Monday, December 23, 2019

The Nativity.....

Oh! The Nativities....!

I Hope you will Understand, Dear Readers, when I tell you that I almost forgot to set up the Nativities in the mini houses! It has been that sort of Year... Season.... Month....Week....Not enough time for everything on the list! But I hurried around and Found the little pieces and reminded Pollyanna, because she really likes to set up the creche in the Lovely Old Dollhouse. She thinks the pieces are all where they belong...and as usual, she can't remember if the Camel goes on this side or that..., but no matter which it looks lovely and always inspires that deep feeling of Reverence. There is the Baby in his manger..... (I know he seems to have arrived a day too early!)... but there he is! And the Angel is singing Gloria! And the shepherd is looking on...

Oh, and Arthur has come to look too....!
"Isn't it lovely...?" asks Pollyanna.

"Very lovely," he says, not even looking at the Creche...
(Because he thinks his Wife is lovely...)
"Oh, you mean the creche...?" he adds with a smile.

"I think the sheep is too far back... " he adds
 as he pulled the sheep forward.
"There. Like that!"
"That does look better" agrees Pollyanna, smiling back.

Meanwhile, over at The Folly, 
Will has set up the tiny Nativity in the window.
It is getting dark and is really hard to see...

The lights are not on in The Folly....

But there.... the light is shining on the baby in his manger...!
And the Angel is singing Allelulia!

I am afraid Will and Gabrielle are not paying attention.... 
to anything but each other.
(They might be a match made in Heaven...!)

Back at The Lovely Old Dollhouse
Victor and Joanna are getting out the cookies...

And the Gingerbread too!
"Do we have to share the Gingerbread....?" asks Victor.
(His Wife is thinking the same thing...!)

Helen and Charles have been enjoying the Setting up of the Nativity....
Every year it is different... but the same...
 which gives them Great comfort.
"It looks perfect from here..." says Helen.

"I lost track of Time...." explains Pollyanna.
"I almost forgot to set them up in time!"
"But now we're ready!" she declared.

Well, Dear Readers, I hope you are ready....
 it is almost Time!
May you all have a Wonderful Holiday.... 
and may you Not forget the Nativity!


  1. Lovely creches. And I know the creche in your real house is REALLY lovely. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all of your blogger friends,

  2. I love seeing your Christmas scenes and nativities in miniature, Betsy, they are wonderful!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Betsy!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  3. Thank you so much for taking so much precious time to set up, photograph and share this lovely chronicle, Betsy! I wish you the Merriest of Christmases and quality time with kindred souls!

  4. So lovely! I'm so glad you remembered the nativity scenes. They look wonderful. Happy Christmas!

  5. I am always thrilled that your Lovely Old Dollhouse carries on the tradition of setting up the Nativity Scene every Christmas. Because after all is said and done- JESUS is THE reason for the season and it wouldn't be Christmas without HIM!

    Merry Christmas to you my dear Betsy❤️


  6. Hi Betsy, I do not know why but here I am able to comment after months of struggle.
    I did post tonight and perhaps the process of signing in and out of the husbands computer I have changed things for the better! Hurrah, my own Christmas gift to me.
    Thank you for once again posting your special Christmas stories and taking time to set up your houses. I know it is time consuming but so nice at Christmas.
    All the best Betsy for Christmas and the coming New Year.
    Regards Janine

  7. Christmas would never be the same without the question about the camel! There's so much comfort in traditions like these because we all can be sure that next year Pollyanna and nobody else around won't remember anymore whether it was left or right so we already know that this tradition will go on. ;O)

    It was so lovely to see so many familiar little friends preparing for a cozy family Christmas. And Fluby wants me to send a message to Joanna and Victor that he would know where it was baked and that he can only recommend them to keep it for themselves. As I reminded him that this is the season for sharing he just said: "But they are both sharing with each other!" *sigh* It's not always easy with a flutterybeary in the house... eh... where was I... oh yes… Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!


  8. The Nativities are very beautiful. It's nice to have one on the lighted window sill for the passers by to enjoy.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Drora

  9. Lovely nativity scene.
    Hope you had a Merry christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year 2020!