November 11, 2010

My New Pottery Nativity Scene


We had so much fun at the Christmas Open House that was held in our small town.  I had worked hard getting my booth at Old Banks Antiques ready, so I was just ready to enjoy the tour and do some shopping.  G-Man bought me the most adorable nativity –aka activity scene’!  That’s what Alex called them when she was a wee little thing!


This beautiful piece was handmade by Jo Pate, a local potter.


The driftwood comes from our own Lake Martin.


She forms the clay by hand.


How cute are these palm trees?


She uses a pine tip of a pinecone on top of a whole naked cone! 







and Baby Jesus…asleep on the hay lichen. 

I really can appreciate the work that goes into pottery after I finished two class sessions at Auburn University.  I am sitting the current session out, but G-Man is still going and creating some lovely pieces.  I will share some of our pottery soon.

Thank you to all of our brave troops who serve

our country to keep us free!

***Alex has a sweet “Veterans Day” post up today @ Blue Creek Basement.



  1. I love this activity scene! I say we go out and try to find some driftwood around the house :o)

  2. Rhonda,
    This is just how she used the pinecones...great talent here!!!!


  3. Rhonda, this is the most beautiful, creative, and special Nativities I've ever seen. The pine cones and local driftwood make it so special.
    Baby Mason is such a handsome charmer, loved his Halloween pic! You must be in 7th heaven!

  4. What a beautiful nativity. Your husband has good taste. So sweet that he bought it for you.

  5. Rhonda,

    This is a beautiful, I like the use of all the natural materials. Alex had it right. It is an activity scene -- the verb is love.

    Did you she my question about the wooden angel wings? I am interested in purchasing if available.

    Your Friend,

  6. I would love to know more information about the artist and possibly an e-mail or website.
    Your Nativity is absolutely beautiful!! I collect beautiful Nativities and would love to add this one to my collection.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    WAR EAGLE from Auburn.

  7. How simple and sweet. What a talented artist!


  8. Oh I LOVE your "Activity" set~ It's the best ever! Hugs- Diana

  9. How darn cute! Salute Our vets.......~Cheers Kim


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