#519 Silk Garden Nativity

Acquired 2008

November 6, 2008, Janine, and I, along with my sisters Carole and Pennie, attended the Silk Garden's Christmas Open House in Turlock. It was the first time in the years that we have been doing business with Terri, the owner of Silk Garden, that we were able to attend her Open House. Carole arrived a bit earlier than Janine and I, and she was anxiously pacing back and forth in front of this very unique yard style metal nativity waiting for me to arrive and see the set before anyone else could get to it! This was the only one Terri had in the store and is quite unique, different, modern, and contemporary and can be easily displayed outdoors. Made from pieces of metal that have been rusted, the set includes Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus and a large stable that pulls apart for easy storage. Mary's headpiece is a metal screen and the hair on Mary and Joseph are twisted pieces of spray-painted gold metal. Joseph's gold staff is welded to his arm and the contemporary metal Baby Jesus has three strands of gold hair and a gold star indicating His Holiness. Made by Round Top Productions, the stable is about 2 ½ feet tall and Mary and Joseph are about 12 inches tall. Purchased in November 2008 for $119.