Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

Heavenly Blessings

One of the prompts this week over at Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop included an opportunity to share our nativity scene.

If you’ve been visiting my blog for any length of time, you may have caught glimpses of the interior of our home in some of my posts. And perhaps you have noticed that I lean toward simple furnishings: old (preferably) oak furniture, baskets, old quilts, etc.

Our nativity scene reflects my simple taste.

This is Heavenly Blessings from Avon. A family member gave me The Holy Family in 1986, and through the years, thanks to E-bay, I’ve added the shepherd boy, an angel, the three kings, the camel and donkey. While writing this post, I took a side-trip to E-bay and found the sheep and a different angel (Buy-it-now), and have placed a bid on the drummer boy.

For many years, I didn’t have a stable, and just used a small, old wooden box turned on its side. Two years ago, I found this stable in an antique shop, and knew it was perfect for our nativity. I don’t recall where I found the little star, but I’ve had it many years.

This prompt gave me the push I needed to add the missing pieces to our nativity. It will be nice to have the complete set.

And it’s only taken me twenty-five years.

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