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Nutcracker Party




I am re-posting this.  I have been  very tired lately.
I am working on getting my hormones adjusted.

I have  a collection of Nutcrackers that are always fun to use around Christmas. Some of these are my inspiration for this table.
I found the Nutcrackers plates and glasses at World Market.  I added the tall red and white striped cups from the dollar Tree.

The Santa chair covers are also from the Dollar Tree.

The small Nutcrackers came in a set of 6 at Ross.  I usually put them in as name cards.  The center crocheted red, white and green doily, My Mother made for me.
I surrounded a small tree with 4 Nutcrackers.  I tried to match the colors to the plates and glasses.  The flatware I purchased at Horchows on sale.







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 The red and white round striped placemats are from K-mart.





The chandy has to be dressed too!





Oops, I forgot to add one plate under one of the nutcrackers plates.
Would you have noticed? LOL







I added little nutcrackers candies ...stuck in the napkin ring.


I actually used some hair accessories for some napkin rings.
they are red and green hair bands with bells.  I think they make great napkin rings.

Enjoy this very colorful party.  It all goes perfect in our red Breakfast room. Thanks again for visiting.....Merry Christmas!



Here's my little family....My hubby, our doggies...all girls.
Sasha, Lacy and Chloe. 



How do you like my Leopard Jammies? My hubby bought them for me.  They are a one-piece, even with feet....The feet has kitten faces on them.  He even bought me the matching Santa hat.

 I blend in with the sectional....LOL
 
Make sure to stay warm!

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 I am linking up with the following blogs...

A Stroll Thru Life
Rednesday
The Bunny Hop
Tablescape Thursday 
Jennifer Rizzo 
No Minimalist Here 
Kristen's Creations
My Romantic Home 
The Inspired Room












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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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54 comments:

  1. Hi Linda! Your room looks so festive! I love how you did the chandelier! Love the nutcracker dishes! Those red and white peppermint twist looking glasses are real eye catchers too! Your red flatware is perfect! Looks like you're ready for a party!! Merry Christmas!! Liz

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  2. Linda, I always enjoy coming over and seeing all of your pretties! This table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the nutcracker theme! Everything looks so cheery and festive! I love it!

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  3. Love the setting..your nutcrackers are just the cutest ever...thanka for sharing...I have to go back and make sure I am a follower.....

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  4. Your table, actually your whole dining room is so cheerful and festive, so pretty! I love your glasses but my most favorite is your family picture....Christine

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  5. I am so joyously envious of you for those nutcracker plates!!! I saw them the other day when I was pokin' around in World Market. I wanted them SO badly, but I knew my husband would NOT be happy if I walked in this house with yet another set of plates! Oh, well...at least I get to enjoy them on your table!!! :-) Love the photo of you and your little family. Your husband is a real trooper! Have a great week, Linda!

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  6. Your room is beautiful and I love your dishes! I wish our dollar tree had those chair covers!! :(

    Merry Christmas!!
    Aledia~

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  7. Linda, That is a very lovely table with the Nutcrackers and the design on the plates. I enjoy how your wall mirrors are decorated. Everthing is very Christmasy with the peppermint placemats and glasses. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping. Pam

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  8. Hi Linda.
    Wow!! your home looks gorgeous for the Holidays so festive. Your Nutcrackers are so cheerful on your Tablescape great Idea looks like you are on a roll. You did a Beautiful job putting this all together. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  9. What a fun festive table, Linda! The striped glassware was made to go with the nutcracker plates, I just know it...

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  10. YAY!! an other Nutcracker fan!! Your table setting is perfect! I love the little details, and creative use of things (the red and green hair bans)... I was seriously swooning over your Nutcracker salad plates!! It all looks great for the holidays.

    If you have a chance stop by and see my Nutcracker Christmas..

    http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/2011/12/nutcracker-christmas-and-christmas-give.html

    xo, HHL

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  11. Wow, your dining room looks so festive. I love the nutcracker theme and how cute everything is! I especially love your dogs!! I have two miniature schnauzers, Riley and Gabby. We had Chloe who passed away a few years ago. I love my fur babies!! ;)

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  12. CUTE table, Linda! I love the red and white glasses! I didn't see them at all:( Love your Christmas picture too with hubby and the furry ones:) XO, pinky

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  13. Those nutcrackers look like they'd take on the toughest nut and not flinch and inch!

    SOMETHING RED

    Something cherry, something blue,
    Something scarlet just for you;
    Something blazing as the sun,
    Something red when day is done.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert reds here and here

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  14. hi Linda, your blog looks adorable just like you. Love your nutcracker dishes. I have never seen ones like that. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  15. Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by to visit and Welcome-welcome! I love your beautiful home...I see you are a pet lover too...you have some beauties there! Yes, I am your follower too! Thanks again for visiting!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Loretta

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  16. How fabulous your nutcracker table is. Love those crazy glasses. We have 2 pups....both boys....keeping me as the Queen of the household.

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  17. I so love your decorations. Thanks for dropping by and the following. Follow back here ^_^ Happy weekend!

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  18. I love your tablescape & all your Christmas decor . It is all very festive !

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  19. Wonderful tablescape. I need to go to my Dollar Tree to see if I can find those darling striped tumblers. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

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  20. You are just one amazing lady, (and a hot mama in those jammies, LOVE them!). I love the breakfast table setting, and I guess I am really "cheap" because I really love those striped glasses from dollar tree. I have never seen any in our dollar tree, but I am sure going to look! Have a very Merry Christmas, Linda.

    Oh, I forgot to tell you how adorable you little fur-babies are!

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  21. Wow! You have really decked the halls. So pretty! Love those nutcracker plates! Your pj's are very cute, wild thing!

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  22. Hi Linda! Don't you look cute in your jammies!? Your room is gorgeous and I love your chandy! Your decorating is just so beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  23. Linda, I am going to cut to the chase, I mean chaise, no, I mean sectional!!!! Wow, that sectional with you on it in your jammies just purrrrrrs! That is a gorgeous piece of furniture that I could just cuddle up in. Glad you included that cozy picture.

    The table is gorgeous. I just love the hair bands for the hapkin rings. I will have to take a look around for some cute ones like that. The striped glasses are wonderful too. Your nutcracker table is awesome. Now I am flying over to see the peacock table.

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  24. Linda, I am going to cut to the chase, I mean chaise, no, I mean sectional!!!! Wow, that sectional with you on it in your jammies just purrrrrrs! That is a gorgeous piece of furniture that I could just cuddle up in. Glad you included that cozy picture.

    The table is gorgeous. I just love the hair bands for the hapkin rings. I will have to take a look around for some cute ones like that. The striped glasses are wonderful too. Your nutcracker table is awesome. Now I am flying over to see the peacock table.

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  25. I sent an email and then saw "comments!" Sorry about that. I love your pjs, nutcrackers, and the fact that you are a clogger! Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Hi Linda,
    These pictures are so beautiful. The wonderful atmosphere of Christmas is definitely in your home. I wish you all a very happy holiday season.
    Judy

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  27. HI! We haven't seen each other lately I think, but I am so glad you stopped by. I adore your leopard PJs and your nutcracker plates are too cute for words. I was too lazy to get mine out this year. Next year for sure.

    Merry Christmas!

    ETS

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  28. Hi Linda, you wild cat you in your leopard jammies. lol! Love them! Your table is gorgeous! Especially like your nutcracker plates and striped glasses. Great idea to use the hair accessories for napkin rings. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your fun comment. I am now following you.

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  29. Linda it is nice to see someone who goes all out for the festivities.
    I always notice something I have forgotten in my photos. Lol. Funny how we don't see it with the naked eye. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  30. Hi Linda,

    You have a beautiful home! It looks so festive and fun!!! I love your tablescape.

    Dee

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  31. I loved the jammies, placemats, nutcracker plates, chair covers...it's all so Christmasy!!

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  32. You really know how to decorate for Christmas. It is so festive and fun. I loved your swags in the dining area. And your table is absolutely charming. Your peppermint twist glasses just are the cherry on top. So glad I stopped by. Saw you on Seasonal Sunday and it beckoned me here. I'm a new blogger of a month and am having the time of my life finding all you amazing talented women.

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  33. Love your jammies, I am a leopard print lover too! Happy you are following me!

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  34. Love it all!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

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  35. I love you nutcracker theme. That was going to be mytheme for next year since my 3yo has fascination with them, I got the soup bowls from World Market, but never saw the plates :0( Not I problem I'll borrow them from you!!!! just beautiful. Thanks you for the inspiration!!!!

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  36. Where did he find the PJ's???? I really want some of them!!!!! XO

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  37. Cute idea for the chair cover! I can tell you like to have fun! Love that!

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  38. Hi Linda! You're just the cutest one! I love your sweet tablescape with all of the nutcrackers! Sending prayers to you to feel better.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  39. I remember this one. Still love the swirly glasses! I like the nutcracker centerpiece and the nutcracker plates. I'm glad you brought it back. It's nice to revisit some of these pretty tablescapes! Hope you're feeling stronger soon! 😊

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  40. Your decorations are lovely and the table is so cute! I just love your lounging outfit. Hope they get your hormones straighten up so you can enjoy the season, Merry Christmas, Linda.

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  41. Love those jammies!! You look very snuggly :) The table is so festive Linda. I like the way you dressed up the chairs and the nut crackers are so cute. I hope you feel better by the time you read this.. As a 54 yr old :( I can relate to the hormone thing and with everything you've been through I can imagine how challenging it must be to keep things balanced.

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  42. You are just too cute. Your nutcracker table is darling and I love all your sweet accessories...but I love your pjs even more! I am hoping that they can get your hormones regulated so that you are not so tired. Feeling fatigued all the time is a terrible feeling. I am saying a prayer for you and hope that the New Year brings you renewed good health, Linda. God bless ya, sweet lady! xo Diana

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  43. I love your party table! I hope you have energy soon and feel better in the new year. xoxo

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  44. My beautiful friend!

    What can I say but that I'm terribly late, YOUR HOME IS FABULOUS, and the tablewear and Santa chair covers....OH MY! YES!

    You look awesome. I am in tears just knowing that you are snuggled up with your beautiful husband who loves you so....BIG WISHES FOR HAPPINESS AND LOVE! Anita

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  45. So sorry you're feeling so drained. I understand, though, and hope you can get back on an even keel soon. I'm STILL in love with those nutcracker plates! :-) Merry Christmas, Linda! Take good care!

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  46. I am terribly sorry you don't feel well. We haven't been too red hot here either. I hate that during Christmas! Hoping to get better. Hubby had emergency kidney stone surgery and I was so sick I couldn't even drive him. We are on the mend but slowly. Reserve your energy. You were wise to repost and it is lovely again! Those plates are fantastic!

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  47. Linda dear! Good evening! Thank you for your visit! People like you are so kind to come around during this very busy time of preparations! We are flying out of chilly Minneapolis to California to visit family, and it's around 70 degrees out there as opposed to our below zero temps!

    Merry Christmas sweet friend! Anita

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  48. I love that red butterfly above your Christmas tree!

    I haven't seen those cute chair covers like that at our Dollar Tree. Will have to go look again.

    Love your jammies!

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  49. Omigosh it's so Christmassy!!! And I'm loving the dogs. Nothing makes me happier than to see a pile of schnauzers. I just bought myself jammies like you're wearing...only they have Mickey Mouse on them. They're still in the package...wasn't sure if I was brave enough to wear them. You've given me strength. My husband, however, is going to think I've lost my mind.

    Merry Christmas!!
    -andi

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  50. Beautiful table setting. It looks cozy and festive. And you in your jammies? Too adorable. Are they as comfy as they look? Hope that you've reached a point in your preparations where you can slow down and take a good rest.

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  51. enjoy the festive season ahead..
    may you have a grace-filled Christmas and Happy New Year

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  52. Oh, I am so jealous of your leopard print PJ's and Santa Hat! I love leopard and they look so comfy!! Love the table setting too!

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  53. Holiday Greetings Linda, I love all your decorations and the fact that you shared where you got them helps the rest of us know where to check. I pray you have a healthy Christmas and New Year!
    Hugs, Noreen

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  54. Linda, your table looks so festive and fun! You, my dear, look darling in your cute jammies. xo

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