Friday, February 20, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Mahogany Miracle Nativity

This week’s Show and Tell Friday subject is also from Enesco Corporation, as was the Friends and Brothers nativity set shown in the February 13 post.

The designer of the Mahogany Miracle and Mahogany Princess series is Ed van Rosemalen of the Netherlands. His family owns Parastone a renown European firm that is now also a manufacturer of disireable collectibles lines.

Mr. Rosemalen’s biography indicates that "he opened a new branch of his family's business, Parastone[est 18//] which was once known primarily for restoring paintings and church sculptures. Now, thanks to Ed's infusion of energy and talent, Parastone produces original artwork. Ed's own work, which is translated and produced by Parastone, has won him worldwide acclaim."

Enesco Corporation was the United States distributor of Mahogany Miracle items, since that line is now no longer in production.

In a Stable we see the figures all arranged to view the Baby Jesus. The lighting made it difficult to capture the detail carved on each figure.

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus

The Three Miracle Kings figurines include 2 Wise Men, 1 Wise Woman

This is the Camel Driver and Camel

The Ox and the Donkey

The Ox, the elderly Shepherd Kneeling, 2 Sheep & Angel Hanging Ornament

The Angel Hanging Ornament holds a banner reading "Gloria in Excelsis Deo"

Shepherd Girl with Flock, Standing Shepherd & Palm Tree

Here are all the Shepherds and the Sheep

The complete set as displayed in the gallery:

To see more Show and Tell Friday treasures, go to Kelli’s blog, There is No Place Like Home.


  1. Whoa....beautiful, intricate display. I love it all, but that close-up of the camel and the camel driver really tops it all off!!

    My show n tell this week is the final showing of my troll doll collection, from the tiniest to the 'oldest' couple. Do stop by if you can....and, have a great weekend.

  2. They are very nice. I like the detailing, the rich colors, and the arrangement.

    Have a good weekend ☺

  3. Each set you show makes me CERTAIN that it is the BEST I've ever seen, and then you show another one. Now, this one must be The Best! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

  4. What a beautiful nativity. I love unusual ones that show different cultures and are made from different materials.

  5. A very nice and interesting Nativity. No doubt more true to life than we think.

  6. You have some absolutely gorgeous nativity pieces! I don't even know which I like best! I am partial to the wood sets - like the ones in your sidebar. I am really liking that Wise Woman up near the top and your ox and donkey. Beautiful pieces! Thanks for sharing part of your collection. They are all great.

    There is always a place for you at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

  7. Oh yeah, and the Batik wall hanging - it's beautiful!

  8. How marvelous! Do you leave this up all year?

  9. Nativities are such works of art, aren't they, in addition to the beautiful meaning. The intricate detail work is so beautiful.

  10. I think you have the most extensive collection I have ever seen...all truly works of art.


  11. What a unique set this is... love all the colors incorporated in the individual pieces.