Friday, December 6, 2013

A Star in the Night


This year something new has been added to our backyard.

Thought it would be nice to have an outdoor manger scene.


Hubs is a saver of every scrap of anything so there was no need to buy a single thing except a star for the top!



 Now that's a thrifty project!

I had white ceramic figures made by a dear friend many, many years ago and decided to use them for the outdoor creche.


Hubs did a super job making a cave-like enclosure.

He recently added a string of white lights and the star!


I put lighted candles out each night, too. 

It's so wonderful to look out of the kitchen window and see this simple yet beautiful creche lighting up the darkness of the night!



It reminds me of that holy night so long ago that forever changed the world.

Joining Thrifty Things Friday at Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove. This delightful Friday party is also hosted by Linda at A La Carte.

DO YOU HAVE AN OUTDOOR MANGER SCENE?

18 comments:

Nellie said...

No outdoor scene here. Yours is amazing!

Cheryl said...

That is beautiful, well done!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan I love it - please tell your husband I think it is just beautiful. It is so pretty out there and with all the lights. And the stars!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous.

sandie

Bookie said...

This looks grand! I know you will enjoy seeing it from the house. Love white lights on anything really...this makes lovely scene.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Susan, that is so beautiful! Love it!

Joyce Olson said...

Susan,
Beautiful, peaceful and inspiring. Such a lovely idea-
Jemma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this! What a great idea. I don't have an outdoor Nativity either, but I do have two sets of figures that my Aunt made and they look so much like yours. Thanks for sharing this idea at TTF!

diane.stetson said...

No I do not have an outdoor manger scene. Our town has a huge one on La Paz road that is beautiful to drive by and look at. I'm sure you and your husband will enjoy many nights looking out at yours...great job!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Susan,

That looks really nice :)We could never have something like that out here due to the strong winds we have at times. Enjoy your weekend!

Linda O'Connell said...

Lovely reminder, beautiful crรจche. Love it, Susan. Now, I want one.

marianne said...

Lovely outdoor manager scene. I'm sure the snow we are supposed to get tonight will just add to the beauty of it.

We do not have an outdoor manger scene, but I am looking forward to arranging my indoor manger which I have had since my son's first Christmas in 1978. Seems only yesterday I was telling him the story of that very first Christmas.....

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures of your crib outdoors. I like the lighting. I do not decorate my garden because it always rains and windy at this time of year. Keep in touch

Merlesworld said...

No outdoor scene here.
Merle......

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It is lovely! Best wishes, Tammy

Diann said...

I love this idea Susan! I always want a nativity scene outside and thought I only could do the big outdoor things. Now I am going to be thinking about this for next year! Love, love love it! Good job to the Hubs as well!!

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! (Trying to get an idea of size/scale from your picture....)

Red Rose Alley said...

That STAR is so beautiful. Wherever did you find it?

Love,
~Sheri

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

Susan,
Just beautiful! I do not have an outdoor one but I have 3 nativity sets displayed in the hutch in my LR!!

Thanks so much for your visits!!
I am playing catch up...

Hugs,
Deb

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