Tuesday, December 13, 2016

T Stands For - Christmas Pageant

I can get very Grinchy at this time of year. Decorating, baking, shopping for gifts and worrying if recipients will be underwhelmed, trying to fit holiday parties and visiting in the schedule. The season can be depressing and overwhelming at the same time. So much to do. Not enough time or money.

One of the things I do love is setting up my Nativity. The set is  traditional, small, white, Hummel figures my brother and his wife gave us for our first Christmas. They were a souvenir from their trip to Germany. What makes me love my Christmas pageant and makes my scene so unique is the addition of other, non-traditional figures.

An innocent enough start five or so years ago. A stray knick knack was picked up and placed in front of the Nativity. Things just snowballed from there. Soon computer mice, dragon and gargoyle sculptures The Young One made joined Fisher-Price farm animals and animals from a Noah's ark. A new traidtion was born, and the theme became Everyone is Welcome.

While browsing Michael's a few months ago, The Young One and I stumbled upon a Toob filled with mythical critters: a jackalope, Yeti, Big Foot, Nessie, The Kraken. Like minds think alike, so they are the newest addition to the pageant this year. The Young One also supplied prized dinosaurs, a gift from a friend of hers.


And if you're wondering what this has to do with T Stands For, let me introduce you to Hat. She's the little rabbit in the big picture hat with roses on her ears. She lives in her teacup and belonged to The Young One (age 3 years old.) I'm sure there was a saucer that went with Hat's teacup, but that has long since vanished.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang are up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

26 comments:

  1. How adorable. I miss my Nativity. It had belonged to my grandparents, and it was lost in a move one year. Someone knew quality when they spotted it, although it wasn't as priceless as the Hummel figures.

    Love the cute little rabbit in the cup. It's a perfect addition to T this week. Thanks for sharing it, as well as the nativity.

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    1. Oh, that is so sad about the loss of your grandma's Nativity. As to Hummel figures, sadly, they are pretty much worthless because of mass production. I've seen them in antique shops for $25 when the retail price paid would have been $100 - $200 40 or so years ago.

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  2. It's good to have traditions and well loved things that come out year for year. Enjoy your Nativity, and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Fun to pu them all together. Thanks for dropping by

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  3. I enjoy setting up my nativity scene every year, too. Thanks for sharing your tradition. Happy T Tuesday :)

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  4. oh what a sweet tradition to have along with a unique nativity scene. Love it. Happy T day!

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  5. What a wonderful tradition...........I ADORE your nativity scene, how much fun the little ones must have getting to add to it. Perfect!!
    Happy T-day

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    1. The little ones aren't little anymore. All grown up, but they enjoy finding pieces to add each year.. Happy T Day

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  6. Wonderful nativity scene, it must be so much fun to set it up each year :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

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    1. It's a fun time. Though I'm running out of room and may need a larger table. :-D

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  7. This is so precious!! I love this!!!

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  8. Eclectic nativity! I love it! ♥♥♥♥

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  9. Its a wonderful Nativity, its good to make memories by adding new figures each year.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne

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    1. Certainly makes it fun to see the new arrivals

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  10. I really like your Nativity. I think it is an original and so clever way to celebrate. And I also love how personal you made it. :) Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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    1. All the figures have a story. Thanks for stopping by

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  11. That's pretty sweet! Love a good tradition and then made it fit your modern time - nothing wrong with it, in fact a great idea. Happy T Day!

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  12. A beautiful nativity scene! I love it!
    hugs
    Susi
    Happy T-Day!

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