Photography by Marcy Black
Based on the book The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, the familiar German ballet The Nutcracker is a treasured Christmastime ritual for many of us who have loved the tale of Clara and her adored nutcracker-turned-prince since our childhoods. We now happily share this cherished tradition with the little ones in our lives, who are just as mesmerized as we are.
A cozy table by the crackling fire is an ideal way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Gather your friends together to pay tribute to this magical tale by gracing your table with antique nutcrackers, golden ornaments, and bright red roses.
As the Christmas season draws near, think how delighted friends and family will be to join you for this special tea. Christmas reminds us of what little Clara knew so well: always hold close the ones you treasure most.
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