Monday, November 28, 2011

Nativity Wreath

Decorating for the Christmas holidays is just getting underway at Oak Rise Cottage. On a door in the hall I hung a green wreath with nativity ornaments.

The ornaments come from Cedar View Christian Gifts a family business specializing in hand finished laser-cut wood ornaments. They are made in Arkansas, U.S.A. They are available at their web site, on Etsy and on Ebay. Each ornament is made of 1/4" premium birch with a golden oak finish and gloss lacquer. I’ve used gilt ribbon gold blown glass balls gathered in groups of three. The gold tones pick up the color of the lacquer.

In the center of the wreath just under a gilt ribbon bow is one of their three-dimensional ornaments with the Holy Family, titled Manger:

"And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes
lying in a manger."
Luke 2:12 KJV

At the sides and lower portion of the wreath are a set of three ornaments designed to look like lanterns with silhouetted figures. These three measure 6" high x 2 ¾" wide.

On the left - Nativity Shepherd

"For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior
which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11 KJV

On the right - Nativity Manger

At bottom - Nativity Wisemen

"When they heard the king, they departed;
and lo, the star, which they saw in the east,
went before them, till it came and stood over
where the young child was."
Matt. 2:9 KJV

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