The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a story written in 1816 by Prussian author E. T. A. Hoffmann. In this story, young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.
Nutcracker dolls, also known as Christmas nutcrackers, are decorative nutcracker figurines most commonly made to resemble a toy soldier. In German tradition, the dolls are symbols of good luck, frightening away malevolent spirits.
Soldier nutcracker in blue and gold wearing a top hat and carrying a sword. 10 Inches tall.
Create a magical holiday tablescape using several nutcrackers as a centerpiece, and using the Hester & Cook Nutcracker placemats, and nutcracker place card with your guest name written on them to complete the magic for all who dine with you on this special holiday.