These little nutcrackers are Christmas tree ornaments. For the past 5 years we have travelled out of the country in December, returning home just before Christmas, so we haven't put up the tree or decorated much. But this year we did, mostly in remembrance of my mother who passed away last February. Many of my ornaments were gifts from family so decorating the tree was bittersweet. These dapper fellows, with their stiff postures and fancy uniforms always make me smile. And those mustaches? Ooh la la - so very handsome.
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