#684 Willow Creek Estate Nativity

Acquired 2014

This wood eight-piece set is designed from 2 x 4's and hand carved into the nativity figures and then painted white. The faces are indicated with round knobs of wood painted gold. The set includes Mary, holding Jesus, Joseph, the three kings, an angel, and two sheep.I found this interesting different wood creation at the Treasure Hunter, Turlock, CA, antique store as my sister Carole and I browsed through on the evening of November 6, 2014, while visiting the Silk Garden Christmas Open House across the street! The pieces still had the original price tag on the bottom at $125 for the set. It was released by Willow Creek (not Willow Tree!) and was acquired by Treasure Hunters from an estate sale in Turlock. When I researched Willow Creek, I learned that they are a Home Décor business from Madison, Wisconsin. The company started in 1990 by two sisters who previously made crafts in their homes. They started the Home Décor business distributing items to enhance your home. I assume this set was released through them sometime after 1990. I purchased it from the Treasure Hunters November 2014. Purchase price $60.