Friday, November 30, 2007

Three men and a crown...

This is another part of my Christmas decorations I just love putting out each year. I found the three kings of the Orient marked down at a garden center and snapped them up. I did not buy the only other piece of this nativity that was still available which was Mary holding the baby. I always regretted that and they are no longer being made. I am thinking about measuring my kings and trying to find a baby in a manger to place with them. For years, I have used a gold crown in which I place a candle.

"We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star"

Take a closer look at the Wise Men. They are on a Cathedral Windows quilt I used for my quilt group as the Christmas in July project a number of years ago.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I am off to Cranberry Cottage in a windy and rainy Holland but hope your weekend is wonderful in your part of the world.


Nancy said...

Your Kings are lovely! Such beautiful colors and so much detail.

And your quilt - well it is just gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Very nice, Heidi! I like them very much! The detail on them is quite nice! The quilt is gorgeous as well!

Nancy said...

Heidi, your crown is a great idea since you don't have baby Jesus. I like the figures, they are so well done. As you know I bought my Nativity scene in Holland, then I bought them the next year for Kristy and Mandie. The details are so good. IFFFF I find mine in the attic, it will be out soon. I am leaving most of my Christmas things unpacked this year.
Have fun at the cottage and be safe on the crazy Dutch roads.
Love you, Mom

Mary said...

Heidi - can I join your family - you are all so positive and loving!

The Kings are spendid and your quilt gorgeous - I like the candle in the crown - a good idea.

I've responded to your comment today on my blog post - that way I could talk to you, Kristen and Mom all together!!

Have a great time at the cottage - hope the weather improves. Lovely here - chilly mornings but the sun soon warms it up and the falling leaves look pretty. We'll be raking again this weekend! I'm off to pick Bob up at the airport - he's been in Pittsburgh for a couple of days. Bye, bye for now.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a great idea to use a candle in that little crown! Your kings are beautiful :)


Wild Rose said...

These are beautiful Heidi. Enjoy your weekend.

Marie x

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Heidi, your wise men are very beautiful....I hope you have a great time at Cranberry cottage!

Nan - said...

They are perfect! I love them. Even though you don't have the other nativity pieces, I find something wonderful in just them. I can't explain, but it is very moving to see those three kings alone. And the crown is quite, quite perfect, Heidi.

What does your mom mean about the crazy roads??

Regina said...

Heidi your Kings are so beautiful and
your quilt is gorgeous.The candle in
the crown a great idea.
Best wishes from stormy and rainy
German Regina

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love them, Heidi!


Jeanne said...

Hi Heidi,
Thanks for visiting Spiral. Yes, that is a big cushion that my old dog Jess sleeps on.
Hope you had a wonderful cozy time at the cottage. Your Christmas decorations are lovely!

Espresso Girlie said...

I love your kings and the crown seems so fitting. Your quilt is stunning!!