This manger scene is one I created years and years ago - 25 to be exact (I just went and looked at the bottom of one of the pieces). I bought the set in it's 'green' state - cleaned it and had it fired - and then painted each one with the tiniest paint brush I could find. It's a good thing my eyes were much better back then. (The little shelter is 3 1/2" tall and baby Jesus is 1 1/4" long.)
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments. A popsicle stick star with Ya-ya spelled out with letter beads that my grandson William crafted for me in 2008.
A Santa face that my husband's Grandma crocheted and sent to me in a Christmas card years and years ago. It's always right out front where everyone can see it.
A Grinch ornament that Erica gave to her Dad in 1998. "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is my husbands favorite Christmas show.
And here we have a Washington Redskins ornament - I should just open the front door and throw this out in the yard. Jeez - this team stinks. I think they're like 3 - 9 now. I keep telling Vince that I'm going to send them an email telling them that me and my sisters, and even my Mom, can do better. They probably wouldn't like that. :)
Merry Christmas to all. :)