Throughout the years, I've collected nativity sets. If I see an interesting nativity that reflects the culture and heritage of a place where I'm vising (or living), I add it to my collection.
Now that we're in the Hayley House, my collection really needs to be out of storage on on display.
I spent some time looking in the shops and found a few that appealed to me, like this one from Target:
And this one from World Market:
What I didn't like was the price tag for particle board display shelves. Fortunately for me, I work at an architecture firm filled with creative and talented folks. Fortunate indeed, since my absolute favorite woodworker, my Grandpa A, has long-since hung up his toolbelt.)
My favorite woodworker is Carter Moore. He is gifted at woodcraft. Working from my inspiration images, Carter came up with a design that would fit a particular space in our house:
And on Saturday morning, he delivered the finished display case. It's awaiting priming and painting - work that the Hayleys will do. Isn't this an amazing piece?!?
I can hardly wait to finish it out and unpack my nativity collection!
However, I'm still debating what color to paint it. I know that I want to paint the exterior and shelves one color, while painting the back wall a contrasting color that will allow the collection to pop.