It's been a long and busy day but I wanted to quickly pop in with a short post. We took my dad's lighted ceramic Christmas tree to the nursing home and set it up in his room this afternoon. Although he hasn't had a real Christmas tree at home for many years, he has very much enjoyed this little lighted tree, turning it on at dusk each evening. So we trust he will enjoy having it in his room.
Next week we plan to take up his creche, complete with a wooden stable. My dad made many of these for gifts over the years, and I thought it would be nice for the nursing home staff and visitors to his room to see something that he had made.
I thought it would fun to show my readers what the stable looks like. The creche figures in the scene I have are quite unattractive and really don't fit the scale of the stable, but I hope eventually to find nicer ones. The ones I will take to the nursing home are the figures my parents always used and they are very nice looking (though not expensive). When my dad built stables for his married grandchildren, I was sent on a hunt for nice looking creche figures. I found some beautiful ones in Lowe's, of all places.
|Creche with a lantern I found after Christmas last year|
|I got the idea to put a little New Testament, open to Luke 2, in front of the creche, from Sandi at Christmas Pudding.|