Saturday, December 27, 2014

LOST AND FOUND



My Willow Tree Nativity figures were no where to be found when I was decorating for Christmas.  I checked and rechecked every bin and box.  No Willow Tree figures and they are the favorite of my Nativity collection.   I consoled myself with I'm sure when we redo storage after the New Year we'll find that box.



Well, it was very cold last night, and the first time we have needed to turn on the heat in the apartment.  It wouldn't come on and the maintenance man wasn't coming in until tomorrow.  My dearest went in search of our space heater and found a bag and opened it.... Lo and Behold.  My Willow Tree  ~ I can't even remember packing them in paper towels and putting them in that canvas bag but that's where they were.  My camel's head was broken off, and the shepherds hand.  Boo Hoo, a tear or two, and then the hot glue gun and they are all put back together.


It may be after Christmas....but my Willow Tree Nativity will stay on my coffee table until I'm ready to put it away, safely this time.

PS The Willow Tree figures in my header are from googleimages.com.

16 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you found them. That style of art work really appeals to me.
    Your loosing things for Christmas sounds like us this year. We always mark the boxes of ornaments and decorations that we use with the year. So Dave brought in what was marked and none of my special, "memory" ornaments or the tree skirt were to be found. I was very disappointed but decorated anyway. then Dave said maybe I put that tub in the loft on the other side of the garage and ...there they were. I was so happy. I was able to put up ornaments from our various trips and all the glittery icycles that just finish off the tree. Oh yes, in that box were the pinecone trees with little seed pod decorations that Dave's Mom made about 60 years ago. They just make Christmas!
    We had a lovely Christmas and didn't take a single picture...yesterday we just vegged. It sure felt good.
    Have a great weekend. Love you two so much.

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    1. Oh Sue, I enjoyed your story, especially the happy ending. I think of the woman in the Bible who lost the coin, and looked and looked.....Special ornaments just make Christmas. I have passed on to the kids the special ones they made for me.
      Love you guys too, and can't wait till the next visit.

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  2. Love your nativity Wanda. I have some willow tree angels. They are special. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    P.S. you may need an electric blanket.

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    1. Hi Susie....we do have an electric blanket so we are toasty warm in bed. The space heater was nice for the "media" room where we doing most of our living in the recliners and TV. HaHa.

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  3. I really want one of those. They were a bit too pricey for me during Christmas. When finances are in order, I'll search for one on ebay or Amazon. This is my favorite and I'm glad you found it even if it was a little broken. When I unloaded ornaments this year, some of my mom's priceless ornaments were broken. So sad. Will do better had packing this time.

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    1. Bonnie, my Willow Tree Nativity figures were a gift. My husbands assistant gave us Mary, Joseph and a shepherd, one year, and the next shepherds and sheep, then a cow and camel. I want to buy the wise men someday when I can afford them.

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  4. I'm so glad you had a happy ending to your story, Several years ago we had a huge flood in our basement. We lost our paper mache nativity. It just disintegrated. I have a china one now.

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    1. It's really sad to lose special Christmas things. I have several, but only room in our apartment to put out one. The China ones are nice too.

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  5. How wonderful!!! Reading this reminds me that Baby Jesus is missing in our nativity scene in the foyer. The quads were captivated and loved putting him in the manger. I must go in search of him now.......Happy New Year, Sweet Wanda!!! Love and prayers from Texas!

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    1. Yes, you must find baby Jesus. At least with the Willow Tree, Mary is holding baby Jesus. Enjoyed your Christmas post and the videos (got my computer fixed to watch them).

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  6. So glad they were found and not damaged any worse! What a pretty set...and not really too late...our tree will stay up another week I'm guessing.

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    1. I think I want to put them in my bookcase or swivel hutch after Christmas and enjoy them for several more months. I used to have everything down and put away by Jan 1....not this year..in no hurry.

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  7. Yay! I'm so glad your Nativity scene was found, dear Wanda :) May you have a lovely evening. Hugs to you!

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    1. This one is very special to me, and I'm going to leave it up for some time now.

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  8. This is a beautiful nativity scene, Wanda. I really like it. I am sorry it had a few bruises but I am glad you found it. I think crèches are appropriate year-round. I used to have one out on my organ all year and I loved it.

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    1. I think this one is going to find a place in my hutch or bookshelf. I love seeing it, and don't want to put it away....

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