Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Nativity Display Tour

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes.  As the gingerbread for our gingerbread house is being cooked in the oven, I decided to show you some pictures of a wonderful Nativity display that we went to recently.  All of the nativities on display are from the personal collection of a Catholic Priest, Father John Connolly, in the Spokane area.  In all, including Nativity pictures, he has over 1,000 items.  It was truly a treat  to see.
There were traditional Nativities with many pieces.

There were Nativities for kids.  This one is the extremely popular Fisher-Price one.
Ones made out of fabric.

Nativities that were dolls.
This is a cardboard set that is very similar to one that we used to have when we were children.
This Nativity looked like it was made from pieces of rolled paper. 
Some of the components of this Nativity set were made from candy and gum wrappers.
I believe this was made from concrete.
Of course, there was the stain glass variety.
There was also the plump variety, which was really one of my favorites.
On display were two different Eskimo Nativities
Many of these Nativities were given to him by friends, family, and parishioners.

 This one looks like it is straight out of Santa Fe, but it was bought in Colorado. 

Of course he had many from different countries.  These are typical of traditional Mexican Nativities.

A Nativity from India.

I love this one from Guatemala.

A box Nativity from Bolivia.

An adorable Japanese one.

A mother and child from Kenya.

 I am not sure where this one is from.

The fairy one was very unusual.

On display were several nutcracker ones.
Because of its sweetness, this was one of my favorite on display.
Look how sweet this little shepherd boy is.
This Nativity was also high on the sweetness factor for me.
I loved this one with the scriptures written on it.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of these Nativities.  Wherever people live, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Remember to keep Christ in Christmas. 
Thanks for dropping by the Couch.


Jacqueline said...

What a fun collection of nativities. You have so many new places to go and things to try! Thanks for sharing.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a nice collection of nativities. I enjoyed all of them. That one group looks like one from the Jim Shore series.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Joni, such a lovely personal collection. Truly magical seeing so many from different countries. Thank you for sharing these. I know it must have been wonderful to see these. Merry Christmas.

Sue said...

Your photos are great! What a wonderful collection!
Tonight is our stake Nativity event, with a program, a live Nativity and hundreds of creches on display! I'm looking forward to it.