Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Exquisite Manger Scene


Since "graduating" from shopping at yard sales to estate sales, some truly lovely items have come home.

Among them are the manger scene figures seen in this post.


I added the cherished angel.

They are quite exquisite, bedecked with beautiful outfits, and looking very elegant.

I found the set at a sale at Blantyre Castle in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Word has it the former owner used to give guests sets of these lovely figures.


Someone at the sale said the figures were made in the Philippines.

The set I bought now stands on the front hall table.


There is a white pine scented candle burning in front of them, a gift from a dear and faithful friend.

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE MANGER SCENE?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Animated Entertainers Sing Holiday Music


There is a free show at the Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, Massachusetts that features very real-looking animated "musicians" who, at this time of year, sing holiday music.

They play instruments, too, and seem to look out at the audience.


One'd swear they were real, living people but they aren't! 

They are totally animated.

They smile and seem to mouth the words to the songs they sing.

My little three-year-old grandson called them singing "robots."



Such fun!

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANIMATED CHARACTERS IN PERSON?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Gentleness Amid the Chaos


Today is the second Sunday of Advent on the Christian calendar.

A second candle is lit on the wreath in the middle of the kitchen table.

We wait, with anticipation, celebration of the birth of the Baby Jesus.


This Sunday, why not practice gentleness?

There is so much chaos and division in our world right now.


As difficult as it is to do, it is important to pray for those causing ugliness, bigotry, and conflict.

It's also time to slow down, reflect, and know that the Little One came for all to have peace and hearts filled with love, not hate.


HOW CAN YOU PRACTICE GENTLENESS TODAY?
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