Thurston House Times – Special Things!

At the holidays it is always special to come upon something that you have long time wonderful memories of. I am fortunate to have a few Christmas ornaments from long ago when I was growing up on Montana Drive in Holden, MA. Christmas time was a big deal at our house and in the entire neighborhood. People all had their houses decorated inside and out. A good many of our neighbors were of Swedish decent, so we learned a lot about those traditions too. My Mom learned how to make a mean Pepperkokar, and got so hers’ were even thinner than the Swedish neighbors cookies…something every baker aspired towards. Well, those times are long past and most of the adults in the neighborhood then have since passed away. The memories and stories still linger in all of our hearts, especially as I put out my few precious items…some shown here.  Thurston House bed & breakfast is especially wonderful this month…come see!

special ornaments form my childhood

special ornaments from my childhood

Thurston House Times – Enzian!

Thinking “what to do?” this week? The Enzian Theater is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakfast. Continuing this week is Coco Before Chanel. This movie has gotten rave reviews. So, book your room at Thurston House, head over to the theater a little early and enjoy a drink at the Eden Bar, then head inside to watch the movie and have a great dinner. This is the only way to enjoy a movie!

Coco Before Chanel

Thurston House Times – Holidays!

The holiday decorating is almost done here at Thurston House. Come stay and get into the spirit of the holidays. There is lots going on in this area the next few weeks. It starts with Tiffany in the Park celebration this Thursday in Winter Park, then Maitland’s Season of Light this Saturday, then on and on…. Start it all with a reservation at Thurston House bed & breakfast in Maitland!

Thurston House dining room mantle

Thurston House dining room mantle

Thurston House Times – New Art!

The Maitland Art Center has just opened a new exhibit – Concrete Realities: Andre Smith Sculpture. Stay at Thurston House, take a short stroll over to the museum and celebrate the sculpture that is residing in the gallery and surrounding grounds….very special & unique!

Andre Smith Art Sculpture

Thurston House Times – Maitland oranges!

We recently have been enjoying fresh squeezed orange juice from Hollieanna Groves. This family run business has been serving this area since 1954! Their store is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakast. Shop their wide assortment of fruit, jams & jellies, honey and candy while sampling a taste of juice. Any of their items would be perfect gifts this holiday season. Come to Thurston House, a great base for holiday shopping!  

Hollieanna Groves storefront

Thurston House Times – In the garden!

This is kind of an in-between time here, but there are bits of color here and there. I just noticed a few camellia’s just starting to open. The bougenvilla is starting it’s blooms, the blue daze is growing fast, the oranges are starting to get more orange and the crinum lilies are showing their colors. Book your room at Thurston House bed & breakfast and enjoy wandering around our peaceful 8 acres.  

Crinum - Spider Lily

Crinum - Spider Lily

Thurston House Times – Holidays at the Waterhouse!

From November 19th to January 10th, the Waterhouse Residence Museum will be dressed in Victorian Christmas splendor. Tours are available from noon-4pm on Thursdays thru Sundays, excepting major holidays. Night tours will also be offered from 6-8pm, December 3, 10 & 17.  Be on the lookout for the Waterhouse mouse!  This museum is just minutes from Thurston House  bed & breakfast. “Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the House, Not a Creature Was Stirring…Except the Waterhouse Mouse!”

Waterhouse mouse

Waterhouse mouse

Thurston House Times – Tasty Time Coming!

The annual Maitland Chamber of Commerce  – The Taste of Maitland – marks it’s 12 th annual event on November 9th from 5:30pm-8pm. There will be lots of food and drink from places such as the Maitland Wine Market, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Qdoba, Shipyard Brewing Company, and so many more…. This event is held at beautiful Lake Lily Park, and is a short stroll from Thurston House bed & breakast. Tickets in advance are $12, and $15 at the door. You can get the tickets by calling the chamber at #407-644-0741. Book your room now!

Lake Lily Park, Maitland

Thurston House Times – Plan ahead!

Thurston House Season of Light

The Christmas Holiday kicks off in Maitland with the annual “Season of Light” celebration on 12/6. Held at 5pm around beautiful Lake Lily Park, it is a wonderful event! There will be food, music and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Lake Lily Park is just a short stroll from Thurston House bed & breakfast. Won’t this help get you in the spirit of the season?