Show and Tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home
This post features a set from the Nativity Scenes Collection. As I considered various travel souvenirs I realized that another collection based on where I have traveled is part of my Shelia’s nativity display.
Shelias is a company which produces wood cutouts of historic America. As a nativity collector I was happy to find the "Town Square Nativity" from Shelia's Collectibles "Old Fashioned Christmas" series. It is a 1997 Limited Edition, signed and numbered, and Made in U.S.A.
I really enjoy the beautiful hand painted design of the main piece called "Just Born"
It is a one-piece wood cutout, Victorian gingerbread style gazebo with Joseph, Baby Jesus, Mary and two trumpeting angels & star above.
This is the town's living nativity with various members of the community forming the nativity tableau.
I also purchased the three related pieces to make up the living nativity scene:
Heartsville’s Lil Angels [children as angels]
Michael Keeping Watch [shepherd]
Borrowed Eli [camel]
Two more town pieces and a Christmas tree came next:
Heartsville Town Square
Evergreen Christmas Tree
Then, to personalize the set even more, I added Shelias historic houses of New England to provide a range of additional buildings as a backdrop.
I chose only New England sites that I have visited personally. Here are the historic houses and buildings:
The Old Manse, Concord, MA
Orchard House, Concord, MA
Old State House, Boston, MA
Old North Church II, Boston, MA
Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA
Paul Revere House, Boston,MA
Munroe Tavern, Lexington, MA
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s House, Cambridge, MA
The Kingscote mansion in Newport, RI completes my travel souvenir additions.
The added Shelias accessories are wood cutouts of Snow Covered Evergreen, Evergreen Trees and one Oak Tree (for Oak Rise Cottage!)
Thank you for reading about this special set in my nativity scenes collection. For more about the nativity scenes collection please check out my new blog Carola Nativity Gallery.
To see more personal treasures, visit Kelli for a list of participating posts.