Sunday, December 6, 2009

A little holiday tradition...



I love anything Ralph Lauren.  Love all of his equestrian, masculine and cottage styles. So sometimes I browse the RL catalog to get inspiration.  I saw this little dog nutcracker that made my heart skip a few beats - when I saw the price tag, $150!  Then I remembered the little squirrel nutcracker I bought this fall at GW.  $2.52 (Is my GW the only one that puts a number at the end of the price tag with the same as the first?)  Of course, I like the dog better but my little squirrel is cute too.  Whatcha think?
 My mom always put out mixed nuts during the holidays. Dad and I would sit around cracking them and eating them in silence.  Sort of a "bonding time" thing.  Fond memories.  Now I like to put them out at my house and my kids love to crack them too.  A little holiday tradition.



4 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love your squirrel one nutcracker. I think it looks even better than the one in the catalog. I've got to get to GW (Goodwill, right?) more often.

Sounds like the start to a nice tradition.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh Tammy! I love Ralph Lauren anything also!! I've been collecting fabrics for my bed linens to try to recreate a "look" I saw. Love that little squirrel.

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Cindy said...

Your squirrel nutcracker is very cute! I'm sure you loved the price, too. We always had nuts out at Christmas, too. My dad loved them, also. Hugs, Cindy S.