Monday, December 24, 2012


Design - "Woodland Christmas" (Heartfelt Sentiments)
Designer - Theron Traditions
Fabric - 36 count R & R Light Espressso
Started - 13 September 1999
Completed - 3 October 1999
My notes for this piece say that it had over 200 single cross stitch snowflakes.  Yikes! 

It seems fitting on Christmas Eve to share my Nativity Collection.

This is our box that stores our traditional family nativity.  My maternal grandmother gave it to us when my brother and I very young as a gentle reminder about the meaning of the holiday.

My grandfather re-purposed a bird-feeder to create the manager.
The Italian set pieces were purchased from Newberry's for $4.99 circa 1962.

In the last few years my Mom and I have added a couple of dozen Nativities.
These are displayed safe from curious cats behind glass doors.

They vary from whimsical...

to traditional...

to contemporary. 

I enjoy getting them out each year and readying the displays.

Some are folk-art simple in style.

A couple are porcelain.

This is the newest addition to our collection.  It is called "Winter Carols" by Demdeco.  I like the elongated stylized look of the pieces and the quirky inclusion of Christmas trees with the manger scene.

This WilliRaye set is my biggest grouping.  The pieces are around 10" tall.
Peace be with you!


Margaret said...

Wow! Amazing! My question is how do you store everything? Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing! And happy Christmas to you and yours!

Cath said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and furries .X

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The nativity carved from wood is just beautiful. I love the way it's been done - it has to be my favourite of them all.

Melissa said...

I love that little piece you stitched. What an amazing collection!

Merry Christmas, Beth!

cucki said...

Sweet stitching and wonderful collection...merry Christmas xx

Mouse said...

oooo that's a lot of stars, love your nativities simply beautiful all of them ... I am as ready as I will every be now love mouse xxxx

Denise said...

Love your Nativities! Have been looking at the one (looks like squares of wood) in a magazine for a few seasons...may have to get it now!

Pam in IL said...

Such a lovely collection of Nativities!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful displays! Merry Christmas!