Sally at Smiling Sally hosts Blue Monday. Please stop by her blog to see all the bloggers having fun with blue! I promised you on Saturday that I would show another Nativity that I bought that didn't make it home! The colors in this Nativity were predominately blue. This picture is my friend Karen with a nun from the gift shop at the Vatican during our trip to Italy last Dec and Jan. Karen is holding the Nativity scene that I bought. Don't ask me why I'm not in the picture...I don't remember. LOL Karen and I called her 'the pushy Nun' because she tried to get us to buy everything bigger and more expensive than what we picked out. Here' s a close up of the box. Having a Nativity that was made in Italy and came from the Vatican was very important to me..it was the one souvenir that I knew I wanted before I ever went. The Nativity was so much prettier than the box shows! It was very unique-unlike anything I had ever seen before.
You are probably wondering what happened to it. No it didn't get stolen! American Airlines lost my luggage on the trip home! In fact, I don't think my luggage ever made it out of Rome since it wasn't in New York City when we arrived and had to go through customs.
I often wonder what happened to it. Is it in someone's home now? Where did it end up? In all fairness to American Airlines, they did pay for all of my missing souveneirs and clothes. They gave me exactly what I filed in the claim. If you ever travel, here's some advice-always have a receipt for anything you purchase over $100 in value-they require it before they will reimburse you. Luckily for me I used my credit card so I had plenty of proof!
Back to the Vatican-this picture is a life size Nativity in Saint Peter's Square at Vatican City. Please note the beautiful shade of blue that Mary is wearing.
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