Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trim the Tree Thursday - Dec. 4, 2008

This is my first Thursday to participate in Trim the Tree Thursday but it looks like fun! Be sure to visit
The Southern Hostess for other participants.

If you're following my blog (and I would like to invite you to do so by clicking on the "Follow Me" button to the left!), you know by now I love, adore, get tingly about sparkle. However, I never forget the Reason for the Season and for me, that's the birth of Christ.

One of my favoite things I use each year is a nativity set. I bought it a number of years ago at Hobby Lobby (I love that store!) on sale after Christmas.

I've used it in various displays through the years...usually on the sideboard in my foyer as shown above and directly below.

This year, I used it on my long foyer table. Here's a few pics of this year:

Check back each Thursday for more Trim the Tree posts. I'll post about my pink and green Hearth room tree and my living room tree in rose, bronze and copper.

Blessings to you and your's this CHRISTmas season!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! So glad to know you have a Mr. Dumplings!! lol Oh, what a beautiful Nativity Set you have and that sideboard, not sure that's what it is, is gorgeous! I've never seen anything quite like it! Oh, I love Hobby Lobby too! I was in there a couple of days ago and everything Christmas was 1/2 price! don't you love that?
Be a sweetie and thanks for coming to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful nativity. I like how you put the fabric over the lights.
I love Hobby Lobby too. I am avoiding it. I DO not need to go there!

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how you display your Nativity pieces---on that amazing sideboard with the shear fabric and lights!! Great idea.
I agree with ceekay, and do try to avoid Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, Michaels, etc. I'm weak---I always find something I think I need!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Your nativity is beautiful, Judy. It looks gorgeous on your sideboard. (I like Hobby Lobby too!)
Merry Christmas!

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I love those red dishes on your header...gotta get some of those. Your decorations are stunning. Thank you for your sweet comments!

redsoxmom said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, I like the idea of the lights under the fabric! I might have to try that with my nativity scene. Great idea! My nativity is one of my absolute favorite things. I got it at Sam's Club years ago (wish it had more pieces)but it looks like Lladro. I'm just glad it didn't cost nearly as much!

April said... Best Blogger Tips

Just beautiful!!


Kathleen Ellis said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE your nativity!Love how you've displayed it, too!I'm still in search of a set I love...and can afford!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your nativity set and I really like it on the foyer table. The lights make it look magical. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful nativity & you have it displayed so beautifully! I love Hobby Lobby too but am proud to say that I haven't been it even once this year. My goal this year was to get rid of stuff not buy more. ;o)

Happy Trim a Tree Thursday!

brettinsky said... Best Blogger Tips

Your nativity is gorgeous, it looks perfect the way you have it setup!

Can we see more pics of that gorgeous tree?

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What an absolutely gorgeous Nativity scene. We finally bought our first one this year (and we are both in our 70s). We certainly didn't rush into it, did we?

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a beautiful nativity! It looks lovely either way.... I have a Willow Tree set that I add to every year...

I wish we had a Hobby Lobby around us! : ( I think I would probably love it to!


ellen b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! I really like your nativity. I'm on a quest to purchase a larger one this year. Ours is a little wooden set we've had for years. What fun pieces you own to display it on...

Terri Steffes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the nativity. Such a great set.

Linda Q said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful reminder of the true meaning of the season! Thanks for sharing and I joined in the Thursday fun too.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful Nativity! Hobby Lobby is the greatest...I was there last night actually!

Salmagundi said... Best Blogger Tips

That nativity set is gorgeous! BTW, you too can have a Christmas transferware plate!! They are Johnson Bros., and I found mine at Marshall's; but I also think that TJ Maxx had them. Sally

Cottage Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy; This is my first time here, I really love your blog and posts. I am so hooked on Hobby Lobby, I never seem to have enough cash for that store. lol I spend hrs in there just looking. Love all you decorations, the Nativity Set is so beautiful.


cinnamongirl93 said... Best Blogger Tips

Jesus is the reason for the season! Amen!
I love your pictures today. Very nice.
Merry Christmas!

Kathleen Ellis said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy~
Yes, the Spode dishes are beautiful in person...I love them! I have 8 plates, 4 each of green, 4each pink. I'd love to find more pieces!I have seen them in other colors,too..can't remember what, though.
Good luck!