My GrandpaT always said at nearly every meal to at least one of us grandkids "Why don't you eat and leave the food alone?" Which, to a 5 yr old, is pretty confusing. I think I have it figured out, but don't tell my family. We all believe what we want about Grandpa's words of wisdom on just about everything in the world.
For me, I will simply say - it makes me wonder what in the world I really have eaten myself into...

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Nutcracker

Stacey Armstrong Huyett - shush!

This week has been amazing crazy busy. Girl Scout cookies are in, the ladies Christmas Dinner was Tuesday, Girl Scout Christmas Caroling at Dow gardens, Choir Practice, Work.

Anyway, I just want to post my Table.

This year a handful of ladies took one table each and decorated it in their own way. I chose the Nutcracker Ballet as my theme. I have very little funds though, so everything would need to made or be able to come by cheaply! Luckily most things I already had, or could borrow. A few things had to be bought, or made.. but it all came together adorably!


Everything but the plates were basically disposable. The plastic ware holders are felt and ribbon, the glasses were plastic, with those sweet paper straws. The snowflake 'coasters' are felt and then painted with glitter glue.
The two centerpiece pieces are not disposable however, the tree in the middle is a ceramic tree my mom made when I was very young. The candle plates are ceramic coasters that my 9 yr old painted and begged to be allowed to contribute them to 'our table'. And of course our wooden Nutcracker, The star of the table.
The cones on each plate are paper doilies holding sugared almonds that I made ala Pinterest style. The tulle skirt is also a Pinsperation. But the best is yet to come. You've seen those pins on pinterest about dollar store dishes and Sharpies?? I had SO MUCH FUN!

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