Let this wonderful starter Fontanini nativity set charm its way under your Christmas tree this year. The Centennial Nativity Set is a beautiful choice because of the way it was painted, especially the stable itself. I absolutely adore how the walls were made to look like the plaster is wearing away, exposing richly colored rocks beneath. The roof was made to look like the wood has been damaged by time, and bits of hay are thrown about to make it appear as if someone is trying to protect the old building.
You’ll find that this starter set is richly designed to the smallest detail. Each of its figurines seem to come alive due to the hand-painted process, which also lends a certain level of uniqueness to every item.
This is a great choice for families with small children as little hands won’t damage the solid resin construction of the figurines. And because it’s Fontanini, you can always expand on your original set because they are always introducing new figurines, buildings and other great accessories. One could easily create an entire Christmas village by adding in everything from the wisemen and their camels to the shepherds tending their flock to bakery complete with a baker.
What’s Included in the Fontanini Centennial Nativity Set?
This Fontanini Nativity starter set comes with the gorgeous stable, and six lovely 5″ figurines. The nativity figurines that come with the set are: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Gloria Angel, a donkey and ox.
The entire set is about 10″H x 14″W x 6.5″D, which means that it can be placed practically anywhere. I find it most convenient to put my nativity under the tree, but you could easily find other places for it, such as a display table or a fireplace mantle. It also comes with a light and cord that can be removed when you need to store it after the holiday celebrations are done.