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SilverCreedWolf

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About SilverCreedWolf

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  • Birthday 07/15/1978

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  • My favorite Christmas story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • Location Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
  • Biography Founder of the Beverly A. Tyria Memorial Nativity Scene. Established in December 2015, this lifesize Nativity scene is displayed each year in memory of my Grandmother, who passed away on 12/2/2015. It is exclusively produced by Bronner's Commercial Display of Frankenmuth, MI, and features vintage figures no longer manufactured by them. This is an endeavor I work at year round, scouting Craigslist and eBay for more vintage figures to add to the display.
  • Interests Catholicism, singing, writing, commercial fiberglass figures!
  • Occupation Singer/ BMI Songwriter/ BMI Music Publisher
  • About my display My display is exclusively produced by Bronner's Commercial Display - Frankenmuth, MI.

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  1. I have begun a GoFundMe for this memorial: GoFundMe: Beverly A. Tyria Memorial Nativity Scene
  2. Please watch the video linked below and leave me your comments on the topic discussed therein. Thanks! GoFundMe or Not? Beverly A. Tyria Memorial Nativity Scene
  3. ISO: These two lifesize MoldCraft Nativity shepherds. These pictures shows them from different angles. I know this is a VERY long shot, and I place no time limits on finding these, so here we go! I would like to find them in reasonably good condition - MoldCraft figures are notorious for heat warp - and at a reasonable price. The paint job doesn't have to be pristine as I plan on repainting them anyway to match my Bronner's lifesize figures. If anyone has these they would like to sell, or can put me in touch with someone who does, please send an Email to SilverCreedWolf@aol.com with "LIFESIZE SHEPHERDS" in the subject line.
  4. The local newspaper, Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive did and article on my display during the 2016 Christmas Season. I will attach only 4 of the pics from the online version of the article and provide a direct link to the article so you can read it and see the remainder of the pictures. LINK: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/12/nativity_in_grandmas_memory_is.html
  5. Thank you! It is truly a labor of love. Here is a link to the Facebook page dedicated to the display: https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyATyriaMemorialNativityScene/
  6. The Beverly A. Tyria Memorial Nativity Scene is a replica of the vintage Nativity Scene that once graced Bronson Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is displayed each year at Christmastime and illuminated from dusk 'til dawn in loving memory of the late Beverly A. Tyria of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Every effort has been made to recapture the spirit of the display from Downtown Kalamazoo, if not the actual figures, some of which are no longer made. The only other major difference is the more modern, vibrant color scheme. All but three of the figures (2 of the sheep and the star) are produced exclusively by Bronner's Commercial Display in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The stable was designed by Joe Tyria and built by Fr. James Richardson of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Kalamazoo. These are pics of the 2016 Display. The Magi and Baby Jesus were in need of refurbishing after that, so they were taken to Bronner's Commercial Display in February 2017. Here are pics of the 3 Magi and Baby Jesus after having been refurbished by Bronner's Commercial Display in February of 2017.
  7. It's been a good long while since I posted here. Since I was last here, I have gotten out of the blowmold game and into commercial size decorations, particularly the Bronner's Exclusive Lifesize Nativity Scene. Here are pictures of my 2016 display. I had to have the 3 Magi and the Baby Jesus refurbished this year, so they'll look a little different for 2017. Here is a link to the Facebook page dedicated to my display: https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyATyriaMemorialNativityScene/
  8. Follow the link below to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Saint Nicholas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas
  9. Saint Nicholas is a Christian Saint. I see no reason not to include him among the display, even if the only image available at Christmastime is the secular elf version.
  10. Here's closeups of the plaster Nativity that I painted for this year (2010). Enjoy!
  11. Here's my 2010 addition to this thread. Pic 1 is my Nativity in my yard, Pic 2 is the Nativity in my Mom's yard, and pic 3 is the Nativity I have displayed in my house. Enjoy!
  12. If you're referring to the actual stable that Jesus was born in, it wasn't a wooden stable, as is depicted now. Jesus was born in a cave. Caves were used as stables in that part of the world at the time of Jesus' birth. Be that as it may, here is a pic of the stable I made - based on Shawn's design - for my semi life size Nativity. I just modified the front of it with planks for the angels to be mounted on.
  13. When you post a reply, and the typing template comes up, after you've typed your message, scroll down, and you will see a button that reads "Manage Attachements." Use that to upload your pic(s).
  14. That is a Catholic/Orthodox tradition that is more for Liturgical purposes (in Church) than it is for display purposes, although some of the faithful do the same in their home Nativity sets. I'm Catholic, but I don't tend to practice that tradition because having the Christ Child in the Nativity centers focus back to the true Reason For The Season. That being said, I'm not going go out into the snow after Midnight Mass to install the Baby Jesus into the display and have to dig through all the snow to plug him in. BTW, great display! Love that old Beco Nativity!
  15. The straw never hurts my lawn, but hey, to each his own! Awesome system! I've been thinking about doing something similar to my Empire Set for my Mom's yard next year.