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Sunday Reflections…

This morning I woke up to Christmas music 🎄 The Spirit is in the air! We are taking the whole weekend for Christmas activities… Looking at lights, fixing treats like Chex mix & Rum Cake 🍰 and Cookies 🍪. Don’t forget Family Breakfast 🍳 … or Brunch 😊

Omelettes and French Toast 😊

The lights last night were Amazing!

These were all takin at 1 Home! Check out “Hefner Hill” out on Fry Road if you want to see one heck of a display! Merry Christmas 🎄

Christmas is only 5 days away! Have you caught the Christmas Spirit? 🎅🏻🎄🤩

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!…
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon (1876–1961), “The Right Gift,” 1912

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻

Mark C.



Only 10 Days Until Christmas! The “Little Piggy Countdown” BEGINS! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I know what your saying… “There are only 5 little piggies” 🐷 Right?! NOT in my story! In my story I’m using both feet! 🦶🏻🦶🏻

10 days until Christmas 🎄 10 Toes 😯 A perfect countdown to your favorite day of the year 🎅🏻

Time goes so fast right now! Shorter and shorter days combined with the coming holidays make it just fly by 💨

#1 – Don’t miss out! On Christmas music, movies, cookies, spirit AND, shopping! 🎁

Gifts for guys and gals! Come by, get those remaining gifts & Say Hi’ 🎄

Don’t forget, 10 days, 10 toes countdown 🎅🏻

This little piggy went to the Boutique at Carters Nursery 😊

Y’all have a GREAT Day! Merry Christmas 🎅🏻



Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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13 Days Till Christmas 😳

There’s something about the holiday season. It feels like it takes forever to roll around again, but when it finally does, it flies by in the Blink of an Eye 👁…

YES, only 13 Days till Christmas! That means there are only 12 shopping days left to get the perfect gift for that special someone… or Someone’s! 🎅🏻

Clothing, yard art, pottery, hand made Christmas ornaments, jewelry, candles, after shave, Koi stuff, etc, etc.!!! Y’all come! Only 12 Shopping Daze Left! 😳

We are getting ready to open the gates at 8am! Come see us today for a very Special Christmas Shopping Experience! 🎄🎅🏻


Open today 8am – 2pm!

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Top 10 Christmas Music List 2020

Yesterday was my birthday, so I more or less messed around, ran some errands, ate take out, opened a few presents and listened to some music… Mainly Christmas music 🎅🏻
Every year I try to refine my ‘Top 10 Christmas songs’ to enjoy for the season.

Music sets the mood and makes the season so much more special 🎅🏻

Top 10 List 2020 –

1- Christmas in Paradise – Mary Gauthier

2- Christmas in Prison – John Prine

3- The Troublemaker – Willie Nelson

4- 25th December – Everything but the girl

5- Jesus and Elvis – Hayes Carll

6- Christmas Island – Jimmy Buffett

7- River – Joni Mitchell

8- Merry Christmas from the Family – Robert Earl Keen

9- Santa Clause is Watching You – Ray Stevens

10- Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

This list should get you tapping, singing along, smiling and crying!

Merry Christmas y’all!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

Christmas spirit, to me is a feeling. I don’t always have that feeling before Christmas… Sometimes it comes on gradually… But when I feel it, when it finally happens, it Hits Home! Christmas spirit for others, is a gift. They just have, “It”! And those people are contagious 🤶🏻

Our house is always decorated for Christmas! My wife and son LOVE to decorate! She bakes and chocolate covers’ this and that almost every night!

Jo lives to decorate and make Christmas goodies 🍪 🌲 Most are for gifts 🎁 but I definitely get my share as a “taster” 🎅🏻

Here are some cookies ‘we’ made last night… Little things like Christmas cookies, movies, candles, decorations & smiles 😊 Really help to bring out that Christmas spirit ❤️

I usually cook Sunday breakfast 🥞 This Morning all the baking stuff was still out… as I move things around, I was alerted that there is “more baking today, so don’t mess with my stuff”… I’m going to have so much Christmas spirit that I’ll have to go on a diet 😊

“May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; 
The spirit of Christmas which is peace; 
The heart of Christmas which is love.”
–   Ada V. Hendricks 

Have a great Sunday!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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‘Tis’ The Season! YUGE Christmas Sale! | Cartercountry Boutique & Gifts | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! You heard right… YUGE sale on ALL. Christmas 🎄 stuff!

WOW! Yes, you read it correctly! 50% of ALL Christmas items! IF, you’ve been good…

So come in and check out all the super cool stuff today and save 50% on ALL Christmas items!*

We’re open 8 till 2pm! Y’all come 🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄

*Sale prices contingent on your having been a “good boy or girl”… 😉🎅🏻

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2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What day is it you ask… Waterfall Wednesday of course! Its December and everyone here at Carters Nursery is in the Christmas spirit!

Sprite, our Nursery Elf, wants to tell you that even though 2020 has been CRAZY! Christmas is ON! Santa and all the elves are busy getting ready, so take heart! Christmas IS coming!

We were lucky to have an Elf move in! He has really helped us get ready for Christmas! Come by and see us and say, HI!

Sprite has 2 rules – #1 Since he is an aquatic elf and lives in or near water, he says “Always spend time by your Waterfall”! and #2 ALWAYS keep the spirit of Christmas 🎄 in your heart! ❤️

From the whole team at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – Have a wonderful Waterfall Wednesday! and, Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻❤️

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Christmas Eve Love ❤️

Christmas Eve is here… It feels like it will never arrive, then Boom  💥 In reality it seems to fly by faster each year. Our family always gathers today for a big get together and meal. Then we watch a Christmas movie. Then we always get to pick a present to open tonight, saving the others till Tomorrow morning. Then before bed we read The Night Before Christmas, aka: A Visit From St. Nicholas. There is a lot of comfort in these family traditions ❤️ and this is always one of my favorite days of the year. I hope you all have a happy day and get to enjoy some family traditions of your own.

Don’t forget to leave milk and cookies for Santa tonight 🎅🏻 Merry Christmas!

 

A Visit from St. Nicholas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
~ Clement Clarke Moore  (1823).

Peace, Love & Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️

Mark Carter



Christmas Zen

Good Morning! Christmas spirit is in the air! We are only 2 days from the Big Day! I couldn’t think of a better way to relax and get into the spirit than listening to good Christmas music in front of a roaring fire 🔥

Enjoy the fire 🔥 and enjoy the music 🎶 Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Good morning and Merry Christmas to all! We are in the final countdown to the big day…

The time is flying by! 3,2,1 Boom 💥

This world is wild as an old wives’ tale,
And strange the plain things are,
The earth is enough and the air is enough
For our wonder and our war;
But our rest is as far as the fire-drake swings
And our peace is put in impossible things
Where clashed and thundered unthinkable wings
Round an incredible star.

To an open house in the evening
Home shall men come,
To an older place than Eden
And a taller town than Rome.
To the end of the way of the wandering star,
To the things that cannot be and that are,
To the place where God was homeless
And all men are at home.

~ G.K. Chesterton “The House of Christmas”.

Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻

Mark C.