Monday, December 13, 2010

Welcome to "The Reason For The Season" Party!

The winner is Mary of Sailing Simply
My sincerest thanks to everyone that participated and left such nice comments:@)

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! I wanted to give everyone a chance to share their nativity or Holy Family decorations. All are welcome large or small! If you'd like to re-post or re-link a previous post please do! I'm also joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday and Joni for It's A Wonderful Life!

I'm German and do love things that lean toward that heritage. I found this beautiful wooden spinning nativity and enjoy bringing it out every year! Three tiers, the wise men, the Holy Family, and a Shepard. Love the detail and the heat of the candles makes it turn.
Truthfully I've learned to use tea lights, they are not as messy!
One last pic of the Shepard, love the little sheep!

Many years ago I started making a nativity set for Ma in ceramics. I'd add 3-4 pieces a year, there are 12 pieces total. They have the slightest light blue under color and a beautiful mother of pearl over coat. The last year I made them the light blue had been discontinued and it was quite a scramble to find enough to finish the set!
Ma gifted them to me for my birthday this year, they are very special to me and I love them-thanks Ma!
They stand about 9" tall, I haven't found a manger yet, but I have visions of that and a crystal star!

Ok folks, link up and let's have some fun:@)
Join the party for a chance to win an original piece of stained glass!
It's easy to play along!
1. Everyone that joins will be entered.
3. For a second chance leave a comment letting me know that you follow.
(This is available to ship within the US. I hope my friends outside of the US will understand, and still participate if they'd like to:@)
The winner will be picked on December 15th at 6PM Eastern time.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

60 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn! Thank you for hosting this party! I really like your wooden Nativity and I too think tea light would be so much easier. Oh, the set you've made is beautiful! How nice of your mother to give it back to you! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Sheila ;)

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  2. Thanks, sweet girl. This is going to be fun. Love your little nativity.
    And the one you made is sooo pretty.

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  3. Hey Lynn ... Thanks so much for hosting the party. I'm so happy to have a chance to share chapter from my cookbook ... as my post! Love your Ntivity sets ... Your mother sounds perfect! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Beautiful, Lynn!

    I included a nativity music box in my Tabletop Tuesday post.

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  5. I really like the wooden Nativity, I don't have one of those in my collection!

    Nice ceramic Nativity set you made!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  6. Thanks for hosting this party! I have a small nativity under my tree that means a lot to me, plus one that I just got that was the biggest suprise ever and I'm so thrilled that I get to share it!

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  7. Hey, Girlie!

    Your nativities are so pretty. I just have one question....where's the pig?

    You may not know this, but I'm a follower. ;o}

    I'll be back in the morning to link up. La

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  8. What a WONDERFUL party! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful nativities with us. I love your three-tiered German one--it's stunning!

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  9. What a fun party! Thanks for this opportunity to share; and I'm a follower! Love your blog.

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  10. Your Nativitys are both wonderful. I havn't ever seen one of the tiered ones, it is just gorgeous. Beautiful displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Hi Lynn! Happy "Reason for the Season" party!!!
    I'm enamored with your beautiful tiered nativity set. I've never seen one actually lit & moving.

    I can't remember where I found my stable for my nativity set but check Michaels & Hobby Lobby for one. Mine has a spot for a low watt light bulb instead of a star. :/

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  12. Oh My! The little set you made is positively beautiful! I can almost see the slight irredescence? of it too. I love it! You made so many beautiful pieces too. I also love your wooden German piece as well. I am already a follower so please enter me again for your beautiful artwork. Thanks so much for such a wonderful party!

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  13. Ooops, forgot to say "I'm a follower" but you knew that already, right? *wink*

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  14. I love both your Nativity scenes. I have one like your's in pearl white porcelian but I had to work today so didnt get it set up.. Maybe this party will stay open till tommorrow at noon and I can still get mine posted.. In the meantime I'll enjoy everyone else's...

    yes:) I'm a follower

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  15. I have a little wooden spinner, too, one of my sons gave it to me for Christmas years ago. The spinner broke and we have it "sorta" repaired. Now, we mostly just look at it, mine has reindeer and is very delicately carved. Thanks for hosting this great party.

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  16. Hi...I joined in for your party. What a wonderful idea....Merry Christmas!!

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  17. Lynn,
    I love your German "tree" style nativity. It is lovely! I will come back tomorrow to comment on others, children off for snow and hogging internet connection.LOL
    Sherry

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  18. Hi there! Thanks so much for hosting this linky and for the giveaway opportunity! I'm following your lovely blog now.

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  19. Yep! I was that crazy lady on the road! LOL I was SO excited when she said that, seriously I thought she was joking at first I didn't believe her! I never even told her that I wanted it so it was so much more of a suprise.
    I really want the Creche and the stars to go with it, maybe i will ask the hubby for that since I don't really have anything else to ask for, and then after that its just the animals and the shepherd and his flock so Im just about done, and aside from the creche the biggest most expensive pieces are taken care of so thats even better and I really didn't want to buy it myself, I wanted it to be a gift from someone so that whenever i got it out ever year i could think about them and how I got it instead of thinking about how I got it myself at the mall! LOL

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  20. Hi Lynn, your German tree is lovely and I guess I never understood how they worked until you explained. Thanks for hosting such a sweet party:-} ♥O

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  21. Thanks for hosting this special party, Lynn! I've enjoyed seeing your creches and sharing mine. I'm so glad I follow your blog!

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  22. I'm a follower...thanks so much for letting me join!!!

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  23. I wonderful party!! I'm your newest follower. HHL

    attitudeIVlife.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your German spinning candle nativity! Thanks for hosting!!

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  25. This is a perfect party to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We are German's from Russia and I love all things about Christmas, too. My mom has something like your candle lit, spinning set. I'll have to tell her about using the other candles! Maybe she will use it then. Thanks for being our hostess! Merry Christmas to you and your family. ♥♫

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  26. Your mother knew you would enjoy it, and she enjoyed making you happy! It is beautiful!
    I love the wood one too! Thanks for hosting!

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  27. I hope you don't mind that I posted a second time with lots more of my Nativity collection.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  28. Just linked up ~ what a great party! I have one of those spinning Nativities. Not nearly as lovely as yours but we do enjoy it each Christmas!

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  29. What a fun party, but oh I am nervous, it is my first link up...I hope I get some sweet comments, I am a follower and love seeing what mischief your little pigs are always getting into! Can't wait to see everyone elses Nativities.

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  30. Love this meme. Makes me want to blog again so I can participate. Hope you do it every year!

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  31. Lynn, Thank you so much for having this wonderful party. I have visited many and all are so inspiring. Bless you for what you do. Merry Christmas, Ginger

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  32. What a wonderful party. . . Thanks so much for hosting. I love the nativity scenes of the ones I have visited. I hope to visit more. I am a follower of yours and enjoy your blog very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Oh, I forgot to post my spinning one. Yours is so pretty. Love the set you made - what a labor of love. A one of a kind. It's beautiful! Thank you for hosting this beautiful party. laurie

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  34. What a pretty piece of stained glass. I thought I was already a follower, but apparently I hadn't signed up to follow even though I do follow your blog. I just fixed that by signing as a follower. laurie

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  35. I love that you are able to find such special pieces that reflect your heritage....and how lovely of your mom to gift the nativity back to you...

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

    PS.... I'm joining the party today too! :-)

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  36. This is my favorite Christmas party so far. Thanks for having all of us and for such a lovely theme. It's such a treat to see so many beautiful nativities displayed. Hugs to you!

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  37. Hello Lynn,
    How amazing you are German. And you have one of those typical wooden spinning nativity. So cute. When I was child, I loved to see how the wheel is spinning. Memories! The nativity you made is really artwork. Love that you just choose no color. That gives them a certain glow somehow like a halo. Very pretty figurines. It is so generous that your MOM gave it to you but somehow it is also fair, not to give it some others. And it is true, the love we give, came back thousendfold.
    Thank you for hosting this wonderful event. We have in winter many nativity exhibitions, I love to visit them and now I can have a look at nativities around the world. Thank you so much.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  38. What a great response to your Nativity party, Lynn!!

    I popped back in to ask that you come see my SNOW photos I just posted. You'll REALLY be glad they're mine & not yours!!! LOL

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  39. Hi Lynn,
    I love this party! You have wonderful nativities! I love nativities with memories. Thanks for hosting and I have joined you as well.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  40. I love the spinning nativity! I have one handed down to me from my aunt. When my boys were just babies, she would light it and hold them to watch it. As she got older, she felt they should have it. It is very messy and I don't bring it out very often. Now I think I need to do so!

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful party. We truly need a reminder as to what CHRISTmas is all about!

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  41. Thank you for hosting this special party. I am new to your blog. When I saw the party, I knew I HAD to join. Thank you!!

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  42. I'm trying...2x the picture is wrong...please delete these...I'll try again...

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  43. Oh!!! Now I like that! You feel a star is a nice touch too!!! (See my post, to understand this!) Love your wooden-spinning nativity! I have never seen one like it!.. And your ceramic set is beautiful! I WISH I could still get together with other girls in a ceramics class that I once was in long ago. Other things in life took me on a detour of sorts... but I really enjoyed it, and miss it! Thanks for hosting this lovely event, and Happy Holidays to you, Lynn! ~tina

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  44. Hi, Thanks for hosting , I love both of your Nativities! My paternal grandfather came from Germany to America when he was a teenager .
    Merry Christmas !
    ~Myrna

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  45. Lynn, I am so happy to be linking to your party to celebrate the Real Reason for the Season! Thanks for hosting! Joni

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  46. Yikes, I wrote the date for this party down for the 17th! But a few quick photos and I am IN! (Yay!) So glad to be joining your wonderful party, it is such a wonderful idea. I love your spinning nativity it is so beautiful, great details. And it is so sweet that you and your mom gave each other the white set!

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  47. Love this idea for a party!! I just linked up and I am now a follower too!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  48. Lynn, Thanks so much for sponsoring this party! I am happy that there are so many Christian bloggers - we just seem like a real nice bunch of people! Your spinning nativity is glorious. You are such a talented crafter. I am looking forward to visiting your party participants. This is a wonderful time of year and I am so happy to celebrate with you!

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  49. That looks great! You are hosting a large group of people too! Awesome!!

    What would you do with a $75 gift card?  I have a  giveaway on my blog right now for just that!  

    Come on over and enter!  

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  50. Lynn what a great idea, as so many forget what the reason for the season is all about. Love your site and I am a new follower.

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  51. Well! I guess a little late is better than never! :)

    Thank you for hosting this great party! I love your sweet little nativities...

    Merry Christmas!

    ~Liz

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  52. Hi Lynn...your pearl white ceramic nativity set is awesome! Thanks for hosting this true Reason for the Season party. I have been reading your blog for awhile and became a follower tonight. Christmas blessings to you and your family!

    ~Marlee

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  53. Oh I love your Nativity sets, Lynn, but where is the pig in the manger?:-)...Christine

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  54. Hi Lynn, I too love the wooden German set. I used to have one like that. I gave it to one of my children who loved it too. The white nativity is beautiful. I know your mom treasured it and now it is yours to enjoy. I have been giving things to my children too. There comes a time when we just have too many things. Smile.
    I linked again because for some reason my first link was wrong. I somehow linked back to you. silly me. I have been gone this entire day and bj left me a message telling me about the incorrect link. It's a bit late in the day.

    I would love to be entered in the beautiful stained glass giveaway.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  55. Lynn...I am now just getting around to comment! Thank you for hosting this lovely party...it is CHRISTmas and I love having reminders of the reason for the season. Your nativities are lovely. That German one is quite special :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  56. I just linked up as I ahd some nice photos of Denver's city and county buildings beautiful nativity creche. It's nice to see a city still proudly displaying the reason for the season!

    Your German nativity candle set and your Mom's beautiful white set.

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  57. Fashionably late I am...but wouldn't miss your party for the world! I love looking at everyones Creche, and especially love your Mom's!
    ♥, Susan

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  58. I missed it! Oh well, I have enjoyed looking around and that spinning nativity is neat!

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