Friday, December 19, 2008


Who knew husbands could be creative geniuses??? My dh usually spends his downtime in his recliner, tv on, sawing logs - and is in no fit state to be creative. Not a couple of nights ago though. He was busily working away all day and evening in the basement. Last night while I was tidying up the house so I could get right to my playtime after dinner John (my hubby) came up from the basement carrying THIS!
John is from the Middle East - near where Jesus was actually born - and takes exception to our little wooden stables that we use here in the U.S.A. to display our nativity scenes at Christmas. Structures over in that area were NEVER made of wood and in that time period stables AND houses were often carved right into the mountain side or made of the white stone common in that part of the world. Therefore, I now have this wonderful cave to display my nativity! What do you think of it? I LOVE IT!!!!

I have been busy trying to re-package edible gifts that I've picked up for Christmas gifts. Store packaging is usually so UGLY - and besides - its fun to devise ways to make them look better! This particular box contains yummy Butter Fudge that will be going to one of my husband's brothers.


SU! Holiday Treasures Designer Paper

SU! Old Olive Card Stock

Tan Linen Card Stock from Hobby Lobby

SU! Chocolate Chip Card Stock

SU! Very Vanilla Card Stock

Diamond Dust

Stardust Stickles

1/2 Pearl

Brown 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Cuddlebug Snowflake Die

Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Greeting - SU! Season of Joy

Chocolate Chip Ink

Sponged - Close to Cocoa

White Gel Pen

Thanks for visiting - and a special thank you to all TEN of you who subscribed to my blog this week!!! How exciting for me!!!

Remember - whether you say Merry Christmas or simply Happy Holiday - there would be no holiday to celebrate on December 25th if not for the birth of Christ. It would simply be just another day. HE is the reason for the season.



Donna said...

your husband's "cave" is amazing. i too have a reclyner warrior but i don't think he could have come up with what yours did.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Your nativity cave is AWESOME!! It's so realistic, just like Jesus is there in your house. Soooo cool! Merry Christmas!

LeAnne said...

No, my DH would not even think of making anything like this---just beautiful! The Nativity set is beautiful too! What a special treasure this is (your DH too!).

Kerry H said...

Your husband did a fabulous job. What is it made of? It's just perfect.

Carol P said...

Wow! I love your Nativity cave. So much more realistic. What is it made out of? Maybe I could get my dh to do something like that for me!

Tara said...

Wow! Your nativity scene is gorgeous! Your DH did a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

The Nativity Scene is Totally Awesome. What great workmanship.
What a great piece of art and such a great item to hand down from generation to generation.
Merry Christmas to one and all and may you all have a very Blessed New Years.

Andrea said...

The nativity looks very much at home, and certainly suits its surroundings. We may have to rethink how we do things, it's beautiful! I wanted to also thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Best wishes for a very Blessed Christmas.

Gloria said...

John did a wonderful job!
So realistic, what a great suprise for you.I am sure in person it is even more beautiful!