Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Christmas in April

Hello Dear Blog Peeps!

I could hardly wait to share today's post with you.

At an outdoor estate sale at Blantyre, a luxurious resort in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, I found a "Christmas" treasure.

(The resort one time was referred to as Blantyre Castle.)

While looking over the tables filled with some nice, high quality items, ornate figures of the Three Kings, like the real ones who visited the Baby Jesus, attracted my attention.

Oh my goodness, they were so exquisite. 

Some of the adornments on their robes sparkled like colored diamonds in the sun.

Upon further foraging, the  Blessed Mother holding the sweet infant and Joseph, holding his walking stick, also came to light.

So the five figures were for sale for the incredibly low price of $5.00 each.  

The tags on them said "Kurt Adler."  

One of the attendants at the sale said the late owner of Blantyre used to give sets of the figurines as Christmas gifts. (Lucky guests!)

Blantyre is a simply sumptuous and splendid luxury resort destination that costs a LOT of money.

The artists who made the figurines did a truly superb job.

Next December, they will be a highlight on the front hall table.



Chatty Crone said...

I have never heard of these - but they were beautiful Susan - seems you got a great deal and a wonderful nativity set.

I do buy things off seasons!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan, what a treasure! I will buy Holiday items out of season for sure...it's when you get the best deals.

maianne said...

Lovely nativity set; maybe I will get a chance to see it on your front hall table.....

diane.stetson said...

So pretty Susan. I'm sure you will enjoy them each and every Christmas season.


The figurines were gorgeous. I am into Christmas year round. what a delightful find in April. ENJOY. Something to be treasured for sure.

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. Hello Susan... I buy Christmas ornaments and gifts if I see them throughout the year..
Your Nativity is very lovely.. rich colours...wonderful buy.

I like what you say about negative talk to ourselves.... I'm trying to be more alert to this so I can stop it too.
Have a great day..hugs... Barb xxxx

Rebecca said...

Those ARE beautiful. What treasures - and with a provenance at that! :)

Laura said...

You did well Susan!
The nativity looks like a work of art.
I hope you will share this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday this week.
Just stop by my blog to join in.
We would love to have you!
Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Bookie said...

A lovely find for sure. I try not to buy more Christmas as I am trying to weed down as it is. I have two Nativities as is. I am afraid if I looked I would find more or more angels!

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, these figurines are so beautiful. They look unique, one of a kind, and even sparkle a bit. They remind me of something European, and the artist is so talented. Mary with Jesus is beautiful. I would put her out all year long. Lucky you for finding this special nativity set. It was meant for you. :)

love, ~Sheri

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So happy you found these beautiful treasures that are sure to bring you many years of enjoyment! So fun!

Linda O'Connell said...

You sure found some lovely treasures, Susan.

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