Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Nutcracker Tablescape Coming Together

Using up some Sur La Table gift cards recently, I purchased four nutcracker salad plates and four matching mugs [haven't been able to find any reasonably priced nutcracker teacups anywhere]. Thus began my quest for a Nutcracker tablescape.

Last Wednesday my hubby and I drove to Ann Arbor, MI to shop at the closest World Market store. I saw online that they had nutcracker napkin rings and nutcracker soup/cereal bowls.  I thought they'd go perfectly with my new plates and mugs.

They had half of what I wanted - the nutcracker napkin rings, but the soup/cereal bowls they advertised haven't made it to the store yet due to supply chain issues.  They're hoping they arrive before Christmas.  World Market is a fun store to browse and I came home with a bag of goodies, but the prize was the nutcracker napkin rings and a box of molded nutcracker chocolates wrapped in foil [perfect for a favor].

Macy's had a great sale on Spode nutcracker salt and pepper shakers and Villeroy & Boch dinner plates [Toy's Delight pattern], so I ordered them and they've arrived. They have stars and nutcrackers in the design which go perfectly with the salad plates from Sur La Table.

The nutcracker tablecloth and linen napkins by Windham Weavers that I ordered from E-bay also arrived.  Both are new and never been used.

While doing an investigative search online for nutcracker glasses I discovered Neiman Marcus had a set of four on sale for $34 so, of course, I ordered them.  They're beautiful and have now returned to the original price of $68.

I ordered a nutcracker table runner and placemats [the placemats haven't arrived yet].  

E-bay is great for hard to find things and I stumbled onto some new Noritake nutcracker soup/cereal bowls to replace those that weren't available at World Market.  They were a little pricier than World Market's, but not unreasonable, and I also found some new Kurt Adler nutcracker place card holders.

All I need now are some nutcracker spreaders and appetizer plates and I'll be all set. My centerpiece will be a cloche with nutcrackers and a ballerina underneath.  I have all the supplies, just have to put it together.  
I love it when a plan comes together, and I can't wait to share it with family and friends.  I've already contacted my cousins about another 'girl's luncheon.'" 

Before signing off on this post, I thought I'd share a deja vu moment.  When I went to work on Friday I saw the hutch that tumbled over on me recently, sitting by the dumpster waiting to be picked up by the garbage truck.  Goodbye, good riddance!  So thankful for God's protection and goodness!  My bruises, black eye and soreness are almost gone.  I've SO MUCH to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!


  1. Phyliss - that is going to be such a FUN table setting! I love those beautiful plates. Hope you and Jerry have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Blessings to you. Connie

  2. What a beautiful tablescape this is going to be. We love anything Nutcracker. Wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  3. Oh, your Nutcracker tablescape will be wonderful! And I'm very glad the "falling hutch" has been removed and won't be falling on anyone else.


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