#665 Willamena Gift Nativity

Acquired 2013

My housekeeper is very patient during the setup, duration and take down of the collection - which usually spans two months or more! She and her team clean the display cases, clean around the displayed nativities, and in general keep everything looking clean and tidy during the weeks the sets are up. Her girls clean “nervously” and carefully and breathe a sigh of relief when the collection is put away! This year Willamena and her daughter came to the Open House (even though she knows it quite well!). Then when I found her annual Christmas thank you basket on my table one Monday which always includes her homemade Portuguese sweetbread, I found this lovely nativity set tucked inside the basket. What a precious personal thought from her heart and a joy to add her choice of a nativity to my collection. Thank you, Willamena.