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.
Nutcrackers come in many styles such as this one. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Mardi Gras Jester Nutcracker in purple and yellow holding a Fleur- De- Lis scepter 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.