#383 The Welsh Nativity Set

Acquired 2004

This whimsical nativity is called the Real Story of Christmas. This set is derived from England and is created by the artist Marri Lois Hutchings, of Welsh heritage. She hand-paints each piece with a whimsical styling influenced by her childhood in rural Wales. It was designed in 1997 in her place of business called Angelic Hen in Woodland Redbrook Monmouth, England. Very colorful and whimsical, this 12-piece set is complete including the chickens from the farm. I found this set in Abbey Press, October 2004, purchase price $199.95.