I have collected Fontanini nativity pieces for many, many years. They are made in Italy by Roman, Inc. (click HERE). They come in various sizes from 5" to life-size and are beautifully painted and detailed. When our grown children were small, they enjoyed playing with them for hours on end.
Setting up the Nativity was one of the highlights of our holidays.
The below basic nativity of Mary, Joseph & Baby Jesus in the stable with the 3 angels music box was a gift from my grandmother in 1970. It isn't Fontanini, but it started my collection. It still plays Silent Night perfectly and brings back many warm memories.
We're past Christmas and are getting ready to bring in the new year, but the Nativity will stay up for a little while longer. I hope your holiday was happy and filled with warm memories.
I had a little fun needle felting a small tree, wrapping some presents and making a few stocking stuffers. I'm feeling grateful for the blessings in my life. I'm really looking forward to this week of celebration and beauty.
Ugh! I will be off for a little bit recuperating from foot/ankle surgery. I thought I would be so efficient and do lots of pre-posts, but with the holidays fast approaching, I didn't get anything done. I will be back in a few.