Two years ago, I finally found it. At Oriental Trading of all places!! I think the set cost me all of $15 (that's including shipping & tax). It's not fancy, it's not made of gold or marble or whatever else that may make it perfect or valuable to anyone else. And once you scroll down to see the pictures, you may think: "eh.. it's nothing special". But it is to me. And I can't explain it. All I know is when I saw it online, I knew it was the Nativity set I was waiting for.
When I boxed it up after Christmas of 2007, I did a really good job of putting it up b/c I couldn't find it ANYWHERE. So I went without it last Christmas. Jon found it a few weeks ago though, and I set it out on Friday.
I noticed that it was missing something..... the set was a little washed out by the wall. I decided to paint a night sky on canvas and place the set in front of it. (I do need a bigger canvas, but it will do for now) It's still missing something and I finally figured out what it is, but I'm not sure on how to go about it. It's missing a manager! I know I don't want to buy one, I want to build it myself. And I will... but it will probably wait until next Christmas unless I have some kind of break through in ideas b/4 this Christmas is over.
ok.. enough typing... here's the pictures:
I love Nativity sets, always have. I wish I knew what happened to my Mother's Nativity. I would love to display it also. Who knows... I may continue to add to the one I have now.