If you have ever watched a production of the Nutcracker Ballet, you know that Clara is given a nutcracker as a gift and dreams that the soldier nutcracker becomes real. Many nutcrackers are depicted as soldiers. However, the nutcrackers who stand guard at the base of our stairway are not in this traditional image.
Here is a close up photo
of the two stairway sentries who greet visitors to our home.
The nutcracker on the right is an image of the composer Tchaikovski. Dressed in a blue velvet cape, maroon vest and fur hat, he holds his baton high to summon the start of the music for the ballet. He is accompanied by a pink-eared mouse and two other characters from the story.
The nutcracker on the left depicts Ebenezer Scrooge. He is all business with his spectacles, briefcase and account ledger. But in recognition of the softer side that Scrooge will display after visits from the Christmas ghosts, his dapper bow tie is made from fabric with a colorful parrot motif.
Fluff introduces a snowman theme into this room. He holds a small pillow. Although you cannot read the writing at the bottom of the pillow in this picture, it is captioned, The Coolest Guys Around.
Another area of the room displays a sleigh with three bears as passengers.
You have seen my "seasonal" doll before. She always dresses for the occasion. Her Christmas dress is made of sheer fabric with delicate snowmen. Of course, she carries a glittery snowman to continue the theme.
Thank you for visiting. Wishing each of you a Happy Holiday!
Joining the fun at Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop party!
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