Archive for the ‘Hestia Companions Collection Nativity’ Category

Nativity Scenes made in the USA

October 15, 2008

Like most things, Nativity scenes are yet another product that can be tough finding “Made in America”. Below are a list of Nativity sets we have found that are made in the United States:

The Companions Collection Nativity from Hestia is made in America and can be seen by clicking here. The figures are made from bonded marble and then hand dressed in select fabrics. Hestia has also added a line of Santas that are also made in the United States. They too can bee seen at the link above.

Another Nativity scene made in America is from Vaillancourt Folk Art and can be seen by clicking here. Vaillancourt makes all their figures from calkware, cast in antique chocolate moulds and then handpainted with beautiful detail. Vaillancourt also makes a Startlight Santa each year (also made in the United States).  Each Starlight Santa is produced for one year, and then retired. These Santa are highly collectible and can be seen by clicking here.

Lastly, are several styles of Outdoor Nativity scenes. These are all made in America and have been for decades.  There is a life size scale outdoor nativity scene that can be seen by clicking here, a 36 inch scale full color outdoor nativity set that can be seen by clicking here, a 36 inch scale all white nativity set that can be seen by clicking here, and lastly an 18 inch scale kids style outdoor nativity scene that can be seen by clicing here. All of these outdoor Nativity sets are made in the United States.

If you know of any other Nativity sets made in the United States and would like to post a comment to this blog, it would be much appreciated!

Mozart in a Nativity Scene?

March 5, 2008

Mozart in a Nativity scene?  That was exactly the question we asked when we came across this retired figure from the Hestia Companions Collection Nativity Scene

What would Mozart be doing at the birth of Christ?  Turns out, artist Linda McDonald’s idea was, “Shown here in the traditional dress of the late 18th century, Mozart is contemplating the Nativity scene that will be incorporated in many ways into his music.” 

Ah!  Makes sense to us.  Of course Mozart would have contemplated the birth of Christ – haven’t we all?  And of course it must have weaved it’s way into his music at some point. 

What a wonderful idea to add figures from history to a Nativity scene. 

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