Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Real Meaning of Christmas

I am joining in the Nativity Party at
I have also linked to a second Nativity party I found here.

This lighted Bethlehem nativity set was purchased from Costco years ago. I have only used it one other year, and to be honest, I kinda forgot I had it. I have a Dickens Village, Snow Village, and a Disney Village, so I guess it got lost in the shuffle. My Mother reminded me I had it and asked me to use it this year.
This is a closeup of the manger scene.

Other shops and homes in the village.

This is on the entry table.

My mother took ceramic classes about 35 years ago, and she made this beautiful nativity set. I use it every year.

Not really a nativity, but a sweet collection of glittered churches.

The nativity plate on the mantel was a thrift store find. The angel came from Old Time Pottery.

The Santos Wisemen came from Southern Living at Home about 5 years ago.

Another resin set on a side table.

A pewter set on the sofa table.

A balsa wood set on the buffet in the dining room. I found this a few weeks ago at Goodwill.

I hope you enjoyed my nativity collection. I look forward to seeing all the others.
It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and the holidays, but remember that Jesus is the reason for this season. We can have life eternal because He came to Earth and gave His life for us.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life".
John 3:16


Lynn said...

Sheila, all of your sets are beautiful! I love the detail in your village, and the set your Mother made is just irreplaceable! Thanks for joining in:@)

Pam Kessler said...

You have quite the collection of nativities. They are all very pretty.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your nativities are wonderful...Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Shelia I am so glad you shred your wonderful nativities. They keep us remembering what this season really is all about.

Savannah Granny said...

So Beautiful, Each is so wonderful in itself. Such a treasure you Mom gave you. Merry Christmas, Ginger

Karie said...

Wow! Your Nativities are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I need to link up with this party. Jesus is the reason for the season and I love your nativities! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I LOVE all of your sets but I really love the town of Bethlehem village! So unique and so beautiful! I have a few villages myself and I would LOVE to find one like this!

I also have those 3 churches!! Target Clearance at 75% off for $5.00 a piece, right????? LOL!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love all your sets! I really like the white set that your mom made! That is so cool to have something that has memories! Wonderful reason for the season!!

Unknown said...

Sheila....your have some lovely nativities! I am especially liking the one from Costco! What a find :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Sheila, they are ALL so Wonderful...I'm going to pick a favorite and that IS "the one your Mother made"!!! LOVE IT!!! and then I love your entry table with Bethlehem(WOW that is spectacular)... Of course EVERY ONE of them is SO special AND WOW how that GW find was fantastic! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

Carrie said...

You have displayed your nativities very beautifully...each one is in a delightful setting!
Merry Christmas!