I am sure you have probably worked out by now that I LOVE Christmas and I am hoping that if you are here visiting me here today that you might just LOVE Christmas too! I love Christmas so much that I have already started thinking about how I will be decorating our home this year and what new decorations I would like to buy. One thing that is at the top of my list is a new Nutcracker...perhaps one of these little guys that I posted about last week.
I think Nutcrackers are so special and festive and I would like to start collecting a few more.
They have actually been around since about the 15th Century.
They usually always have a large mouth which can be opened by a lever at the back. Source
These days we associate nutcrackers with the beautiful fairy-tale ballet which is always performed around Christmas time every year.
ETA Hoffman wrote a story called "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King" which was then adapted by Alexandre Dumas and Tchaikovsky composed the score for the ballet version of the story in 1892.
Here are my three Nutcrackers!
Aren't they a handsome bunch!
I think they are so fabulous that they should become Pop Art Icons for Nutcrackers everywhere..
Do you like my Andy Warhol Nutcrackers!? Aren't they gorgeous!
Here is a creation based on the work of David Hockney. It is a picture of the Christmas tree at the
Rockefeller Centre that I took in 2004....I have New York on my mind....
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
Best Christmas wishes,
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