Monday, December 21, 2009

Plastic Canvas Nativity set

Today’s topic is a handmade nativity scene, cross stitched on plastic canvas. It was made around 1970 here in the U.S. The scene includes a Stable - 14" long and 8" high,

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus in the manger,

Mary is the only one dressed in blue -- the traditional color for the Virgin Mary.

The Angel stands on the roof (secured with Velcro patch). Note the glistening gilt threads.

Three Wise Men offer their precious gifts.

A shepherd kneels holding a lamb; nearby are two other sheep.

The animals include a donkey on the left, an ox in the left foreground and a camel at the right rear.

A pair of hens roost in the attic of the stable.

This post is linked to Blue Monday, a delightful weekly blog event sponsored by our gracious Sally at Smiling Sally.


  1. I'd love to have that pattern. I'd like to try to make a nativity like this one, Carrie. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Wow I have hit the jackpot. I adore Nativity Scenes! I'm French and the word "Creche" rolls off my tongue.
    Absolutely lovely post and blog.
    Vintage porcelain is my favorite.
    Merry Christmas Carrie and Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie

  3. Claudie,
    I am glad you enjoyed the nativity (crèche).

    I have been acquiring vintage porcelain, papier mache and composition crèches. Note the photo of the German porcelain in my sidebar.
    Here is a link for the post:

    Merry Christmas to you,

  4. Sally,
    I don’t have the instructions since I bought it all completed. However, when time permits I will search online for this nativity set. I will make a note to myself to let you know if I locate the kit.

  5. PRECIOSO tu belen en plastic enantaria poder hacerlo...gracias por compartirlo....