Monday

The Reason for the Season

I'm sharing more of my Nativity collection on Lynn's Reason for the Season party. Thanks, Lynn for hosting! Click on her name to see all the participants joining in this fun party!


This is probably my favorite Nativity since it is so unusual. I bought it at Hobby Lobby several years ago at half-price.
I used it as a centerpiece at a tea party a few years ago.
Another favorite:
Another centerpiece. This Nativity was purchased at Walmart a few years ago. It has a lacquered finish and the fruit does as well.

Yet another centerpiece a different year:
I believe this one is from Kirkland's.

Below is a large ornament of a sweet drummer boy and Nativity
It is a Fontanini, I bought it because my grandson loved drums so much that year!

Below is a framed Christmas card I sent out many years ago. I loved it so much I framed it!
I change the design of my Nativities each year.
This same Nativity above is different another year, as seen below .

Nativity in terrarium displayed with a Thomas Kinkade plate.

One year I displayed a lot of Nativities on baskets (turned upside down:)
Little angels and lambs with Baby Jesus, on top of small basket.


This little Nativity has more pieces and is
displayed on a larger basket (upside down.)

This is another sweet Nativity with small white angels,
lambs, and Baby Jesus, displayed on a wicker tray

This Nativity with the three kings was displayed on a small mirror.

Another favorite Nativity given to me by my husband:
I change it every year, can't decide which is my favorite

One year I made several of these Nativities (above) and gave them as gifts.
Someday I may do a tutorial on making them.

I think I bought about six of these wooden Nativities,
here's another display in a cloche:
Sorry about the poor photo quality


This gingerbread look Nativity is a "Shelia shelf sitter"
Named "Town Square Nativity."

I don't think this Nativity in a cloche made it in the cloche party.
(Scroll down to see more Nativities in cloches, or click here.)

My husband's favorite song is Ave Maria. When I saw this Madonna pillow
at Walmart several years ago, I knew I had to buy it for him!


The white Italian Nativity was displayed
on this plant stand last year.

Small Nativities displayed on this muffin stand:
On the bottom shelf above is this little snow ball Nativity
my hairdresser gave me, see close-up below:


I love this little Fontanini Baby Jesus


I bought this tall Nativity at Hallmark about two years ago:


This Nativity below is also from Hallmark:


This ceramic Nativity below was given to me back in the 70s by a favorite aunt
It is always displayed in a niche between the dining room and family room.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite Nativity displays!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!!

May God Bless you in His special way this Christmas!
Katherine

He gave His only begotten Son so you could have eternal life.

17 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Katherine, you truly have an amazing collection of nativities! The one that touched me the most was your framed Christmas card-just beautiful! Thank you so much for linking these beautiful pics:@)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love that Christmas card. I would frame it too if I had one. Your nativities are wonderful...Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so blown away by your gorgeous variety of nativities. Lovely. You have encouraged me to keep an eye out for more in the thrifting.

SavannahGranny said...

Katherine, Your nativities are so beautiful. When I read that you had posted three times today I had to jump over and take a look. I am glad I did. I love the card that you framed. They are all so lovely, Merry Christmas, Ginger

xinex said...

Your Nativity collection is just wonderful. I am glad you posted thme for us to enjoy. Thanks!...Christine

xinex said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love your Baby Jesus and the pillow....Christine

Tardevil said...

All of your nativity collection is gorgeous. I think I like the first one the best, but the Fontanini baby Jesus is my favorite. If you have a Cracker Barrel near you, I was in their today, and they have a nice nativity and nativity ornament and they are 40 percent off. Here's hoping you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

Tardevil said...

BTW, came back to say, I don't know whether you've ever visited this blog, but this lady collects nativity and the blog is about her collection. http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/
Also thought it was neat you framed the Christmas card. I will have to remember to do that!

Rettabug said...

What an amazing collection, Katherine! That first one from HL is truly awesome but I enjoyed seeing all of them! You are paying wonderful homage to our Lord & Savior.

Lallee said...

Katherine, you have a wonderful collection of nativities. I love the card that you framed. It reminds me of a print I saw this summer of a lion and lamb together. Maybe it's the same artist. I have a card framed that I received from friends years ago that has all the names for Jesus on it. I love putting it out each year. Enjoy your decorations!

Pat said...

All absolutely beautiful Katherine!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Katherine, I went through each lovely post. You have some wonderful nativities. Love baby Jesus under the cloche.

bj said...

What lovely pieces you have. I especially love the BABY under glass.
xo bj

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Katherine, you have some beautiful nativity sets! I do love the framed Christmas card!! Wonderful reason for the season!!

La said...

Katherine, your collection is beautiful. The one from Hobby Lobby is very unique and pretty. I love the all-white Holy Family.

Merry Christmas! La

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Katherine...what a wonderful collection of nativity scenes!

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Katherine! What a wonderful collection of Nativities you have! It would be hard to pick a favorite.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)