Thursday, December 23, 2010

a lovely octogenerian, shirley squires

surrounded by about one-fourth of her collection.

22 comments:

Irina said...

This is soo beautiful.
But how does she manage the dust?

cieldequimper said...

Good question about the dust.

I'm sure this passion will keep her going for at least 20 years!

Malyss said...

A kind of Disneyland to my eyes and heart! i would like so much to visit this collection, especially with this lovely smile as a guide!

Birdman said...

Amazing!

Kate said...

It looks like she must have a special room for them. It's a huge collection which obviously makes her very happy. My sister has a Christmas village collection that takes hours to assembly each year. Labors of love!

Jacob said...

More power to her. Maybe she needs to set up a creche museum.

Looks like a very nice lady.

Sharon said...

That is a pretty amazing collection and Shirley is a lovely lady!
I think you are right about the light. I've noticed it more over the past few days and it seems some how special.

Amin said...

Can we say she is a record holder ?!

Sharon Creech said...

So that's where she keeps them. Beauteous!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my oh my!!

A lovely lady for sure.
What a great way to showcase her collection.

BTW: the horses on my blog are actually working ranch horses. Everything done on the ranch (cattle-wise) is done on horseback. and believe it or not those horses come when they are called. Well when the work horn goes off. It is amazing to watch. MB

SRQ said...

I'm impressed she has the space to display so many manger scenes.

Naturedigital said...

A lovely lady and a beautiful collection.
Costas

Sunny said...

Shirely looks very proud of her amazing collection.
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. Hope the weather cooperates for the traveling baby brattcats.
☼ Sunny

Elenka said...

Lovely indeed.

Steffe said...

I have said it before collectors are a weird bunch!

But in a good way of course.

lizziviggi said...

She looks happy. Someone else must do the dusting.

Gunn said...

Wow, that is an impressive collection!
Nice photo too.
GOD JUL /MERRY CHRISTMAS !

VP said...

This is the answer to where she keeps her collection... Unbelievable, may she keep collecting for many more years (if she still has room).

Jack said...

Impressive. She looks like a warm and happy woman. Good for her.

Virginia said...

What a lovely lady and I love how you captured her collection along with her. Meeps likes the kitty nativity!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
xx
V

Jilly said...

How incredible!

newprovidencedailyphoto said...

Is Ms. Shirley a friend of yours, or does she open her collection to the public?

Beautiful portrait, by the way. :)