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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Our NATIVITY and Angels from Italy

Christmas Once again...
So let me show you our hand carved wooden nativity scene with angels from South Tyrol, Italy. The birth of Jesus is the reason for the season... Our Saviour, who came into this world because of LOVE.
The wood carving is so meticulously done by the Italian craftsmen!
Love the angel holding a HEART; the universal symbol of Love...
At present we do have some Paperwhites blooming again. 
As well as fragrant Chimonanthus praecox (Calycanthus p.) (C. fragrans) which you see in the center of this Mandalay Chartreuse vase by Mason, together with Ilex decidua 'Finches Golden' a yellow berried Ilex. 
Last year we only had the yellow Ilex (holly berries) but this year there are plenty of red Ilex.
Do you have a special nativity scene in your home?
Wishing you a Merry Christmas with all your loved ones!

Related link:
{Our Garden's Winter Blooms for Christmas} my previous post about this Wintersweet flower...
Christie's Mandalay by Masons showing you the Mandalay by Mason, as is my vase above...

18 comments:

  1. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Dearest Kelleyn,
      Thank you so much and you also a great family time—stay cozy!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Your Nativity is very beautiful indeed, and I love the little angels too. Yes, I have several Nativity scenes, but the most special is one inherited from my mother. The scene has a wooden stable, and painted plaster figures, including shepherds, animals, and Three Kings. The grandchildren have taken quite an interest in it this year.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Thank you and yes, we had to start all over in many ways by immigrating to the USA.
      Don't know where the very special nativity from Mom and Dad ended up... As children we were mesmerized by all the animals, shepherds and then the three wise men added in the end.
      Dad took us to the woods to his special spot for gathering the moss that he used as bedding for the entire nativity.
      It got displayed perfectly on a special cupboard with glass doors at the top and a kind of a buffet in–between. There was an angel hanging down...
      Happy to read that the grandchildren have taken quite an interest in it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Bellissimo questo presepio intagliato dagli artisti dell'Alto Adige.Complimenti Mariette.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Quegli artigiani altoatesini sapevano come intagliare le cose nel modo più reale possibile!
      Anche San Giuseppe come protettore della madre e del bambino è molto speciale.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  4. Merry Christmas! I read your kind comment on Jim's blog. He must be happy.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you and yes, Jim was happy and so were both of us knowing he is okay!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. With best wishes to you and Pieter now and always.

    God bless, Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and the very same to you from both of us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. I have a ceramic nativity scene and another one in felt, made by me. Hope your Christmas was good.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      That must be very special too!
      Yes, our Christmas was good.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Reader,
      Thank you and the very same to you and yours!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Your Nativity is beautiful, and how special that it is from Italy. I like the little angel with the heart. They were selling items a few years ago at my church, and my friend bought me a Mary statue that was from Bethlehem. I love it so. Some of the items being sold were from Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and I thought that was so special.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Dearest Sheri,
      Thank you and it is meaningful to us.
      You might not know but we lived and worked for almost one year in northern Italy in the Venice are so we have been passing through that artisan region so many times.
      Oh, our Catholic Church has those sales as well but since we got all our statues already from Europe we never purchased any. You can see a glimpse of our Mary statue of linden and painted with 23 kt gold and also the antique Russian icon here: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-living-room.html
      If you search top right for icon you will find it...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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