I was just looking around our home and noticed all the different nativity scenes we put up for Christmas. I try really hard to try to keep remembering why we celebrate Christmas and this has become a past time of mine. I seem to find all different kinds of nativities. I have them in globes, made from wood, made from plastic, one of the last ceramic pieces I made, ornaments. I love them all. So I took pictures of some of them to post here for all to see. Hope it will let you take time to pause and remember what this time of year is really all about.
this is the ceramic one I dry brushed when I worked for Dona molds
This is a wooden one I bought on ebay just this year. It is an ornament and wooden. This lady did a fabulous job on these and handcrafted the whole thing. she is from West Chester, Ohio which is just south of us. Out of all the people on ebay I found somebody to buy from that is almost a neighbor. As soon as I am done here I will go get the link to her ebay and post it here in case somebody would like to buy one from her. She has alot of really cute wood items for sale.I found her just click HERE to go to her site
This is a porcelin one we bought at Elder-Beermans years ago. We bought all 5 of our grown children this set that year and gave it to them for Christmas. I really hope they all still have it and display it at Christmas every year.
This is an ornament my daughter, Barb, made. She still makes them and sells them at craft shows and she used to sell them on my website when I had one.
This is a wooden one I fell in love with at a craft show years ago. I no longer do the show as a vendor but still like to go shop at it. Hope to get back in it next yearand sell my items.
This is one in a glass ball that sits here on my desk right in front of my face. I think it is beautiful.
And last but not least is our big one in the yard. We collected this until we had all the pieces. My daughters boss(her pastor) even went out the day after Christmas to get the animals half price for us(thank you Mark Partin) Don built the stable for it and it has spot lights on it for night. LOve it.
whoops almost forgot this one. Good thing Don pointed it out to me. This is one I bought years and years ago at a craft show. A man made all these with a scroll saw. I have an amish buggy one too. I leave these up all year because they are small and sit on the ledge of our wood trim.
So there they are hope you enjoy viewing them and if I don't get back on here before Christmas i would like to wish each and every one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.