Yes, I know, it has little do to with anything, and I promise to write things of importance later, but for the moment I wanted to show this to you. This is the nativity I am currently in love with. I doubt I will get it--it costs about $350--but here it is anyhow.
|The full set. It may be noted that the star winds up and plays "Silent Night."|
|The Holy Family|
|Wise men (sorry for the blurriness)|
|Shepherds plus donkey and camel (sans sheep, I guess--except for the one on his shoulder)|
Well, there you have it. I really adore this one mostly for the figures. Many of the olive wood sets I've seen have tall, elongated figures that I don't like quite as much--this smaller, flowier, more delicate style is really attractive to me. It so happens that this is the same nativity Katie bought a couple weeks ago, but in my own defense I fell in love with it before she saw it--we just have similar tastes, I guess. I'll be going out with a group next week to do some nativity hunting at other places besides Omar's so we can all make educated choices. We'll see how it goes.