Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Nativity Set Collection

I'm at Inkwell Inspirations today showing photos of my Nativity set collection and expaining how we ended up with so many.

Here's my east-facing kitchen window with several of them:

The questions for discussion over at the Inkwell today are about the presence of the 3 wisemen/kings at Jesus' birth...

Does it really matter, or is the symbolism sufficient?

What pieces do you think a Nativity set should contain?

If you have a few moments, drop by the Inkwell and see what all the fuss is about. :)

And to my dear husband who has put up with me for 35 yrs now, Happy Anniversary, honey. I love you.
Merry Christmas.
Anita Mae.


  1. I just finished looking at all your Nativity sets on the Inkwell site but thought I'd comment here instead. And here's another similarity between you and me: I collect nativity sets too. And my 2nd one was a handmade embroidered one (age 16 or 17). When I look at it now, I'm a little embarrassed about the quality but...I still put it out every year. I also have the glass set on the mirror. I won't list them all but a few favourites include: a stable made out of old barn boards with very simple wooden cutouts of the characters, a simple wooden one (characters attached to a base) with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. I almost didn't buy that one because baby Jesus was wrapped in a dark colour -- not white. But then I thought, that is probably more realistic! I have multiple ornaments on the tree as well as the free standing nativity sets. I'd love to have a big set but it wouldn't fit in our cozy home. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Elaine, I just saw this. Sorry I'm so late commenting, but I'm glad YOU did.

    I'd love to see your collection some day. And that hand-embroidered one is the best of the lot, for sure. There's something humbling about working on a nativity set and then putting it on display - uneven stitches and all. It shows that none of us are perfect 'cept the Babe in the manger.

    Thank you. :)


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