Monday, December 13, 2010


I'm sharing these creches for The Reason for the Season Party at Happier Than A Pig In Mud.

I found this glass nativity at a dime store when I had my first place after college. I've admired others over the years, but this simple glass set of figures continues to be one of my favorites. It really shimmers in candlelight, and the glow keeps me mindful of the true meaning of Christmas.

I found this decorated box holding frankincense and myrrh in a souk in Dubai. I like to display it near the creche.

My other nativity scenes are also souvenirs from my travels. Here's a Mexican nativity on a vintage Wilendur Manjares tablecloth.

I don't display this creche every year, since my current home decor does not feature a lot of blue. A special thank you to Lynn for hosting this party and encouraging me to enjoy the beautiful spiritual blues of this set!

These two tiny clay nativities are from Guatemala. A Simtex hibiscus tablecloth is a most appropriate match...

Merry Christmas!


  1. Daphne, Your first set will always be special! The sets from vacation are beautiful, and matched so well with you vintage linens! I've never seen F&M before, cool, thanks for joining in:@)

  2. Love all your sets, but I too love the glass one! Just simple and pretty!

  3. Enjoyed seeing your nativity sets from other countries. Really like the one from Mexico and how cool that you have frankincense and myrrh.

  4. What a beautiful collection of nativty sets! That they also remind you of your travels is a bonus. I really like the clear glass set, it does sparkle in the candlelight.

  5. That box is just amazing!! I do remember the glass set that we could buy so reasonable. It is a great reminder of the wonderful reason for the season!!

  6. Love the box with the f and m Daphne! Just beautiful. Harvey sent me some frankincense one year when he was in the middle east, need to look for that!


  7. I have the same glass nativity and I love to display it with mirror and candle too. Very meaningful to me.

    CHRISTmas Blessings!