Friday, November 23, 2012

Beginning of the Festive Season

AppleJack, Miss Callie Mae Calico and I live a pretty laid back life at Thistle Manor.  There are few rules and we only have them to maintain order.  One of the hard fast rules at Thistle Manor is:  no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, no exceptions!

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of the year and this year it was an exceptionally beautiful fall day with clear blue skies, falling leaves, and a brisk breeze.  It was a perfect day to rake leaves and I raked leaves for hours (and there are still many more to rake).  We shared our Thanksgiving with dear friends and the Room in the Inn guys.

Arriving home, Miss Callie Mae was waiting to remind me:  Christmas decorating begins the day after Thanksgiving.

Decorating begins with Nutcrackers and bottle brushes on the mantel.

As I was arranging the Nutcrackers, I noticed some of these guys are having a bad hair day.  I suspect they have been stored in the closet to long and have a case of bed hair.

Hopefully, a few weeks on the mantel will be good for their hair.

And if a few weeks on the mantel does not cure their case of bed hair, perhaps a cup of Sis's eggnog will help.


  1. Wonderful! What a great display that is to start off your Christmas decorating! and I so agree -- no Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving! Music too! lol!

  2. I love nutcrackers but have yet to find nice ones in the UK. I think that I will start bringing boxes down from the attic ready to start next weekend.

  3. You have a lovely collection of nutcrackers.

  4. My niece is now collecting nutcrackers! Love your collection and the trees are great!