Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Away In a Manger

Rick, Lizzie and I send you and yours Christmas greetings -- with a little help from Julie Andrews. (Cue the Music!)


And while you enjoy Julie's music, enjoy a look at a few of my Nativity creches.


Because, after all, the creche is really the symbol of how this holiday got started.


The one below and above was a gift from my friend Jacqie, who downsized when she moved. She remembered I liked it and I was honored and surprised when she gave it to me.


You've seen this one before -- a favorite.


Jesus seems to be missing from this one, but the decapitated shepherd's head served well enough in a pinch.


I love this small carved one I found at the East Lansing Art Festival years ago.


Here's another by the same artist.


And this one is just the three main characters but I love the rough hewn carving.


This one isn't mine (in fact, the next few aren't) -- but I wish they all were.


I love the white here. So pure looking.


And here.


And finally this one.


I leave you with Christmas greetings. And if you do not celebrate Christmas, then let me wish you a Happy Hanukkah, a Festive Festivus, a Super Solstice and MANY wishes for peace and good things during what I hope will be a Happy New Year.

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42 comments:

Terra said...

Each of your nativity scenes has a special charm and beauty. Merry Christmas to you and have a blessed new year.

Terra said...

Each of your nativity scenes has a special charm and beauty. Merry Christmas to you and have a blessed new year.

Rustic Pumpkin said...

You do have a lovely collection, Jeanie. We have adopted a European tradition in our village called Bambino, whereby the Christ Child goes from house to house for Advent. I know you would enjoy it.

Nadolig Llawen
Deb in Wales

60 Something said...

These are just precious. Love everything about this blog. (Frank McKowen was in love with Julie Andrew and her voice.) Have a Merry Christmas, my dear.

R's Rue said...

Merry Christmas. Blessings. 😃

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing Nativity!!! Merry Merry Christmas,my cheerful Jeannie!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And a merry and festive Christmas to you, too, Jeanie. My your holiday be cheery, joyful, safe, and healthy surrounded by your loved ones, including Lizzie.

Pamela said...

Merry Christmas to you. Lovely collection.

Prims By The Water said...

Beautiful Manger scenes. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Janice

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, have a great Christmas, hugs, Valerie

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

A very nice collection. I see why you enjoy them.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

A very nice collection. I can see why you love them.

Evi Erlinda said...

Awesome nativity pictures!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Dear Friend!
I so enjoyed this post and all of the details of each of the Nativity creches.
My heart is full of thanksgiving this evening as we celebrate the light of hope, love, and forgiveness.
Many, many blessings to you dear Jeanie,
Jemma

Mae Travels said...

What a lovely collection of little art works! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Joyful said...

You have a lovely collection of creches. Sending you and all your loved ones and family, a very Merry Christmas greeting.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The creches in this post were all beautiful, Jeanie, and I really think they show the true meaning of Christmas. We have only one set up in our apt home. The pieces are from my late mother's set which I used to replace ones I had that were then given away, The stable is from my original set as are some of the sheep and farm animals. It always warms my heart to see this combined set every Christmas. I am sure many of yours do the same for you. Merry Christmas to you and yours, my blog friend.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations.

fairlife India said...

Merry Christmas 2019! Thanks the pics were amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this with me !! Fairlife

Iris Flavia said...

Thank you, Jeanie, wow, that is some wonderful artwork you have there!
A very Merry Christmas to you!
And also a thank you to your last words. Tolerance is not the norm these days! And peace is the best wish of all wishes.

shoreacres said...

The last is my favorite, because of its simplicity. I hope your Christmas is wonderful -- filled with simple pleasures, and love. Merry Christmas, my friend!

Victoria Zigler said...

Merry Christmas, Jeanie, Rick, Lizzie, and the rest of your family (especially those baby grands of yours).

Regina said...

Merry Christmas!

My name is Erika. said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Jeanie. Your have quite a wonderful collection for nativity figures. They are all so beautiful. Hugs-Erika

roughterrain crane said...

Merry Christmas to you.

Lynne said...

Beautiful nativities you have . . .
I too like the white . . . simple, soft, pure,
Merry Christmas Jeanie . . .
And may 2020 be a wonderful New Year for us all . . .

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Jeanie, all the nativities are beautiful. I am especially fond of your small carved one, you found at the local Art Festival. It is especially pretty, to me. Hope you, Rick, Lizzie and family had a wonderful Christmas. Blessings to you in the New Year.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

These are all so beautiful! My favorite are the wood-carved ones! I have a one-piece wood-carved one that I got at a Christmas market in Germany. It brings back good memories of that trip when I put it out each Christmas!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with those you love. Back several decades ago I had a little collection of nativities - from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Lovely photos!

Jenny Woolf said...

Happy Christmas, Jeanie, and a Happy new Year!

Lowcarb team member said...

A delight seeing all of the nativity scenes.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

All the best Jan

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love your beautiful Nativities, Jeanie! Such a nice collection. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and you and your loved ones have many blessings in the new year. xx Karen

Anca said...

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas. Hugs xx

Laurie said...

I’m sorry I can’t see the photos to comment but it sounds a full and happy year!

La Table De Nana said...

Marilyn Miller said...

What a beautiful creche collection. I use to have more, but narrowed it down to one simple one. I forgot to share that when I photographed my decorations. There are certainly some beautiful ones here.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a wonderful collection of photos throughout the year! Happy new year to you Jeanie. May it be another one filled with love, experiences, health and happiness!

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, I have taken time away this week to just be present with my family. But, what a beautiful collection of Nativities, I love them all, and thank you for sharing them with us. I know your Christmas was magical with the baby grands!

William Kendall said...

That's a lot of creches.

Tristan Robin said...

So beautiful! How wonderful to have such a terrific collection. I only have two - but I'm out of room. LOL I love the one you were gifted - it's a beauty - and the scene in the glass 'house' is charming, as well. I'm a sucker for hand carved 'stuff!'

I am mad for your Mexican creche - and the decapitated shepherd suits my quirky sense of humor. I think you might enjoy two photos of nativity scenes which I do not own, but think are marvelous. They are the first two photos on this page: https://www.pinterest.com/tristanrobin/just-some-stuff-i-like/

As always, thanks for sharing (oh! I almost forgot - that white creche is a must-have! Stunning!) Hope the rest of the holiday is fantastic!

Fair Meadow Place said...

Hi Jeanie
It has been so long since I last signed on to my blog, the first thing I checked was a post from you. I have missed you, my friend.

2019 has been quite an interesting ride with moving at the end of 2018 and then enduring a renovation, then my daughter moved in and by the end of March we welcomed a new granddaughter. Then there was more work with gardens, a pool to look after (never owned a pool before) and altogether a much larger property. I had hoped to post before Christmas, but found myself down with a seasonal illness that has kept me under the weather for the past two weeks.

What can one do? I do hope to begin posting again very soon. It is a hope I have for 2020.

I do wish you a wonderful 2020.

All the best

Barbara

Olka said...

I wish you everything best for the New Year! Always be happy :)

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