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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Nativities 2017

My mother-in-law has been collecting nativity sets since the 1960's.  This is a re-post of her collection includes sets from all over the world.  Some have great sentimental value while others have great stories to go along with them. This year she has them on display all over her house.  I thought I would share some of them with you.
This set is from Mexico

This is a set that was sold by AVON

This set has a Native American Theme

This set is carved from volcanic ash from the Mt St Helen eruption in 1980


This set was purchased on a trip to Germany

This set is made from blown glass


This is a wall hanging by Willow Tree


This is a large Jim Shore piece


This is a Jim Shore nativity Set

This nativity is made from a laser cutter 



This beautiful hand painted nativity came from Russia and stands about a foot tall 

This nesting doll nativity set also came from Russia

This small hinged nativity stands only a couple of inches tall

This set is actually ceramic but the glaze looks like pewter



This nativity is one of my favorites.  Each piece is about a 12" tall


This set is from Mexico


She made this nativity in a ceramics class

This is one of her first sets from the 1960's



This set was purchased on QVC


These metal figures stand over 1 foot tall

This is a large ceramic tile that has been engraved and sits on a easel 


This large ceramic nativity stands over a foot tall and was a gift from her daughter


This acrylic nativity stands about a foot tall

This piece is a handmade music box from a friend


This snowman themed nativity has a matching table runner and matching place mats


This nativity is very small and came from Russia

This small bell is carved from Myrtle wood which only grows the northwest United States



This nativity came from Peru


The paper mache set had a great story and the pieces stand almost a foot tall and it dates from the late 1970's.  The set was a display at a drug store.  Her husband was in a horrible automobile accident and each time she want to the pharmacy, she would admire the set.  After Christmas, she went in to pick up a prescription and saw that the set was gone.  The pharmacist gave her the prescription and a large box.  He said, "I noticed you admiring this set.  Merry Christmas"



This is actually a large snow globe

My daughter brought this nativity back from a mission trip to Tonga.
It is made from coconuts, palm tree parts and sea shells.

This nativity is actually a glass block filled with Christmas lights.