I ordered this Jim Shore Nutcracker from QVC a couple of week's ago. I seldom ever watch QVC, but couldn't sleep one night and turned on the TV, there he was!
I like the detail artwork Jim Shore does. I think it is perfect for The Nutcracker!
I have just taken down my fall decor and will start Christmas decorating this week. This Nutcracker will be included in a special place, maybe here among these candle holders:
Maybe here on an end table:I won't know until I get the other decorations out.
I have always liked Nutcrackers, The Nutcracker Ballet, and The Nutcracker books. I have three books that I bought, mainly because of the artwork in them.
This pretty book, by Illustrator Susan Jeffers, has glitter on the cover:
I found it at Books-a-Million after Christmas last year at 50% off, which made it only $8.50!
Isn't this a beautiful book!
Here's another one:
This one is E.T.A. Hoffmann's Classic Tale illustrated by Gail DeMarcken. I found this book at T.J. Maxx for $12.99.
Such detailed artwork, look at everything in the curio cabinet!
This is the first one I bought, it's an heirloom edition, illustrated by Don Daily.
The book mark has a Nutcracker charm on it!
Which is your favorite artist?
Do you have a Nutcracker, or any Nutcracker books?
This is one time I'm glad I couldn't sleep that night as I wouldn't have known about this Nutcracker!
Another reason I love Nutcracker soldiers is because my oldest grandson started collecting them when he was a little boy! It was fun buying them for him! His mother has now inherited his Nutcracker collection and enjoys displaying them.