Lynn over at Happier Than a Pig in Mud is having a Reason for the Season Party!
Here are my Three Nativity sets that I would like to share with you today!
This first one I bought at a Home interiors Party right after we were married in 1978 and I have displayed it for 32 Christmas seasons!
It's home is on top of my Dining Room Hutch. I love the colors of the figurines!
When our sons were young, we did not put out the Baby Jesus figures until after mass on Christmas Eve. Then when we would come home, the boys would each put one out in the Nativity sets because Jesus was now born to this Earth.
This Nativity Set is on top of my Living Room Entertainment Center. I won it at our Church. It was raffled off at a fund raiser and we bought one ticket for $1.00!!!
I added the bowl, jar and animal blanket accessories. I saw them one year at Walmart and I had to have them because I thought they were so unique!
This 3 piece set is inside my Living Room Hutch. I love the elegance of the cream and gold.
If you notice there is hay under each of the Baby Jesus figurines. It is hay or straw is from last year's nativity set at our church. It is blessed and it has always been tradition since I was a little girl to take some of the Manger hay as my Mom called it and place a bit in your purse and lay it under your Baby Jesus at home. Folklore is that it was good luck and would keep you safe. Has anyone else ever heard of this?????
And even though this is not a nativity set, I love the "Praying Santa". Puts the whole Holiday in perspective I think....
I bought the one on the right at a Gift Shop and the little frame to the left, I bought at yard sale for 25 cents!
Here is a close up. It is battery operated and the halo around Baby Jesus glows when lit.....
And here is a smaller slightly different version. Santa has a sack of toys on his back on this one. I love how Santa is clutching his cap ....
And my little collection of Praying Santa's started with this one. My MIL made this one in ceramics for me many years ago......
I am also linking up to :
All things Merry and Brite
Deck the Halls Friday
Thanks for stopping by today and everyday that you take the time to visit me!!