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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

Friday, December 23, 2022

Precious Gift from Best Friend Ellie—Mouth Blown Glass Nativity


What is this season all about?
The Third Sunday of Advent is coming and all this leads up to CHRISTMAS the birth of our PRINCE OF PEACE.
Like to share with you a display of a beautiful nativity scene.
My dear friend Ellie gave it to me, the year we had our 25th wedding anniversary.
She for years volunteered at a Dutch 'Wereld Winkel' or Fair Trade shop.
Mouth blown glass with strokes of silver to mark hands, wings and halos. 
Baby Jesus in his manger... with an oxen to the left.
This is art work from the Andes.
Mary with her silver lined halo and the angel with silver lined wings and halo, besides their hands and some brush strokes of silver on the garment. Air bubbles are still visible...
I've placed it on a silk brocade tablecloth that Pieter did bring home from China when he went with the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program. 
See more info about the Ambassador Program at: {Silk Embroidered Birds from China Trip}.
That is a treasure of course and even more so, since Pieter got to see how they do make such silk brocade.
It is a handmade tradition of more than 2,000 years and originally only was for the emperor.
Watch this short video → Chinese brocade (Hello China #85)
Silk Brocade; fit for our PRINCE OF PEACE

28 comments:

  1. Buon Natale a te e a tutti coloro che porti nel cuore.

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, this indeed was a very nice gift from Ellie!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. What an absolutely beautiful glass Nativity scene; I have never seen anything like it. Wishing you all the blessings of Christmas Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Yes, it is quite a stunning set and artfully made.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Mariette, that nativity is exquisite, I've never seen anything like it. Delicate and lovely.

    I hope you're feeling better today; take care.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      It is exquisite indeed and a true treasure to share with others.
      Last night when I felt thirsty and drank more than my three sips of water—it came all out and looking black...
      Slept better and with enough resting, little eating I hope to get back to my normal.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Mooi hoor !!….💙 hele fijne dagen voor jullie liefs Ria en Leaf natuurlijk 🍀❤️🐾🙏🎄🍀

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    1. Beste Ria,
      Dank je en voor jou en Leaf ook fijne Kerstdagen!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  6. I just love that mouth blown glass, what a lovely gift. Best wishes for a HAPPY CHRISTMAS now...
    Titti

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    1. Dearest Titti,
      We both love it all those years and treasure it.
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Hi, Mariette!
    Beautiful Nativity scene and beautiful silk brocade tablecloth. So elegant and simple and yet, so meaningful.
    Have a peaceful and merry Christmas, Mariette and Pieter!
    :)

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  8. Wat prachtig allemaal Mariette.

    Hele fijne kerstdagen gewenst!

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    1. Beste Hilly,
      Dank je wel!
      Jullie ook een heel mooie Kerst.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Oh Marietta, that’s absolutely stunning!
    Merry Christmas to you and Pieter. God bless!

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Yes, this is very special and looking so regal.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Wunderbare Weihnachtskrippe, die du aufgestellt hast, und diese herrlichen Seidenstickerei würde ich gerne in ihrer Herstellung bewundern. Danke für deine schönen Fotos.
    Ich wünsche Euch schöne Weihnachtstage. Bei uns strahlt heute die Sonne, aber der Schnee ist geschmolzen. Der Tannenbaum duftet im Wohnzimmer mit seinen roten Kugeln und ich werde das Mittagessen - lunch - fertig machen. Es gibt heute Lamm, Kartoffeln, Gemüse und Dessert... keine Gans wie sonst :-)) Wir haben es sehr gemütlich.
    P.s. im Blogg bei mir kannst du den Dresdner Christstollen sehen.
    Liebe Grüsse zu Euch von Viola.

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    1. Liebe Viola,
      Danke sehr aber es ist keine Seidenstickerei, sondern gewebter Seidenbrokat.
      Habe hier oben einen kurzen 2 Minuten Video eingestellt wo man kann sehen wie es gemacht wird.
      Euch auch schöne Weihnachtstage und viel Wärme und Gemütlichkeit. Hier fror es letzte Nacht –10°C also sehr kalt aber ohne Schnee.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  11. Marietta piękna szopka i wyjątkowa ,super prezent. Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia oraz szczęśliwego nowego roku.

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    1. Najdroższa Małgorzato,
      Dziękuję i naprawdę cenny dar!
      Życzę Tobie i Tobie Wesołych Świąt.
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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  12. Meraviglioso questo presepio di vetro soffiato.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e sì, è così abilmente fatto!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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