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Friday, December 5, 2008

Nativity Scenes

This is a very simple Nativity Scene that I just adore.This Nativity Scene is the big deal with our children. When you turn it on the Wisemen with the Camels go around the circle and when they get in front of the manger they turn to look at baby Jesus and pause for a couple of seconds, it also plays 20 different Christmas Songs. One of the three girls is always standing here looking and changing the songs........loudly. I love to see them hanging around Jesus!!
My oldest daughter and my Mom, (again) bought this for me years ago.

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36 comments:

hip chick said...

That is the cutest nativity scene. I love this time of year.

Carla said...

Love the first nativity, what is it made of? The second one, I don't think I have every seen one like it! How cool is that? Love the pausing to adore Jesus part! Too cool:)

Darla said...

Carla- it feels like a plastic resin mix, it's very lite. It looks heavy even in person. The box is in the basement, sorry.

Susie said...

I think those are both cute but I love the first one.

Sioux said...

We put out the Nativity Scene, but without the Christ Child, and then on Christmas we put Him in the manger. Our youngest grandson did not like doing that this year. He wanted Jesus right there NOW!

Rosemarie said...

I love Nativities. I would love the one by Willow Tree - way too much money!

It's so nice that you have memories of your mom all over. :)

Gretchen said...

That first nativity scene is adorable! We haven't gotten our decorations out yet. Hopefully, the kids will help this weekend.

Kim said...

Darla,

I like your nativity sets. I'd been looking for a vintage one for years and never could find the right one. Last year, I bought a new one, and I'm very happy with it. This year I need to add the wise men.

Thank you for stopping by my garden blog Instrument of Grace. I have a crafty/scrapbook/reading blog, too although it doesn't get updated as often. It's Toomuchstuff. Please stop by sometime!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this!!!!! It's just so perfect. I think even tho you think it's 'simple'....it's perfect because of the simple unadorned lifestyle of Mary and Joseph at the time of the birth...it couldn't be more perfect for the season.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love to have company. You made my day. Have a great weekend.

Shellmo said...

I would love to have one of these!

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I absolutely love that nativity. A moving one...never knew anything like that exsisted. Way too precious!

Gail said...

I am kicking myself for not getting the one my mom used for yrs...but we have our own contemporary ones that we love to use! What sweet memories your darlings are bring to these nativity sets! Someday you'll be telling these stories to their children!

gail

Darla said...

Thanks for all of the comments ya'll. I'm not sure what happened to me the last few days....memories have flooded me, usually I do good at not being emotional. Thanks for letting me share. (I guess my cup runneth over)

Leedra said...

I have a friend that collects Nativity Scenes, has them from all over the world. Some of the most beautiful I have seen, keeps them out all year. She would be envious of this one.

char72 said...

How unique these Nativity scenes are. We finally got our first Nativity scene this year.
Charlotte

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love Nativity Scenes, Darla, also... That first one is adorable!!!!

We're back from vacation--and I missed my bloggy friends!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a neat Nativity, I've never seen one of those before. I collect unusual Nativities.

Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Dorothy said...

These are both so special! I know you enjoy them. This reminds me to get out the set a made many years ago. Maybe I'll post it when I get it set up.

beckie said...

I love nativity scenes. My Mom had a tiny one made of painted lead figures. Sadly I only have one piece of it now but it goes out with some of the others every year. Like you, I think it's important to have them out during the holidays so the kids will know it not all about presents.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I have never seen anything like that before. How cute!!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Darla, love your nativities! I can't wait to put mine up!
Love, Ann

Susie Homemaker said...

Your Nativity sets are both so cute...I never realized there were so many different ones out there...

Blessings,
Susie

Lara Gisela said...

I love nativity scenes and yours look lovely. I have a very special one, that my Mum brought me from Brazil and you can see it here: http://larasobral.blogspot.com/2008/12/our-christmas-decorations.html
Blessings

Catherine Holman said...

What a cute nativity! I've never seen one like that.
Catherine

Carrie said...

The children's favorite with the Wise Men in motion is really great!

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Becky said...

I've never seen a nativity like this one. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Very nice!

Grammy said...

Hi Darla,
I love your Nativity Scene. What a wonderful gift.
Yes thanks I did receive the seed. Thank you.My kids were here for Thanks giving and I may have for got to get back to you. Sorry. Did you get the ones I sent?
Grammy

Rosemary said...

Lovely

Elena said...

I really, really like this nativity set! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I will save those pics of her playing with her nativity set,thanks for the idea. Have a great day! Elena

Jean said...

What a unique nativity set. Very nice! I love all your Mom's painted Christmas decorations. I remember making those angels myself. Great treasure! Our treasures seem to mean even more at Christmas. Jean

perennialgardener said...

That is the cutest Nativity scene! I still have the one my grandparents displayed when my Dad was a kid.

Jen said...

Great!
An excellent symbol to teach the children about Christ's birth...
and the meaning of Christmas.

Valerie said...

These are just so special. Thanks for sharing.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've always like nativity scenes. I also like those little houses. My house is so small I've got limited space to display anything like that but I do make room for my nativity set.
:-)

Lora said...

Your nativities are beautiful! Thanks for dropping by to see mine, too:)