This weekend I went with my younger daughter and her friend to our local ballet performance of The Nutcracker. I thought a tablescape inspired by this music and ballet would be fun!
I started with a white tablecloth and added a nutcracker runner on it. I draped some faux candy garlands down the length of the table ( the Land of Sweets).
I chose one of our nutcrackers with a light burgundy coat to ride in the sleigh for the centerpiece. The sleigh is resting on a silver snowflake wreath ( The Waltz of the Snowflakes) and some cheesecloth. I was trying to represent not only snow and the dreamy quality of the story. I filled the inside of the sleigh with peppermints and some faux candy picks.
At each place I used my square beaded platinum chargers from Target topped by a gold plastic chargers. My china is Canton by Royal Doulton which is covered in pink peonies (The Waltz of the Flowers) and goes well with the pink accents throughout. I used clear acrylic handled flatware for an icy feel and one pattern of stemware with gold and silver accents and the other with a faceted look. I used pink napkins and metallic gold napkin rings with a faux candy pick placed in each. I also used mini nutcracker place card holders.
I surrounded the centerpiece sleigh with various glass tree toppers.
On the mantle in the dining room, I used nutcrackers from Target to continue the theme. These I had to buy, but all the elements on the table were from "shopping my house."
The Nutcracker faces the Mouse King
Clara & Herr Drosselmeyer look on surrounded by snowflakes and candy.
I hope you enjoyed my Nutcracker "Sweet" tablescape and will visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!