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Thomas Kinkade Crystal Nutcracker

Updated on October 13, 2015

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The Thomas Kinkade Victorian Christmas Crystal Nutcracker Figurine

In 2012 my sister's husband went home to the Lord. By the time it came to thinking about Christmas, she wasn't ready for all she needed to do. That's when she asked me if I could help her select some items for the family. One person she needed to shop for was her mother-in-law, but she had no idea what to get her. I knew a little about her background and some of her interests, but needed some more details.

My sister's in-law isn't an ordinary type lady that dotes over grandchildren or socializes in trendy circles. This lady, Aphie, is an active, vibrant 84 year old that still does about everything you can imagine including dance. One thing that stood out in my thoughts is what my sister said this Greek woman does every Christmas, and has done for the past 25 years. She participates in the local theater's community playhouse performance of The Nutcracker.

With this new information in mind I remembered that I had seen this beautiful crystal nutcracker in the Thomas Kinkade line from the Bradford Exchange. I told my sister all about it and gave her the details. Both of us felt it would be perfect for Aphie, and we were right. She absolutely loves it and shows it off to her houseguests.

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Beautiful Nutcracker Centerpiece

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A Christmas Surprise

Beautiful Thomas Kinkade Victorian Crystal Nutcracker Centerpiece.

On Christmas Day the crystal nutcracker figurine was unveiled and immediately placed on the family dining table. It was the perfect size and added a touch of ambiance with the LED lighting.

After Christmas the crystal nutcracker never went into storage for the next season. It is now in a prominent place in the dining room and is on display all year long.

The Crystal Nutcracker on Display

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The Kinkade Victorian Crystal nutcracker on table.  You can turn off the light and train.The nutcracker stands on top of a crystal drum.This is the sides or arm area of the nutcracker.  Just a close-up of the crystals on the entire piece.The crystal drum rests on a mahogany base with inscription plaque.Miniature animated train circles the Christmas village.
The Kinkade Victorian Crystal nutcracker on table.  You can turn off the light and train.
The Kinkade Victorian Crystal nutcracker on table. You can turn off the light and train. | Source
The nutcracker stands on top of a crystal drum.
The nutcracker stands on top of a crystal drum.
This is the sides or arm area of the nutcracker.  Just a close-up of the crystals on the entire piece.
This is the sides or arm area of the nutcracker. Just a close-up of the crystals on the entire piece.
The crystal drum rests on a mahogany base with inscription plaque.
The crystal drum rests on a mahogany base with inscription plaque.
Miniature animated train circles the Christmas village.
Miniature animated train circles the Christmas village.

Bring Beauty into the Holidays with Kinkade Trees

Crystal Tabletop Centerpieces

Thomas Kinkade The Night Before Christmas Tabletop Centerpiece by The Bradford Exchange
Thomas Kinkade The Night Before Christmas Tabletop Centerpiece by The Bradford Exchange

It lights, moves and talks! Hear the story read by the artist himself - Thomas Kinkade.

 
Thomas Kinkade Animated Crystal Tabletop Christmas Tree: Holiday Reflections by The Bradford Exchange
Thomas Kinkade Animated Crystal Tabletop Christmas Tree: Holiday Reflections by The Bradford Exchange

Your holiday table will be the showcase with this beautiful crystal Christmas tree inspired by Thomas Kinkade. Each piece is designed to showcase lit windows, a train that circles the base, a hand painted village that is topped with a 60 simulated gem and silver plated star. Enjoy the songs of Christmas as the train circles the 13” tree.

 

Crystal Ornament

Clara and the Nutcracker Faberge Style Egg

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Available on Amazon

Clara and the Nutcracker Musical Egg Figurine

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Sed-me wishing you a happy belated birthday! They both like nutcrackers, so it was a fitting gift. Got her a mini one this year. Thanks for visiting.

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      Sed-me 2 years ago from An undisclosed location.

      How funny. I picked this hub b/c I have always loved Thomas Kinkade. However your sis in law sounds like my mom and the nutcracker went up for sale... a year ago today, which is my birthday. :)

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Sylvestermouse I'm looking for more items like this for my sister's mother-in-law. She loved her nutcracker. Thanks for visiting me. Hope you're getting some rest.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      A beautiful piece to give for Christmas! The perfect decoration for my mom.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      tazzytamar thanks for visit. TK gifts are really nice, but there are some like this that stand alone.

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