#14 Country Nativity

Acquired 1989

I ordered this set from the Best to You catalog in 1989. This country set includes a stable that looks like the front of a church. It has a cross and a bell in the steeple and says, “Give thy heart to Jesus.” The bottom of the door states, “O come, let us adore Him.” The country cow says I love Christmas and the donkey says Happy Birthday Jesus. The people figurines include country looking Mary and Joseph, two shepherds, one king and a country angel. The Christ Child also says Give thy heart to Jesus. Total pieces are 12. Purchase price, $132.35.In the spring of 1992, while J. S. West was delivering a mattress set for us, they bumped the curio cabinet and the Baby Jesus to this set broke. I was able to glue it back together and the break is hardly noticeable.