Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
Many Blessings for a joyous celebration with family and friends.

Thank you for your friendship over the past year.
You're all the best blog friends and it's so much fun to visit with you,
share our journey and be inspired.

I'll be taking some time to be with my family and enjoy the week.
See you in the new year!

Merry Christmas
Celestina Marie

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Away in a Manger

Many years ago my mother studied painting and found her nitch with ceramics. Over the years she designed and custom painted many gorgeous treasures. 
My favorite is her nativity set hand painted to look antiqued and old right from the beginning. 
That was over 35 years ago and now
 that very same cherished set, is old and loved as much today as ever.

The manger was painted with the holy family, the wise men and camels, the Shepard's and animals. The manger itself had 3 parts, but after our move here to Texas, the two side stalls had broken. However the blessing was the center manger stall was still in tack and for that I was thankful.

Simply elegant, it looks aged just the way mom intended it to be. Over the years, mom was asked by her church to display it for all to enjoy, which she so graciously did.
 These days, since mother's passing, it shows proudly here in our home with the reminders why we celebrate Christmas at all.
 The birth of the Lord Jesus and why he came to this world.

Without anymore words, I will just share the pics of a treasured keepsake that means so much.


May the true meaning of the season
 be your reason for celebration.
Merry Christmas.

Celestina Marie

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