Nativities and Other Tabletop Decorations


This was my very first nativity.  It is bone china and all one piece, and it fits under my glass cloche perfectly.  I purchased it before I was married from a christian bookstore.

Colorful Nativity

My favorite aunt gave me this nativity as a wedding gift.  You may be able to tell as we go along, I love abstract nativities with no faces.

Bradley’s grandmother gave us the Willow Tree nativity for Christmas in 2005 and 2006.  It is huge and accounts for about a third of my Christmas storage, but I think it is beautiful.

This one may just be my favorite.  Bradley’s dad brought it back from Africa.  I think it is so unique and love it!

Bradley’s dad brought this fabric nativity back from a mission trip to Cambodia.  The tiny nativity next to my light bulb ornament is from my best childhood friend – it came from Peru I believe.

The bulldog treat jar from Target always gets a little santa hat at Christmas.

Over the mantle, I hung a Merry Christmas banner I found at Target.  The brass deer pair was a thrift store find.

Bradley’s grandmother gave us these nutcrackers years ago.  The bottle brush trees came from the dollar spot at Target.

I try to buy some vintage Christmas ornaments each year.  Over time, they’ve been displayed various ways.

Vintage Ornaments

These mirrored mosaic trees add some sparkle to dark corners.  I purchased the larger one from Target in 2010, then added the second one from Bealls in 2012.

Mirrored Trees

This red metal basket came from Target.  I fill it with “snowballs” that came from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, and Michaels.

Bradley got me this Dr. Seuss-like colorful tree at Lowe’s for my birthday the first year we were married.  He had noticed me admiring it in the store, and he went back to get it for me.

In 2008, I made this tabletop ornament out of some big retro Christmas tree light bulbs.  I had fun making it and it adds a little funky to my decor.

The red and black buffalo check letter came from Michaels in 2017.

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