Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Getting my Christmas spirit on

I FOUND IT!
I decided that for me to get into the Christmas mood I needed to find my nativity scene even though I won't be putting it up (I will put it out Christmas day and just keep a close eye on it).
Well, then I had to take it out and look at it because it is my favorite Christmas decoration.
Then I thought maybe it would help get in the Christmas mood even more if I blogged about it.
Yeah, kinda lame, but did I mention this is my favorite Christmas decoration?


Like I mentioned before, it was made by a woman at my church back in Kalamazoo.

She is a weaver. She weaved all the clothes and dyed all the different wool that she uses.

This is Mary and Baby Jesus. Mary has some beautiful black curls (you can't see very well) and Jesus has some crazy hair going on.







This is Joseph. I love his curly beard.



Each Magi has a coordinating camel.


This guy has an awesome braid

Here's one of the sheep. They are very cute.



Here's a Shepherd holding a sheep.



I like him because of his very cool coat.


This is my favorite Magi. He's got some major bling going on.
Silk shirt and a little mink on his coat and hat.
Another cool thing about the lady that makes these is that she will incorporate any thing you want into your set. If you got some old jewelry from great grandma she can use it.
(last I heard she not making these anymore)



The detail is very cool. Each camel has a little pouch that rattles with something in it and a pack on their back with blankets. See the little tassels?


The donkey is my favorite (not sure why)


He even has the cross on his back (you know the legend that he didn't get that until after he carried Mary pregnant with Christ).

Yes, I'm feeling a little better about Christmas now.

And btw thanks for reading!

31 comments:

mint said...

cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh, WOW! That is BEAUTIFUL! I would love to have one like that. I think the donkey would be my favorite, too, because real donkeys are my real favorites (other than goats....too cute) in real farm scenes.

I'm so glad you found your Christmas spirit.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is a beautiful set! You should keep it out and enjoy it!!

Travis said...

I want to make fun of it, but I can't, because it's so got dang cute.

Jesus and what not.

Sheep.

See? I should totally be able to work with that, but I can't. It was obviously worked on very hard.

I appreciate that.

Please, post things for me to laugh about and poke fun?

tori said...

Lee~ my cats attack this like crazy last year and I had to have it repaired and I'm fearful what the pup would do to it.

Travis~ I will try harder next time. I can't believe you even read this one. Btw, I think baby Jesus kinda looks like you (it's a hair thing).

The Graceful Stitch said...

Oh my, that is one of the most beautiful nativities I have ever seen. Anybody I know from church? How did you snag that? I will not covet, I will not covet, I will not covet...

Daffy said...

How absolutely gorgeous! My grandmother made four AMAZING nativity scenes...I was 5th in line to receive one. I never got it...won't ever get it...and it makes me so sad because at least ONE of the recipients doesn't ever put hers out....

So thankful you shared!

Joyce said...

Tori,
I LOVE it!!! Who made those? Anyone I know? (I promise that I won't ask her to make one, I am just curious)
I love hand made things because they are so unique and special!

Brian Miller said...

how cool is that...what a treasure!

blueviolet said...

What detail there is in the set!! Wow! It must have taken her forever to make that. No wonder you love it so!

Barb said...

I love it. A true treasure for sure.

...mmm... said...

Aww, it's a darling little nativity. that shoudl help. visit some blogs too with very xmassey themse, like "A Brit in Tennessee"--She has fantastically cozy and seasonal pics up presently.

Well, Im not sure how you foudn my blog but so glad you did and will join in our co-op. I left you a comment there but not sure you;d return so post some of it here too:

Tori, thank you! Do remember to sign up with Mr. Linky Link too, btw.

I don't consider myself an artist either for that matter as we can always be better, right? i am more a designer. It is the spirit behind it that will make it a good community blog event i hope!

so, am I to gather you recently moved to cChicago? From where or is that secret?

otin said...

That really is a lot of work involved!

mommyto3kiddos said...

What an awesome nativity scene!

rxBambi said...

I have to tell you that I was skeptical about your fave decoration being a Nativity scene. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just... well... I was thinking about mine, which is fine but nothing special, or a plastic one or something. But WOW. That is amazing. that would be my favorite decoration also. And would totally get me in the Christmas spirit. It is really beautiful.

Santa Claus said...

HO HO HO! How very lovely! Merry Christmas!

Tootsie said...

I'd be keeping a close eye on that too!!! How wonderful

Tootsie said...

I'd be keeping a close eye on that too!!! How wonderful

McGillicutty said...

Love the donkey... was also lucky enough to catch the "limited time only" post on my Reader!!!! LMAO!!!

Deborah said...

Hi, That was beautiful! I love your manger, I can see how this is your favorite!
Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Mrs Montoya said...

Can you put it on top of a dresser or something? I would miss that, too if I weren't able to enjoy it. That is absolutely gorgeous. Good thing Ace is so cute . . . That booger!

Anti-Supermom said...

Tori, no wonder. This is absolutely beautiful!

All the details, just amazing~

Queenmothermamaw said...

This is one of the most amazing scenes I have ever seen. I have one my Mom made but it is ceramics and painted by her. I hope this help you get in the jive. Pop over and look at my simple little Christmas touches. Blessing
QMM

Pam said...

That is amazing and beautiful. No wonder it's your favorite Christmas decoration. I agree with one of your other commenters. Can you put it up high? That way you can enjoy it all season.

Straitjackets are Slimming said...

That is the coolest nativity ever!! Glad you found it.

tea said...

That's such an awesome nativity set! It must have taken a lot of time to make. I can see why it's your favorite decoration. Very beautiful!

Bethany said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous creche! I didn't know that about the donkey-- you learn something new every day!

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