Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Perhaps one of my favorite things about the holiday season is Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". I first saw the George Balanchine version of the ballet performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center with my mother. I was completely taken with the costumes, sets, music, and of course, the part where the Christmas tree rises from the stage in a dazzling display of hundreds of twinkling lights & candles.

The Land of Sweets portion of Clara's adventure is a feast for the senses. Clara and her prince are treated to a host of dances inspired by exotic spices & sugary confections. This wondrous and enchanting land is ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pas de deux with her Cavalier provides the spectacular grand finale of the ballet.

My collection Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy sparkles with plum, violet and lilac goodies inspired by the magic & majesty of the sugary fairy queen...Enjoy! xoxo

♥ This...

...inspired THIS! ♥

♥ Sugar Plum Fairy & her Cavalier ♥

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