Monday, November 17, 2008

Blue Collector Plates With a Nativity Theme I

Collector plates are a category of collectibles which includes all sorts of subjects -- from nature themes to sentimental subjects, from movies to sports and many other examples.

Holidays make up one very popular category, with Mother’s Day and Christmas being the chief examples. Within the Christmas category we have plates highlighting the nativity of Jesus. In this post I will give an overview of some of the plates in the Carola nativity collection. Since it is Monday, it will focus on blue plates, joining with in Blue Monday sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally.

The nativity plate might be a single offering by the manufacturer, but is usually part of a multi-year series. The subject of each individual plate may be produced out of order in terms of the story-line of the nativity story.Here is a series made in Norway by the Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik, which begins with the Three Wise Men and does not show the beginning of the story until 1973 with the annunciation.

1969 The Three Wise Men

1970 On the Road to Bethlehem [Mary and Joseph]

1971 A Child is Born [Family and Shepherd]

Here is the matching mug for 1971

1972 The Shepherds [Angel and Two Shepherds]

1973 Promise of a Savior [Mary and the Angel Gabriel]

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  1. Oh, I love these! I collect nativity sets, and I love blue! Happy Blue Monday!

  2. These are very lovely. I've never seen any like these before.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Hi Carrie, what wonderful plates with the Nativity scenes on them..and my favorite color Blue!!!

  4. I've never seen plates like these before - beautiful. Thanks for sharing. We're looking to get a nativity scene this year. We've never had one and we're in our 70s. I think it's about time.

  5. Very nice post. I have never seen anything like that before either. So pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Your lovely blue Christmas plates from Norway look similar to the ones I have from Denmark. Did you buy yours from E-Bay?

  7. How very, very beautiful your plates are. Happy Blue Monday and have a lovely week.

  8. I have never seen Nativity plates. Yours are beautiful. Of course, I had to look at your Nativity sets again. Happy Blue Monday.

  9. Your plates are beautiful and enjoyed your blog! Have a great week!

  10. These are wonderful. The colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing, have a great week.

  11. Those are beautiful and unique. Lovely collection.

  12. These are so pretty. The shades of blue are lovely.