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!
Those of you who have been coming here for years know of Joe’s love of cars. He had been restoring a Porsche 914 for about 6 years and just finished all the mechanicals. That’s the fun part for him so he put a for sale ad up at a local parts place. Lo and behold, Alan is now the proud owner of this great car. He is very excited and will bring it by Thurston House bed & breakfast when he has it all done. Joe waved BYE-BYE!
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!
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!
The first of our wonderful old camellia’s are showing their color. These 40 or so bushes, some small, some huge, all were planted by Mr. Clarence Cubbedge back in the 40’s. There all different types and colors, making a beautiful show in our yard from now until February. Come to Thurston House bed & breakfast to stroll our yard to see these gorgeous plants.
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!
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!
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.
The innkeeper is on a fast trip to York Harbor, Maine to handle a bit of personal business and take a last recharge before what will hopefully be a very busy next few months. This weekend was wild with weather, but things have calmed down and it is beautiful today. I know what comes next so heading home real soon. Come stay at Thurston House bed & breakfast real soon…book now!