christmas decorations, and I have enjoyed that as much as finding milk glass cake pedestals, interesting hammered aluminum, red 6 sided goblets...

The list is endless.
        My Christmas collections include nativities, and I am partial to nativities from Mexico.

The figures in Mexico nativities are painted in a primitive fashion,

but mangers were primitive weren’t they , and who could be more down to earth,

more ‘this is fine- we don’t need anything else’- than Mary and Joseph?

                                           My collection holds sentimental value for me.

           This beautiful nativity is from Paraguay and was a gift from my dear friend Anna.

If my grandsons were here this morning, while I made them pancakes, I would ask them to arrange this nativity for me, and I would ask them what they have been learning in Sunday school.
        My oldest grandson has such a fine, kind heart.My daughter said he wanted to leave Santa Claus a gift because of all that Santa has given them.

                                       This was one of the first that I collected.

                                                   And then there are the small sets.

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  Before I moved this hutch to the little house, this is where I displayed my collection.
Note:  I didn’t get selected at jury duty. As a teacher, it is very hard not to stand up and re-organize things.  I didn’t want to get arrested.

This morning I am linking to Three or More Tuesday at The Gypsy’s Corner, Decking the Halls at Thoughts From Over the Rainbow, and Second Time Around at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.
Join in the fun!


Shirley said...

What wonderful collections you have!!

Beth said...

That is a nice collection of nativity scenes!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Did you forget Vintage Christmas Monday? Your post would work for that party too! Love your nativities. What a nice variety you have. xo Joan

Barb said...

Laura, your collection is lovely. This entire post surely made me smile.

Hope you are having a wonderful December.

Barb ♥

Lee said...

How fun, especially for those grandbabies. I should have on for mine.
Good reminder.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful collection, Laura. I love the cabinet, too.


Sandra said...

Love this collection! Did your grands ever have the Fisher-Price nativity scene? So great for children cause they can't break it! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! Oh, your nativities are so sweet! I love them too. The Mexico ones are so colorful. I have a very similar one to yours - the bone white ones - and got these in Mexico.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Laura, I have never seen the Mexican nativity sets. They are precious, and yes, so colorful! When I was little the only nativity sets that I had access to the figures were all glued down. Bummer, I couldn't "play" with them. I guess the manufacturer was aware of that little problem! Losing Baby Jesus sort of defeats the whole purpose, huh?( I think I feel a Bible Study post formulating here).
I'm with you on the Jury Duty. They would never pick me. Soon after I said that I would listen to hear what God had to say, I'd be escorted out the door! LOL!
love ya,

Carol Murdock said...

Those are beautiful Laura! I have several myself.
Yours are very unique, mine aren't!Be sure to get in on my giveaway tomorrow, it is an AWESOME book!

Faye said...

Laura, these are beautiful.Such special treasures! Hope you have a great day! Blessings

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love this. My daughter collects nativities. You have some really nice ones.
Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

I love Nativity Scenes! I think my favorite is the little wooden one:) with the bright colors! Have a blessed day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great collection - it would be hard to pick a favorite.

blessings said...

I got a white painted tin nativity several years ago and its become one of my absolute favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings... polly

Kammy said...

Wow, you do have the collection ! Very nice and I love your "little hutch"

Marigene said...

Laura, you have a lovely collection of nativity scenes.

Dixie said...

Laura... these are beautiful. I use to collect nativitys also, but got so many I had to uncollect. My middle daughter snagged the one from Mexico, very similar to your first photo. Now I just focus on the one Italian made Nativity... It was a joy to be able to view all of yours... bringing back fond memories... hugs. Dixie

Nancy said...

They are very sweet. And I agree - the more rustic, the more beautiful.

susan said...

Laura-I LOVE your nativity collection! They are all so different and beautiful. I think your first one might be my favorite! I have a brass one that I bought in Mexico--I love it! Thanks for sharing and linking to Deck the Halls!

Nany said...

they're lovely...

Unknown said...

You have a beautiful collection...I think collecting Nativities would be so neat!

Thanks for linking with 2nd Time Around!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What sweet Nativity collections. Your grandson sounds adorable.
Blog:The capers of the vintage vixens

Amy said...

Now that is a collection. Simply lovely!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The nativity collections are so nice. I like that you are keeping Christ in Christmas.

Barbara said...

Laura, Beautiful dishes, napkins, etc everything is beautiful. The nativity is lovely.

I am also a retired teacher, retiring after 25 years and ending my career at the state prison system.
Have a gret weekend.

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