We have a bit of a nutcracker collection happening in our home.  In previous years, they have taken up every flat surface in our home, resulting in a cluttered, unfocused hot mess.  I’m fairly happy with how we’ve displayed them this year, contained in one space — the ledge that is on our staircase landing.


Pursuing Vintage Holiday Home Tour : Nutcracker Collection

As I mentioned earlier this week, I want to do something with the art in that space for next Christmas, replacing our paintings temporarily in favor of something more “holiday-ish”.  But that’s another project for another day!

Our nutcracker situation also got me thinking about nutcrackers, and how they’re such a classic Christmas symbol.  I searched around, and pulled some inspiration for other ways to incorporate nutcrackers into holiday decor.

Nutcracker tree skirt via Horchow


Nutcrackers on the stairs via Houzz


Nutcracker under glass by Emily Henderson via Lonny


Gold nutcrackers via The Sweetest Occasion


Nutcracker stocking holders via Horchow


Nutcracker collection via Midwest Living


Nutcrackers on the mantel via The Glitter Guide


Nutcrackers with greenery on the mantel via Color Outside the Lines


Nutcracker tablescape via Mrs. Hines Class


I have fond memories of seeing The Nutcracker downtown Chicago as a little girl.  I can’t wait to take my boys here in DC!

The Nutcracker at Joffrey Ballet

In the meantime, they’ll have to just enjoy our collection!

Pursuing Vintage / Nutcracker Collection