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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Weekend Is Over

It's always sad when the family is home for the holidays and then Monday rolls around... back to normal, back to work... back to school. We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend that I would love for it to never end. But, we know that time does not stand still.

I wanted to share our nativity set with you before I headed off to bed. I have had it for many years. It is from Home Interiors. I have it on Grandma's hutch in the dining room.

I used to put it in the living room, but when the kiddos were little, I noticed there were a couple of fingers missing here and there. I was sad that they were broken off, but decided maybe it was my fault for not explaining ENOUGH that this was definitely a look at piece and not a pick me up and carry me around piece.

I've had it in the closet for years because I simply didn't want it damaged, however, being in the closet in the box is no place for enjoyment, so I explained to our youngest once more what this setting was and why it was so important not to play with it and carry parts of it around. There are a few items that are not attached. I had thought about hot gluing some of the items to the manger and may do so before I put it away after the holidays. I love looking at it and it is a reminder to us all why we celebrate Christmas.


Willow Lake Stitches said...

Beautiful nativity set, and what a treasure ! I have one from my childhood that I also love to display. I did play with the figurines when I was little, and it is showing it's age, but somehow, I don't notice the worn corners and the missing straw . . .

love your blog, Merry Christmas

Beth from Willow Lake Stitches

Country*Road*Primitives said...

awww how sweet Beth! We never had much on display at our house growing up. It was all Mom felt like doing to simply get the tree up. She is not a decorator and feels everything is clutter :) hehehe! She goes a little nutso in our cozy home when she comes to visit. I think that is so nice that you have one from your childhood to enjoy and I am sure it brings back many warm memories for you. Thank you for stopping by and I'll check out your blog as well :) xox

Theresa said...

Love the nativity, so detailed. You sure can't find many like that. They are hard to find.

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you Theresa ~ I found one on eBay. The seller is selling the figurines in one auction and the manger in another. Well, I just checked and the bidding ended at 100 for each. hehehe! I bet theirs have all of their fingers :) xox

nanny*goat*primitives said...

Wonderful navity set! We have 3 that I put out every year. One is a Little People set that the kids can play with all they want. That was my solution to the same problem! LOL!

Thanks for sharing yours with all of us!

Love, Deanna

Country*Road*Primitives said...

That is a great idea Deanna :) xox