Friday, November 7, 2008

Carved Wood Plaque

Show and Tell

The item for today’s show and tell is a wood plaque of the nativity. It is made of natural wood which remains unvarnished or stained. The size is 11 ¾" T x 23 ½" W. It hangs on the wall from a notch on the back.


It shows the family, Mary, Baby Jesus and Joseph in the stable surrounded with stored goods.

The simple treatment of the wood gives a sense of serenity and grace. It is very effective treatment of the subject.

Thanks for stopping by today. Visit more Show and Tell at Kelli’s house.

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely to hear from you, Carrie.

    That wood plaque is beautiful!

    I love collecting things with some history behind it - that makes collecting very fun! :)

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  2. That is just so prettty. I love it.

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  3. This is really a special, unique piece. I do like that it isn't varnished too.
    Thanks for visiting my blog too.
    Dianne
    www.diadsie.wordpress.com

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  4. This is really pretty! I enjoyed my visit here. Thanks!
    Linda C

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  5. It does give a sense of serenity - it's just beautiful, simple and beautiful!


    Manuela

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  6. That is really beautiful. I love wood work and I think unfinished wood is particularly lovely.

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  7. Very pretty. I see you have quite the collection of Nativitys.

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  8. you have so wonderful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful in it's simplicity...just wonderful!

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  10. Very unique. You have so many unusual Nativities! Love them!

    Katherine

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  11. Hi Carrie -

    This plaque is wonderful - is there a special story behind this? Did someone make it for you, or did you hire someone to make it?

    Its beautiful in its simplicity - after all the manger was made of wood!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Barb

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  12. Barb,
    I won the plaque on eBay in fall 2003. Its size of 11 ¾" T x 23 ½" W makes a very substantial piece. My winning bid was just $14.99. I was unable to get any other information back then except that the carving was made in the U.S.A. It is signed "PS VIII 2000."
    Carrie

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  13. Love, Love, LOVE the wood carving! Beautiful piece!

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