The Joy of Nutcrackers & Mugs

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"Christmas isn't a season.  It is a feeling."
-Edna Ferber

Every year I look forward to putting out my growing Nutcracker collection.  I place them prominently on my kitchen counter, and they greet me each morning and put a smile on my face as soon as I walk into the kitchen, flip on the light and prepare my first cup of coffee.  

The above picture is about half of my collection. The group of music box Nutcrackers is lined up on the ledge of my kitchen window. 


I also moved my Holiday Coffee Mugs into the most prominent position of the cupboard, so they are easily accessible each morning through December. I love my entire coffee mug collection (which I've collected on my various travels), but there is something especially pleasurable about drinking out of my holiday mugs. 

What is the takeaway?
You don't need fancy stuff to experience joy. 
It is everywhere in a neverending supply of small things. 

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Dörte Engel
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Dear Carol,

In this business, we need a little something to make us happy. Good for you to display what you love instead of hiding it away somewhere. I am with you on the coffee.

Nov 28, 2018 08:43 AM #18
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It is the little things Carol Williams  that make us happy .They look beautiful  .I saw some of your cups and how nice they look with your coffee maker

Nov 28, 2018 09:03 AM #19
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And I do love the feeling of Christmas Carol Williams 🎅.

Nov 28, 2018 09:11 AM #20
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Hi Sharon Lee ,
Yes, it's a fun way to start the day.

Nov 28, 2018 10:42 AM #21
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Hi Dörte Engel ,
I do own a lot of nice things I don't display but these are a seasonal must. 

Nov 28, 2018 10:44 AM #22
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Hi Hannah Williams ,
The coffee maker does fit right in with the holiday color scheme, doesn't it? 

Nov 28, 2018 10:44 AM #23
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,
Let's keep it going all year long!

Nov 28, 2018 10:45 AM #24
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Carol,

How fun.  We have a lot of Christmas ornaments in storage, as we stopped having Christmas trees when we fell in love with Abyssinian cats.  They love to leap on trees and park themselves at the angel on top.  I have some for my mantel...Love your nutcracker collections.  A

Nov 28, 2018 11:24 AM #25
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Hello Carol,  Love the Nutcrackers you are sharing with us.  show up soon in the frontyard.

 

Nov 28, 2018 01:40 PM #26
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Hi Carol - love your nutcracker collection!  What a great idea having them all greet you for your morning coffee.   When I get done with my 'white' tree I'll post a picture.  Makes me happy too just looking at it first thing in the am with a cup of java.

Nov 28, 2018 03:10 PM #27
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I had a pretty good nutcracker collection.  However, over the years I've given them to my kids to have in their homes.  I kind of miss them.

Nov 28, 2018 04:45 PM #28
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Morning Carol.

You must have one heck of a collection.  So, will you show us the rest of them?  

Nov 29, 2018 01:03 AM #29
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Good morning Alexandra,
Yes, the nutcrackers are fun for the holidays.  Sounds like you need to train your cats to treat your tree and ornaments with a little more respect.  HaHa... like that's going to happen. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Nov 29, 2018 04:16 AM #30
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Hi Will Hamm ,
They're definitely a fun collection that is special during the holidays.

Nov 29, 2018 04:17 AM #31
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 ,
I am anxiously awaiting the white tree reveal! 

Nov 29, 2018 04:18 AM #32
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I've given a few nutcrackers as gifts and they are always appreciated.  They seem to be universally beloved.  I gave one to a friends young son one year and they said he took it to bed with him.  How cute is that?

Nov 29, 2018 04:22 AM #33
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Good morning Carol. Oh how I love this, your nutcrackers, mugs and conclusion.

Nov 29, 2018 06:59 AM #34
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We have a Santa collection....waiting to leap up the stairs and grace the hearth

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Your routine is like mine, minus the Nutcracker collection. Love to turn on the lights, drink coffee out of a festive Christmas mug and bask in the glow. So much to be thankful for each day. D 

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Outstanding collection, Carol! I had to stop by today to pick up my ornament for an ornament exchange party this evening. They had their nutcrackers specially priced and so many people were scooping them up - there's just something so magical about them!

Dec 07, 2018 12:27 PM #37
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