Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Nativity Collection

Is there a more appropriate time to look at nativities than Christmas Eve?

I display my collection on six shelves - behind glass doors, and thus safe from curious cats.

I've about maxed out my display space, so I need to think long and hard before making any more additions.

The top left is called "The Bethlehem Experience", the one on the right is by Sue Dreamer. 

The far left is a Jim Shore nativity. The glass prism nativity is one I bought at a cathedral shop while in England. The far right nativity with the cobalt blue sky is a simple children's nativity - a $10 purchase from Target.

This is a mix of Hallmark and Lang and Wise nativities with a Jim Shore in the back left.  My favorite is the center one, "Pillars of Heaven", which can be displayed several different ways moving the block figures around.

On to cupboard number two! 

The top left is a new purchase (yep, from Hiron's).  The center is a WilliRaye nativity, the far right another by Sue Dreamer. 

Hallmark nativities on the left and right and the front center Peanuts is also from Hallmark.  The cream figures are by Lenox - originally I gifted them to my grandmother, and upon her passing they were returned to me as a memento.    
This is called "Winter Carols" by Demdeco.  I love the style and the funkiness of having Christmas trees as part of the display.

I hope you enjoyed my Nativity Tour.
I wish all of you a most Merry Christmas!


Margaret said...

Amazing! I love seeing your collections. So much fun!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A beautiful collection, such a mix of styles. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Beth.

Vickie said...

Do you know my favorite is Pillars Of Heaven too? =)
A Merry, Blessed Christmas to you all!

Maggee said...

MY favorite is still the same this year--the Pillars! But I read about it online THIS year! Didn't know about the verses on the back! I love them all, but that is my fave! Have a great Christmas! Hugs!

Barbi said...

OH! They are all really wonderful!!!

Andrea said...

A wonderful collection.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Pam in IL said...

It's awesome seeing your Nativity collection!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mouse said...

lovely nativities :)
hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Merry Stitchy New Year full of finishes and new starts :) love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas!

Lizzy said...

Merry Christmas!

Wanda said...

Beth, your nativity collection is beautiful and amazing.I wish you a wonderful Christmas and the very best of health, happiness and stitching in 2014! Thanks for the daily joy you bring to me through your beautiful blog. Wanda

Catherine said...

What a great collection! Have a Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

I always love seeing these. It's such a wonderful collection.
Hope you had a nice Christmas!! :)