If you know me well, you know that not only do I collect teapots but I also have a small collection of nativities that come out of storage at Christmas. Today my bookshelves are cleared and I have my nativities displayed as well as I can. This year I have taken care to place the fragile ones on the higher shelves and the ones that are indestructible on the lower shelves in preparation for Theo’s visit. Hopefully that will work out well but of course I have this adventurous cat who likes to jump and explore and snoop but so far – all is well.
You can imagine how excited I was to see that St. Philips Episcopal Church here in Brevard, NC was planning a No Room at the Inn nativity exhibit a few weeks ago. I told Chris that this was a must see and reminded him of how I tried to do a walk though event similar to this at our home church in Mt. Mourne, NC years ago. It was a fun event but did not draw the number of visitors that I had hoped it would but all in all a great memory.
This exhibit shared 150 or so nativities from members of the congregation that were from all over the world and it was amazing. It really was. We spent quite a bit of time exploring the sanctuary where they had artfully placed the nativities on boards covering the ends of the pews. It actually was ingenious and we both thoroughly enjoyed the free exhibit. I took so many pictures that I am going to spend the rest of the week sharing the fun nativities that we saw. Don’t miss a one and remember to let me know which one is your favorite of the day.
All of the sets had descriptions and the name of the owner — some of the descriptions were so touching.
How about this unique one made of painted stones? I didn’t capture all of it but it was really creative.
This one inspired me to look for one of my own made of oyster shells — it is absolutely perfect.
Come back tomorrow to see more from this amazing exhibit.