Friday, December 17, 2010

Pink Saturday Nutcraker Parade...

welcome to our nutty world...
this is a friend's son...
Malachi...
he likes my nutcrackers...
especially the ones that are as big as he is...
he said they need to smile for the picture, too...
this one, too!
I started collecting them before they were something to collect...
over 25 years ago...
they are everywhere...
they came from everywhere...
they came from everyone...
even Santa...
made a santa suit for him one year and when I wouldn't charge him for my sewing...
that crazy old man left me a nutcracker!
my stocking is even a nutcracker...
I love the Wizard of OZ ones...
we only pulled out 2 totes...
we got photos and then we put one tote back up...
I have over 100...
and there is no way I can put them all out here...
but I have, in the past...
loaned them out for Christmas shows here in town to raise money for different orgs...
I even have nut crackers for other holidays...
it started with just one...
I know I have a problem...
10 years ago I told everyone...
NO MORE!
yeah, like that worked...
I have added 3 more totes since then...
and no...
they don't bite...
they are house broken...
and they don't complain...
they just hang out and take up space...
with a hubby and 2 adult sons...
I'm used to that...
bwahahaha!
I even have a pirate one...
now I'm looking for a parrot cracker to go with him...
Merry Christmas from the nuthouse!
oh yeah- the pink is in their cheeks...

10 comments:

Marydon said...

What an extensive & beautiful collection, Tete! Malachi is having a grand time ...

Have a beautiful winter's eve ~
Happy Pink Saturday ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome collection you have here...I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

LV said...

What a wonderful collection of nutcrackers. No wonder the young man is having such a good time among all of them.

Donnie said...

What a wonderful, fun collection.

nancy said...

I try to collect the Nutcrackers but my first one broke less than a year. So I decided not too.One of my sister have a big one at her hearth. HPS to you.
Nancy

Jorgelina said...

Great collection,i love Nutcrackers !
Happy pink saturday!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Tete,
Love all of your nutcrackers. I was reading some back posts and I just read your post about your wheelchair. I was just diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and lupus. No surprise as my sis has Lupus and as a nurse, I understand fully my diagnosis.
Hang in there and my prayers are with you!!

Hugs,
Debbie

gail said...

That is quite a collection! I love the tall ones-do they eat a lot?
hugs,
gail

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so delightful and festive! Thanks for sharing and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

Sarah said...

Those are great! One of my traditions is to buy my oldest daughter a nutcracker each year. I always give it to her on the first day that we decorate. She is almost 11 and she has 7 of them. She adores them and I'm sure will one day have a large collection! ;)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah