Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas corner/crèche scene


When Tom and I were clearing out his mother's home last year, this is one of the things that came back with us. The carving is exquisite.

These are the papers that came with it. Please click on them to make larger. 51 years old!!



I wonder what would happen if I called those phone numbers today? I'd probably be put on some list. And look at the price! I'd bet these figures would cost hundreds now, and truthfully would be worth it! I am so thankful to have them.

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  1. Do they feel satiny smooth from years of being used at Christmas? They are beautiful and more important are something the grandchildren can handle. Can't you just see them coming out year after year, down through the family? So nice!

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    1. I suspect the smoothness is the olive wood and has always felt like this! They are in perfect condition, and yes, the kids can handle them. Pretty much the only thing off limits is my snow globe and it is way up high!

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  2. Oh Nan, this brought back a flash of memories! When I was little, my grandparents had a wooden gingerbread house that my granddad had made himself. It was of course only brought down from the attic at Christmas time, and it was lit up inside with a small bulb - my granddad was so practical, he could and make everything! There were carved wooden figures of a witch, and of Hänsel and Gretel and some trees dotted around outside the house. My sister and I always placed other toys around the house, for instance a small black rubber cat on top of the roof.
    And when I saw the picture of the row of camels lead by the man on the mule on the photo of the leaflet, it jolted me right back to that time - because that is the exact same row of camels and man on the mule my grandparents had, and which we always placed next to the gingerbread house! The chains linking the camels had broken at some stage (that means probably that WE broke them when we played with them), and I seem to remember one camel was three-legged, but the man on the mule survived longest! I wonder where he is now.
    This was, by the way, in the very early 70s, and I am sure my grandparents originally had the whole set in the 1950s, only that I wasn't around at that time yet.

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    1. Oh, I SO loved reading this. Wonderful, wonderful memories!!! Thank you.

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  3. Thank you for blogging your book reading for the year. I wanted some reading suggestions and will take a look at some of these. Always exciting to read a new book.

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    1. Thanks! I hope to do MUCH better next year. I hope to go back to monthly write-ups.

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  4. Lovely, Nan! Wood figures have a special charm.

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    1. They really do. Not only looking at them, but touching that smooth wood, as well.

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