Wednesday, January 6, 2010

An Herbal Epiphany


These Three Kings came upon a most beautiful herbal stable..........

The hand carved olive wood figures from the Holy Land stand in a creche decorated with anise 'stars', cinnamon bark on the pillars, whole cloves tucked into crevasses, cardamon and nutmeg seeds, and dried rosemary (for remembrance, of course). The original creche is made of small branches, bark, and bamboo or reed, and moss. It was always natural looking, but I like it so much better with the added herbs. It was easy to glue the herbs on with white glue. The creche fragrances the whole room.
January 6th is Epiphany, the last of the Twelve Days of Christmas when the three kings following a bright star made their arrival in Bethlehem. Thanks to our sister Carrie for sharing her Creative Creche with us!

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

What a creative way to decorate the creche. I reminds me of the three kings carrying the special gifts.