Saturday, December 24, 2011

Manger scene and Christmas plans

This manger set is 65 years old and too precious to me to replace.
It has a place of honor on this antique dresser in our 'cozy' living room.

Two plates flank it. 
One has Mary holding Baby Jesus on it.
It was a Mother's Day gift to my mother.
The other one is one I bought myself.
I love the scene that highlights one of my favorite Christmas hymns.

The plaque above is there year round.
It belonged to my parents and is part of a bigger arrangement
that is not shown here.

Tomorrow our snug house will be filled to overflowing
with my two kids and their families.
We're having a non-traditional dinner of lasagna and spaghetti
because I can fix them ahead of time.
It will be crowded and a bit crazy, but wonderful.

Merry Christmas to you all!


  1. Beth - it's beautiful! I love the plate with Silent Night on it and I love that many of the pieces have a history!

  2. You, too. Other than church this evening and a drop-in pizza time at my daughter's, we're not doing much of anything. That's truly OK... maybe can watch a Christmas movie -- Winter Wonderland, for instance -- with my husband. Nothing could be much better than that. Enjoy your dear ones, Dear One.

  3. Happy Christmas to you, dear Beth! And may the new year be filled with health, peace and love for you and your family.

  4. Love your Silent Night plate, Beth.. And that nativity scene is AWESOME...

    Have a great Christmas and enjoy your family. I know you WILL.

  5. i like the idea of serving lasagna! good deal to get it done ahead of the busy day.

    my your home also be filled to overflowing with laughter and smiles and Love.

  6. Christmas blessings to you and yours, Beth. What a joy it is to spend time with family and friends.

  7. I love things with a past and story to tell. I hope your Christmas was bright. xo


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