Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Nativity Vignette and Chalk Paint

A wonderful group of nativity figures needed a base. A wicker edged tray had been sitting around for several months. Chalk paint was handy.




I love the special effects from PicMonkey (used Frost for the blur above).



Scrubbed the tray (sitting around outside did not make it look any better), dried it overnight by the floor register.


2 coats of Simply White CeCe Caldwell Vintage White Chalk-Clay paint. When dry used MinWax Polycrylic.



Arranged and rearranged the nativity figures. The camels didn't really fit on the tray but could be 'carried' with the tray.




Nativity Vignette solution. Portable. Shareable.


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29 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. Well done!
    Merry Christmas to you!
    diane @ aug's blog

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  2. Love it! Don't we all tend to arrange and rearrange until it's just right! :-) So nice to see another Nativity set displayed. Beautiful!

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  3. Love the nativity in the tray! Really great idea,

    Judy

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  4. Your Naitvity figurines are lovely and the tay is great, a perfect place for a Nativity Scene 2013.
    Merry C'mas.
    FABBY

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  5. What a great solution for your beautiful Nativity scene. Have a wonderful weekend, Jan

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  6. Nothing says Merry Christmas like the nativity. Blessings to you.

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  7. Great idea, Joy. It's a perfect match! What a gorgeous nativity, too!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. So lovely ! :) This reminds me of several things! :) When I was a young married, I'd inherited the vintage figurines that went under the Christmas tree from my childhood...they were all chipped and so I painstakingly repainted them ( Ice Skaters, and Skiers, and People Walking Around...figurines probably from the twenties or so :) to have them nice and fresh for the under-the-tree scenes for my boys

    The other thing that this reminds me of is a recent post from Dewena at Across the Way where she'd talked about redoing a nativity scene which reminded her of a book from the Mitford series which I had also read in the past :)

    In other words I just loved your post as it was enjoyable to see what you have done and then took me on to some other memories as well. Isn't that what Christmas is all about over time...

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  9. I love your tray...I have always struggled with what to set my nativity set on...You have just settled it, I am going to look for a tray before I put my Christmas decor away! Thank you

    Carol

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  10. Lovely! I have a collection of nativities...yours is beautiful!

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  11. Visiting from Boogieboard - wishing you a happy holiday.

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  12. Beautiful Nativity! I have one even in the kitchen window sill.
    Merry C'mas.
    FABBY

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  13. Your tray is a wonderful place to display such an important part of the holiday decorating. I like the white. Thank you for sharing at my HOME.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. great job on the tray for your lovely vintage nativity

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  15. My granddaughter would like the portability aspect as she loves to play with nativity sets, acting out the story. What a creative base you have made. Looks great and a lovely set.

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  16. Lovely set! I've never tried chalk paint but it's on my to-do list. Whenever I see someone else's results they always look good with it. My link party has changed starting this coming week to include anything home-related, runs Tuesday-Friday, hope to see you there :) -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  17. The tray looks perfect with the nativity set. Nice work!

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  18. That is a beautiful Nativity set, Joy! The tray works perfectly, and is transformed with the paint! Thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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  19. The Nativity is gorgeous. I do love to display them and have a couple that are special to me also. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  20. Hi Joy,

    Aren't you the crafty one! I collect nativity sets, and yours is a terrific one. Mary is wearing a vivid blue. Good idea on the display tray.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  21. Great job. Looks wonderful!
    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/12/gathering-moment-with-college-friends.html

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  22. Your nativity looks wonderful on the tray. Don't you love chalk paint?! Sure comes in handy.

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  23. What a great update with chalk paint! I'm featuring your tray in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight.

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  24. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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