Monday, November 8, 2010

Mosaic Monday

So much has happened in 2010 that I have not posted here for my nativity blog since March. In April, you may have heard I did suffer a small stroke and so much has happened since then. But I plan to post more regularly now and to have another giveaway, which I will annouonce soon.
Right about now I must get organized to send out my Christmas greeting cards to family and friends.

Sadly, last evening I attended a memorial service for a dear friend and former co-worker who passed away on Thursday morning. So I won’t be sending a card to her or receiving one from her. However, I am still blessed with friends, neighbors and family that I will be happy to send Christmas greetings.

Each year I save the greeting cards I receive. Many that I receive have a nativity theme since everyone knows about my creche interests. I have framed some of these beautiful cards. Here are some such cards arranged into a mosaic:

During the past year I have found many interesting vintage tree ornaments. Here is a set of celluloid figures, each set in a cathedral frame or gothic arch. The set was made in Italy and features the Family, Three Wise Men and Two Musicians. The frames with the Magi feature a cross above each head.

Here is my try at using these vintage ornaments in a mosaic. (I'm sorrry that the images are not as sharp as they could be):

Please visit Mary at Little Red House for more creative photo collages.


  1. This is my first visit to you, via. Mary's blog. So sorry to hear that you suffered from a stroke not too long ago, but happy that you've made your way back to health and here. Also, about your friend who passed on. I have always had such a love for the nativity scene.

    The Lord knows it, too. I have always wanted one, one that would be know, really special. A few years ago, I went into our local Salvation Army store {during a time of stretching that mighty dollar for Christmas, with little ones}. As I looked around, I saw a box with unpainted figures in it. As I searched into the box, I found pieces from the nativity, more and more, I pulled them out and it was complete. Handmade ceramic pieces, unpainted, complete and in very good condition at a price that I could afford...completely afford. I brought them home with Joy in my heart, a readiness to praise through each little dab of paint that I'd place on the pieces.

    I think that I've blogged about them before, sure I have at some point. I still love them and remember that day when I found them. Such a blessed gift.

    Thank you for reminding me of them, it's almost that time again, to awaken them from their month's of rest :)

    Blessings to you as you continue to recover.

    ~A Vermont Girl

  2. Carrie, I'm so sorry to hear about your stroke. I haven't been doing some of the regular memes so didn't know. I hope you are getting stronger every day. I've always enjoyed your nativity collection. Blessings...

  3. Sorry to hear about your stroke. Lovely Nativity blog and mosaic.

  4. Wishing you well! You have a lovely collection of Nativities. Lovely ornaments, too!! Have a grand day! Cathy

  5. It is a blessing that you are on the mend and will be blogging again with all of us. Take care.

  6. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! Your vintage ornaments are beautiful! I'm sure they will look so special on your tree this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

  7. Hello! I am so sorry to hear of your stroke and I hope with time, you made a full recovery or at least were able to get to the highest functioning level that you were able to achieve. You see, I am a Rehab nurse and work night shift in an acute Rehab unit.
    I adore the ornaments that you have shared here with us today!
    So pretty!
    Have a great day!

    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  8. What a beautiful collection of creches! I especially like the one from Denmark and the way you have displayed it with berries. I will look forward to "looking in" on your blog and seeing your latest additions.

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  10. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick