There is so much fun when it comes to Christmas - all the activities, decorations, music, food - the list goes on and on.
But it's alway important to remember what Christmas is all about.
Our simple (and small) nativity set must always have a special place.
Well we did a bit of rearranging this past summer so we needed to find a new spot.
|We're using the dresser turned sofa table so you see it right as you walk in the front door.|
Then I got to thinking about my grandparets' little toy barn I got from my mom during the Great Downsizing and thought it would make a sweet little livery.
I added a sweet vintage postcard.
(Yes, the stand is waaaay too big, but it's what I had on hand. They have very inexpensive ones at Wal-Mart so I'll pick up one soon.)
Worker Bee's childhood bible is open to the Gospel of St. Luke.
(That poor bible has seen better days. You'd think it was at least 100 years old, but it's only about 40 years old.)
My favorite part----Mary in the stable with a lone little sheep and the angel above.
|Please don't ask about Joseph - somehow we lost him - but he's there in spirit.|
I wasn't going to use the angel this year, but Baby Bee said, "You can't leave her out!"
The roof of the barn is NOT flat and every time I balanced her one there, she would fall.
I asked Worker Bee what he thought I could do and he said, "It's too bad you don't have some of that earthquake wax."
And, lo and behold, I DID have some. I think I've had that stuff from the time Worker Bee and I were married (21 years ago) and I've never ever used it.......until now.
|This is so old, the packaging probably doesn't look like this anymore.|
You can see, it works fabulously. Now my fingers are crossed that it comes off cleanly when it's time to put all the Christmas away.
|Hang on little angel, hang on!|
Where do you set your nativity?
What else do you display with it?