Among my favorite holiday decorations to put out are my collection of nutcrackers, which coordinate with my Christmas china, Bernadaud’s Grenadiers. Although I tweak things every year, you can count on my hanging silver holly bells from the dining room chandelier and setting my table with all things “nutcracker”. There are so many beautiful holiday patterns, but having only sons, I thought this pattern would be the perfect one for our family.
Building traditions for your family creates comfort, anticipation and cherished memories. The holly bells hanging from the chandelier have been collected over time and bear the year and the names of my sons. These will be their’s one day. As will the china. I hope that by enjoying it year after year that they will look forward to using it at the holidays and someday share them with their children.
May your holidays be filled with cherished traditions and perhaps some new ones!