Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nutcracker Collection

Are you nutty for Nutcrackers?

Good Morning, Y'all!
Boy this has been another busy week for
me, with trying to finish up my
Christmas decorating, and getting
 ready for a Willow House party tonight...
This ol' gal is tired!!

Anyway, I was visiting around some of my
bloggy friends and came across a very interesting
post over at Apple Grove Treasures.
Lori also collects nutcrackers and had
found an old German folk lore about the Nutcracker.
They were given as gifts to ward off
evil spirits because they are painted baring their teeth.
{All of mine do, except my Queen & Elf}
Some people think they are scary looking.
Not me!!  Hop over to Lori's place and check 
out what she found out about the legend.
But before you go, here are some
quick photos of my collection of 12....
and counting!






Happy Thursday, Y'all!


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24 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful collection. Theresa at They Call Me Ganky blog has quite a few too!

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    1. Hey Mildred! I'll have to hop over and check her's out. I'm always on the look out for different styles and cultures - I love my bagpipe player. thanks for visiting!

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  2. My mom collects Nutcrackers to!! I have bought her many over the years for Christmas. I believe she started collecting when my father was stationed in Germany when I was 10. I Love seeing them on the Holidays!!

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    1. Wow, then she has some of the best ones! I'm sure they are lovely. My German Aunt didn't collect nutcrackers but did have a lot of the real Hummel figurines.

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  3. Nice nutcracker collection! I also like the cute way you displayed them...Christine

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  4. Hi JoAnn, thanks for the plug! You have some really nice looking nutcrackers there!! Love how you have them displayed:)
    ~Lori

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  5. Your nutcracker collection is awesome, JoAnn. Love how you have them displayed as well. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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    1. Hi Gayle! thanks for visiting and following along. I look forward to browsing thru your blog!

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  6. Hi there, I am a Nutcracker collector too! Midred from Maple Lane sent me over to see yours:) Love those little fellas! Have a blessed day and stop by to see mine! HUGS!

    http://theycallmeganky.blogspot.com/2012/11/more-christmas-decorations.html

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    1. Thanks, Mildred is a dear sweet bloggy friend!

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  7. I didn't know that, and I have never noticied the teeth :)

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  8. Mildred from Maple Lane sent me scurrying over here to see the Nutcrackers.

    I collect them too, but call mine "The Kings."

    Great collection you have here, from one collector to another!

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    1. Well hello Keetha, nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting and I'll return the favor. I've not come across one in a store that I want yet. I don't have a Mouse King, but I've found a couple online that I want "Santa" to bring me ;-)

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  10. What a fabulous collection JoAnn. I certainly don't think they're scary. I only gave 3 myself, but I just love them.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Winter Wonders and Holiday Happenings link party. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

    Tuula :)

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    1. Hi Tuula, thanks for your sweet comment. I pick them up when they are affordable or I have a 1/2 price coupon ;-)

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  11. You have lovely collection I only have one so I guess I am not nutty, LOL. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  12. Wonderful collection! My parents collect those little "smokers" that open in half and you can put a lit fragrance cone inside, then smoke pours out of their mouths. They have a few nutcrackers too, but not as nice as yours!

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    1. Hey Jessi! I've heard of the smokers but don't come across those around here. I'd love to have one though. Thanks for stopping by to comment ;-)

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