30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 21

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"In German folklore, where Nutcrackers originated, the Nutcracker will bring good luck to your home and protect your family." 

I've written about my nutcracker collection in the past but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to include them in my 2020 30 Days of Thanksgiving posts. They bring much cheer to my home and a smile to my face whenever I walk into my kitchen, where they are displayed.

According to the MagicOfNutcrackers website:
"Legend says that a Nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill." 

If all that is true, my home is well protected.  A couple of days ago I posted a picture of part of my nutcracker collection James Dray said he wanted to see the rest of them. Although this isn't quite ALL of them, this is the music box portion of my collection.  They stand in my kitchen window, offering up music on demand. 


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Comments (7)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

When my kids were young, they each had one of those nutcrackers which were brought out at Christmas time.  They relaly added to the spirit!

Nov 21, 2020 03:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - that's quite a collection.  Attention-getting seems a rather appropriate way of describing their appearance.  

Nov 21, 2020 04:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How interesting. I had no idea the meaning behind nutcrackers. You are one safe lady!

Nov 21, 2020 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Always interesting to me, Carol, what people collect. I have one Christmas Nutcracker... my collections consist of cat ornaments (natch) and angels.

Nov 21, 2020 06:01 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for letting us know about the meaning of nutcrackers,  I had pruchase one for the last 5 years, I am behind now.


Nov 21, 2020 09:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Carol Williams - I like 

"trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector ..."  

Wow - that is an impressive collection! 


Nov 21, 2020 01:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol- I love Nutcrackers and have several but not as many as you. When we were in Delray, one of our neighbors had a huge collection that she arranged on her front porch. I'm surprised no one took them but they were safe there!!!

Nov 21, 2020 06:30 PM

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