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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker is my theme for decorating the entry way this Christmas season.   I have never been a big fan of Nutcrackers because there weren't many available in the pastel colors that I like.   I fell in love with the Nutcrackers that are out this year, though......all the lovely pastel colors!

I am using the ornament wreath that was in the sun room last Christmas.   I try to use everything from the previous years, but in a different room.   The white and pink tulle Christmas trees were on the Santa Loves the Ballet themed tree that was in the family room last year, and the bottle brush trees are some that I made several years ago

Yep, can you see it???...on the right side of the photo you can see a glimpse of the tree that I am decorating in the family room!  I have the tree up, the lights all working, and a few decorations on it.  There is still lots of work to be done on that tree,  but I can take my time and enjoy the process!
I wanted to share how I put the vignette together on the entry way table......

In the first photo, you can see that I had the wreath hung in front of the mirror and the Nutcrackers scattered across the top of the harp table.   When I tried to take photographs of the vignette, I couldn't get the wreath and the Nutcrackers in the photo at the same time...it was like I had two separate vignettes.

So, in the second photo, you can see how I put the Nutcrackers on some "lifts" to bring them up closer to the wreath.  It still didn't look exactly like I had envisioned it.

In the third photo, you can see that I brought out the 'big lifts"....now that's what I'm talkin' bout...lol!  See how the Nutcrackers are now part of the wreath vignette?
On the left, you can see the progress of my skinny Nutcracker tree in the entry way...I have several trees that I am working on!   The formal dining room is the only room without some touch of Christmas.   That room is all about THANKSGIVING!



In the first photo, you can barely see the top of the Nutcrackers hat....

In the second photo..after I added some small lifts...much  better!

In the third photo...I added the big lifts...PERFECT!

I had to do some Pennyfication to this guy...He had too much red on him, so I had to change out some of his trim with pink.

Roses and a crown add to the Nutcracker theme...
Here are all my pretty pastel Nutcrackers!


You can see the lifts that I used a little better in this photo.    


Here are....

just some.....

random photos....
that I took!

I can't wait to show you the rest of the entry way when I'm finished!



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43 comments:

  1. Penny what a great collection of of of Stuff! No honestly I don't know how you managed to get this all amassed. But girl you have got this down, I am in love with the nutcrackers with their sequined hats, your fantastic wreath with those to die for ballet slippers! Thank you for sharing your very unique style of decorating, I always look forward to your posts.♥

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  2. It's absolutely spectacular Penny! I love it! And the romantic pastel nutcrackers are too much! ♥

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  3. Spectacular.. I just love, love, love your white music table. The vignette is Penny to a T. The pink nutcrackers... just gorgeous

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  4. Bonjour,

    Un casse-noisette qui mène parfaitement bien la danse, celle de noël...
    Une très jolie publication et de très belles photos.

    Gros bisous

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  5. Already decorated for Christmas!!!! Lovely!!

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  6. I love the colors you used for these decorations. I also spied some other colors through the door. I can't wait to see it all. I am thinking of decorating a tree for our new bedroom, either turquoise or lime green. Alaina

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  7. Love your Nutcracker theme going on there Penny... and your collection of pastel ones is so pretty!... I may just have to buy me a pale pink one this year... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. It's so pretty, Penny! Looking forward to seeing all the rest of your Christmas decorations!

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  9. Penny your collections are amazing., please keep sharing them.

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  10. Beautiful! I'm really inspired to get my decorating going!

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  11. See now I really want to peek into all the nooks and crannies - I LOVE Christmas and your home is beautiful!!

    Leann

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  12. Very, very spectacular. Your decors are great!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. It's just magical! I don't have any pink in my house, but when I see pink Christmas decor like yours it makes me wish I did!

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  14. Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the Nutcracker Ballet and your decorations are so beautiful! Thanks for linking to TTF with this stunning tree!

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  15. Oh, my! My daughter's head would roll right off her shoulders if she saw this collection. She has been fascinated by the Nutcracker since she was almost 3 and has a growing collection of her own! Beautiful!

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  16. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! I love all the glitter- I am a glitter fiend!

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  17. Penny, you have created one of the prettiest nutcracker scenes ever. The lovely pastels and your attention to details have made this vignette gorgeous. You must of been thrilled at all of the lovely pastels that they have on the market for this year. I found a lot of aqua nutcrackers this year (I love aqua). I can't wait to use them to do one of my nutcracker tables for Christmas. This is all so much fun!!


    Candy

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  18. This is so pretty Penny, I decorate with Nutcracker too! I get mine everything cupcake related, so you know I'm relly loving that pink guy holding the gingerbread and lollipop! :) Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the rest of your pretty decor!
    Lizy

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  19. I have to agree wholeheartedly with Candy S. Your nutcrackers vignette is breathtaking. I just can't look enough!

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  20. My pink nutcrackers should get together with your pink ones! Tree is fun too! Have a pink day!

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  21. Lovin' all the pink here...:)
    Happy Pink Sat.

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  22. Penny - I am absolutely, totally blown away by this post. Oh, my!! It is gorgeous. I am loving all of the pink and how you arranged everything. This one should definitely be in a magazine - they would sell millions of copies with one of your photos on the cover - wow!!

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  23. Just beautiful, Penny. Absolutely gorgeous. People must love coming to visit you!

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  24. Hi Penny. You are always so amazing as is everything you do. I probably say the same thing every time but it's true! That pink Nutcracker is quite the handsome guy, and they say that real men don't wear pink!!. Ha!!.Happy Sunday..Judy

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  25. Great nutcrackers! Love the sparkle and shine.

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  26. Breathtaking! Pinned and sharing on fb, thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays

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  27. I'm a nutcracker fan, Penny, but I don't think I've every seen any as pretty as yours! Those pastel colors make for a lovely and unique entryway.

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  28. This is so pretty, where in the world to you store all those things!! Thanks so much for linking up last week on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  29. Penny, you amaze me all the time, but this time you've outdone yourself. SO beautiful!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

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  30. It's a winter wonderland!!! Transported in time for a fairyland!!!! You are AMAZING!!!! hugs...

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  31. Penny, you always get an A+ for decorating for the season and your Nutcracker Ballet entry is a visual delight. I'm pleased to be featuring it over at Shabbilicious Friday today.

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  32. Hi Penny, I love your awesome Christmas decor! I featured you this week at Boogieboard Cottage. Blessings, Mary

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  33. Your fella' with the sequin hat is my favorite. Such pretty nutcrackers!

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  34. Great collection of nutcrackers! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  35. Wow, Penny! Your wreath and display are absolutely gorgeous! The pink theme works so well. Quite elegant!

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  36. Love all the pink, Penny! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  37. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing it and your other wreaths at the Get Your DIY On Challenge! Hope to see you back today with an ornament project:)

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