I liked them so much that I bought one for myself ...
...and one for my Christmas giveaway.
So how lucky was I when I spotted this vintage manger for $3.50 at Goodwill in Boston a couple of weeks ago! I couldn't remember exactly how big the nativity figurines were, but it looked like it might be a good size for them.
It's better than good - it's almost as though they were custom made for each other! As a finishing touch I set a mini ornament in the manger's loft - the Christmas star.
I placed the manger on a small table in front of the family room windowseat.
As it turns out, the table is also the perfect size for the manger.
I love it when all the pieces of a puzzle fit together so easily because sometimes in our little house, and in life in general, that's not always the case!
And over the past 24 hours we got socked with a good amount of snow here in the northeast. I'll try to share photos soon - freshly fallen snow is so beautiful (even to me, who is longing for spring!)