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Christmas Eve is Here! Were YOU Good?

All of our childhood dreams and fantasies hinge on this day and night 🌝 Santa flying through the sky in a magical sleigh 🛷 delivering toys and gifts to all the good kids… Was Santa a big part of your life as a child? He was ‘IT’ for me… Santa with Elvis a very close second 😊 (I’m being serious baby)…

I think Santa was in awe of Elvis…

So, here’s to all the good boys and girls out there 🥂 Were making a comeback 🎅🏻

Merry Christmas 🎄

A Visit from St. Nicholas

By: Clement Clarke Moore

‘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 the 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 the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, 
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it 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, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top 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 of 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 bowlful 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.”

Have a Wonderful Christmas Eve!

Mark C.



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.



Throwback Thursday | Christmas Memories 🎄

One week from today is Christmas Eve 😳 WOW! I’m gonna slow it down for a minute and go back a ways… After all, it’s #Throwbackthursday !

Here’s one from way way back… Little Sister and me, by the Christmas tree 🎄 Look at those pants 👖 Vintage 70’s stuff right there 😊

My sister and I don’t get to see each other that often anymore, life gets so busy, but old pictures really bring back the memories. Back then she was my little shadow ❤️ Love ya’ Christie!

Post some Christmas memories of your own today! Don’t forget to mark them for Throwback Thursday. #throwbackthursday

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 🎅🏻



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Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment of Christmas Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The Christmas season is upon us! And, if your lucky, the Christmas Spirit is coursing through your veins 🙏🏻🎄🎅🏻 If not, if the Spirit of the Season’ hasn’t touched you yet… Watch this short, simple explanation of what the meaning of Christmas really is all about 👇🏻

I don’t know about you, but it’s not really Christmas until we watch this 😊 Crazy how a little cartoon from years past carries so much weight!

Nothing like a little ‘Nostalgic Christmas Zen’!

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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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Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Christmas Gifts for your Pets! Don’t Forget Your KOI! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I Love ALL my pets! Including my Koi! I always get my Pups a special Christmas gift – A chew bone, a sweater, snacks, a new collar, etc… But what about my Koi???

OK, our dogs Love their presents and accessories! But what about my Finned Friends? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Franswa LOVES his scarf… Can’t you tell😊

I’ve been trying to think of a few things for my “Finned Friends”…

How about a scarf or onesie for the Koi?

I’m not sure this will work… But isn’t it cute 😊

A more practical gift would be food and snacks, but they can’t eat till spring…

They can’t eat it now, but “Spring is Coming”! You could stock up to be ready | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A new “Koi Cave” would be a great Christmas gift idea!

A built in Koi Cave is functional & looks Awesome!

A custom stone Koi Cave or an easy to install Koi Castle is always a good choice! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Koi Castles are available at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio and can be installed most anytime.

The ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT for your Koi (and YOU) would be a Bigger, Better KOI POND complete with a custom Koi Cave & Nightlights! Boom 💥

The Ultimate Christmas gift for your Koi (and YOU) would be a New, Custom Designed Pond with beautiful Waterfalls! Koi and Water Gardens go together like peas and carrots 🎅🏻 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I hope this helps! When I realized I was snubbing my Koi on Christmas, it hit me pretty hard… Never again! I’m getting something special this year for my ‘Finned Friends’ – aka: My Koi!

Merry Christmas! 🎅🏻🎄

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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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!

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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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
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