Monday, April 6, 2009

Blue Monday – Wedgwood Jasperware Nativity Ornaments

Blue Monday is sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally.

Jasperware was the creation of Josiah Wedgwood during the eighteenth century in England. This morning I’d like to share a selection of Wedgwood ornaments from my nativity scenes collection. Most are blue with white jasperware and some are all white jasperware.

I have lots of trouble taking good photos for my posts. For example, here are the photos I took of the ornaments I want to share for today’s post. The detail got washed-out with the flash:

In order to give a better view of the ornaments, I’ve found better photos on the web for most of the items. When I can try again and suceed in producing better photos, I’ll substitute those.

First is a Wedgwood Icon Ornament. It is 3.75" high in matte blue with white relief. A matching white Wedgwood ribbon is attached. The design is an openwork ball with white figures inside - Joseph/ Mary/ Baby Jesus.

The next two are all-white round Wedgwood Jasper Collectibles ornaments. The first is titled "O Holy Night" and depicts Mary/ Baby Jesus/ Joseph and Donkey under open Stable. It has a gilt ribbon for hanging.

The second one is titled "We Three Kings" and features three kings on camels under curving palm trees.

The all-white ornament below has gold accents and a white Wedgwood ribbon for hanging. Shaped like a lantern it is approximately 4 ¼" tall and 2" square. Joseph / Baby Jesus/ Mary are seen inside a stable.

The next ornament is about 2.75 inches tall and has a blue ribbon for hanging. It shows two shepherds with sheep observing a white star above.

This ornament is a 3-inch circle of all-blue jasperware with a blue ribbon for hanging. The figure is a standing shepherd with staff and six sheep.

Last are the ornaments depicting angels... angels always add graceful presence to any nativity scene. First is a Wedgwood Jasperware Standing Angel Ornament that is 3 inches in diameter and has an openwork border:

The next two angels are in all white with relief on both sides. The first one blows a trumpet and has a blue ribbon for hanging.

The second angel is delicately embellished in gold and also blows a trumpet while carrying a branch. It has a gold cord for hanging.

To enjoy more Blue Monday posts, do visit our hostess at Smiling Sally.


  1. My goodness, they are so lovely.

    Happy Blue Monday.


  2. I am always blown away when I come to your blog. You have an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  3. Wow! Those are just beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    Tabbikat's Thoughts

  4. Carrie,these are fabulous.I love them...Ann

  5. These are absolutely gorgeous!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Gorgeous ornaments. Love the Wedgewood! Happy Blue Monday.

  7. Happy Blue Monday, Carrie!
    Those are the prettiest ornaments! I have never seen anything as exquisite as the first one, the openwork ball. I love the lantern shaped one too. Truly, they are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


  8. Your collections always amaze me. Each piece is lovely. My very favorite is the Wedgwood Icon Ornament. Happy Blue Monday!

  9. These are the most gorgeous ornaments I've ever seen. They're simply beautiful. Happy blues and have a lovely week.

  10. I'm a little late, it's more like Blue Tuesday with me!I love Jasperware; I have 1 ornament with an angel.

  11. Carrie,
    Thanks for coming by.
    Love your blue nativities.

    Barbara Jean

  12. So glad I found your blog. I too collect nativity scenes ....once you see what I do for a living, you will understand more.

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  13. Carrie,

    What lovely ornaments!!!

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