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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reason for the Season

What's It Wednesday #50
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Hugs & Happy Holidays!
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Barbara F. said...

Hi girls, looks like I'm the first party guest. Thanks for hosting. Love all your Nativity collection. xo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm loving those angel wings and the pretty glass tubes of beads. Thank you so much for hosting.

Trisha said...

I love all of your Nativities! Thanks for letting me be a part of this weeks party!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

wonderful collection of nativities. It's what Christmas is truly about. My sister collects them and has some very unique ones. Happy to be joining your party tonight!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!
Great features especially my friend Penny's wedding Dress Tree!!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the way you combined the wonderful Christmas story with your Nativity collections. Your artistry shines through.

Thanks for hosting. Love the features - wings, glass tubes of beads. (and all of the features).


Teresa said...

The only thing I collect - I use to say I don't have collections - are my Nativity Scenes are growingin number thanks to the generosity of friends and even strangers.
One curious detail is that I never got one repeated or alike... I like the curiosity of this as these people don't know eachother and when they give me the Nativities they don't know I already have many... it was so easy to choose alike, but never so far.
I love your preciosities. I could stay here forever and delight in their tiny details and going over to the Amazing Faith that brought us this Miracle.

Pura Vida said...

I love the nativity sets!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful post! You've given me some inspiration for my ivory porcelain nativity. I came over to link up and saw my table featured...thank you so much!! Hope you're having a great week!

Anne said...

Love this post! It is the reason for the season!Beautiful nativity collection! Thank you so much for sharing my Christmas tree in my kitchen!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your Nativities are just gorgeous! Thank you for hosting and also for featuring my Romantic tree! Have a great week! Hugs, Penny

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi I just got back from a trip to PNW and haven't had time to do a new post . however I knew you would have a wonderful post up and you do

Doni said...

Ladies, you've done a remarkable job this week! LOVE the Scripture you shared and the reaSON for the seaSON!!!

Cottage and Broome said...

You told the story beautifully, your nativities are wonderful! Thank you so much for hosting again this week, Laura

Susie said...

Thank you for printing the beautiful Christmas story on your blog. Love your wonderful nativities. Hope you enjoy your Christmas. xo, Susie

Rhonda said...

Honored to be a 'feature' from last week. Sorry I don't have anything for What's It this week but I will enjoy seeing the others.

must love junk said...

Love your Nativity collection-great post! Thanks for hosting :)

Heirloom treasures said...

Patti,this post is lovely. The little nativity sets are a delight. xx

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I'm linking to your party. I love the plate stacker with the nativities. Such a fabulous idea! Love it!!!

Beth said...

Jesus is the reason for the season, and I am so glad that I know Him. I enjoyed seeing your nativity sets. This wknd I'm going to a church where they're exhibiting over 300 unique nativities!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Thank you for hosting. That is a fabulous collection. Lovely features too.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Nativity Collection is Beautiful for the Christmas Holidays. Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my tablescape!!! and asking about me I am doing will as you can see.I need to get back to doing more Tablescapes for Christmas.
xxoo Diane

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti! Love this post, your Nativity's are beautiful! In my opinion, one can never hear the story of Jesus' birth too many times. May we never forget the reason for the season! Gina

A Magical Whimsy said...

All of these are marvelous photos from all who are participating in the link. I adore that first photo of the fabric and lace tree! That is one a person could keep on display all year round.
Love your blog and your inspiration for other artists and bloggers.
Teresa in California

The Charm of Home said...

Yes, the reason for the season! It never feels complete when decorating till the manger is out. Thank you for your kind comments on my berry craft and thank you for joining me at HSH ladies!

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti! Oh, I love your post today. Your Nativity is so beautiful and love the Word telling us what Christmas is all about. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Palomasea said...

A beautiful post, dear Patti!
I'm loving the color palette too...
It's always wonderful to see your messages, thank you, sweet friend...
- Irina

Julie Marie said...

Oh Patti, your collection of Nativity scenes is just stunning!... your posts and photos are all so beautiful, and your writing makes everything even more so... hope you are enjoying this blessed holiday season... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie (Hello Paula!)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Patti for hosting. You have some really beautiful treasures for telling the story..Happy Thursday..Judy

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Patti, You have an amazing nativity collection and thank you for the birth of Jesus story. Beautiful. Thank you for visiting, one of these days will join your party on Wednesday. Hugs...Lu

oldthings said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment !I follow your post one year ago and I like so much ! Your angels are wonderful !

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Thanks so much for posting this! At a time when the world seems a big upside down, it is so refreshing to see the "REASON FOR THE SEASON!" THANK YOU!

Rhissanna said...

Oh, what a wonderful collection of Nativity scenes. The sparkling clear glass one looks as though it's carved from pure ice. What a lovely start to the Christmas season!

The Liberty Belle said...

Lovely post! As I begin all the hustle and bustle of the season, I needed the reminder you have generously shared. Best wishes.

Kelly said...

What a beautiful nativity and a good reminder to remember why we celebrate Christmas in the first place!

Deserae said...

So beautiful! I'm off to see what everyone is up to now :o)

Diann said...

Patty, what a wonderful and beautiful post! And all of your nativities are just lovely! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week and I hope you and yours have a fun weekend! Take care. Hugs, Diann :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Aw, thank you for featuring my pasta dish! I think this is my first feature with you gals. Lovely post! The nativities are beautiful. Thank you for hosting. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debra@CommonGround said...

beautiful post, your collection of nativities are wonderful!

Bliss said...

I read this post earlier in the week but wanted to come back and tell you it inspired me yesterday when I set up my own nativity to spend a little more time on it and put a little more thought into it.


June said...

The nativities you have displayed are so beautiful Patti! How stunning they look in these photos! Your home just makes me feel like I have been wrapped up into a big hug. I love it.

I also adore how you narrated this post with my favorite bible verses and the reason we celebrate this wonderful season of joy!
sending hugs...

Ron said...

LOVE the nativities. I wish you a happy holiday season. xo,Ron @ Uptown Acorn

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for the recent visit Patti! I love your Nativity collection. It's quite extensive and varied!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Patti,
Just wanted to hop back and say thanks for sharing your wonderful collection of Nativities with Share Your Cup.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for popping in, Patti!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I like all the jolly Santas and snowmen, but it is great being reminded of the real reason we have Christmas.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I very much appreciate it.

Katherines Corner said...

absolutely beautiful post. God Bless and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

Sarah said...

Lovely collection. Enjoyed seeing all your beautiful Nativities. ~ Sarah

Palomasea said...

A Happy Sunday!
Thank you, dear Patti, for your sweet visit...I'm glad you enjoyed the romance... :))
Wishing you both a beautiful week!
- Irina

Unknown said...

I'm glad I found your blog. I love vintage victorian things :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to share the story.

Julie Marie said...

Good morning Patti... stop by my blog... I have a secret for you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Babs said...

Lovely nativity collection and the scriptures of the first Christmas..truly the reason for the season.

The French Hen's Nest said...

Another BEAUTIFUL post! We love your blog. Your Nativity sets are wonderful. Jesus is the reason for-everything!

The French Hens
Linda and Jeannie

Karen said...

Beautiful Nativities and great features.It's always a pleasure visiting you guys/

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, what a beautiful collection of nativity scenes you have, and what beautiful ways to display them--the two in the oval frame is out of this world! How clever! I really enjoyed this beautiful post! Thank you, and I wish you a blessed, happy Christmas! ~Zuni said...

What a nice collection of nativities. I like them displayed on the three tier stand.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow you have a nice collection of nativities! I like all your displays!
Great post!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful nativity collection you have! Very nicely displayed.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I just love this post and being inspired to pay attention to the what Christmas is really about. Thanks for providing the party!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such a pretty collection of Nativity sets.. Thank you for sharing..

Sue said...

Oh Patti, what a lovely reminder of this Christmas season with all of your nativity sets. You have them displayed so well . We actually share the small , clear glass set. Just want to say that I really appreciate your visit. I have been so lax in both posting and getting around for visits these last few months. You and Paula have always left such sweet notes. Hope you both have a blessed holiday season . Hugs, Sue

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for reminding us for the true "Reason For the Season" with the scripture and photos of your beautiful nativity sets. Congrats on being featured over at Mary's "Masterpiece Monday" last week.

Unknown said...

Thanks for putting an effort to publish this information and for sharing this with us.


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