It's time for the nutcracker parade! The mantel is one of the first things I decorate for Christmas. Listening to the music of The Nutcracker is relaxing--love the Dance of the Sugar Plum Faeries.
Yum Yum I'll take another cup of that boiled custard/eggnog.
The nutcrackers are standing in their own Black Forest of trees, collected over the years, carefully stored from one Christmas season to the next and delicately placed on the mantel. AppleJack has a different description.
Hard to resist those toothy smiles and big blue eyes
This year I added a cranberry swag.