Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Nativities


I started collecting nativities many years ago. These are in no particular order but I believe the pewter one was my first. As always you can click on them to take a closer look.





























This is my smallest.














If you hadn't guessed, this one is from our trip to Alaska.










This one is made so that a candle fits inside it.










This is probably the most realistic depiction.








#14 Bonus



I bought the Little People one this year to put on the bottom shelf so it was safe for grandbabies. Isaac is especially fond of the donkey -or at least the way it tastes!








24 comments:

Adelle said...

Lovely. I really like the Snow Globe one. Happy HOlidays!

MomE said...

This is neat! I love the teeny one...where did you get that! I saw one in an ornament this year...it opened and the wisemen walked around the family! Neat!

Barbara said...

I love these. I really love the one from Alaska. my favorite one is from Puerto Ricco and it is inside a coconut shell.

Brenda ND said...

They're beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

I did this same T13 a few weeks back. We have the same Little People one that the kids LOVE.

my blog said...

Those are nice! I like the 4th and 5th ones best. Have a great Thursday! :)

MInTheGap said...

I'm surprised there is no VeggieTales Christmas Nativity, because it seems you have every other one!

Happy TT!

Paula said...

Oh they are all beautiful

Alice Audrey said...

I really like that pewter one. I can hardly see the smallest. It's even smaller than the ornament.

Carol said...

Are those eskimos? Very cool!

Love all your nativities. My collection is growing...very slowly. I see a set you have that I really want - the carved ones - second-to-last photo. What's the brand/maker?

Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas from She Lives!

Jenn said...

Aw, I love the bonus.

bundleocontradictions said...

Very lovely! :)

Debbie said...

MomE - I got the matchbox nativity at Bronners in Frankenmuth, MI. It is a tiny music box too.

Debbie said...

Barbara - I'd love to see that. I really wish I had gotten one years ago when I went to Hawaii but I only found an ornament since it was summer time.

Carol - Yes, they're Eskimos, and the polar bear & moose that came with it just amuse me. The wood one is by Jim Shore and is available at larger Macy's stores.

Vicki said...

I love love love your TT this week!!!

Chelle Y. said...

I love the Little People's one. It is so adorable!

I have the Precious Moment's Nativity!

Lori said...

Great collectible idea!

storyteller said...

I enjoyed our collection of Navities. I have several of my own but the only one we have in common is the last one.
Hugs and blessings,

colleen said...

I found one in an old run down barn and took a photo of another one today that was made of white glow in the dark plastic.

Carina said...

They are all beautiful! I love the one in the snowglobe!

saramason said...

Love it!! What a great idea. Much cooler than santa or snowmen. :)

Gattina said...

What a beautiful collection ! You would have a lot of success in Italy, there the nativity scenes are more important than Christmas trees and they usually have whole villages. My husband got one when he was 2 years old and if we would put it up correctly it would take the size of a little room ! The figures are also quite big !

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous nativities. I enjoy seeing different interpretations of this moment. I have one from Ecuador that is inside an egg shell. The miracle is that it has survived me for 10 years!

Nicole Austin said...

The nativities are all very pretty. Thanks for sharing!