poetry and prose about place

decorating for Christmas #3

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Years ago, on a business trip to New Hampshire, I visited an antique store and bought five of the figures to a German papier-mâché Nativity set: two shepherds, two villagers and a wise man. Since then, I have searched eBay to complete the set and last year I succeeded with the purchase of a cow, two sheep and a donkey. Along the way, I acquired several figures from the same Nativity but at different scales. Now I have quite a crowd visiting the manger! And I have two Mary figurines which may be disturbing but I can’t decide which one to keep …





All my shepherds, villagers, wise men, angels, manger animals, and, of course, the Holy Family, wish you a Merry Christmas!


Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

December 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

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  1. Haha…..I am taking part in my church’s Sunday School Christmas play this year and due to some reason only known to the director, there are only 2 wisemen but we also get to have two stars! I guess there is not so much demand to be wise but everyone wants to be a star!

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    Lone Grey Squirrel

    December 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

    • Ha! As you will see from my post tomorrow, I have another Nativity set with two drummer boys, because I have one that belonged to my Mom! It is true, everyone wants to be a star! Have fun in the play. Does the squirrel get to sit in the manger straw?


      jane tims

      December 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      • I am one of the shepherds but I believe I am a wise shepherd cause I chose a role with no lines to remember!


        Lone Grey Squirrel

        December 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      • No lines is good. You can relax and enjoy the experience!


        jane tims

        December 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

  2. beautiful – keep them both

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    Maureen Sudlow

    December 19, 2017 at 7:55 pm

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