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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SHOW AND TELL Card count #2

 This box contains some very precious pieces of ceramic art made by my Dad's Aunt Eula in 
1970!!!  Yep the only things in this house older than these pieces are 
I'm told Aunt Eula (Dad's mom's sister) made them for Dad's Mom, who used them
for many, many  years before they were passed on to my family.
Mom told me my human sis always loved seeing the Nativity scene set up.  
GrandMa Margie set the scene up on her secretary.  She didn't have a barn for them; however, she bought some beautiful light blue velvet material that she arranged with folds to nestle the figurines.
They were quite magical almost like being in the sky!!.
When Mom first received them, she didn't have a barn so she set it up on the mantle.....
When my Sis married my BIL he made this barn for the very precious Nativity figurines
Mom knows for 100% sure GrandMa Margie would have loved to see her Nativity housed in this beautiful barn.

Each figurine's face is beautifully detailed... you may click on the picture to enlarge.
 Mom always enjoyed displaying the Nativity scene; however, once BIL made this barn
it made the figurines and their meaning even more special.  BIL did not have
a pattern or anything...Mom was so amazed at JUST how perfect the barn was for each piece
 Needless to say Mom is very honored to be the caretaker of this beautiful hand made Nativity Scene
and hand made barn.
Mom said I should tell you that I never, ever, no NEVER mess with any of these.

MADI total  26 cards, 
2 were *Jacquie Lawson ecard we cannot print it


Madi Card Count #2

We thank
Edward and Lily,, Colehaus Cats, Benji and Lassie,
Hailey and Phod, Ranger,Dz's Dogs Adventures, Da Weenies Amber and Max,
DA MAYOR Doodz Murphy and Stanley, Idaho Pugs, Sw. William, Ciara and Lightning,
Princess Leah, Three Little Pugs, Annabelle, Audrey and Izzy,
Wally and Sammy,Dip, Elliot, Lynne and Teddy 
and Rory, Stella and Penny from Oz,and Freya Rose Blossom*
 *Jacquie Lawson card .

Madi Card Count #1
We thank Reilly and Denny, Ferris, Tuiren and The cats,
The Great Oz, The Adventures of Bell Fur Zoo

 The Adventures of Higgins and Niles and Frankie and Ernie

Mom is *walking Kasi 3 times this week.  

Click on walking Kasi*, if you missed reading about mom's new volunteer job
We'll let you know if anything exciting happens


  1. Oh too many cards!! That is exciting!

  2. That nativity and barn are SO very special! We love things that have special meanings like that.
    We must say we are very impressed by the number of cards you've received!
    Happy Tuesday to our favorite tuxie girl.
    XOXO from your besties.

  3. What a perfect barn for this lovely, love nativity!

  4. Hari OM
    what an astounding beautiful nativity setting!!! You are so good not to mess with it, Madi. And WTG on the card count!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I LUFFS it!!!! That Nativity scene is not only gorgeous but it do haf WONDERFUL memories with each piece, that's just pawsome!!!!!
    YAY fur the card count Madi!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. What a pretty nativity scene. It's even more special since it's a family effort with the barn being handmade by someone in the family like that.

  7. That is so very very sweet Madi..and i am sure that Grandma Margie would be tickled pink that Mum was taking such care and that BIL had made such a perfect barn :) as for the card bravo! our count is zero zero so hahhahaah so we all lose here bwahahahah :) Loves Fozziemum xxxx

  8. Madi, you are just the popular girl getting all those cards.
    We just love that nativity scene. We always had one of those when I was a child which was back in the dark ages. You all have a great day.

  9. Wow, he did a fantastic job on that barn and you are right, it is so perfect for each piece of that family heirloom.

  10. ...your Dad's aunt MADE those pieces?! She must have been VERY talented in ceramic working...because those are truly gorgeous, and just hands-down stunning. And that barn! Your BIL did an amazing job on that, and it all looks absolutely perfect together. What talented people you have, and have had, in your family, Madi.

  11. OH Madi...this Nativity is SO filled with Memories and Love and Caring... we are SURE that you never Disturb it in any way.... SUCH a PRECIOUS family heirloom... that has been cared for with such devotion... and then given a Pawfect Setting by your BIL... OH it just makes us SHIVER to think about. Thank you fur sharing the History and BEAUTY with us.

  12. Holy card count! You definitely have a big lead, Madi. That nativity scene is so precious...the figurines are just beautiful and I LOVE that BIL made that barn for all of the figurines. It is PURRfect!

  13. you are so good to never mess with this beautiful nativity scene. it is really beautiful, the camels have so much detail in them to. the barn is beautiful and perfect.

  14. Your nativity is very pretty sweet Madi and you're rockin the card count!

  15. What a lovely nativity set! My grandma made a ceramic nativity set back in the 70s too. She displays it every year, and Momma LOVES it.

  16. Such a wonderful nativity set and we just love the barn BIL made for it...he is one talented guy!!

    We just love all the Christmas cards you are getting!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. That is a beautiful Nativity scene, Madi! Really beautiful! The figures are purrfect and how clever of BIL to make the barn so purrfect too! xxx

  18. Madi that is a beautiful and special Nativity scene and we love all the cards you've gotten!

  19. That is an extra special nativity fur sure! Make sure your mom does not try and steal any of your cards. You cannot trust hoomans! Is your mom walking Kasi 3 times a week in preparation for BAR? Hee . . . hee . . .

    BTW, funny story about our feeble minded pawrents and our nativity. When mom was going through all the decorations she opened the box with the figure characters and she and dad said they could not remember them but they were very nice. Then they opened up the manger and asked where the characters were. Duh!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - Mom says "Of everything I've lost I miss my mind the most."

  20. What a wonderful nativity set with special memories to cherish.
    Ha ha - your peeps are beating our peeps!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  21. Thank you for showing us these precious figures and the beautiful barn made by BIL. Truly, a priceless piece to enjoy and share with loved ones.

  22. What an absolutely beautiful Nativity set. Aunt Eula was incredibly talented, it must have taken forever to carve those figures so perfectly with that amount of detail. The barn is lovely too. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Dip and Elliot x

  23. Mom here - what an amazing treasure!!! Those Nativity are just exquisite!!! And just so special that they were handmade by a family member. And the tradition continues with a family handmade barn. Baby Jesus is very lucky to have such a lovely way to honor his birthday!!!

    Woos - Mom Kathie (and of course Ciara and Lightning)

  24. madi....thiz iz one oh de nicest nativity sets we haz seen in a while....troo lee ♥♥♥

  25. The figurines are beautiful, and the barn is perfect for them.

  26. That is a beautiful nativity and how special that BIL made the barn. Our card should be getting mailed tomorrow .

    1. Amazing how the barn looks like it was a part of the original Nativity Scene!
      So many precious memories for your family!
      Hugs and nose taps,
      Kathy & Molly

  27. What a beautiful nativity scene, Madi. We bet your mom won't let you near it. :)

  28. The nativity set is beautiful. But will never understand why there's no kitty cat or dogHow. Mom has two cards now and we have 87
    Lily & Edward

  29. Oh, that is one FABulous barn Madi!!! I can't believes your BIL MADE that!!! He got some SKILLS!!!! It really is beautifuls!!!!
    Your Moms got six cardies??!!! OMD, Ma has only got ONE! BOL!!!! oh so sad....
    Ruby ♥

  30. Mommy says that is incredibly beautiful and thank you for sharing that. I am so excited about all the Christmas cards and guess what?? I put my Sis on the very top of my card display!

    Ziggy your brudder Out!!

  31. It is arooooooootiful and all the more special because of the memories it holds.

    We are SO happy to see that our card made it to you *YAY*

    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  32. That is such a beautiful nativity scene and barn. So precious.

  33. Ohhhh... that Nativity scene is so precious! Very beautiful!


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