December 17, 2012

Merriment Chain ~ Day 21 ~ Believe

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Day 21 of the merriment chain and I can't believe I  found enough to post about!!!  
This is a special little Nativity.  We had one in our house as children.  My mother shaped and painted each one from bread dough.  How I loved to unwind each piece from it's tissue bed it was laid in at the end of each season, then carefully run my finger along the shiny smooth surfaces and place it on the lamp side to be enjoyed for Christmas.
Sadly, many years ago, our doggie thought they looked like a good snack.  I am sure my mother just cried and cried.
Last year I undertook the (painfully slow and frustrating) task of making my own bread dough nativity.  Just like the one my mother had, right down to the last detail in line and color.  I knew it would be a treasure in my own little family as it was in my Mother's.  
Have a great day.



9 comments:

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Oh, Steph...what a sweet Nativity! Please forgive me though that I giggled when you said it became a snack for the dog! That rascal!! Your replacement is great! smiles...Jan

Primitive Stars said...

Love the little nativity set.....Blessings Francine.

Christine said...

You have really outdone yourself, Steph - to post so many wonderful things day after day is awesome!
And today's is yet another beautiful craft - love it!
Blessings
Christine

bettyj said...

That is so sweet! Love salt dough ornaments. Deb used to make a lot of salt dough ornaments and we still use them on the tree.(I didn't put that tree up this year) Your Nativity is wonderful.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I remember you posting about this last year....Too cool!! Your set looks too perfectly rendered to be handmade...what talented and gifted hands you have.....Sweet treasure for your family....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Beckyjean said...

Love your nativity.

Have a great night~Becky

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Step, such a wonderful keepsake, your girls are ging to fight over it someday... I think you might need to make another ? OLM

Cindi said...

Hi sweet Stpeh, what a good mother you are to make a special memory of your childhood and do what needed to be done so your lovely girls could have the same sweet memory. So special and the nativity is great!
Be blessed,
Cindi

Primlish ♥ said...

SWEET!!! That is so swesome you were able to recreate the "lost" nativity. Yours are adorable!