A Nutcracker Christmas and Sunday Morning Coffee

The Nutcracker Christmas story is one of those magical Christmas traditions. If you love the story, you will love this table I created.

Christmas is less than a month away! If you are looking for a unique way to set a Christmas or Christmas Eve table, check this out! Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun.

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About Me


You probably didn’t know I was a Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker Ballet.

Of course, I was ten years old.

And even though it was a neighborhood ballet troupe and not the real deal, I have loved the Nutcracker ballet ever since.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to create this special Nutcracker table and room for The Home Depot.

Wouldn’t this be a fabulous idea for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner?

Of course, you can create this inside your home in case the weather is a bit chillier than here in Southern California!

Nutcracker Dinner

I built the wooden box hanger that is the centerpiece of my table.

I also cut out Nutcracker snowflakes and placemats (using my Cricut of course)!

To see everything I did for this special table, just head to my blog post Christmas Dinner with the Nutcracker.

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Something New

I was very busy this past week getting ready for our kids to come home.

But there was one family member that required me to do a lot of preparation for his arrival.

Can you guess who?

My grandson Graham!

Matt and Graham

Although Graham has traveled to Southern California twice both times were to our beach house in Ventura.

It was so wonderful to have him at our home in South Pasadena. We had such a great week.

Graham and Mom Charlotte

Of course, all of the baby stuff was up in Ventura so I had to not only bring it all down but also had to supplement my baby items with more! I bought a new playpen, all of the items needed for cleaning and storing bottles, a portable high chair, and more.

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My Favorite Room This Week

Our dining room has seen lots of wonderful holiday fun and I am just loving how it looks.

I am a bit behind on all of the Christmas decorating in our home but we have been very busy with the Black Friday deals this week!

By the end of next week, our entire home will be completely decorated for Christmas. I cannot wait.

Tying a bow on the back of a dining room chair.

Black Friday Sales are Still Happening

Black Friday deals are still available and I have listed some ideas for you below. In fact, a lot of the Black Friday items are still on sale and are now Cyber Monday Deals.

Click Here to see all of these items and more!

The Inspired Room shared 5 Cozy and Magical Christmas Rooms. This is stunning!

My dear friend Janine at Happy, Happy Nester is so incredibly talented. Check out how she made these beautiful snowflakes, out of paper bags!

Everything that Tiegan at Half Baked Harvest makes is incredible. These Brown Butter Iced Mocha Cinnamon Rolls look perfect for Christmas morning!

My wonderful, amazing friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms shares Seven Ideas for New Christmas Eve Traditions to Start This Year.

This week I shared how to decorate for a pink Christmas, my favorite vintage Christmas ornaments, some classic homemade Christmas cookies, a ribbon tree DIY, Black Friday Sales, and my favorite flocked Christmas tree DIY.

Marths shared her 18 Favorite Hors d’Oeuvres Recipes for Cocktail Parties and Other Special Celebrations. Should I add one of these to our holiday party menu?

I cannot believe Christmas is one month away! There is so much to do to decorate the house and prepare for our party, not to mention wrapping more gifts and getting ready for Christmas dinner!

This week is going to be so much fun on my blog. We are sharing a special and chilly way to serve vodka, handpainted glasses, some fun gift-wrapping ideas, a new small Christmas tree DIY, holiday tablescapes, and our new Christmas kitchen decor.

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A porch decorated as a Nutcracker Christmas.

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  1. You are definitely all decked out for Christmas! And the shaker cabinets @ beach house look fantastic, I have them in my new house too.

    1. Hi Cindy! Yes! We are ready for the season, the best one 🤗🎄 Thank you SO much- so happy with them! Great choice!

  2. So fun catching up with you – love your Nutcracker table, and all the progress on your beach house! Good luck with all the cooking – I know you love it though, and I’m sure all your friends are getting excited for the party. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely Christmas Week!

    1. Hi Barbara! Oh thank you so much- I really do, the best week ever 🎄🥰 so excited! Merry Christmas week to you and yours ♥️

  3. So beautiful. My granddaughter is a ballerina and has played in the Nutcracker many times. I have been wanting to do a Nutcracker Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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