#434 Nativity Stocking

Acquired 2005

In my years of collecting nativities, I have never found a nativity stocking to hang on our buffet with our other Christmas stockings. Having shopped in Beardsley's Bible Book Store one evening in November 2005, I had made my purchases and was walking out the door when I noticed this stocking hanging there, only noticeable on the way out! I stopped in my tracks and bought it! The stocking measures 18 inches long and each of the characters are of natural cloth and then carefully stitched on the stocking. The angel is above watching over the Holy Family with the star falling just above Joseph. Mary is kneeling before the Babe, and the blue donkey is watching above the Holy Family. It is a darling addition to my collection. Try as I might, I couldn't get information on the stocking except that it was handmade by someone from Oakdale. Oh, how I wish I knew her name. Purchase Price, $15.95.