Monday, December 15, 2008

Trash to Treasure: A New Look for a Nativity

Welcome to Trash to Treasure! Please link you new to you treasures for us all to see using Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.

For this week's treasure, I would like to show you one of the ways I displayed a Nativity. This tarnished silver plate platter came from an estate sale. At the end of the sale, the platter had not sold so my son who was helping with the sale brought it home. I used moss that came from a huge box of craft supplies I got for 25 cents this past summer.
My daughter decided a few years ago she wanted to start collecting Fontanini Nativity pieces. I started by giving her the Holy family. Later I bought her the stable, and it came with a Holy family-so I kept this one for myself. This is one of 5 Nativities I have scattered through the house, and for now it is my favorite. It is on a little lamp table close to the door and is one of the first things I notice when I walk in the room.

There is something about the simplicity of it that I really like!


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33 comments:

Shelia said...

How beautiful Diane! You have the most wonderful Christmas decorations! This is a beautiful nativity!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy Toes said...

very pretty!
-sandy toes

Jan and Tom said...

Very pretty Nativity and great use of the silver platter.

beth at aunties said...

Diane,

I love all your wonderful finds!
It is a perfect resting spot for your nativity set.
Your home looks so pretty and inviting.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Connor and Cooper should be so much fun:-)

Beth♥♥♥

Mad Red Hare said...

I love your nativity set. Come over and take a look at mine. It is my trash to treasure this week.

Melissa Wertz said...

Diane, what a good idea! I have a thrift store silver plate tray I displayed a turkey on this past 'Harvest' and trying to figure out what to do with. I just unboxed a nativity set and wondering what to do with both of them. I am going to use your idea. Thanks for sharing!

The Muse said...

I love silver, it has so many uses...
And to hold the most treasured of all displays...is a duty most befitting!

Bo said...

Good morning Diane, What a sweet little Nativity...and I like the way you have it displayed, ;-) Bo

Lorrie said...

Good morning Diane, This is a lovely little nativity and what a good idea to display it on the silver platter. Such a neat idea!

Smilingsal said...

Diane, we are in tune today! I collect nativities, and today is my first trash to treasure day. I don't have a Fontanini, though; they are the tops!

April said...

I love your nativity, Diane!

Debilou said...

Hi, Diane
I love the nativity. I never would've thought to use the platter that way. I just love all the inspiration found here.. Thanks for hosting trash to treasure. You've got me thinking. Have a great day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, the Holy Family is the best thing that has ever been displayed on that platter! It's lovely! what a great idea. The platter is, too, and I think that's a great way to have spent 25 cents!

Sorry I'm late today, Diane.

XO,

Sheila

ann said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL.OR SHOULD I SAY,"SIMPLY DEVINE.",,,ANN

Deb said...

What a beautiful Nativity Diane. I love how you have displayed it.

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful and peaceful!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

How wonderful that your daughter has struck an interest in collecting, too. My mom and sister share the same interest in Nativity Sets. I keep moving, so I'm hopeful for one day..
Katie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Your Nativity is beautiful! I enjoyed your slideshow from yesterday! Everything is beautiful! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a great idea, Diane! :)

Dawn said...

What a perfect use for that tray!! It looks quite beautiful! You are the queen of finding great uses for things.

take care,
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I have looked at Fontanini for years and thought of starting a collection. Yours is beautiful.

We have several nativity scenes through the house, too. When our house was on the tour, one of the visitors thanked us for having the nativities. She said ours was the only home, on the tour, where she saw them.

Melissa Wertz said...

Diane, I figured out how to do a proper link. Will you delete my first MR. Linky please? Thanks. BTW, look at my Christmas Decorating first. I copied your Nativity display. Best form of flattery! :D

nikkicrumpet said...

So simple...yet so beautiful. It was nice of you to help her start a collection...and you got a BONUS for yourself!

Pat said...

This is a very pretty nativity set! It's nice to keep a collection of them as the true message of Christmas is so beautiful! I was heart broken when I read about the set you lost when you flew home from Italy a few posts ago. Hugs, Pat

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Diane, thanks for coming by my Christmas party! All your things look so pretty and festive. I appreciate your support this year! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Yolanda said...

I like this idea. thanks for sharing it.

Kimba said...

Your nativity is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And yay for doing a Mr. Linky! Great idea!

Kimba

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your nativity is so pretty.
I hope you'll visit my blog soon. I've had giveaway's every Friday in December.

Rachael said...

Beautiful Nativity! I am trying to start a collection, so I am always interested in seeing different ones:-)

Gollum said...

Love this idea! Your blog looks beautiful, and the pics of your home are a delight!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful sets. Have a nice day.

Laura B. said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Arlene Duggan said...

Love your Christmas decorations, I find the trash to treasures fasinating!